SPRING SESSION

CONFERENCE OF INGOs
CONF/PLE(2009)SYN2

Strasbourg, 29 May 2009

SYNOPSIS OF

THE MEETING OF 29 APRIL 2009

FOR THE ATTENTION OF MEMBERS OF THE CONFERENCE OF INGOs

The Conference of INGOs, meeting on 29 April in Strasbourg, with Jean-Marie Heydt in the chair:

1. Code of good practice for civil participation in the decision-making process: for exchange of views, adoption of a draft document and information on the final drafting process

2. The “Strasbourg dialogue”: follow-up to the Regional NGO Congress in Penza (5-7 December 2008) and the Strasbourg round-table (16-17 February 2009): for exchange of views

3. Text submitted to the INGO Conference: for adoption and consideration of the arrangements for implementation

4. Verification and Dispute Committee

5. Summer session (22-24 June 2009): information on the elections of the chairs and vice-chairs of the transversal groups

6. Autumn session (28-30 September 2009)

7. Other business

8. Date of the next meeting: Thursday 1 October 2009 (9.30 am – 12.30 pm)

Cc: Members of the Standing Committee
Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly
Secretary General of the Congress
Secretary to the Committee of Ministers
Directors General
Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights
Director of the Private Office of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe
Director of External Relations
Director of Strategic Planning
Director of Communication
Director of the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights


1 The “Strasbourg dialogue” is an INGO Conference initiative that brings together NGOs and think-tanks from the Caucasus and INGO representatives for the purpose of building confidence and improving the conditions of populations in areas affected by the conflict in August 2008.