Civil society has an essential role to play in the annual Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM). The HDIM gives NGOs an opportunity to present recommendations directly to OSCE states. In the 1992 Helsinki Document, the OSCE participating States called for increasing the openness of OSCE activities and expanding the role of NGOs. NGOs are therefore encouraged to attend and participate in the working sessions, as well as to organize side events on related topics.
The links on the right explain more about the HDIM, including the practical aspects of how NGOs can get involved.