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Palais de l'Europe, Council of Europe, Strasbourg - Under the auspices of the Irish Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, the Venice Commission and OSCE/ODIHR co-organised an International Round Table entitled “CIVIL SOCIETY: EMPOWERMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY”. This event was held all day on 13 September 2022, in Strasbourg (Palais de l'Europe, Room 9) and online, and was an opportunity for the participants to discuss the challenges of inclusive decision-making processes.

A special attention was devoted to the regulations concerning foreign-funded NGOs. The conference ended with the proposal for concrete solutions by the participants.

Ms Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr Thomas BYRNE, High-level Representative of the Irish Presidency, Minister for European Affairs of Ireland, Ms Claire Bazy Malaurie, President of the Venice Commission, and Mr Matteo Mecacci, OSCE/ODIHR Director, opened the conference.

Other speakers in the opening session included the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Tiny Kox, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe Dunja Mijatović, the 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. Irish MEP Frances Fitzgerald also contributed to this key event of the Irish Presidency.

Strasbourg - Palais de l'Europe, Room 9
Online - viewer KUDO link: ; Meeting ID: 771115909655




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