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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Conference of INGOs Civil Society Committee on the Rights of the Child (CSC-RC)

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

3 May 2022 Strasbourg

Join us for this CINGO Civil Society Committee on the Rights of the Child free webinar session with experts and thought leaders across Europe and the opportunity for live online discussion to take place on Tuesday 21 June (9:30-12:30 CET). The webinar will be in English. The following questions...

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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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Communiqué from the President and the Standing Committee

President of the Conference of INGOs concerned about the lawsuits against Memorial

15 November 2021 Strasbourg

The President of the Conference of INGOs and the members of the Standing Committee are deeply concerned with the news that a lawsuit has been filed to liquidate the International Memorial Society, an INGO with participatory status with the Council of Europe, on the grounds of repeated violations...

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Communiqué from the Migration Committee of the Conference of INGOs

Migration and tension on the Polish-Belarusian border

5 November 2021 Strasbourg

The President of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe and the Migration Committee "Rights of Migrants" of this Conference urge the bodies of the Council of Europe to strengthen their involvement in the growing tensions at the Polish-Belarusian border, in order to stop the violations...

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The Committee on Environmental and Health Crisis calls for solidarity and urgent action for the safeguard of the common house

29/10/2021

In view of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) to be held in Glasgow (UK) from October 31 to November 12, 2021 the Committee on Environmental and Health Crisis on behalf of the Conference of INGOs published a call for solidarity and urgent action by States, economic actors, and...

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Council of Europe, 18 October 2021

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and European Anti-trafficking Day - Conference of INGOs organises two events

29 September 2021 Strasbourg

The Conference of INGOs is organising two events on 18 October 2021, to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 October) and the European Anti-Trafficking Day (18 October). A ceremony with leading personalities of the Council of Europe will be held outside the Palais de...

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