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    CM(2004)10 4 February 2004

    Programme of Activities for 2004

    Document prepared by the Directorate of Strategic Planning




    Line of Action 1: Compliance with Human Rights and Rule of Law

    Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms: Court's judgments and execution
    · 2004/DG2/48 Assistance to the CM in the control of the execution of the Court's

    · 2004/DG2/47 Assistance to the CM and other bodies in relation to certain aspects
    of the implementation of ECHR

    European Social Charter
    · 2004/DG2/35 Respect of the rights guaranteed by the European Social Charter
    European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment
    or Punishment (CPT)

    · 2004/DG2/34 Preventing the ill-treatment of persons deprived of their liberty
    Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
    · 2004/DG2/36 Protection of national minorities by monitoring the implementation
    of FCNM

    European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
    · 2004/DG1/13 Implementation and promotion of the European Charter for Regional
    or Minority Languages

    European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)
    · 2004/DG2/30 Combating racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and intolerance
    European Code of Social Security
    · 2004/DG3/37 Code of Social Security
    Convention on the Legal Status of Migrant Workers
    · 2004/DG3/49 Enhancing the Legal Status of Migrants
    · 2004/DG1/78 Anti-money laundering measure evaluation programme (MONEYVAL)
    · 2004/DG1/86 Monitoring and improving Efficiency of Justice

    Monitoring by other Conventional Committees
    · 2004/DG1/161 ETS No 108 - Protection of individuals with regard to the automatic processing of personal data
    · 2004/DG1/199 Monitoring the operation of Conventions on Co-operation in the
    criminal field

    Line of Action 2: Human Rights in Public Policy
    Human Rights Law and Policy Development
    · 2004/DG2/24 Coherence and synergies in the development of HR law and policy of
    different fora (UN, OSCE, EU..)

    · 2004/DG2/25 Legislative Reform/compatibility
    · 2004/DG2/27 More effective HR protection in situations of conflict and tension /
    Developing appropriate answers

    · 2004/DG2/28 Substantive legal analysis of human rights issues and input in the
    development of CM on such issues

    Improving procedures, mechanisms and remedies
    · 2004/DG2/70 Enhancing the Office of the Government Agent to the European
    Court of Human Rights

    · 2004/DG2/71 Promotion of non-judicial mechanisms for the protection of Human Rights
    · 2004/DG2/72 Reform of the system of the Convention for the Protection of Human
    Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

    · 2004/DG2/73 Securing effective national remedies, including special remedies for
    pilot cases

    Human Rights awareness and training
    · 2004/DG2/62 Improving access to the case law of the ECHR and findings of other
    HR treaty bodies

    · 2004/DG2/63 Preparation of human rights training and awareness materials
    · 2004/DG2/65 Awareness and training for the protection of specific rights or specific

    · 2004/DG2/66 Support for civil society structures and activities
    · 2004/DG2/67 Training of judges, prosecutors and lawyers
    · 2004/DG2/68 Training of law enforcement officials (Police and Human Right

    · 2004/DG4/92 Developing standards and materials for human rights education (HRE)
    · 2003/DG4/15 Youth promoting human rights and social cohesion
    Access to Social Rights
    · 2004/DG3/1 Citizens Role in Health
    · 2004/DG3/50 Equity in Access to Health Care
    · 2004/DG3/51 Promoting effective access to social protection, social services, housing
    and employment

    Vulnerable Groups (including ''exploitation of human beings'')
    · 2004/DG2/77 Action against trafficking in human beings
    · 2004/DG3/52 Access to Social Rights for people with special needs
    · 2004/DG3/53 Effective Access to Basic Social Rights for Immigrants
    Equality and non-discrimination, in particular concerning minorities
    · 2004/DG2/76 Protecting and promoting the rights of persons belonging to
    national minorities

    Freedom of expression and information
    · 2004/DG2/40 Standard-setting and policy assistance on topical issues concerning
    the media

    · 2004/DG2/41 Legislative assistance, training, awareness raising
    · 2004/DG2/42 Transfrontier Television

    Line of Action 3: Building a society based on the Rule of Law
    Democratic responses to terrorism
    · 2004/DG1/120 A legal framework for the fight against terrorism
    European standards for crime control
    · 2004/DG1/143 Effective measures to fight economic crime
    · 2004/DG1/164 Criminal law and policy development, police, prison systems and
    alternatives to imprisonment

    Functioning and efficiency of justice
    · 2004/DG1/97 Access to justice, independence of the judiciary, Alternative Dispute
    Resolution (ADR), IT and law

    · 2004/DG1/98 Training of legal professionals
    Law making
    · 2004/DG1/157 Development of law drafting techniques and procedures
    · 2004/DG1/178 Public international law
    Individuals and the state: a legal framework
    · 2004/DG1/135 Guidelines and standards in the field of nationality, statelessness,
    asylum and refugees

    · 2004/DG1/162 Administrative law and administrative justice
    European standards for relations between individuals
    · 2004/DG1/109 Civil law, commercial law and property law issues
    · 2004/DG1/118 Protection and promotion of the best interests of children

    Line of Action 4: Promoting Pluralist Democracy and Good

    Making Democratic Institutions work
    · 2004/DG2/74 Guaranteeing the right of the public to have access to official documents
    · 2004/DGAP/283 International & external economic links of the subjects of the Russian Federation
    · 2004/IP1/172 Accountability and responsiveness of democratic institutions
    · 2004/IP1/189 Participation
    · 2004/IP1/190 Democratic representation
    · 2004/IP1/192 Towards participatory democratic governance
    · 2004/IP1/194 Integrated management and service provision
    Local and regional democracy
    · 2004/DG1/121 Sound institutional framework for local and regional democracy
    · 2004/DG1/122 Quality local and regional governance
    · 2004/DG1/173 Transfrontier Co-operation
    Gender equality for a functioning democracy
    · 2004/DG2/31 Balanced participation of women and men in political and public decision making
    · 2004/DG2/32 Gender mainstreaming
    · 2004/DG2/136 Women's role in the prevention and resolution of conflicts
    Strengthening the role of civil society in a pluralist democracy
    · 2003/DG4/16 Youth participation and democratic citizenship
    · 2004/DGAP/81 Democratic Leadership Programme (DLP)
    · 2004/DGAP/83 Civil Society Initiatives
    · 2004/DGAP/124 South East Europe Network of Schools of Politics

    Line of Action 5: Technological development, Human Dignity and Democracy
    Bioethics, biomedicine and genetics
    · 2004/DG1/129 Bioethics
    Health care and Quality standards
    · 2004/DG3/55 Promotion and Elaboration of Ethical Standards
    Information and Communication Technologies
    · 2004/DG1/160 Strengthening the protection of individuals with regard to the processing
    of personal data

    · 2004/DG2/33 Combating dissemination of illicit or harmful content on the internet

    Line of Action 6: Building stable and cohesive societies
    Social Cohesion Strategy
    · 2004/DG3/58 Children and Families
    · 2004/DG3/149 Management of the Social Cohesion Strategy

    · 2004/DG3/56 Develop Roma National Strategy and Policies
    · 2002/DG4/93 Education for Roma/Gypsy children
    Confidence-building in civil society
    · 2004/DGAP/85 Confidence-building Measures (CBM) Programme
    Intercultural dialogue
    · 2004/DG3/57 Implement Community Relations Policies
    · 2003/DG4/89 Intercultural Dialogue and conflict (ICD) prevention
    · 2002/DG4/107 The challenge of intercultural education today
    · 2004/DG4/158 Youth building peace and intercultural dialogue
    Managing Migration flows
    · 2004/DG3/2 Integrated Management of Migration
    Action against violence and insecurity
    · 2004/DG2/75 Violence against women
    · 2004/IP2/180 Policy principles
    · 2004/IP2/181 Social developments
    · 2004/IP2/182 Prevention strategies
    · 2004/IP2/183 Integrated management and service provision

    Line of Action 7: Human Dignity and Sustainable Development
    Development of sustainable societies
    · 2004/DG3/148 Building Socially and Economically Sustainable Societies
    · 2004/DG3/150 Monitoring Social Trends
    Environment and quality of life
    · 2004/DG4/200 Natural heritage, biological diversity, and environmental ethics (2004)
    · 2003/DG4/110 Sustainable spatial development and landscape policies
    · 2003/DG4/111 Development of communities through cultural heritage

    Line of Action 8: Promoting European Cultural Identity and diversity
    Culture and Globalisation
    · 2003/DG4/112 Governance for cultural identity and diversity
    · 2003/DG4/113 Cultural development policies and Compendium of cultural policies
    in Europe

    Visions of Europe
    · 2004/DG4/195 Cultural routes and Art Exhibitions (2004)
    · 2003/DG4/115 European Heritage Days and linking communities through civil society
    and young people

    Cultural Heritage
    · 2003/DG4/196 Elaboration of a framework convention on cultural heritage in a
    changing society

    · 2003/DG4/117 Policies and common standards for heritage

    Line of Action 9: Investing in Europe's future through Education and Youth
    Education for democratic culture
    · 2002/DG4/94 Education policies and practice for democratic citizenship and human
    rights education

    · 2003/DG4/95 History Education and its contribution to democratic society and

    · 2002/DG4/96 Teaching Remembrance - Education for the prevention of crimes against humanity
    · 2003/DG4/38 Promoting linguistic diversity in multilingual societies
    European dimension of school and out-of-school education: policies and practice
    · 2003/DG4/99 European dimension of education policies and programmes
    · 2003/DG4/39 Policies for plurilingualism among citizens
    · 2004/DG4/184 European dimension in training of practising educators (2004)
    · 1992/DG4/101 Reform of education legislation and structures in priority countries
    Towards a European Higher Education area
    · 2000/DG4/152 Policies for European Higher Education reform / Bologna process
    · 1994/DG4/104 Recognition of qualifications and academic mobility
    · 2003/DG4/105 Public responsibility for Higher Education / GATS
    · 2003/DG4/106 Higher education governance
    Youth Policies
    · 2003/DG4/18 Youth policy development and research
    · 2003/DG4/19 Quality development and support measures
    The importance of sport in modern society, including the two convention mechanisms
    · 2003/DG4/20 Sport for All in Europe
    · 2004/DG4/186 Spectator Violence Convention: Ridding sport of hooliganism (2004)
    · 2004/DG4/187 Anti-doping Convention: Engaging in the combat against doping (2004)

    Line of Action 10: Council of Europe Outreach
    Field and Information Offices
    · 2004/DGAP/146 Secretariat Field Presence
    · 2004/DGAP/185 information Offices & contacts and study visits
    Longer-term direct interventions
    · 2004/DGAP/188 Presence of the CoE's experts in the Chechen Republic

    Common Provisions

    Summary Budgetary Tables - Comparison 2004/2003

    Allocation of Staff by DG and Programme


    The Programme of Activities for 2004 is very different from its predecessors. First, it reflects the fundamental review of the Programme undertaken by the Secretary General and has a completely new shape and form, with ten transversal Lines of Action, forty-nine Programmes and Mechanisms and some one hundred targeted projects. To improve joint planning across sectors, the Lines of Action and the Programmes have been designed with a view to bringing together mutually reinforcing, complementary sectors.

    The ten Lines of Action as a whole constitute the mission statement of the Council of Europe. They do not replace the previous “Strategic Objectives” but give them clearer focus in order to give a sharper direction to the Organisation. Programmes cover a specific area of intervention within a Line of Action, and projects detail the practical steps by which the Organisation will seek to fulfil its mission.

    The diagram below shows the hierarchy of objectives and their interlinkages:

    Secondly, the new Programme has been planned through the application of a new project management methodology (PMM), incorporating the principles of results-based budgeting, and all projects are presented in a LogFrame (Logical Framework Matrix) format. These Project LogFrames explain the strategy behind each project by providing answers to the following questions:

    Programme Objective Why the programme is carried out?
    Project Objective What the project is expected to achieve and for whom?
    Specific Objectives How the project is going to achieve its objective?
    Evaluation Criteria How the effects of the project will be measured?
    Sources of Verification Where to find information required to assess the success of
    the project?
    Assumptions Which external factors are crucial for its success?
    Financial Resources How much the project will cost?

    Each project has an identification number. This number contains the year the project was initiated, the DG in charge and a digital number (e.g. 2001/DG3/121). These project identification numbers will facilitate evaluation of short-term and long-term objectives by making it easier to track multi-annual projects from their inception to their completion date. Four other new items of information are provided for each project with a view to better accountability, transparency and results-based budgeting. These are the project origin, its steering structure, its operational cost, and a contact person for the project. Each project is run by a single DG and contributes to the achievement of the higher order objectives of a given Programme. Programmes can be run by more than one DG and are therefore more open for transversal co-operation than was the case previously.

    Mechanism is a new term added to the main components of the Programme of Activities and it covers mechanisms such as monitoring undertaken by both independent (ECRI, CPT, etc.) and intergovernmental (Moneyval, etc.) committees, and the supervision of execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. Since the results and conclusions of these monitoring mechanisms should feed into the rest of the Programme, they are to be found at the beginning.

    In terms of content, the Programme has been prepared on the basis of the Secretary General's priorities for 2004, as set out in CM(2003)38.

    Although there is still work to be carried out to move closer to full results-based budgeting, the application of the new project management method and the reform of the Programme for 2004 are yet further steps in the direction of “management for results”.



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