International Round Table on Civil Society: Empowerment and Accountability

 Council of Europe logoStrasbourg, Sept.13.– The Venice Commission and OSCE/ODIHR will organise an International Round Table on “Civil Society: Empowerment and Accountability” in the framework of the Irish Presidency of the Committee of Ministers.

The participants will discuss the challenges of inclusive decision-making processes. A special attention will be devoted to the regulations concerning foreign-funded NGOs.

The speakers in the opening session will include the Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić; High-level Representative of the Irish Presidency, Minister for European Affairs of Ireland Thomas Byrne (pre-recorded); President of the Venice Commission Claire Bazy Malaurie; Director of the OSCE/ODIHR Matteo Mecacci; President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Tiny Kox; Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe Dunja Mijatović; Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights Michael O’Flaherty and Clément Nyaletsossi Voule, Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (pre-recorded).

The event will start at 9 a.m. and will be open to media and general public who will be able to follow it online via Kudo link.

List of participants

Contacts: Panos Kakaviatos, tel. +33 6 98 37 64 04 ;
                Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41

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