The cooperation with civil society actors, particularly with non-governmental organisations is considered essential for the promotion, implementation and monitoring of the Lanzarote Convention. Besides the added value of civil society contributions in terms of expertise and field experience, impact of the work of the Lanzarote Committee is also enhanced thanks to the civil society’s involvement in it.

The Convention has been signed by all Council of Europe Member States, the current status of ratification is available here, but some have yet to ratify. In addition, any non-member State of the Council of Europe can request accession. Non-governmental organisations may play an important role in promoting the ratification/accession to the Convention by their governments.

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