Elaborated using a multi-stakeholder approach, the Code has the support of the Council of Europe:
- the Committee of Ministers gives its support in a Declaration in which it “recognises the importance of the Code of Good Practice as a reference document for the Council of Europe, and as a basis for the empowerment of citizens to be involved in conducting public affairs in European countries”;
- the Parliamentary Assembly underlines “the clear need for guidelines and good practices in this field”;
- the Congress and Local and Regional Authorities says it is “ready to contribute to the promotion of this reference tool”.
To ensure follow up, the Conference of INGOs adopted a Promotion and implementation strategy for the Code of Good Practice in October 2009. An expert group has been created to follow developments and raise awareness to the Code.