NGO participation in political decision making processes:
A reality or still a challenge to be met ?

Thursday 27 June 2013
Strasbourg, Council of Europe
Agora – Room G.03
9h30 – 13h

Panel discussion on NGO participation in political decision-making processes:
a reality or still a challenge to be met ?

Moderator: Anne-Marie CHAVANON, Chair of the Democracy, Social Cohesion and Global Challenges Committee of the Conference of INGOs

Speakers: Boris TONHAUSER, Council of European Municipalities and Regions

Spokesperson for the participants in the activity on
youth participation in public life organised by ALDA, 25-27 June

Ludvig SANDBERG, Social Forum, Sweden

Tom ELKINS, Compact Voice Manager, National Council for Voluntary Organisations, United-Kingdom

Ihor KOHUT, Director of the Ukrainian School of Political Studies

Danka LATKOVIC, Governmental Office for co-operation with NGOs, Montenegro

Rapporteur: Conclusions and outlook: Antonella VALMORBIDA, Director of the Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA) and head of the INGO working group on the promotion of the Code of good practice for civil participation in the decision-making process