The Council of Europe, founded in 1949, is the oldest organisation working for European integration with a particular emphasis on legal standards and protection of human rights, democratic development and the rule of law in Europe.
It is an international organisation with legal personality recognised under public international law that serves 800 million Europeans in 47 member states.
The Council of Europe's work has resulted in standards, charters and conventions to facilitate cooperation between European countries, and further integration.
Name: Council of Europe
Headquarters: Strasbourg, France