COVID-19 Thematic Webinars

June Special Session of the Conference of INGOs (22-23 June 2020)

4 June 2020 Strasbourg

Following the cancellation of the April Session of the Conference of INGOs due to COVID-19, the Conference is holding a special short Session in June with four COVID-19 related thematic webinars (English/French interpretation provided) chosen by the members of the Conference through a...

Read More

#WORLDNGODAY

World NGO Day - Seminar: “From the Past to the Future: A Living Civic Space for a Living Democracy”

28 February 2020 Brussels

The Conference of INGOs celebrated World NGO Day with the holding of a seminar in Brussels on 28 February entitled “From the Past to the Future : A Living Civic Space for a Living Democracy”. The emergence of spontaneous grassroots activism and effective, widespread bottom-up initiatives...

Read More

"There is still need to increase engagement of civil society at the Council of Europe"

Anna Rurka addresses the Warsaw Conference on the role and position of NGOs in the Council of Europe

22 March 2019 Warsaw, Poland

Adressing the Warsaw Conference on the role and position of NGOs in the Council of Europe organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, the Council of Europe and the University of Warsaw, Anna Rurka, President of the Conference of INGOs, stressed the importance to...

Read More

Statement from Anna Rurka, President of the Conference of INGOs

Council of Europe celebrates the World NGO Day

27 February 2019 Strasbourg

Today, the Conference of INGOs celebrated World NGO Day for the first time at the Council of Europe with a debate on “Why do we need NGOs? - (I)NGO contribution to the work and to the mandate of the Council of Europe”. The event gathered a variety of stakeholders, including representatives of...

Read More

7 – 8 November 2018

Shrinking space for civil society: its impact on young people and their organisations

Shrinking space for civil society is an issue for all civil society sectors in the countries concerned, and it is, or should be, an issue for all democratic states in general. It is a multifaceted problem which needs a specific solution that should be based on a constructive political dialogue...

Read More

A Council of Europe event to mark the International Day of Democracy

Debate: DEMOCRACY & “THE PEOPLE”

30/08/2018 Strasbourg

On 19 September 2018, to mark the International Day of Democracy, the Directorate General of Democracy and the Conference of INGOs are organising a debate entitled: Democracy & “The People”, aiming to re-assert the value of our democratic institutions based on individual human rights, civic...

Read More

Debate: Return of the death penalty in Europe: genuine threat or populist fiction?

4 October 2017 Strasbourg

On 10 October 2017, the Conference of INGOs, in collaboration with the International Federation of Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (FIACAT), one of its members, is organising a debate entitled: "Return of the death penalty in Europe: genuine threat or populist fiction?", aimed...

Read More