Non-Governmental Organisations

WINTER SESSION

CIVIL SOCIETY AND DEMOCRACY COMMITTEE
CONF/CIV(2010)OJ1

Strasbourg, 19 January 2010

AGENDA OF THE MEETING
to be held on Tuesday 26 January 2010
from 9 am to 12.30 pm

Strasbourg, Palais de l’Europe
Room 2

9.00 Agenda of the meeting: for adoption

9.10 Synopsis of the meeting held on 30 September for adoption
[CONF/CIV(2009)SYN4]

9.15 Introduction and report on activities from the chair and vice-chair of the committee

    - International Conference on Civil Participation in Europe (Lublijana, 12-13 November 2009)
    - Forum for the Future of Democracy (Kiev, 21-23 October 2009)
    - Preparatory meeting for the 4th Regional NGO Congress (Vilnius, 17 December 2009)
    - Proposed recommendation for co-ordination on civil society actions between the Council of Europe and the European Union

9.30 Introductory comments on issues to be discussed in the next session :

    - European Year of Volunteering 2010
    - Situation of blind people in Albania

10.00 Implementation phase of the Code of Good Practice on Civil Participation in the Decision Making Process (Code of Good Practice text) (Code: promotion and implementation strategy)

    - Proposals from the committee members on implementation activities and monitoring experts
    - Suggestions on the political steps to be reported to the Standing Committee

    Proposed speaker:
    Tina Michieli, CNVOS – Centre for Information Service, Co-operation and Development of NGOs, co-organiser of the International Conference on Civil Participation in Europe (Lublijana, 12-13 November 2009)

10.45 Coffee break

11.00 Preparation of the 4th regional NGO congress, Vilnius, April 2010

    Proposed speaker:
    Stasys Kausinis, Civil Defence Fund, local organiser of the 4th regional NGO congress

    Contributions from participants in the previous regional NGO congresses:
    Warsaw Conclusions Kyiv Resolution Penza Declaration

    Debate and comments from the committee members.

11.45 Update and involvement in the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum of the EU

      http://ec.europa.eu/external_relations/eastern/civil_society/index_en.htm

    Proposed speakers :
    Siarhiej Mackievic, Spokesperson, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum
    Claudia Luciani, Director of Political Advice and Co-operation, DGDPA

    Debate and comments from the committee members.