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Political exchanges are embodied and strengthened by the presence of a U.S. Consul General in Strasbourg, whose consular district covers the whole Great East region of France.
Exchanges with the mayors from the Great East region, the regional Préfet, local elected officials, representatives of schools and universities, and religious representatives are numerous. The Consul General participates and speaks at a variety of local events, such as economic or cultural gatherings and commemoration ceremonies held for WWI and for WWII battles where U.S. troops were engaged.
Another dimension of the Consulate General’s activities deals with programs for a French audience, and for youth in particular. The Consulate General works in cooperation with the Board of Education (French rectorat) in order to allow students, mostly of high school age, to discover American culture and history, as well as the common values shared by the U.S. and France.
Associations which promote Franco-American friendship, develop partnerships with their American counterparts, and make it possible for the French public to immerse themselves in American culture and history through an exhibit or a performance are also important partners of the Consulate General.
The U.S. Consulate General in Strasbourg provides the following services:
One of the essential elements in the relationship between the Council of Europe and the United States is that they share the same fundamental ideals and values of human rights, democracy, and the rule of law. These values bind them together and also appear at the beginning of Resolution (95)37 giving observer status to the United States in 1995.
In addition to representing the United States in expert committees and in meetings of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (COE), the United States works closely with COE on specific issues. This is possible because the U.S. has signed certain treaties on these issues negotiated by COE. A remarkable illustration of this cooperation is embodied in the Convention on Cybercrime, also known as the Budapest Convention, which is the only legally binding international instrument concerning cybercrime.
Additionally, the United States is a member of GRECO, the Group of States against Corruption of the COE, and the Venice Commission for Democracy through Law. This is the Council of Europe’s advisory body on constitutional matters.
The U.S. Consulate General facilitates the participation of over 70 U.S. government experts in COE activities each year.