Watch online : World NGO Day - 27 February 2024- talk on “Civic Space, Democracy and Artificial Intelligence: how do they intersect?”

29 February 2024 Strasbourg

As announced earlier, the Conference of INGOs hosted an event to celebrate World NGO Day on 27 February in Strasbourg and online on the topic “The Civic Space, Democracy and Artificial Intelligence: how do they intersect?” You can consult the final programme with the guest speakers through the...

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Publication of the list of Candidates for the Conference of INGO elections

28 February 2024 Strasbourg

The Verification and Dispute Committee of the Conference of INGOs has completed its review of all candidates for the positions of President, Vice-President and Standing Committee members. Members of the Conference of INGOs are now invited to examine the candidates’ profiles and their motivations....

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Taking place on 27 February, 11.00 – 13.00 (CET) in Strasbourg and online

World NGO Day - 27 February 2024- talk on “Civic Space, Democracy and Artificial Intelligence: how do they intersect?”

27 February 2024 Strasbourg

The Conference of INGOs is hosting an event to celebrate World NGO Day on 27 February in Strasbourg and online. The list of guest speakers for this 2 hour event will include the founder of the World NGO Day, Marcis Skadmanis and a representative of Microsoft Philantropy to discuss one of the...

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Voter registration for the upcoming elections of the Conference of INGOs

21 February 2024 Strasbourg

During its Spring General Assembly on 8-10 April 2024, the Conference of INGOs – among other decisions – will elect its President, its Vice-Presidents and the members of the Standing Committee for a term of office of three years. Member INGOs which would like to participate in the elections...

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Taking place on Monday, 19 February 2024 - 13:00 to 14:15 (CET)

Webinar on "Social justice in action: Breaking the perpetuation of poverty across generations"

9 February 2024 Strasbourg

To mark the World Day for Social Justice, the Actions for Social Rights Committee of the Conference of INGOs, in partnership with the International Movement All Together in Dignity - ATD Fourth World, organises a webinar on theme of “Social justice in action: Breaking the perpetuation of poverty...

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Taking place online on Tuesday, 5 March 2024, 18.00 – 19.30 (CET)

Webinar on “Women in religions - Addressing structural discrimination & violence against women”

9 February 2024 Strasbourg

The Conference of INGOs Committee Interreligious and interconvictional dialogue is organising a webinar on “Women in religions - Addressing structural discrimination & violence against women” on Tuesday, 5 March 2024, 18.00 – 19.30 (CET) with simultaneous English/French interpretation. The aim of...

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Taking place online on Tuesday, 13 February 2024 on 18:00 - 20:00 CET

Webinar on Migration and Health organised by Committee Rights of persons who are migrants

16 January 2024 Strasbourg

The Committee Rights of persons who are migrants of the Conference of INGOs invites you to an online Webinar on Migration and Health on Tuesday, 13 February 2024 from 18:00 to 20:00 CET. The following issues will be addressed during the webinar: Raising awareness about the health issues and...

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CALL FOR CANDIDATES

Conference of INGOs: Elections

headline 8 JANUARY 2024 STRASBOURG

During its Spring General Assembly on 8-10 April 2024, the Conference of INGOs will elect its President, its Vice-Presidents and the members of the Standing Committee for a term of office of three years. INGOs which would like to put forward a candidate are invited to refer to the e-mail that...

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Call for input on challenges facing NGOs supporting refugees and other migrants

14 December 2023 Strasbourg

The Expert Council on NGO Law is currently preparing a thematic study on challenges to civil society space pertaining to NGOs which are supporting refugees and other migrants in the Council of Europe member states. This study is a follow-up to a study the Expert Council published in 2019 : “Using...

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The Conference of INGOs commemorates the fight against Poverty

10 October 2023 STRASBOURG

On the occasion of the autumn session of the Conference of INGOs, its members gathered on the Stone, symbolising the refusal of extreme poverty, in front of the Palais de l’Europe to commemorate the International Poverty Day (17 October) one week ahead of the event to celebrate 30 years of...

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To be held on Monday, 20 November 2023 at 18:00 – 19:30 (CET)

Webinar on the interreligious and interconvictional dimension of welcoming migrants, refugees and asylum seekers

29 September 2023 Strasbourg

A webinar on the interreligious and interconvictional dimension of welcoming migrants, refugees and asylum seekers jointly organised by the Committee Interreligious and interconvictional dialogue and the Committee for the Rights of Persons who are Migrants of the Conference of INGOs to be held on...

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To be held on 17 November 2023 from 9:00 to 12:00 (CET)

Webinar on Child Migration: the phenomenon in particular contexts

27 September 2023 Strasbourg

A webinar (in English) on Child Migration: the phenomenon in particular contexts jointly organized by the Civil Society Committee on the Rights of the Child (CSC-RC) and the Committee for the Rights of Persons who are Migrants of the Conference of INGOs to be held on 17 November 2023 from 9:00 to...

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Civil Society Committee on the Rights of the Child

Workshop on Child hearing and participation: Good practices for the child hearing process – examples from Projeto-12 Portugal

3 July 2023 Strasbourg

A workshop on Child hearing and participation organised by the Civil Society Committee on the Rights of the Child (CSC-RC) took place on Tuesday 9 May (11:00 CEST - UTC+2). The workshop aimed to allow experts, researchers and professionals to exchange their views and experiences. Project 12 -...

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Shipwreck off the coast of Greece - Declaration of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe

19 June 2023 Strasbourg

The shipwreck tragedy of June 14th, 2023 in the international waters off Pylos, Greece, once again underscores the urgent need for the international community to step up action and stamp out organised migration practices which expose people on the move to life-threatening conditions and...

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The Conference of INGOs at the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe in Reykjavik on 16-17 May 2023

23 May 2023 Strasbourg

The Conference of INGOs was represented by President Gerhard Ermischer at the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe which took place in Reykjavik on 16-17 May 2023. The President emphasised the role of the Conference of INGOs: “CINGO as a collective body provides an...

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Outcome of the annual spring session of the Conference of INGOs

headline 27 April 2023 Strasbourg

The Conference of INGOs (CINGO) held its annual spring session on 24-26 April 2023, in hybrid format. An exchange of views with Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić and the adoption of the Recommendation of the INGO Conference to the Summit of heads of state of the Council of Europe meeting...

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Call for input on challenges facing NGOs supporting particular groups/causes

20 April 2023 Strasbourg

NGOs working in support of particular causes or groups, such as migrants and the LGBTI community, face increasing difficulties in carrying out their work. In light of this, the Expert Council on NGO Law is carrying out a study to develop a comprehensive picture of the challenges faced by NGOs...

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Expert Council on NGO Law

Opinion on the Compatibility of Amendments to the Croatia Law on Associations and the Law on Foundations with European Standards

31 March 2023 Strasbourg

The Expert Council on NGO Law has prepared an Opinion on the Compatibility of Amendments to the Croatia Law on Associations and the Law on Foundations with European Standards; those were enacted by Parliament in December 2022. As detailed in the Opinion, the Amendments underscore the ongoing...

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Civil Society Summit on Council of Europe: a vibrant civil society remains central to any democracy

3 MARCH 2023 STRASBOURG

Deputy Secretary General Bjørn Berge has taken part in the Civil Society Summit on Council of Europe in The Hague, Netherlands. The aim of the Civil Society Summit, held on 1 March, was to elaborate a declaration for the upcoming Reykjavik Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the...

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Civil Society Committee on the Rights of the Child

The fundamental rights of Ukrainian children must be respected – Conference of INGOs Declaration

24 Febrauray 2023 Strasbourg

One year after the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the Conference of INGOs and its Civil Society Committee on the Rights of the Child issued a Declaration to raise the collective awareness of people and institutions of the Council of Europe and its member States about the dramatic living...

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