Non-Governmental Organisations


Committee on Democracy, Social cohesion
and Global Challenges


Draft Agenda
Wednesday 25 June 2014
9:00 – 12:30
Room G03, Agora

    1. Opening of the meeting and adoption of the agenda

    2. Adoption of the report of the meeting of 24 January 2014 [CONF/PLE(2014)SYN1]

    3. Climate change and Human Rights
    Contribution to the 21st Conference on Climate

      Introduction by Sébastien DUYCK, Researcher at the University of Lapland (Finland), specialist in Environment Law, Co-leader of the Working group on « Climate Change and Human Rights » of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

      Intervention by Serge LEPELTIER, Former French Minister of Environment, President of the Académie de l’Eau, ex-French ambassador in charge of negotiations on climate change

      Exchange of views and adoption of a statement presented by Edith WENGER, Head of the Working group

    4. Participatory Democracy

      4.1. LIBERA associations, Names and Figures against mafias – The rebirth of the Alto Belice Corleonese region through the recovery of lands confiscated from the mafia organisations - Forum of the national selections for the Council of Europe Landscape Award - 3rd Session The Council of Europe Landscape Award Wroclaw (Poland, 11-12 June 2014) with Monica USAI from LIBERA international

      4.2. The Council of Europe Conference of Ministers Responsible for Spatial/Regional Planning (CEMAT) 16th session on "Territorial democracy: the role of public participation in the process of sustainable territorial development of the European continent", 17 June 2014, Nafplion, Greece - Luc-Emile BOUCHE-FLORIN (ECTP)

      4.3. 2014 European Local Democracy Week (ELDW)
      Participatory democracy, sharing, proposing and deciding With the participation of Denis HUBER, Head of Cooperation, Administration and External Relations Department of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities Secretariat, and Orsolya GANCSOS, ELDW Project Assistant

      4.4. World Forum for Democracy
      “From participation to influence: can youth revitalise democracy?” (Strasbourg, 3-5 November 2014) information by Eladio FERNANDEZ-GALIANO, Head of the Democratic Initiatives Department (tbc)

    5. Ongoing program of working groups

        - Landscape a Cohesive Tool at Threat, by Gerhard ERMISCHER (CIVILSCAPE), Head of the Working group

        - Relations with UE civil society by , Claude-Laurent GENTY, Honorary President of the Conference of INGOs, Head of the Working group

        - Social Cohesion and Intercultural Dialogue, Israel MENSAH (OIEC), Vice-Chair of the Committee, Head of the Working group, assisted by Emanuela CAVALERI (IFHP)

        - “European citizenship”, Hélène PICHON, Head of the Working Group

    6. Political and Social evolution in the MENA countries

      The analysis of Jean-Pierre ESTIVAL, Head of the ad hoc Working group

    7. North/South

      Participation in the closing meeting of the National Dialogue on Civil Society and the New Constitutional Prerogative Roles initiated by Morocco - Anne-Marie CHAVANON (IFHP), Chair

      Participation in the 3rd International Conference on North-South process of training and empowerment of women in Rabat by Anje WIERSINGA (IAW), Head of the Working Group on “Gender perspectives in political and democratic processes, particularly dealing with conflicts

    8. End-of-mandate interventions

    9. Other business

    10. Next meeting