World NGO Day – Webinar: Standing up for Civil Society

On the occasion of the World NGO Day, the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe is organising a webinar entitled“Standing up for Civil Society” on 28 February from 16:00 to 18:00 CET to pay tribute to the work of civil society that is focused on Human Rights, reconciliation and the Rule of Law. The following issues will be in the focus of the discussions:

  • What needs to be done right now to support civil society in Europe?
  • What are the major challenges?
  • What should the Council of Europe do to promote civil society participation?


Opening Addresses by:

Gerhard ERMISCHER, President of the Conference of INGOs

Ambassador Mårten EHNBERG, Chair of the Rapporteur Group on Democracy of the Council of Europe, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the Council of Europe

Marcis SKADMANIS, Founder of the World NGO Day


Anna DOBROVOLSKAYA, Executive Director, Human Rights Centre Memorial (Russia)

Andras LEDERER, Senior Advocacy Officer, Hungarian Helsinki Committee (Hungary)

Dr. Selma ACUNER, International Relations Coordinator, Women’s Coalition (Turkey)

Language of the webinarEnglish only (no interpretation)

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