Co-organised by the Conference of INGOs and the Euro Institute in Kehl

Colloquy “Reception of refugees and migrants in European societies: challenges and solutions”

12 April 2017 Strasbourg

The Conference of INGOs, together with the Euro Institute in Kehl is holding a Colloquy “Reception of refugees and migrants in European societies: challenges and solutions”. The Colloquy will take place at the Council of Europe on Thursday 1 June 2017. If you are interested in participating,...

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Call for candidates

Election of the Chairs and Vice-chairs of the thematic committees of the Conference of INGOs

30 March 2017 Strasbourg

The Conference of INGOs will elect the Chairs and Vice-chairs of its thematic committees during the June Session. If you are an INGO with participatory status, interested in being more involved in the work of the Conference and ready to take on responsability, please see the call for candidates...

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Call for lab submissions

World Forum for Democracy 2017: Is Populism a problem?

16 March 2017 Strasbourg

Is Populism a problem? The 2017 World Forum for Democracy which will be held in Strasbourg from 8-10 November 2017 will focus on the role of political parties and media in the context of rising populism. The World Forum for Democracy is a platform for political decision-makers and activists to...

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Hungary - non-governmental organisations labelled as foreign agents

Statement by the President of the Conference of INGOs and the President of the Expert Council on NGO Law

headline 7 March 2017 Strasbourg

In our capacity as President of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe and President of the Expert Council on NGO Law we are concerned about the statements made by certain Hungarian politicians and information reported by the media, labelling some non-governmental organisations (NGOs)...

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Integrity and ethics

Conference of INGOs to work with GRECO

24 February 2017 Strasbourg

In order to strengthen its integrity and ethics framework both for itself and within the Council of Europe, the Conference of INGOs decided to cooperate with the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) with a view to preventing risks for corruption or conflicts of interest and to strengthen...

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Civil participation in political decision-making in the Eastern Partnership Region

Regional civil society project comes to a successful end

10 February 2017 Strasbourg

The closing meeting of the regional project “Civil Participation in Political Decision-Making in the Eastern Partnership Region” funded within the ‘Programmatic Cooperation Framework’ (PCF) will take place in Strasbourg on 21 and 22 February 2017. The Advisory Committee of the project will also...

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Director General of Democracy (DGII), Snezana Samardzić-Marković, opened the plenary session of the Conference of INGOs, highlighting the need for civil society’s voice in Europe today

6 February 2017 Strasbourg

Speaking notes of Snezana Samardzić-Marković, Director General of Democracy for the plenary session of the Conference of INGOs on 27 January 2017: 40 years ago, in 1977, the Liaison Committee of INGOs became the Plenary Conference of INGOs and began to sit regularly as a new, standing structure...

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Strasbourg, 23-27 January 2017

Highlights from the winter session of the Conference of INGOs

3 February 2017 Strasbourg

Meeting last week in Strasbourg, the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe brought together some 300 INGO delegates, experts, parliamentarians and permanent representatives of Council of Europe member states who discussed several major issues of concern today: freedom of expression and of...

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Anna Rurka, President of the Conference of INGOs meets the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

25 January 2017 Strasbourg

The President of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe, Ms Anna Rurka, met today with the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Mr Pedro Agramunt. Following up on her letter of 23 January, Ms Rurka expressed the concern of the Conference of INGOs about the...

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The main highlights

Winter Session of the Conference of INGOs

20 January 2017 Strasbourg

Highlights of the winter session of the Conference of INGOs, which will be held from 24-27 January 2017, include debates on: “The information society: progress made and the threats facing public authorities” The situation of NGOs based in Turkey: Adoption of a Resolution on the protection of...

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Civil participation in the decision-making process

Report of the fact-finding visit to Germany

25 November 2016 Strasbourg

On 25 and 26 October, a delegation of the Conference of INGOs carried out a fact-finding visit to Berlin. This initiative was organised in close collaboration with Bundesnetzwerk Bürgerschaftliches Engagement (BBE) - National Network for Civil Society and the diplomatic representation of Germany...

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Report published following the meeting between the Conference of INGOs and representatives of the Turkish civil society in Strasbourg on 1-2 December 2016

11 January 2017 Strasbourg

In light of developments in Turkey following the Coup attempt, Anna Rurka, the President of the Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations of the Council of Europe had invited NGOs based in Turkey for an informal exchange of views at the Council of Europe on 1-2 December 2016. The...

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Civil participation in the decision-making process

17 June 2016 Strasbourg

Follow-up to the visit to Poland on 1 and 2 June by the President of the Conference of INGOs

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Civil participation in the decision-making process

Fact-finding visit to Budapest

25 November 2016

From 21 to 22 November, the Conference of INGOs carried out a fact finding visit in Budapest with a view to assessing the participation of civil society in political decision making and to strengthening the connection with national NGOs in the Member States. The fact-finding visit was made...

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The Conference of INGOs will meet representatives of the Turkish civil society in Strasbourg, 1-2 December 2016

24/11/2016 Strasbourg

In light of recent developments in Turkey following the Coup attempt, Anna Rurka, the President of the Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations of the Council of Europe has invited NGOs based in Turkey for an informal exchange of views at the Council of Europe on 1-2 December...

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Combating radicalisation and the types of extremism that lead to terrorism

The President of the Conference of INGOs to visit Molenbeek-Saint Jean, Forest and Schaerbeek

23 November 2016 Strasbourg

The President of the Conference of INGOs, together with a member of the Bureau of the Conference, will visit Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Forest and Schaerbeek on 7 December to discuss with representatives of the local authorities, representatives of different religious and cultural communities, what...

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European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse

18 November: End Child Sex Abuse Day

10 November 2016 Strasbourg

Sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children is a topic that many people find difficult to speak about. It can happen online, on a phone, on the streets or through a webcam, at home or at school. It can be inflicted by someone in the child’s circle of trust or even a complete stranger and can...

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Participation of the Conference of INGOs in the 2016 Exchange on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue

The role of education in the prevention of radicalisation

9 November 2016 Strasbourg

The role of education in the prevention of radicalisation leading to terrorism and violent extremism was the main theme at the 2016 Council of Europe Exchange on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue held in Strasbourg on 9 and 10 November. The annual Exchange provides a platform for...

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World Forum for Democracy, Strasbourg, 7-9 November 2016

19 October 2016 Strasbourg

The 2016 World Forum for Democracy will focus on the relationship between education and democracy. Education is central to democratic societies. Schools, universities, civil society organisations and other learning institutions should encourage the acquisition and practice of values and skills...

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Event and ceremony organised by the Conference of INGOs to mark the 17th of October

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

27 September 2016 Strasbourg

Each year, the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe marks the 17th of October, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, with the organisation of an event which brings together all those who are dedicated to overcoming poverty all year round and those who live with it on a...

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