1. ožujak, 2019

#WorldNGODay – 27 February 2019 Palais de l’Europe, Council of Europe, Strasbourg

IMG_20190227_093437BONAVENTURA (Jasminka Susmel, Bonaventura, BiH) attended at the conference World NGO Day ;

Why do we need NGOs?

(I)NGO contribution to the work and to the mandate of the Council of Europe

 President INGO Conference, Ms Anna Rurka
 Chair of the Committee of Ministers’ Rapporteur Group on Democracy, H.E. Razvan Rusu
 Director of Human Dignity, Equality and Governance, DGII, Council of Europe, Ms Claudia Luciani

Session 1: (I)NGOs invaluable contribution to CoE’s mandate and to its work

Moderator: Mary Ann Hennessey

 Contribution of the INGOs to CoE standard setting: the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe (Anna Rurka) and Advisory Council of Youth (David Neuber)
 Contribution to CoE monitoring: execution of judgements (George Stafford, Co-Director of EIN), collective complaints procedures under ESC (Peter Verhaeghe, Caritas Europa)
Contribution to CoE cooperation activities: (Jasminka Susmel, Bonaventura, BiH)

Session 2: The cost to (I)NGOs, and their members, of working for human rights, democracy and the rule of law in a context of democratic decline
Moderator: Cyril Ritchie
 Directors of Schools of Political Studies: Alexander Dabravolski, East-European School of Political Studies, Minsk; Ilgar Mammadov, Baku Political Studies Programme (Video message).
Ref.: Secretary General annual reports, Recommendation CM/Rec(2018)11 on the need to strengthen the protection and promotion of the civil society space in Europe)

Session 3: (I)NGOs message about future perspectives for NGO participation in CoE
Moderator: Anna Rurka
A moderated and facilitated discussion to come to a max of three conclusions to share/transmit to the Committee of Ministers 22 March meeting in Warsaw and/or Ministerial session in Helsinki.



2. prosinac, 2018

XV sastanak 01.12.2018 u Sarajevu ; Suradnja Regionalnog koordinacionog odbora i Balkanske regije-strateški pravci, uloge i odgovornosti

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01.12.2018, Sarajevo – Potpisivanje memoranduma o suradnji između Koordinacionog odbora Balkanske regije i Crne Gore

Memorandum o suradnji 01.12.2018 u Sarajevu su potpisali ; Mehmed Zenka, ministar za ljudska i manjinska prava Crne Gore,  Loro Nrekić, predsjednik Opštine Ulcinj,  Višnja Ljubičić, članica Regionalnog koordinacionog odbora i  Samra Filipović-Hadžiabdić. članica Regionalnog koordinacionog odbora

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Konferenciju otvorili; Semiha Borovac, ministrica za ljudska prava i izbjeglice BiH, Mehmed Zenka, ministar za ljudska i manjinska prava Crne Gore

Drahoslav Stefanek,  šef Ureda Vijeća Evrope u Sarajevu, Amy Morgan, šefica sektora USAID-a Washington DC, David Saunders, Šef Ureda UN Women u BiH i Samra Filipović-Hadžiabdić, direktorica ARS BiH / MLJPI BIH

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UN Women Europe and Central Asia Regional Office held the Regional Forum for the promotion of the Istanbul Convention,on the 27th and 28th November, 2018 in Skopje. The Regional Forum is convened by the Government of Macedonia, Council of Europe, European Commission, and UN Women, in partnership with European Women’s Lobby

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The Forum was held in Skopje in recognition and acknowledgment of the ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (the Istanbul Convention) by the Government of Macedonia, and its commendable efforts to commit to its implementation.

The Regional Forum encouraged  regional dialogue through which civil society organizations, including organizations representing women from minority and disadvantaged groups, can engage with government representatives and regional institutions on accelerating progress towards the implementation of the of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Istanbul Convention, this agenda has developed concrete proposals for action at national and regional levels. The regional forum enabled  a regional dialogue and knowledge sharing mechanism on the implementation of the both instruments among governments, CSOs, and other concerned stakeholders.

The Forum hosted  over 100 participants, including key stakeholders within national governments, civil society representatives, parliamentarians and representatives of regional institutions on gender equality and ending violence against women in the region.

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