“Participate, doesn’t means to decide,directly, but participate offers the opportunity to inform policy makers who have been democratically elected to lead the public affairs of a State, Region or Municipality. This contribution to the public decision implies that participation has to be the most representative possible of the different point of views of citizens, effective and competent”.This is oneof the starting points of the speech of Mr.Jean Marie Heydt, President of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe, at the International Conference held in Venice, promoted by  the Lions Club Venice Host and Alda. Download here the speech.

“Participate, doesn’t means to decide,directly, but participate offers the opportunity to inform policy makers who have been democratically elected to lead the public affairs of a State, Region or Municipality. This contribution to the public decision implies that participation has to be the most representative possible of the different point of views of citizens, effective and competent”.This is oneof the starting points of the speech of Mr.Jean Marie Heydt, President of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe, at the International Conference held in Venice, promoted by  the Lions Club Venice Host and Alda. Download here the speech.