The annual event organised by the Conference of INGOs on 17 October, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, took place in Turin.
This event was connected to the high level Conference on the European Social Charter taking place in Turin on 17 and 18 October and discussions focused on Article 30 of the
European Social Charter “Everyone has the right to protection against poverty and social exclusion”. People living in poverty took part in the day and contributed to the
strong message that the President of the Conference of INGOs delivered to the participants in the high level Conference on 18 October.
NGOs from Eastern Europe met in Chisinau to discuss whether civil society participation in decision-making was a dream, a reality or still a challenge. Participants discussed ways of promoting
the participation of civil society in democratic decision-making and the assistance which the Council of Europe could provide to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the region.
Seminar organised by the Conference of INGOs at which the Code of Good Practice for Civil Participation in the Decision-making Process was recognised as a valuable tool for
participation and one that should be used more often in future Council of Europe co-operation projects.
Practitioners from civil society and local and national authorities from different countries shared their experience on the practice of NGO participation in democratic decision-making
and on efforts made to introduce rules and mechanisms for such participation
Conference organised by the Conference of INGOs on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty at which the Presidents of the Committee of Ministers, the Parliamentary Assembly,
the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities and the Conference of INGOs, adopted a joint declaration undertaking to work together to eradicate extreme poverty.
Organised by the Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) in the context of the series of round tables
“Democracy in the 21st century” taking place during the World Forum for Democracy (Strasbourg, 5-11 October).
Organised by the Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) the civil society debate is an event organised in the context of the World Forum for
Democracy taking place in Strasbourg from 5-11 October. The debate will look at the theme of Inclusive Democracy from three different angles: human rights, media and women.
Organised by the Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs)
with the support of the Council of Europe and a financial contribution from INGO-Service, the Forum builds on the outcome of the
Istanbul NGO Forum "New multicultural challenges: how can NGOs play their part" held in March 2011.
Organised by the Conference of INGOs in the framework of the Turkish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers and in co-operation with COJEP International,
the Forum aimed to familiarise participating NGOs with the Council of Europe’s White Paper on intercultural dialogue, to identify good practice of NGO
action in the field of intercultural dialogue and to contribute to the work of the Group of Wise Persons on the “Living Together in 21st century Europe –
the Pan-European Project”.