These are main structures of the society outside government and public administration. These structures are born out of the will of the citizens, their objective being the promotion of an issue or defending a general or specific interest.
They are independent of the State. For their participation, non-governmental actors may be selected on the basis of criteria taking into account, in particular: - Diversity (to ensure representation of the different families of non-state actors). - The need to ensure representation of actors considered as marginal (women and disabled persons in particular). - Representation of the different levels: collective and consortium.... - Visibility and accessibility of the organizations selected (because they have a functional headquarters, equipped with telephone and/or Internet, etc... facilities). - Comparative advantage in a determined area of activity.