The Amicale in brief
What is the Amicale of the Council of Europe?
The Amicale is a structure within the Council of Europe which offers a wide variety of social, cultural, sports and leisure activities to its members. Its aim is to promote social cohesion and a relaxed and friendly setting amongst Amicale members and enhance cultural diversity which characterises the Council of Europe and its 47 Member States. It also aims to develop exchanges with the community of Strasbourg and the region.
The Amicale is comprised of many sections including activities such as: theatre, music, oenology, photo-video, solidarity, language classes, children’s activities,.. as well as a small ad and ticket service. In this context, Amicale-Avantages is an activity devoted to commercial partners of the Amicale.
All the Amicale activities depend entirely on the commitment of the volunteers of Council of Europe agents.
Who are the members of the Amicale?
The staff Amicale of the Council of Europe is comprised of over 2200 members.
It is primarily comprised of staff from the European institutions based in Strasbourg, including:
- The Council of Europe
- The European Parliament
- The European Mediator
- The Diplomatic Missions
As well as external members of these institutions:
- External instructors who teach certain activities
- Non-institutional partners
- Persons sponsored by a member of the Amicale
The Amicale Committee is comprised of people who are in charge of its different activities.
President : Denis HUBER
Vice-president : Ellen FOURNIER
Treasurer : Catherine GUERRERO
Executive secretary : Renée MORITZ
Elected members : Keltoum BELAID, Anne GAREL, Janis SYMONS