Non-Governmental Organisations

    SUMMER SESSION

    CIVIL SOCIETY AND DEMOCRACY COMMITTEE
    CONF/CIV(2009)OJ3

    Strasbourg, 10 June 2009

    DRAFT AGENDA
    Wednesday 24 June 2009 (14.30 – 16.00)
    Room 2, Palais de l’Europe

1. Agenda of the meeting and synopsis of the meeting held on 27 April 2009 [CONF/CIV(2009)SYN2] : for adoption

2. Introduction by the President and Vice President

3. Update on ongoing activities:

    3.1 The European Local Democracy Week (12-18 October 2009)
    3.2 Proposal to hold regional meetings of the Committee
    3.3 Participation of the members of Committee in Sub-committees and Steering Committees of the Council of Europe
    3.4 Measure of the impact of the Committee: update
    3.5 Preparation of a strategy to raise awareness of the Code of good practice on civil participation in the decision-making process and to promote its implementation

4. Dialogue with other platforms dealing with civil society and democracy

    4.1 The Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform: Presentation by Olivier Terrien
    4.2 CIDEM Association (French focal point for the programme of the European Union “Europe for Citizens”): CÚdric Bloquet, Director

5. The role of women in promoting democracy and civil society in Kosovo: debate with representatives of women’s NGOs in Kosovo1


1 All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.