Non-Governmental Organisations

SUMMER SESSION

CONFERENCE OF INGOs
CONF/PLE(2014)OJ2 rev

Strasbourg, 25 June 2014

MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF INGOS

DRAFT AGENDA

Thursday 26 June 2014
(9h30 – 13h and 14h30 – 16h30)
Strasbourg, Agora – Room G.03

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

2. Nomination of a rapporteur

3. Draft agenda: for adoption

4. Report of the meeting of 30 January 2014: for adoption [CONF/PLE(2014)SYN1]

5. Election of the Chair and Vice-chairs of the Committees

    - nomination of 4 tellers
    - Presentation of candidates by committee
    - voting

6. Participatory status [Alain Mouchoux]

      - How to interest the INGOs and make them aware of the many possibilities that exist to engage with the Council of Europe in general and with the Conference of INGOs in particular?
      - How to help them familiarise themselves with the Council of Europe and its working methods?

7. Adoption of texts prepared by the Committees

8. Instruments of the Conference of INGOs: recent action and perspectives (2.30pm)

      i. Code of Good Practice for Civil Participation in the Decision-making Process:

      - “Civil society participation in decision-making: dreams, reality and challenges” Regional strategic planning meeting (Chisinau, 12 and 13 June 2014) [Ivan Nikolchev]
      - Debate on “How to enhance civil dialogue? The contribution of the Conference of INGOs to an enabling environment for NGOs in Eastern Europe”, (Strasbourg, 25 June 2014) [Jean-Marie Heydt]
      - Work with the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities [Anne-Marie Chavanon]

    - Use of the Code in Southern Neighbourhood countries [Jean-Marie Heydt, Anne-Marie Chavanon]

      ii. Expert Council on NGO Law [Cyril Ritchie]

      - Opinion on Azerbaijan
      - Study on political activities

9. Appointment of 5 members of the Verification and Dispute Committee

10. Open questions from INGOs (to be submitted in advance to Alain Mouchoux, (alain.mouchoux@wanadoo.fr)

11. Any other business

12. Date of the next meeting: 29 January 2015