Contribute and get inspired, case studies of civic participation in decision making
Non-governmental organisations and public authorities at all levels throughout the Council of Europe Member States are invited to provide examples of their practice or experience with civil society participation in the decision-making process. The case study should ideally cover all the points mentioned in this template, but should not exceed 4 pages.
The case study should be returned by e-mail to the address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Case studies received before 4 January 2020 will be eligible to be included in the first online version of the Case Study Bank, which will then be updated regularly.
 The Council of Europe’s definition of NGOs can be found in the Committee of Ministers Recommendation (2007)14, it states that “NGOs are voluntary self-governing bodies or organisations established to pursue the essentially non-profit-making objectives of their founders or members. They do not include political parties.” In relation to this Code the term is taken to refer to organised civil society including voluntary groups, non-profit organisations, associations, charities, as well as geographic or interest-based community and advocacy groups.