Non-Governmental Organisations



Strasbourg, 31 March 2010



Wednesday 28 April 2010, 2.30 to 6 p.m.

Strasbourg, Palais de l’Europe (Room 2)

(Note: this agenda may be changed to reflect the decisions to be announced by the Secretary General to the Ministers’ Deputies on 21 April 2010)

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

2. Draft agenda: for adoption

3. Draft synopses of the meetings of 25 January [CONF/SC(2010)SYN1] and 27 January 2010 [CONF/SC(2010)SYN2]: for adoption

4. The reform of the Council of Europe and its impact on the Conference of INGOs

5. Meeting of the Bureau of the Conference of INGOs (Strasbourg, 26 April 2010): for information

6. Functioning of the Conference of INGOs: for discussion and decision

    a. Relations between the various bodies of the Conference of INGOs
    b. Organisation of sessions
    c. Co-operation with the other Council of Europe bodies

7. Review of contributions received in connection with the possible revision of the INGO Conference’s Rules of Procedure: for decision

8. Final document on the policies and priorities of the Conference of INGOs: for decision

9. Information on INGO-Service

10. Draft Charter of Governance of INGOs enjoying participatory status with the Council of Europe: for discussion on the legal aspects and decision on follow-up

11. Draft opinion of the Conference of INGOs on Recommendation 1893(2009) of the Parliamentary Assembly on the future of the North-South Centre: for discussion and adoption

12. Activities in 2010-2011: for information and decision

    a. Regional Congress of NGOs (Vilnius, 10-12 June 2010, date to be confirmed)

    b. 2010 Exchange on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue (Ohrid, 13 and 14 September 2010)

    c. Forum for the future of democracy (Erevan, 19 and 20 October 2010)

    d. Forum on universal human rights (Oslo, 21 and 22 October 2010)

    e. Activities of the Conference of INGOs during the Turkish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (November 2010 – May 2011)

13. Ministerial Conferences of the Council of Europe in 2010: for information

    a. 7th Council of Europe Ministerial Conference on Equality between Women and Men (Baku, 24 and 25 May 2010)

    b. 23rd Session of the Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education, (Brdo, Slovenia, 4 and 5 June 2010)

    c. 15th Session of the European Conference of Ministers responsible for Spatial Planning (CEMAT) (Moscow, 8 and 9 June 2010)

14. Other business

15. Date of the next meeting: Thursday 24 June 2010 (2.30 – 5.30 p.m.)