The Drafting Group of the Conference of INGOs wishes to thank all persons and organizations who took part in the consultation that we launched on 26 October 2018. Through this consultation the Drafting Group wanted to clarify the main directions before undertaking detailed work on the Rules of Procedure.
The feedback has demonstrated the need for in-depth reflection and even reorganization. This need was further confirmed by the presentation of the Director of Human Dignity, Equality and Governance to the Drafting Group, statements that left no doubt about the need to join the Council of Europe in its own incisive reform that is under way.
This has led the "Drafting Group on the revision of the Rules" to work in a more important direction, that of connecting with the present and the future of the Conference of INGOs as one of the four pillars of the Council of Europe to uphold Human Rights, Democratic Governance and the Rule of Law.
Readers are welcome to get the Preliminary Report via the link below. Comments arising from this report are appreciated.