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4. Heard Veysel Filiz’s presentation of the state of progress of the working group on the Civil Society Forum “Living together in the 21st Century” to be held in Strasbourg on 13 and 14 November 2011:

5. Validated the presentation of the Toolkit for conducting intercultural dialogue presented by Christophe Spreng and prepared during the Istanbul Forum. Mr Spreng had presented a communiqué to appear on the website. The tool would be launched at the Forum in November. It formed a sequel to the White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue and to its implementation.

6. Heard Marie-José Schmitt’s presentation of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October, to be placed in the context of the 50th anniversary of the European Social Charter. A colloquy was foreseen in partnership with the Social Charter secretariat and the members of the European Committee of Social Rights on the theme: “How can the European Social Charter, in the current economic crisis, help to combat poverty?” The event was in keeping with the Conference’s determination to make itself known outside the Council of Europe in order to give the Conference of INGOs greater visibility.

7. Other business