Christian International non-governmental Organisations at the Council of Europe

The CINGO is an informal grouping of about thirty INGOs of which all the repres- entatives take part in meetings of the Conference of INGOs. Their extensive interests and concerns run to education, intercultural and interreligious dialogue, poverty the rural world and so on. The INGOs that are members of the CINGO are committed to the principles of the Council of Europe, that is to say democracy, human rights and the rule of law, to which they bring particular insights that they offer to INGOs in general and to to the Council of Europe. For its part, the Council of Europe brings together 47 mem- ber states from all Europe from the Atlantic to the Barents Sea. We are fortunate in being able to work through our personal convictions in what we offer to Europe for meeting and for the sharing of experience.