List of candidates

Election of the President and the members of the Bureau of the Conference of INGOs

11 December 2017 Strasbourg

The Verification and Dispute Committee met on 7 December to examine the validity of each candidature (cf. Rule 6.3 of these Rules of Procedure). The candidatures below have been validated. More information on the candidates will be published in January. President Anna RURKA, European Committee...

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EXPERT COUNCIL ON NGO LAW

Opinion on the Romanian draft Law 140/2017 on Associations and Foundations: serious shortcomings as regards compliance with international standards

11 December 2017

Created in January 2008 by the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe, the Expert Council on NGO Law carries out thematic and country studies on specific aspects of NGO legislation and its implementation that seem to pose problems of conformity with international standards. In this...

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Conference of INGOs at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

4 December 2017 Strasbourg

Following up from the INGO Conference’s work in January and June of this year, it seemed timely to make connections with the UN efforts on the same topic. The Conference’s delegate, Christoph Spreng, took part in the 6th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights held in Geneval on 27 and 28 November....

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EXPERT COUNCIL ON NGO LAW

OPINION ON THE IMPACT OF THE STATE OF EMERGENCY ON FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION IN TURKEY

30 November 2017 Strasbourg

Created in January 2008 by the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe, the Expert Council on NGO Law carries out thematic and country studies on specific aspects of NGO legislation and its implementation that seem to pose problems of conformity with international standards, notably the...

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Civil participation in the decision-making process

Visit of the Conference of INGOs to Serbia

23 November 2017 Strasbourg

The visit of the delegation of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe in Belgrade (Serbia) took place from 13 to 15 November. The visit focused on NGOs participation in the decision-making process in different sectors of public policies and public affairs. The visit was co-organised by...

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Turkey should guarantee the right to freedom of assembly of civil society groups and protect them against security threats

Rescind the ban on events by LGBTI organisations in Ankara

20/11/2017 Strasbourg

In response to the ban of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights groups (LGBTI) events in Ankara, Turkey[1] we express our indignation. The ban which seems to apply to all LGBTI film screenings, theaters, panels and exhibitions, for an indefinite period, was allegedly imposed to...

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Call for candidates

Election of the President of the Conference of INGOs and the members of the Bureau

14 November 2017 Strasbourg

At its January 2018 session the Conference of INGOs will elect its President and the members of the Bureau for a term of office of three years. If your INGO would like to put forward a candidate, please refer to the e-mail that was sent to all the INGOs on 24 October and follow the procedure...

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World Forum for Democracy

Participatory democracy: an antidote to populism?

3 November 2017 Strasbourg

The Conference of INGOs and the Civil Society Division of the Council of Europe are again taking an active role in the World Forum for Democracy: 7 November: Side event on civil participation and decision making: The Bulgarian School of Politics “Dimitry Panitza” and the Civil Society Division...

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GRECO issues recommendations to the Conference of INGOs to prevent corruption

2 November 2017 Strasbourg

In the context of the debate that began at the 2017 winter session on a mechanism for protection against corruption in the Parliamentary Assembly and more broadly within the Council of Europe, the President of the Conference of the INGO requested GRECO's expertise in this area. GRECO (Group of...

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Combat extreme poverty

30th World Day to Combat Extreme Poverty

headline 17 October 2017 Strasbourg

The 30th World Day to Combat Extreme Poverty will take place on 17 October 2017. The Conference of INGOs will have the opportunity to exchange with the other Council of Europe institutions on the progress and challenges in policies aiming to eradicate extreme poverty in Europe. On this occasion,...

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Kyiv: The Council of Europe promotes partnership between NGOs and public authorities

16 October 2017 Strasbourg

Representatives of more than 50 NGOs and of the Kyiv public authorities met on 14 and 15 September 2017 in Kyiv together with Council of Europe experts to discuss concrete methods for strengthening civil participation in decision-making. The meeting is part of the Council of Europe project...

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Fact-finding visit of the Conference of INGOs in Tallinn

headline 16 October 2017 Strasbourg

From 25 to 26 September 2017, the Conference of INGOs held a fact-finding visit in Tallinn. Like all other visits, it focused on NGO participation in the decision-making process. Because their impact on civil participation in decision-making should not be ignored, digital tools and the digital...

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Legal status of NGOs in Europe

Declaration - 10th anniversary of the adoption of CM Recommendation (2007)14

10 October 2017 Strasbourg

Ten years ago today, on 10 October 2007, the 1006th meeting of the Committee of Ministers adopted the visionary Recommendation CM/Rec(2007)14 on the legal status of non-governmental organisations in Europe. On this tenth anniversary, the Conference of INGOs wishes to renew its appreciation to...

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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...

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Guidelines adopted by the Committee of MInisters

Civil participation in decision-making in the spotlight

headline 27 September 2017 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers today adopted guidelines aimed at promoting civil participation in political decision-making in the Council of Europe 47 member states. At a time when democracy is challenged by diminishing trust of people towards politicians and elites in general, one of the...

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Main priorities and actions of the Conference of INGOs

Council of Europe Highlights 2016

The Council of Europe 2016 Activity Report is now available. This year the Conference of INGOs, as an institution of the Council of Europe, has its own chapter which gives an overview of its main priorities and activities in 2016. Chapter on the Conference of INGOs Council of Europe Activity...

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Polish draft Law on the National Freedom Institute - Centre for the Development of Civil Society

Poland - Following the legal opinion of OSCE/ODIHR, the Conference of INGOs reiterates its concern

30 August 2017 Strasbourg

Following the publication of the legal opinion (n° NGO-POL/303/2017 [AIC]) of OSCE/ODIHR on the draft Act on the National Freedom Institute - Centre for the Development of Civil Society, the Conference of INGOs reiterates its concern in a letter to the Polish authorities Communique of Ms Rurka,...

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Communication from the President Anna Rurka

The Conference of INGOs concerned about the situation of human rights defenders in Turkey

12 July 2017 Strasbourg

The Conference of International NGOs of the Council of Europe was appalled to learn about the detention of a group of Turkish Human Rights defenders on 5 July. These people represent organisations which are members or partners of the Conference of INGOs. This incident comes shortly after the...

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40 years of dialogue between civil society and the Council of Europe: Looking back but moving forward

News from the Summer Session of the Conference of INGOS, 26-30 June 2017

7 July 2017 Strasbourg

Last week’s session of the Conference of INGOs was the occasion to look back 40 years to the first meeting of the Conference of INGOs and to reflect on the progress made over the years. The Conference expresses its sincere thanks to the Mayor of Strasbourg who hosted a reception to mark this...

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