Non-Governmental Organisations



    Strasbourg, 27 March 2009

    28 April 2009, from 2.30 to 6 pm
    Room 2, Palais de l’Europe

    1. Adoption of the draft agenda

    2. Adoption of the synopsis of the meeting held on 27 January [CONF/TER(2009)SYN1]

    3. Debate on citizen participation in sustainable development

      Session 1: “What type of governance and what role for civil society?”

      Opening by Jean-Marie Heydt, President of the INGO Conference

      Introduction by Anne-Marie Chavanon, Chair

      Presentation of the Council of Europe Strategy on Innovation and Good Governance at Local Level by Alfonso Zardi, Head of the Department of Local and Regional Democracy and Good Governance (Directorate of Democratic Institutions).

      Statement by Miljenco Dorić, Chair of the Sub-Committee on Local and Regional Democracy of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, MP (Croatia)

      Statement by François Leblond, former Regional Prefect, Chair of the Confédération française de l’habitation, de l’urbanisme, de l’aménagement des territoires et de l’environnement (COFHUAT/IFHP), Chair of the Sustainable Development Council of the Département of Hauts-de-Seine (France)

      Statement by Camille Gira, Mayor and MP, Beckerich (Luxembourg)

      General discussion

      Conclusions by Anne-Marie Chavanon, Chair

    4. Work of the committee

      · European Local Democracy Week (12-18 October 2009), statement by Jos Lemmers, Head of the Department for Democratic Participation (Directorate of Democratic Institutions).

      · Reports on participation by committee members in the work of other pillars of the Council of Europe and other international organisations:

        o Georg Mäschig: Congress seminar on cross-border cultural tourism, Eupen (Belgium);
        o Anne-Marie Chavanon: Congress Committee on Sustainable Development and Parliamentary Assembly Committee on the Environment, Agriculture and Local and Regional Affairs;
        o Patrice Collignon: 5th Council of Europe Conference on the European Landscape Convention;
        o Renée Gérard: Women and climate change (UN, New York);
        o Edith Wenger, World Water Forum, Istanbul (Turkey).

      · Update on ongoing and planned activities

    5. Other business

6. Next meetings

      Summer session: Wednesday 24 June 2009 (1½ hours)
      Autumn session: Tuesday 29 September 2009 (3½ hours)