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Public consultation! New guidelines for civil participation in political decision-making

The European Committee on Democracy and Governance (CDDG) in cooperation with the Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations is preparing new guidelines to ensure meaningful civil participation in political decision-making.


The guidelines will be addressed to the authorities in Council of Europe member states and will seek to promote sustainable mechanisms for dialogue, consultation and co-operation between them and civil society.

In accordance with the CDDG’s decision, a wide public consultation on the draft guidelines is being organised during the summer period before finalising the guidelines. Civil society and public authorities at all levels are kindly invited to send their comments (in English or in French) on the draft to the CDDG Secretariat ( by 4 September 2016. The input received will be carefully considered by the working group which will meet later in September.


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