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European Conference on the “Pursuit of Good Administration”, Warsaw (Poland), 29-30 November 2007 
organised by the Council of Europe in collaboration with the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw 

Within the framework of the Co-operation Programme to strengthen the Rule of Law and in light of the Action Plan adopted by the Heads of State and Government at their 3rd Summit (Warsaw, 16-17 May 2005), the Council of Europe, in collaboration with the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, organised a Conference on the “Pursuit of Good Administration” which was held in Warsaw on 29 and 30 November 2007.

This event, which took place within the framework of the celebration of the Bicentenary of the Faculty of Law and Administration, aimed at promoting the Council of Europe Recommendation CM/Rec (2007) 7 to member states on good administration and facilitating its implementation at a national level.

The Recommendation on good administration aims at strengthening the legal framework of good administration as an essential element of good governance and improving the functioning of public administration and the relations between this administration and individuals. The origin of the recommendation lies in Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1615 (2003) on the institution of ombudsman which recommends to the governments of the Council of Europe member states to adopt and implement fully a code of good administration, to be effectively publicised so as to inform the public of their rights and legitimate expectations. The recommendation is also fully in line with the priorities of the 3rd Summit in Warsaw which produced a Declaration clearly confirming the Heads of State and Government’s conviction “that effective democracy and good governance at all levels are essential for preventing conflicts, promoting stability, facilitating economic and social progress.”

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