European ambitions of the CEMAT ( European Conference of Ministers responsible for Spatial Planning ) , those of the Strategy for Innovation and Good Governance at Local Level and the new European Committee on Democracy and Governance were presented to the Commission by Alfonso ZARDI , head of democratic Institutions and Governance . A charter of territorial democracy will be submitted to Ministers in Charge of Planning at the 2014 CEMAT meeting , announced Alfonso ZARDI, calling for the mobilization of NGOs
The intervention by Jo SPIEGEL , General Councillor of the Upper Rhine, Mayor of Kingersheim, co- author of "Giving (re) birth to democracy" has attracted intensive exchange with international NGOs members of the Committee . His enlightened vision of democratic practices , his uncompromising ethics, his analysis of the weaknesses of the democracies and required responses to it, the example of the Etats Généraux permanents de la démocratie established in Kingersheim and the co-production of public space, services and policy given to empowered inhabitants of the town has been a major contribution to the work of the committee to the council of Europe.
Texts on climate by the committee
Living together in multicultural societies : respect, dialogue, interaction
COUNCIL OF EUROPE - CONFERENCE OF INGOs - Democracy, Social Cohesion and Global Challenges Committee