Non-Governmental Organisations



Strasbourg, 25 May 2009

of the meeting on Monday 22 June
from 4.15 to 5.45 pm

Room 2, Palais de l’Europe

    1. Opening of meeting
    2. Agenda: for adoption
    3. Synopsis of the meeting held on 28 April 2009 [CONF/HR(2009)SYN2]: for adoption
    4. The situation of human rights defenders in certain European countries: Address by Rita Patricio, Advisor, Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights – presentation of the recent activities of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (FIDH/OMCT) – presentation of other activities
    5. Social Charter, economic and social rights (Marie-JosÚ Schmitt, European Action of the Disabled, Head of the Working Group on the Social Charter)
    Information on the activities of the Working Group and preparation of the meeting in September 2009
    6. Information
    - Feedback from the meeting of the Fundamental Rights Platform of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency in Vienna on 5 and 6 May 2009 (Taras Poljanec, Sophie Dimitroulias – to be confirmed)
    - Report on the Conference of Ministers responsible for Media and New Communication Services in Reykjavik (28-29 May 2009) and the NGO preparatory forum (Gabriel Nissim, SIGNIS, INGO Conference representative on the Steering Committee on the Media and New Communication Services – CDMC)
    - World Appeal to a New Mobilization for Childhood on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Alesandra Aula, BICE).  Link to the Convention : , link to the appeal :
    7. Other business