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Dear friends and members of Pax Romana,

Please find herebelow :

a reminder of the CIVIL SOCIETY DIVISION, DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF DEMOCRACY, COUNCIL OF EUROPE

the original demand of November the 14th.

Would you wish to share your practice or experience with civil participation in the decision-making process, please return directly the case study template to the address: 

Thanks and best regards,

Philippe GROLLEAU

+33 6 07 79 11 34
Permanent Delegate of Pax Romana
to the Council of Europe

 

Last year's successful experience has given us the strength and the hope to continue investing in youth within your organizations.

This year again, in line with its “Roadmap for youth participation”, the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe will invite 2 young persons (between 18 and 30 years old) from an INGO member of the Conference to take an active part, as a youth delegate, in its April and October sessions. Being a youth delegate for a year is a unique opportunity to gain international experience, become a part of a diverse group of young activists, network and make an impact by stimulating the debates from a youth perspective within the Conference of INGOs.

The profile of the candidates, the commitments and working process are detailed in the attached document (English only)

The deadline for submitting completed applications is 15 February 2020.

For more information please contact:

Rareş Augustin CRĂIUŢ

Board member of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe

Call for participants: Study session on Shrinking civic space at the European Youth Centre, Strasbourg, 2-6 March 2020

Please find attached information about a study session on Shrinking Civic Space in Europe, organised by the European Confederation of Youth Clubs in collaboration with Rural Youth Europe and the Council of Europe. The study session which will take place at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg is an opportunity for Youth members (age 18-30) from INGOs to be more empowered in expanding the space for civil society through youth work and youth-led actions.

All candidates must apply using the online application form: https://forms.gle/qgj28M4x8L7rJ5bU6

Please note that the working language is English.

Deadline for applications: 16th January 2020

For more information you can contact:

Ioana Surubaru

European Confederation of Youth Clubs

www.ecyc.org

Best regards

Civil Society Division

Merry Christmas 



"Behold, the Virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and he shall be called Emmanuel, which is translated: God with us"

Isaiah 7:14 - Matthew 1:23

On the basis of this Good News, we hope that our divided society will be able to take bold initiatives and develop a new imagination, in a spirit of dialogue and cooperation in the service of the common good and the dignity of the individual.

According to Pope Francis' speech to Catholic-inspired NGOs on December 7, 2019

Happy New Year 2020

Please find enclosed a letter from Anna Rurka, President of the Conference of INGOs, on the session taking place from 28 to 31 October 2019.

With best regards, 

Philippe GROLLEAU

+33 6 07 79 11 34
Permanent Delegate of Pax Romana
to the Council of Europe

Report published: Visit of the Conference of INGOs to Romania

STRASBOURG  27 SEPTEMBER 2019

Report published: Visit of the Conference of INGOs to Romania

The Conference of INGOs is publishing a report on a follow-up visit to Romania that it organised on 3-5 December 2018. During the visit, special attention was paid to the evolution of the legal environment in which NGOs are operating in Romania and on the interactions between NGOs and public authorities. Two meetings with more than 30 NGOs were held. The NGO participants represented varied profiles: advocacy-oriented organisations, umbrella organisations representing social workers and teachers, grassroots NGOs from outside Bucharest, women and a children’s rights umbrella organisation. The delegation of the Conference of INGOs proceeded to the exchanges of views with representatives of the Parliament: Chair of the Committee for Legal Matters, Discipline, and Immunities, Vice-Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies and an MP, at that time, in charge of relations with the Venice Commission. The meetings were held with the representatives of the Directorate for Open Governance and Civil Society Relations under the General Secretariat of the Government and the representative of the Ministry for Cooperation with the Parliament. The delegation also exchanged views with the Presidential Advisor from the Department of Relationship with Public Authorities and Civil Society. The exchanges were completed by the meeting between the President of the Conference of INGOs and the representative of the National Office for the Prevention and Combating of Money Laundering, accompanied by the representative of the Ministry of Justice during their visit to Strasbourg.

Report on the fact-finding visit of the Conference of INGOs to Italy

STRASBOURG  7 OCTOBER 2019

Report on the fact-finding visit of the Conference of INGOs to Italy

The Conference of INGOs is publishing a reporton its fact-finding visit to Italy, which was organised on May 2019. 

The report covers the legal Framework for NGOs in Italy, the reform of the Third Sector and participation in the Decision-making Process, including interactions between public authorities and NGOs in the context of migration policy as well as equal opportunities and the fight against discrimination.

More information on the visit can be found here.

Report on the fact-finding visit of the Conference of INGOs to the Uk

STRASBOURG  8 OCTOBER 2019

Report on the fact-finding visit of the Conference of INGOs to the Uk published

Following its visits to London on 20 and 21 May 2018, and on 16 October 2018, the Conference of INGOs is publishing a report that highlights the issues that NGOs and representatives of the Ministries and other public agencies had at stake at the time of the visit: regulatory framework, political activities, lobbying regulation, participation in decision making and Brexit.