A public consultation is organized by the Council of Europe to prepare guidelines for meaningful civil participation in political decision-making.
The European Committee on Democracy and Governance (CDDG), a committee of the Council of Europe, and the Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations (Conference of INGOs) are preparing guidelines to help ensure meaningful civil participation in political decision-making in its member states. The guidelines will be addressed to the authorities of the Council of Europe member states. Aim is to promote sustainable mechanisms for dialogue, consultation and co-operation between civil society and the authorities of member states.
Before finalizing the draft guidelines for transmission to the Committee of Ministers, a wide public consultation on the draft text has been launched with the objective to obtain the input from as many and diverse actors as possible.
Comments and contributions (in English or French) can be submitted to the Secretariat of the CDDG by 4 September 2016.