President of Conference of INGOs addresses the 133rd ministerial session: “After the Reykjavik summit promises, the true test comes in the climbing of the mountain”

17 May 2024 Strasbourg, France

On 17 May, as the organisation celebrates its 75th anniversary, the Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Council of Europe’s 46 member states came together at their annual session to reaffirm their support for Ukraine on the road to justice and reconstruction. Following on from the Reykjavik Summit,...

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New Georgian legislation on transparency of Foreign Influence does not conform to European and international standards, says Expert Council on NGO law

16 May 2024 Strasbourg, France

The Expert Council on NGO law, a body of the Conference of International non-governmental organisations of the Council of Europe, released today an opinion on Georgia’s law on transparency of foreign Influence which was adopted on 14 May at the conclusion of its third reading. In the 25 pages...

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Expert Council on NGO Law

CALL FOR CANDIDATES

Deadline: 21 June 2024

In order to fill 2 (two) vacant positions, the Conference of INGOs (CINGO) of the Council of Europe is inviting candidates to apply to serve as Members of the Expert Council on NGO Law from October 2024 to October 2027.   The role of the Expert Council on NGO Law Currently, the work of NGOs is...

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Conference of INGOs releases a communication on migration and the electoral context

10 April 2024 Strasbourg, France

On 10 April 2024, during its Spring session, the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe adopted a communication on “Migration and electoral context”. Echoing a recent report and Resolution of the Parliamentary Assembly [Resolution 2525 (2024)], the Conference of INGOs deplores that hate...

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Outcome of the spring Session of the Conference of INGOs – Strasbourg (hybrid meeting), 8-10 April 2024

12 April 2024 Strasbourg

An exchange with the new Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr Michael O’Flaherty (link to speech) pledging to prioritise the defence of civil society, as well as the end of mandate activity report presented by the President were the highlights of the first part of the Spring session of the...

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Gerhard Ermischer re-elected President of the Conference of INGOs

9 April 2024 Strasbourg, France

On 9 April, the Conference bringing together all the international NGOs enjoying participatory status with the Council of Europe held elections to designate its governing bodies. Gerhard Ermischer was re-elected President to lead the Conference for another three year mandate together with a new...

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The Expert Council on NGO Law publishes a Study on Stigmatisation of NGOs in Europe

21 March 2024 Strasbourg

The Expert Council on NGO Law of the Conference of International non-governmental organisations (CINGO) has just released a study on stigmatisation of NGOs in Europe. It sets out to identify major sources of stigmatisation of NGOs as well as policies and practices that have contributed to or...

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Taking place online on 27 March from 5 to 7 p.m. (CET).

Webinar on “Digital Revolution. With or without Her ?”

18 March 2024 Strasbourg

The Conference of INGOs Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights Committee in collaboration with University Women of Europe (UWE) is organising a webinar on the theme of “Digital Revolution. With or without Her ?” on 27 March from 5 to 7 p.m. (CET). You are cordially invited to join this online...

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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”

5 March 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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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, 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

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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