Participatory status at the Council of Europe granted to “Hope For Children”

The international, humanitarian and independent institution Hope For Children CRC Policy Center acquired participatory status at the Council of Europe’s Conference of International Non-governmental Organisations (INGOs) in the beginning of 2018.

?ccording to a press release issued on Monday, Hope For Children CRC Policy Center is the first Cypriot organization having been granted this status and will be able to participate as of this year to the January and June sessions, (twice each year) of the Parliamentary Assembly, held by the Conference.

By building a partnership based on shared interests and mutual respect, ‘Hope For Children’ CRC Policy Center’s work in the field of the rights of the child, through this newly gained status, will benefit extensively from contacts and co-operation with a dynamic and active Organization such as the Council of Europe, the press release said.

Currently 288 INGOs enjoy participatory status and make up, since 2005, the Conference which constitutes civil society’s pillar in the Council of Europe quadrilogue with the Committee of Ministers, the Parliamentary Assembly and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities.

Through this status, which is governed by Committee of Ministers’ Resolution (2003)8, the non-governmental organisations can draw the Council of Europe’s attention to the effects of changes in European societies and the problems facing them. In this light, Hope For Children CRC Policy Center’s co-operation with the Council of Europe, will give positive and particularly encouraging results in the protection and promotion of the rights of the child and human rights in Cyprus, the press release said.

Source: Cyprus News Agency