COUNCIL OF EUROPE – Launching of a new platform to share experiences of civil participation



Strasbourg, July 22.– The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, the Conference of International NGOs and the Council of Europe’s Division of Elections and Participatory Democracy, have developed an online platform to promote civil participation. The BePART forum provides a space where local and regional authorities, as well as civil society organisations can share examples of civil participation and exchange lessons learned.

The project is a follow-up to the Revised Code of Good Practice for Civil Participation in the Decision-Making Process, adopted by the Congress and the Conference of International NGOs in 2019.

The Congress of the Council of Europe is convinced that local and regional authorities have the responsibility to promote civil participation by making sure that all citizens can have an active role in the decision-making process. It offers public authorities and NGOs the opportunity to share best practices on successful implementation of the Code of Good Practice for Civil Participation in the Decision-making Process.

The website will be officially presented during a side event in the context of the 43rd Congress Session in October 2022.

Does your town or region actively involve civil society in decision-making? Do you want to share your experience or good practice? Be part of the BePART forum and submit your example here!

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