Non-Governmental Organisations



Strasbourg, 1st October 2010



Wednesday 6 October 2010
(9.30 am – 12 noon)
Strasbourg, Agora – Room G.03

(Note: this agenda may be amended if events so require)

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

2. Draft agenda: for adoption

3. Address by the President of the Parliamentary Assembly, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and exchange of views

4. Draft synopsis of the meeting of June 2010 [CONF/PLE(2010)SYN2] : for adoption

5. Contribution by the Conference of INGOs to the Council of Europe Reform: for discussion and decision (item discussed in camera, around 10.30 am after item 11)

6. Political situation in Belarus: for information and discussion

7. Expert Council on NGO law – Annual thematic report: for presentation and adoption

8. Code of Good Practice for Civil Participation in the Decision-Making Process – Proposal for a revised action plan – for adoption (link to the strategy adopted on 1 October 2009)

9. Activities of the Conference of INGOs in 2010-2011 : for information

    9.1 2010 Exchange on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue (Ohrid, 13-14 September 2010)

    9.2 Congress on “Social work as a factor of social cohesion” including a workshop on “the European Social Charter and the concept of social cohesion : modern approaches” (Moscow, 14-15 October 2010)

    9.3 Council of Europe Forum for the Future of Democracy : “Perspectives 2020 – Democracy in Europe, principles and challenges” (Yerevan, 19-20 October 2010)

    9.4 Forum on the Universality of Human Rights (Oslo, 21-22 October 2010)

    9.5 « The role of civil society in promoting intercultural dialogue » : draft contribution by the Conference of INGOs on the occasion of the Turkish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers (November 2010 – May 2011)

10. Other business

11. Date of the next meeting: to be specified