Mission visit to Greece of the Committee on the Rights of migrant People

21 November 2022 STRASBOURG

Hosted by the NGO "The Smile of the Child", the members of the delegation will lead two round tables on the issues addressed by the Committee: NGOs' right of access to migrants and migrants' access to their fundamental rights. The aim is to confront the reflections and actions of the Committee...

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New opinion on the compatibility with International and regional standards of recent amendments to the Belarusian legislation affecting NGOs

20 October 2022 Strasbourg

The Expert Council on NGO Law of the Conference of INGOs published an opinion on the compatibility with International and regional standards of recent amendments to the Belarusian legislation affecting NGOs. This opinion examines the compatibility with international and regional standards and...

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - Conference of INGOs organises two events

17 October 2022 Strasbourg

To mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty the Conference of INGOs is organising two events on the theme ‘’PUTTING AN END TO NON-TAKE-UP OF RIGHTS: For effective Access by Everyone to Rights and Services’’ on 17 October 2022 in a hybrid format in Strasbourg and online. The non-...

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INVITATION TO COMMENT BY 22 NOVEMBER 2022

Public Consultation on a Draft Recommendation on Deliberative Democracy by the European Committee on Democracy and Governance (CDDG)

14 October 2022 Strasbourg

Would you like to contribute to the creation of the first European standard on deliberative democracy? Innovative deliberative initiatives, such as citizens’ assemblies, citizen juries, townhall meetings, on the national and local level are already happening in many countries. Deliberative...

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Webinar on “Self-Awareness as key for intercultural and interreligious understanding”

12 October 2022 Strasbourg

The Committee for the Interreligious and Interconvictional Dialogue is organising a webinar on “Self-Awareness as key for intercultural and interreligious understanding” on Thursday, 13 October from 17:00 to 18:30. Without Self-Awareness - why we do what we do, why we say what we say, and why we...

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Webinar on "Push-back: Contemporary Perspectives and Challenges in Council of Europe States"

12 October 2022 Strasbourg

The CINGO Committee on the Rights of Persons who are Migrants is organising a webinar on "Push-back: Contemporary Perspectives and Challenges in Council of Europe States" on Tuesday 25 October from 13.00 to 15.30 with the participation of the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights and the...

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Awareness raising video "Civil Society: Sustaining Democracy"

7 September 2022 Strasbourg

A new awareness raising video "Civil Society: Sustaining Democracy" is out now. In about one and half minutes the video covers the framework for legal status of NGOs and explains the commitments of the Council of Europe member States based on the Committee of Ministers Recommendation (2007)14 ....

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Study visit of a delegation from the Ministry of Social Development of Jordan on the Code of Good Practice for Civil Participation in the Decision-Making Process

6 September Strasbourg

On 1 September 2022 the Vice-president of the Conference of INGOs - Christoph Spreng hosted a delegation from the Ministry of Social Development of Jordan composed of senior officials from the Ministry and the Municipality of Amman, the Governorate of Jerash, as well as association leaders. The...

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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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