The Conference of INGOs

The Conference of INGOs is the representative body of the INGOs holding participatory status.  Its plenary meetings are an occasion for dialogue with the bodies of the Council of Europe and for exchange amongst its members. 

The plenary Conference decides on policy lines and actions and adopts positions on fundamental issues and sends them in the form of Recommendations or Resolutions to other Council of Europe bodies, to other international or national institutions as well as to the media.

The beginnings of the Conference of INGOs

40 years : A history of the Conference

Getting to know the Conference

An introduction for new representatives

Statutory documents of the Conference

Rules of Procedure of the Conference adopted on 16 December 2020

Code of Conduct adopted by the Plenary Conference on 10 April 2019

The Communication Charter adopted in January 2016

The Action Plan 2018-2021  adopted at the meeting of the Conference on 29 June

Road map for youth participation

Participation of the Conference of INGOs in Intergovernmental Steering Committees: Guidelines for Conference of INGOs’ Representatives to the Council of Europe Steering Committees

Guidelines on the organisation of a side event: information note on the organisation of side events


Documents for the plenary meetings are listed below by year