Council of Europe calls for submissions on guidelines for meaningful participation in political decision making


The Council of Europe, through the European Committee on Democracy and Governance (CDDG) and the Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations (Conference of INGOs), is preparing guidelines to help ensure meaningful civil participation in political decision-making in its member states.

Before finalising the draft guidelines, a wide public consultation on the draft text is being organised. This consultation seeks to obtain the input from as many actors as possible from public bodies and authorities as well as civil society.

The joint working group of the CDDG and Conference of INGOs will carefully consider the comments and observations received when finalising the draft guidelines before presenting these to the CDDG for transmission to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe for adoption.

You are invited to take part in this consultation process and to submit your observations on the draft guidelines to theSecretariat of the CDDG by 4 September 2016.

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