Non-Governmental Organisations

    WINTER SESSION

    CONFERENCE OF INGOs
    CONF/PLE(2013)OJ1

    Strasbourg, 12 January 2013

    MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF INGOs

    DRAFT AGENDA

    Thursday, 24 January 2013
    (9.30am – 12.00 am and 2.30 – 4.00 pm)
    Strasbourg, Agora – Room G.03

    Morning session

    1. Opening of the meeting by Jean-Marie Heydt, President of the Conference of INGOs

    2. Agenda: for adoption

    3. Synopses of the meeting of 27 June 2012 for adoption [CONF/PLE(2012)SYN3]

4. 2011 activity report of the Conference INGOs: for discussion and adoption (Maritchu Rall)

    5. Expert Council on NGO Law: Progress report (Cyril Ritchie)

    6. Statement by Claudia Luciani, Director of Democratic Governance, Directorate General II Democracy

    7. The Conference of INGOs and the promotion of democracy

    - Declaration on true democracy: for adoption (Anne-Marie Chavanon, Giuseppe Guarnieri)

    - Strasbourg World Forum for Democracy on Bridging the gap – democracy between old models and new realities, 5-11 October 2012:

      o Civil Society Debate on Inclusive Democracy, 7 October 2012 (Sophie Dimitroulias)
      o Round table on Civil Society: a key player for living together”, 10 October (Veysel Filiz)

    - Strasbourg World Forum for Democracy on “Rewiring democracy: towards citizens’ democracy for the information age”, 27-29 November 2013 for information (Irena Guidikova)

    8. The Conference of INGOs and the eradication of extreme poverty

    - Conference organised on 17 October 2013 on “Building Europe through Human Rights: Acting together against extreme poverty” and joint declaration on “Acting together against extreme poverty”

    - Resolution for adoption (Annelise Oeschger):

    Afternoon session

    9. Rules of procedure of the Conference of INGOs: for adoption (Remy Berthier)

    10. Evaluation of the 4-early reports of INGOs enjoying participatory status with the Council of Europe (Jane Crozier)

    11. The Conference of INGOs and the countries in the Southern Neighbourhood of the Council of Europe

    - Strategy for a consistent approach by the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe in southern neighbourhood countries: for discussion and adoption (Jean-Marie Heydt)

    - Gender Equality

      o Recommendation on Gender equality – a condition for success of the Arab Spring: for adoption (Betty Doornenbal)

      o Report on the side-event organised by the Conference of INGOs and the Parliamentary Assembly Equality and Non-discrimination Committee on “Supporting the wishes, demands and priorities of national and regional women’s organisations in the MENA region” (Betty Doornenbal, Anje Wiersinga)

    - Conference on Intercultural Education on active citizenship and Human Rights, Autumn 2013, Tlemcen: for information (Sabine Rohmann)

    - Visit of the President of the Conference of INGOs to Tunis, 28-29 January 2013: for information (Jean-Marie Heydt)

    12. Adoption of texts prepared by the Committees

    13. Open questions from INGOs (to be submitted in advance to …)

    14. Other business

    15. Date of the next meeting