Stuart Etherington: The European Reform Treaty offers some real opportunities for increasing NGO influence and impact

Stuart Etherington

for NGOs:

“The European Reform Treaty offers some real opportunities for increasing influence and impact. The key part is Article 8, which provides for greater dialogue and participation of civil society.”

“The recognition of the role of ‘representative associations’ is crucial, as this includes the full range of civil society organisations in the new process of dialogue with the European institutions.”

Stuart Etherington is chief executive of NCVO, im VS magazine, February 2008.

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