The Conference of INGOs has chosen the theme of migration for its October session. The theme will be dealt with at different times and in different ways during the week:
- The Human Rights Committee will hold a round table on hate speech on the internet towards migrants;
- The Education and Culture Committee will engage local councillors on the theme of diversity and European cultural identity:
- The Democracy, Social Cohesion and Global Challenges Committee will highlight and set out the causes, impact and dramatic perspectives of ecological migration, climate, biodiversity and issues around the Mediterranean.
Two satellite events are also planned:
- A screening of the documentary film "Grand H" (Grand Humanity), a documentary based on interviews with persons directly concerned by migration and questions citizens' responsabilities and the division between policy and humanity;
- A photographic exhibition "SEEN: Portraits of & by Women on the Run" which is the result of a workshop organized with migrant women in Greece. The exhibition can be viewed in the lobby of the hemicycle from Tuesday 28 October to Thursday 31 October.
Other events include:
- a debate and adoption by the Conference of INGOs and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the revised Code of Good Practice for Civil Participation in Decision-Making;
- Youth delegates will participate in the week's events and representatives of national NGOs from Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, UK, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina will participate in the debate on Thursday morning with Ambassadors on the situation of NGOs in Council of Europe member states;
- The Conference is running a skills development training for INGOs to see how they can strengthen their interaction with Council of Europe bodies.
There are the many opportunities for direct and informal exchanges with the INGOs during the week and you can join the Conference of INGOs on its social networks: