Webinar on the monitoring procedures of the European Social Charter

22 June 2022 Strasbourg

The Action for Social Rights Committee of the Conference of INGOs, in partnership with the Department of Social Rights of the Council of Europe, has organised a webinar on the monitoring procedures of the European Social Charter and in particular on the use of the collective complaints procedure...

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Webinar: Determining and Evaluating the Best Interests and Rights of Children in Parental Separation and Care Proceedings: exploring perspectives and best practices across Europe

21 June 2022 Strasbourg

The CINGO Civil Society Committee on the Rights of the Child organised a free Webinar on Determining and Evaluating the Best Interests and Rights of Children in Parental Separation and Care Proceedings: exploring perspectives and best practices across Europe in English with experts and thought...

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Get inspired! A new platform for civil participation is available online

03/06/2022 Strasbourg, France

The BePart Civil Participation Forum is finally live online. When we renewed our Code of Good Practice for Civil Participation in Decision Making together with the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, we promised to create a living tool which would showcase good practice examples, from...

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Address of Mr Gerhard Ermischer, President of the Conference of INGOs at the 132nd Session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

20 May 2022 Turin, Italy

Mr Gerhard Ermischer, the President of the Conference of INGOs, addressed the Committee of Minsters of the Council of Europe at its 132nd session in Turin, Italy on 20 May 2022. In light of the important role the Council of Europe plays in protecting human rights and democracy in Europe, he...

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Expert Council on NGO Law

The Expert Council on NGO Law has published a Study on Non-Governmental Organisations and the Implementation of Measures Against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

17 May 2022 Strasbourg

The Expert Council on NGO Law of the Conference of INGOs has published a Study on Non-Governmental Organisations and the Implementation of Measures Against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. This Study is concerned with the elaboration and oversight of the implementation of certain...

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Civil society and the Council of Europe – strengthening our ties

13 May 2022

As part of the Secretary General’s proposals to follow-up to the Helsinki decisions on civil society, a resource for civil society that gives easy access to the Civil Society Handbook has been published online. This site available in both English and French provides everything that civil...

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On behalf of the Members of the Conference of INGOs

Open letter from the President of the Conference of INGOs to the Permanent Representations to the Council of Europe on the war in Ukraine

8 April 2022 Strasbourg

We are witnesses to a return of war in Europe on a scale and brutality that nobody would have envisaged before the unprovoked aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, a sovereign State, member of the Council of Europe. The scale of crimes against civilians evidenced by the images and...

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Be a "youth delegate" with the Conference of INGOs for June 2022 - June 2023

12 April 2022 Strasbourg

In line with its “Roadmap for youth participation”, the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe will invite 3 young persons, representing their member INGO, to Strasbourg (France), to take an active part, as a youth delegate, in its coming activities, working groups and statutory meetings....

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Webinar on the Developments in Polish Education Law and Emergency Measures for Ukrainian Students in Polish Schools

28 March 2022 Strasbourg

The Conference of INGOs invites you to an online conversation (in English) with education professor, a teacher, and anti-discrimination NGO representative on Developments in Polish Education Law and Emergency Measures for Ukrainian Students in Polish Schools at 17:00 (CET) on 28 March 2022. The...

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Expert Council on NGO Law

The Expert Council on NGO Law of the Conference of INGOs published a Study on the Execution of Judgments Involving Freedom of Association

17 March 2022 Strasbourg

The Expert Council on NGO Law of the Conference of INGOs published a Study on the Execution of Judgments Involving Freedom of Association. This thematic study considers the challenges associated with the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (“the Court”) involving freedom...

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the conference of ingos stands in solidarity with Ukraine

Statements by the Conference of INGOs Committees: “Rights of persons who are migrants”, “NGOs as advocates for gender equality and women’s rights” and "Committee on the Rights of the Child"

10 March 2022 Strasbourg

The brutal war in the Ukraine leads to a new wave of refugees in Europe. In an unprecedented act of solidarity, the European countries and people welcome these refugees. The Conference of INGOs Committee on Migration - " Rights of persons who are migrants" has issued a statement on the current...

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Open letter from the President of the Conference of INGOs on the war against Ukraine

28 February 2022 Strasbourg

Europe has entered a new era with the unprovoked attack of the Russian Federation on Ukraine ordered by President Putin. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has drawn the necessary conclusions and suspended the rights of representation of the Russian Federation in the Committee of...

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The Conference of INGOs fully supports the statement of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe condemning the Russian military attack against Ukraine

24 February 2022 Strasbourg

The Conference of INGOs fully supports the statement of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe to “condemn the Russian military attack against Ukraine in flagrant violation of the Statute of Council of Europe and the European Convention on Human Rights. This is a dark hour for Europe and...

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The President of the Conference of INGOs deeply concerned about the situation developing around Ukraine

23 February 2022 Strasbourg

The President of the Conference of INGOs expressed his deep concern about the situation developing around Ukraine, particularly in East Ukraine, and its potential for serious risks to the life and wellbeing of civilians in a Council of Europe Member State. “We stand in solidarity with the civil...

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World NGO Day - Webinar: Standing up for Civil Society

22 February 2022 Strasbourg

On the occasion of the World NGO Day, the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe is organising a webinar entitled “Standing up for Civil Society” on 28 February from 16:00 to 18:00 CET to pay tribute to the work of civil society that is focused on Human Rights, reconciliation and the Rule...

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Exchange of views with the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

14 Febraury 2022 Strasbourg

The President of the Conference of INGOs participated in the annual exchange of views with the Committee of Ministers on 9 February 2022. He reported on recent developments and achievements of the Conference and also expressed the willingness of the Conference to further develop its close...

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Committee on Human Rights and Artificial Intelligence

Join us for a webinar on Human Right and Artificial Intelligence on 10 January 2022

5 January 2022 Strasbourg

The President of the Conference of INGOs and the President of the Committee on Human Rights and Artificial Intelligence of the Conference of INGOs have the pleasure to invite all members of the Conference to join a webinar on “Human Right and Artificial Intelligence” on Monday, 10 January 2022...

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Conference of INGOs supports the reform of the system of the European Social Charter Treaties

17 December 2021 Strasbourg

The consideration and commitment to the advancement of social rights has always been a priority of the Conference of INGOs over the last decade and in its latest strategic plan. The recently created "Action for Social Rights" Committee of the Conference brings together INGOs directly active in...

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Concerns about the adoption by the Government of the draft amendments to the ‘Draft law amending the Act – Law on School Education and certain other acts’

Open letter from the President of the Conference of INGOs to the Government of Poland

10 December 2021 Strasbourg

The Conference of INGOs is concerned to learn that even after the public consultation organised by the governmental body since 21 July 2021, the majority of stakeholder organisations maintain the same criticism regarding the first draft of the amendments to the ‘Draft law amending the Act – Law...

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Expert Council on NGO Law

Presentation and discussion of the study: The Legal Space for Non-Governmental Organisations in Europe

24 November 2021 Strasbourg

On 8 December 2021 the Expert Council on NGO Law organised a presentation and discussion of the study on the legal status of NGOs and on the implementation of the Recommendation (2007)14 of CoE Committee of Ministers to member states on the legal status of non-governmental organisations in Europe...

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Following the decision of the Committee of Ministers on 16 March 2022 the Russian Federation is no longer a member of the Council of Europe. The website will be updated as soon as possible to take account of this development.

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