The Council for Implementation of the Cooperation Memorandum between Non-governmental Organizations and the Cabinet of Ministers is a consultative body, and its operation is determined by Regulations No.22 of the Cabinet of Ministers “Rules of the Council for Implementation of the Cooperation Memorandum between Non-governmental Organizations and the Cabinet of Ministers” adopted on January 10, 2006.
The aim of the Council is to promote implementation of objectives and principles of the Cooperation Memorandum between Non-governmental Organizations and the Cabinet of Ministers in public administration, and to facilitate operation of an efficient public administration system that meets the interests of the society by ensuring involvement of the civil society in the decision-making process at all levels and stages in public administration, thus promoting development of the civil society.
The functions of the Council are connected with organizing, assessing and improving the implementation of the Memorandum, including the determination of respective state budget priorities and preparation of recommendations on necessary legal acts and policy planning documents connected with implementing cooperation between public administration institutions and non-governmental organizations.
The Council includes the Director of the State Chancellery, a representative of the Prime Minister’s Bureau, the State Secretaries of ministries, as well as seven authorized representatives from non-governmental organizations that have signed the Memorandum.
The Council is headed by the Director of the State Chancellery.
At the meetings of the Council, non-governmental organizations, experts (specialists) invited by the Head of the Council or Deputy Head of the Council, as well as representatives of other organizations and institutions may participate without the right to vote.
The State Chancellery performs the functions of the Secretariat of the Council. Meetings of the Council are open.