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    774th meeting (Budget) – 27 November 2001

    Item 11.1
    Part 1

    COUNCIL OF EUROPE BUDGETS
    Financial Year 2002

    Ordinary Budget, Subsidiary Budgets - Services, Subsidiary Budget of the European Youth Centres, Subsidiary Budget for Publications, Activities Carried Forward, Programme of Activities and adjustment of the scale of contributions of member states to the budgets of the Council of Europe

    Decisions

    The Deputies

    1. adopted Resolution Res(2001)22 fixing the scale of contributions to the Ordinary Budget, to the Extraordinary Budget relating to building expenditure (Head 2142) and to the Pensions Budget, with effect from 1 January 2002, as it appears at Appendix 9 to the present volume of Decisions and fixed, as follows, the rates of contribution to the special accounts for cultural and sports activities for 2002 of non-member states parties to the European Cultural Convention:

    - Belarus 0.3152%
    - Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.1200%
    - Monaco 0.0375%
    - The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 0.3716%

    2. approved the following amounts for the rates of the various retainers, honoraria and daily allowances with effect from 1 January 2002:

    Rates of daily allowances

    a. Experts and other persons:

    € 158
    for member states' representatives on committees of experts; members of the governing bodies of the European Youth Centre and the European Youth Foundation, the Board of Auditors and its three assistants, the Budget Committee; consultants; co-ordinated fellowship holders and recipients of technical assistance under the prison staff exchange scheme.

    b. Journalists invited to Strasbourg:

    € 111

    c. Members of the Parliamentary Assembly and Ministers' Deputies, Judges and ad hoc Judges of the European Court of Human Rights and Commissioner for Human Rights on official journeys:

    € 244

    d. Members of the organs of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe:

    € 158 for meetings except liaison meetings outside Strasbourg
    € 244 for liaison meetings outside Strasbourg

    e. Members of the European Committee for Social Rights, Members of the Administrative Tribunal, Data Protection Commissioner, Members of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Experts assisting members of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Members of the Committee of experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority languages, Members of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, Members and additional members of the advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the protection of national Minorities:

    € 290 while on duty
    € 132 while working at home

    Annual retainers of the members of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

    European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment:

    - Members (including President and Vice-President) € 27 670

    Fees

    a. Fees of ad hoc judges:

    1/365th of the annual emoluments of a judge of the Court per day i.e. € 487 per day (see Sub-head 0401-0000009).

    b. Fees of the experts assisting the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment:

    a maximum of € 2 319 per visit not exceeding one week and € 4 637 per visit not exceeding two weeks, the fee for visits lasting between one and two weeks being fixed pro rata.

    c. Annual honorarium payable to the members of the Board of Auditors:

    € 1 607 per year

    3. fixed, as follows, with effect from 1 January 2002, the rates of the annual representational allowances for specially appointed officials:

    - Secretary General € 20 203

    - Deputy Secretary General and Secretary General of the Assembly
    having the rank of Deputy Secretary General € 8 236

    4. fixed, as follows, with effect from 1 January 2002, the rate of monthly allowance paid to Council of Europe trainees at € 686;

    5. fixed, as follows, with effect from 1 January 2002, registration fees for the activities of the European Youth Centres:

    - Long sessions € 54
    - Symposia or conferences € 28
    - Study sessions € 43

    6. approved the changes in the establishment table in respect of the European Court of Human Rights as they appear at Appendix 10 to the present volume of Decisions;

    7. noted that those posts will be financed in 2002 by means of budgetary redeployment within Vote IV;

    8. decided to freeze an amount of € 250 000 under Vote IV, Head 0403: Sub-head 0000209 – Fact-finding missions until such time as they received specific proposals relating to its utilisation;

    9. approved the table of permanent posts, as it appears at Appendix 11 to the present volume of Decisions;

    10. authorised the Secretary General to make Vote to Vote transfers of appropriations when the requirement for such transfers arose from the redeployment of permanent posts effected by the Secretary General under the powers conferred on him by Resolution (81) 6 and to make Vote to Vote transfers of appropriations between the various heads covering staff expenditure, to deal with any budgetary problems arising from the charging of staff expenditure to a variety of sub-heads of the budget;

    11. authorised the transfer to Head 0406 Sub-head 0000999 on the 31 January 2003 of the unspent balances of all sub-heads within Vote IV at the end of the 2002 financial year;

    12. authorised the creation of the following sub-head within Vote IX of the Ordinary Budget for 2002: Sub-head 0901-9999999 – Grant from the special account “Setting-up of the European Court of Human Rights” and the inclusion under this sub-head of the amounts transferred to the Ordinary Budget from Part B of the special account “Setting-up of the European Court of Human Rights”, it being understood that Vote IV and Vote IX of the Ordinary Budget for the year 2002 will be adjusted by the amounts transferred;

    13. authorised the keeping open of the special account “Setting-up of the European Court of Human Rights” until 31 December 2003;

    14. approved the organisation chart with effect from 1 January 2002 as it appears at Appendix 12 to the present volume of Decisions;

    15. adopted Resolution Res(2001)23 approving the Ordinary Budget for the 2002 financial year, as it appears at Appendix 13 to the present volume of Decisions;

    16. approved the Investment Programme for 2002 as it appears at Appendix III of CM(2001)129 Vol. I for a total of € 8 229 700;

    17. authorised the Secretary General to finance the part of the 2002 Investment Programme not covered by budget appropriations by use of the surplus cash balances of the Organisation and to this end authorised the Secretary General to charge payments in respect of the 2002 approved Investment Programme, up to a maximum of € 3 483 700, to a balance sheet account entitled "Deferred charge - 2002 Investment Programme", it being understood that the definitive financing of this expenditure will be provided by means of budgetary appropriations in future budgets;

    18. authorised the Secretary General to carry out transfers from Head 0602 (Directorate of Logistics) to Sub-head 0801-0000371 - Grant to the special account “Investments”;

    19. gave permission to hold outside Strasbourg the meetings detailed at Appendix 14 to the present volume of decisions and to make the appropriate Secretariat services available to them, on the understanding that the host countries meet additional costs incurred by holding the meetings away from the Council of Europe's headquarter;

    20. took note of the indicative breakdown of appropriations for co-operation activities in 2002, by main objective and country as detailed in the table at Appendix 15 to the present volume of decisions.

    21. in the light of the report of the Rapporteur on the Programme of Activities (RAP-PROG(2001)CB3, approved the Programme of Activities for 2002 as set out in document CM(2001)113 and Corrigendum, and accordingly adopted Resolution Res(2001)24 as it appears at Appendix 16 to the present volume of Decisions;

    22. took note that the Cultural Fund and the Sports Fund will cease to exist as from 31 December 2001;

    23. agreed to resume consideration of the possible reimbursement of expenses of experts from capitals to participate in the programming meetings of the Rapporteur Group on Education, Culture, Sport, Youth and Environment (GR-C) in the field of education, culture, sport, youth and environment at one of their forthcoming meetings.



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