The President of the Conference of INGOs in inviting all NGOs who have been working with the Council of Europe for at least two years to participate in a survey on the participation of NGOs in the Council of Europe. The survey questionnaire will gather NGOs’ perceptions about how and to what extent the Council of Europe (CoE) enables their participation in its Organisation and its work. The aim of this exercise is to draw on how NGOs working with the Council of Europe view the space it gives them to participate in its work in order to identify any institutional and organisational constraints that may work against meaningful participation and cooperation in the ways envisaged in international standards on civil participation, such as the Council of Europe Guidelines for civil participation in political decision making.
The results of this survey will guide the Conference of INGOs in identifying recommendations on ways to strengthen the space of NGOs within the Council of Europe.
We thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey before 8 March 2019. Your individual responses will be held as strictly confidential and will only be processed by the researcher who is helping us with this analysis. The responses will only be reported in aggregate and no identifying details will be stored and shared.