CIVIL SOCIETY AND DEMOCRACY COMMITTEE
Tuesday 27 April 2010 – 9.00 to 12.30
Room 2, Palais de l’Europe
Chair, Veysel Filiz, Deputy Chair of the Committee
9.00 Agenda of the meeting: for adoption
Synopsis of the meeting held on 26 January 2010 [CONF/CIV(2010)SYN1] for adoption
9.15 Implementation of the Code of Good Practice for Civil Participation in the Decision-making Process
Presentation of the action plan and debate (CONF/PLE(2009)CODE2)
Track records of the activities implemented
Discussion with the Committee
Setting up of an Expert Group
9.45 Proposed recommendation for a co-ordination of civil society actions between the Council of Europe and the European Union
10.15 4th Regional NGO Congress on “The Role of NGOs in a Pluralist Democracy”, 10-12 June, Vilnius
Information on the state of preparation by Veysel Filiz
10.45 Next session of the Forum for the Future of Democracy on "European democracy in the 21st century - principles and challenges"
Information on the state of preparation by Michael Remmert and discussion on the input of the INGO Conference.
11.15 Coffee Break
11.30 Co-operation with the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities
Contribution by the new Secretary General, M. Andreas Kiefer or his representative
11.50 Presentation of EU related initiatives on civil dialogue – Conference on “A structured civil dialogue for a citizen-friendly Europe”, Brussels, 22 March 2010 - European Civic Days, Malaga, on 6 - 8 May 2010
Information by Alexandrina Najmowicz, European Civic Forum.
12.20 Any other business