Increasing civil society involvement in our work

Strasbourg 31 May 2017
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Increasing civil society involvement in our work

The Conference “Partnership for Good Governance: enhancing the co-operation with civil society” will take place on 2 June 2017 in Room G6 of Agora building, Council of Europe.

The scope of the conference is to look for mechanisms for significantly increasing the involvement of NGOs and civil society at large in the Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) projects. This will be pursued through:

  • Examining the successful and unsuccessful attempts of project teams to involve civil society
  • Making use of the conclusions reached by the PGG regional civil society project and the draft CoE guidelines for promoting civil participation in decision-making
  • Making use of the expertise of the INGO Conference and its thematic committees in the respective thematic areas and projects
  • Identifying contact persons and/or members of INGOs who could be involved in the CoE projects during the second PGG stage

The new study "Civil Participation in Decision Making in the Eastern Partnership Countries Part II: Practice and Implementation" has just been published and will be launched during the conference, at 15:30. It contains 24 case studies from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus, and includes a set of recommendations for each country, lessons learned for the Eastern Partnership region and a regional strategy.

 Conference programme
 Contact the project team for more information about the conference