Seminar: Towards an inclusive Europe: learning to live better together with our different convictionsStrasbourg 21 July 2015
Training for heads of INGOs, national organisations and people with educational responsibility
Strasbourg 16 July 2015
President of the Conference of INGOs calls on the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan to use his authority to release Intigam Aliyev
Strasbourg 15 July 2015
INGOs which enjoy participatory status with the Council of Europe can register to be entitled to submit collective complaints
The CoE and NGOs
The Council of Europe’s work benefits extensively from contacts and co-operation with the dynamic elements of society, as represented by NGOs. One of the main challenges currently facing the Organisation is to strengthen NGOs and civil society and to develop participatory democracy on a pan-European basis.
The Conference of INGOs in a nutshell
Over 50 years at the heart of European democracy
The voice of civil society is heard at the Council of Europe thanks to the Conference of International Non-governmental Organisations (INGOs).
Since the introduction of consultative status for INGOs in 1952, the Council of Europe has developed even closer and fruitful relations with NGOs as representatives of civil society. The introduction of participatory status in 2003 has enabled INGOs to increase active participation in the policies and work programme of the Council of Europe, and to reinforce co-operation between the Council of Europe and the various associations in member States.