A basic tenet of a healthy democracy is open dialogue and transparency. Peter Fenn

Launching the Dialogue Toolkit

The Council of Europe’s INGO Conference is pleased to present the Dialogue Toolkit published on Wednesday 27 June 2012 during its regular biannual plenary meeting. 

The accumulation of unresolved issues in matters of diversity and migration over the last several years have led to an intolerable level of Human Rights infringements in European countries. In response to this the INGO Conference has elaborated this practical guide to conduct dialogues where they are most needed.

It is conceived as a follow-up on the White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue (2008) and as an implementation facility for the Report “Living together in the 21st century” (2011). 

The aim is to provide a hands-on concise, user-friendly Dialogue Toolkit. Its approach is not on the "high end culture", but rather aims to help build social cohesion and the human rights based approach regarding diversity issues.

Along with the Code of Good Practice on Civil Participation in the Decision-Making Process and the Expert Council on NGO Law, the Dialogue Toolkit presented here is the third product made available to improve the practice of Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law. 

The INGO Conference is happy and willing to set up Implementation Agreements with interested Directorates and Agencies with the view of making a practical a solution-oriented culture of participation
Website: http://www.dialoguetoolkit.net/