Non-Governmental Organisations

Presentation of the Code of Good Practice for Civil Participation in the decision-making process and exchange of good practice

Council of Europe
On the occasion of the 22nd Session of the Congress, 22nd of March 2012
12.30-14.30, Room 6

Objectives of the meeting:

    1. to introduce the Code to the members of the Congress
    2. to collect their good practice in citizen participation
    3. to identify possible further dissemination and use of the Code at the local level
    4. to set up a group of “leading” local authorities, partners with the Conference of the INGOs, in promoting the Code

For further information on the Code:
please consult http://www.coe.int/T/NGO/code_good_prac_en.asp

Agenda:

    Introduction to the meeting by Mr Raymond Svensson, member of the Swedish Delegation to the Congress and experienced in the implementation of the Code in Sweden
    Contribution of the President of the Conference of the INGOs,
    Mr Jean Marie Heydt
    Contribution of the Chair of The Democracy, Social Cohesion and Global Challenges Committee, Conference of INGOs, Mrs. Anne Marie Chavanon
    Presentation of the Code and the activity of the Conference of the INGOs of the Council of Europe, Mrs Antonella Valmorbida, coordinator of the dissemination of the Code and Director of the Association of the Local Democracy Agencies.
    Round table on experiences from participants

The meeting will be held only in English. A possible whispered interpretation could be provided for FR and IT.

A buffet will be offered out of the room