Non-Governmental Organisations



Strasbourg, 17 September 2009



Thursday 1 October 2009
(9.30 am – 12.30 pm)
Strasbourg, Agora – Room G.03

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

2. Agenda: for adoption

3. Address by Lluís-Maria de Puig, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and exchange of views

4. Synopsis of the meeting held on 29 April 2009 [CONF/PLE(2009)SYN2]: for adoption

5. Code of good practice for civil participation in the decision-making process: for presentation by Cyril Ritchie, Rapporteur, discussion and final adoption of the code and its promotion and implementation strategy

6. “Internal governance of NGOs”: presentation of the second thematic report by the Expert Council on NGO Law, by Cyril Ritchie, Chair of the Expert Council and Jeremy McBride, Co-ordinator

7. Co-operation with the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (OIF): exchange of views with Moussa Daff, Chair of the OIF INGO Conference

8. European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion (European Union, 2010), in liaison with the Social Charter of the Council of Europe : for information, by Marie-José Schmitt (European Action of the Disabled) and adoption of a Recommendation (CONF/PLE(2009)REC8)

9. World Appeal to a New Mobilisation for Childhood, on the initiative of the International Catholic Child Bureau (BICE): for decision

10. Other business

11. Date of the next meeting