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Preliminary draft subject to modifications, updated 19 January 2016




Friday, 29 January 2016

(9.30am – 1.00pm and 2.30 – 5.00pm)

Strasbourg, Palais (main building of the Council of Europe)

Room 1


1. Opening of the meeting by Anna Rurka, President of the Conference of INGOs

2. Agenda: for adoption

3. Synopsis of the meeting of 25 June 2015: for adoption

4. Nomination of the Rapporteur of the meeting

5. 2015 Activity report of the Conference of INGOs: for discussion and adoption

6. (10.00 am) Exchange of views with the Permanent Representatives of member States to the Council of Europe on strengthening the role of NGOs at the Council of Europe: introduction by Ambassador Astrid Helle, Permanent Representative of Norway to the Council of Europe and Chair of the Ministers’ Deputies Rapporteur Group on Democracy (GR-DEM)

7. (11.00 am) Exchange of views with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland

8. Report on the President’s fact-finding visits to the Republic of Moldova and to Bulgaria, with the participation of NGOs and authorities from these countries

9. Expert Council on NGO Law: information about recent studies and opinions

10. Gender Equality Expert of the Conference of INGOs (Anne Negre)

11. Information on the upcoming revision of the rules of procedure of the Conference of INGOs (Salomon Levy) and of Resolution (2003)8 on participatory status (Jean-Bernard Marie)

12. Information on the joint action of the INGOs to promote the Turin process for the European Social Charter and ratification of the additional protocol on the collective complaints procedures (Elisabeth Marie)

13. Feedback from the thematic Committees and from the Standing Committee and adoption of texts

  • Communication Charter
  • Road map for youth participation

14. Other business

15. Date of the next meeting