SPRING SESSION
SUSTAINABLE TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
CONF/TER(2009)SYN2

Strasbourg, 30 April 2009

SYNOPSIS OF THE MEETING HELD ON 28 APRIL 2009

FOR THE ATTENTION OF MEMBERS OF THE SUSTAINABLE TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

The Sustainable Territorial Development Committee of the Conference of INGOs, meeting in Strasbourg on 28 April 2009, with Anne-Marie Chavanon in the Chair:

1. Agenda

2. Synopsis of the meeting held on 27 January 2009

3. Debate on “Citizen participation in sustainable development”

held a discussion during this first session entitled “What mode of governance and what role for civil society?”, as part of a Round Table opened by the President of the Conference of INGOs, Jean-Marie Heydt;

held an exchange of views, introduced by the Chair, with the following contributors:

4. Presentation of the European Local Democracy Week

5. Report on the participation of committee members in the work of other pillars of the Council of Europe and other international organisations

6. Update on current activities and projects

took note of the working groups set up on
- water and health (led by Edith Wenger)
- indoor pollution (led by Michèle Muhlmann Weill);

7. Next meetings