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CM(2005)14 (public) 31 January 2005
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Programme of Activities for 2005

Document prepared by the Directorate of Strategic Planning

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[See also http://dsp.coe.int/PMM/PoA/default.asp?L=E]

Explanatory Note 9

Line of Action 1: Compliance with Human Rights and Rule of Law
standards 11

    Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms: Court's judgments and execution 13

      · 2004/DG2/48 Assistance to the CM in the control of the execution of the Court's
      judgments 14

      · 2004/DG2/47 Effective implementation of ECHR - specific aspects related to execution
      of judgments 15

    European Social Charter 18

      · 2004/DG2/35 Respect of the rights guaranteed by the European Social Charter 19

    European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment
    or Punishment (CPT) 21

      · 2004/DG2/34 Preventing the ill-treatment of persons deprived of their liberty 22

    Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities 24

      · 2004/DG2/36 Protection of national minorities by monitoring the implementation of FCNM 25

    European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages 27

      · 2004/DG1/13 Implementation and promotion of the European Charter for Regional or
      Minority Languages 28

    European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) 29

      · 2004/DG2/30 Combating racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and intolerance 30

    Commissioner for Human Rights 32

      · 2005/HRC/437 Promotion of the effective observance and full enjoyment of human rights 34
      · 2005/HRC/588 Raising awareness of Human Rights 35
      · 2005/HRC/593 Legal Advice and Mediation 36
      · 2005/HRC/596 Support and coordination of Ombudsmen and national Human Rights institutions 37

    CM Monitoring (DSP) 39

      · 2005/DSP/509 Supports States in implementing commitments 40
      · 2005/DSP/513 Country-specific monitoring 40
      · 2005/DSP/534 Annual report on compliance with commitments accepted 42

    European Code of Social Security 43

      · 2004/DG3/37 Promoting the principles of the European Code of Social Security 44

    European Convention on the Legal Status of Migrant Workers 46

      · 2005/DG3/441 Enhancing the legal status of migrants 47

    MONEYVAL 48

      · 2004/DG1/78 Anti-money laundering measure evaluation programme (MONEYVAL) 49

    CEPEJ 50

      · 2004/DG1/86 Evaluating and improving efficiency of Justice 51

    Monitoring by other Conventional Committees 52

      · 2004/DG1/161 ETS No 108 - Protection of individuals with regard to the automatic processing of personal data 53
      · 2004/DG1/199 Monitoring the operation of Conventions on Co-operation in the
      criminal field 54

Line of Action 2: Human Rights in Public Policy 55

    Human Rights Law and Policy Development 57

      · 2004/DG2/24 Coherence and synergies in the development of HR law and policy of
      different fora (UN, OSCE, EU..) 58

      · 2005/DG2/444 Promoting ratifications of Protocol No. 12 to the ECHR 59
      · 2004/DG2/25 Legislative Reform/compatibility 60
      · 2004/DG2/28 Substantive legal analysis of human rights issues and input in the
      development of CM on such issues 61

    Improving procedures, mechanisms and remedies 62

      · 2004/DG2/70 Enhancing the Office of the Government Agent to the European Court of Human Rights 64
      · 2004/DG2/71 Promotion of non-judicial mechanisms for the protection of Human Rights 65
      · 2004/DG2/72 Reform of the system of the Convention for the Protection of Human
      Rights and Fundamental Freedoms 66

      · 2004/DG2/73 Securing effective national remedies, including special remedies for
      pilot cases 67

    Human Rights awareness and training 68

      · 2004/DG2/62 Improving access to the case law of the ECHR and findings of other
      HR treaty bodies 70

      · 2004/DG2/63 Preparation of human rights training and awareness materials 71
      · 2004/DG2/65 Awareness and training for the protection of specific rights or specific
      groups 71

      · 2004/DG2/66 Support for civil society structures and activities 72
      · 2004/DG2/67 Training of judges, prosecutors and lawyers 73
      · 2004/DG2/68 Training of law enforcement officials (Police and Human Right programme) 74
      · 2004/DG4/92 Developing standards and materials for democratic citizenship and human rights education (EDC/HRE) 74
      · 2003/DG4/15 Youth promoting human rights and social cohesion 75

    Access to Social Rights 78

      · 2004/DG3/1 Citizens Role in Health 79
      · 2004/DG3/50 Equity in Access to Health Care 80
      · 2004/DG3/51 Promoting effective access to social protection, social services, housing
      and employment 81

    Vulnerable Groups (including ''exploitation of human beings'') 83

      · 2004/DG2/77 Action against trafficking in human beings 84
      · 2004/DG3/52 Access to social rights for people with special needs 85

    Equality and non-discrimination, in particular concerning minorities 86

      · 2004/DG2/76 Protecting and promoting the rights of persons belonging to national
      minorities 87

    Freedom of expression and information 89

      · 2004/DG2/40 Standard-setting and policy assistance on topical issues concerning
      the media 90

      · 2004/DG2/41 Legislative assistance, training, awareness raising 91
      · 2004/DG2/42 Transfrontier Television 92

Line of Action 3: Building a society based on the Rule of Law 95

    Democratic responses to terrorism 97

      · 2004/DG1/120 A legal framework for the fight against terrorism 98

    European standards for crime control 100

      · 2004/DG1/143 Effective measures to fight economic crime 101
      · 2004/DG1/164 Criminal law and policy development, police, prison systems and
      alternatives to imprisonment 103

    Functioning and efficiency of justice 105

      · 2004/DG1/97 Improving the organisation of independent and efficient judicial systems 106
      · 2004/DG1/98 Strengthening the role and training of judicial professions 107

    International law and law making 110

      · 2004/DG1/178 Public international law 111

    Public law 112

      · 2004/DG1/135 Guidelines and standards in the field of nationality, statelessness,
      asylum and refugees 113

      · 2004/DG1/162 Administrative law and administrative justice 115

    Private law and Protection of Children 116

      · 2004/DG1/109 Civil law, commercial law and property law issues 117
      · 2004/DG1/118 Protection and promotion of the best interests of children 118

    Information Offices 119

      · 2004/DGAP/185 Information Offices & contacts and study visits 120

    Operational support for democratic stability 122

      · 2004/DGAP/188 CoE experts' involvement in the implementation of co-operation
      activities in the Chechen Republic 122

Line of Action 4: Promoting Pluralist Democracy and Good Governance 123

    Making Democratic Institutions work 125

      · 2004/DG2/74 Guaranteeing the right of the public to have access to official documents 127
      · 2004/DGAP/538 Good Governance in the Information Society 127
      · 2004/DGAP/283 International & external economic links of the subjects of the Russian Federation 129

    Local and regional democracy 130

      · 2004/DG1/121 Sound institutional framework for local and regional democracy 131
      · 2004/DG1/122 Quality local and regional governance 133
      · 2004/DG1/173 Transfrontier Co-operation 135

    Gender equality for a functioning democracy 138

      · 2004/DG2/31 Balanced participation of women and men in political and public decision making 139
      · 2004/DG2/32 Gender mainstreaming 140
      · 2004/DG2/136 Women's role in the prevention and resolution of conflicts 140
      · 2005/DG2/450 Equality standards and mechanisms 141

    Strengthening the role of civil society in a pluralist democracy 142

      · 2002/DG4/94 Implementing EDC/HRE policies in the framework of the “European Year of Citizenship through Education” 144
      · 2003/DG4/16 Youth participation and democratic citizenship 145
      · 2004/DGAP/81 Democratic Leadership Programme (DLP) 147
      · 2004/DGAP/83 Civil Society Initiatives 147
      · 2004/DGAP/124 Network of Schools of Political Studies 148

    Field support 149

      · 2004/DGAP/146 Secretariat Field Presence 150

Line of Action 5: Technological development, Human Dignity and Democracy 151

    Bioethics, biomedicine and genetics 153

      · 2004/DG1/129 Bioethics 154

    Health care and Quality standards 156

      · 2004/DG3/55 Promotion and Elaboration of Ethical Standards 157

    Information and Communication Technologies 159

      · 2004/DG2/33 Combating dissemination of illicit or harmful content on the Internet 160

Line of Action 6: Building stable and cohesive societies 161

    Promoting Social Cohesion in Europe 163

      · 2004/DG3/58 Children and Families 164
      · 2004/DG3/149 Social Cohesion Strategy 166
      · 2004/DG3/150 Impact of demographic trends on social cohesion 167

    Roma and Travellers 168

      · 2004/DG3/56 Develop National Policies for Roma and Travellers 169
      · 2002/DG4/93 Education for Roma/Gypsy children 171

    Confidence-building in civil society 172

      · 2004/DGAP/85 Confidence-building Measures (CBM) Programme 173

    Intercultural dialogue 174

      · 2003/DG4/89 Intercultural Dialogue and conflict prevention (ICD) 176
      · 2004/DG4/158 Youth building peace and intercultural dialogue 177
      · 2002/DG4/107 The challenge of intercultural education today: religious diversity and
      dialogue in Europe 178

      · 2003/DG4/95 History Education and its contribution to democratic society and
      citizenship 180

      · 2002/DG4/96 Teaching Remembrance - Education for the prevention of crimes against humanity 181
      · 2003/DG4/38 Tools for promoting linguistic diversity in Europe 182
      · 2005/DG4/518 Integrated policies for intercultural dialogue and conflict prevention 183

    Migration 184

      · 2005/DG3/439 Integration Policy and Practice 185
      · 2005/DG3/440 Managing Migration 186

    Action against violence and insecurity 188

      · 2004/DG2/75 Violence against women 189
      · 2005/DG1/537 Violence against children 190

Line of Action 7: Promoting European cultural identity and diversity 193

    50th Anniversary of the European Cultural Convention 195

      · 2005/DG4/519 50th Anniversary of the European Cultural Convention 196

    Cultural creativity, identity and diversity 198

      · 2005/DG4/434 Cultural policies and European citizenship 199
      · 2005/DG4/435 Cultural action and economic and social development 200

    European cultural heritage as the foundation of memory and shared belonging 201

      · 2005/DG4/479 Promote European identities through culture and heritage 202
      · 2005/DG4/480 Heritage policies in a changing society 203

    Sustainable development 205

      · 2004/DG4/200 Natural heritage and biological diversity 206
      · 2003/DG4/110 Landscape policies and sustainable spatial development 207
      · 2003/DG4/111 Development of communities through cultural heritage 208

Line of Action 8: Europe's future through Education and Youth 211

    European dimension of school and out-of-school education: policies and practice 213

      · 2003/DG4/99 European dimension of education policies and programmes 214
      · 2003/DG4/39 Policies for plurilingualism 215
      · 2004/DG4/184 European dimension in training of practising educators (2005) 216
      · 1992/DG4/101 Reform of education legislation and structures in priority countries 217

    Towards a European higher education area 219

      · 2000/DG4/152 Policies for European Higher Education reform / Bologna process 220
      · 1994/DG4/104 Recognition of qualifications and academic mobility 221
      · 2003/DG4/105 Public responsibility for Higher Education / GATS 223
      · 2003/DG4/106 Higher education governance 223

    Youth Policies 225

      · 2003/DG4/18 Youth policy development and research 226
      · 2003/DG4/19 Quality development and support measures 228

    The importance of sport in modern society, including the two convention mechanisms 230

      · 2003/DG4/20 Sport for All in Europe 231
      · 2004/DG4/186 Spectator Violence Convention: Ridding sport of hooliganism (2005) 233
      · 2004/DG4/187 Anti-doping Convention: Engaging in the combat against doping (2005) 234

Common Provisions 237

General Management Expenditure 241

    General Management Expenditure 243

      · 2005/DG1/148 General Management Expenditure DGI 244
      · 2005/DG2/136 General Management Expenditure DGII 245
      · 2005/DG3/150 General Management Expenditure DGIII 246
      · 2005/DG4/151 General Management Expenditure DGIV 247

    Directorate of Strategic Planning 248

      · 2005/DSP/159 Planning and Evaluation of the Programme of Activities 249
      · 2005/DSP/149 Design and Co-ordination of Co-operation Programmes 250
      · 2005/DSP/161 DSP General Management Expenditure and CoE Resource Mobilisation 252

Summary Budgetary Tables - Comparison 2005/2004 253

Co-operation activities – Synoptic Tables by Country/Region 261

Explanatory note

The Programme of Activities for 2005, which was approved by the Committee of Ministers at the 909th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (15 December 2004), is presented in an almost identical way to the Programme for 2004. It is built around eight Lines of Action, with subordinate Programmes covering a specific area of intervention within a Line of Action, and projects detailing the practical steps by which the Organisation will seek to fulfil Programme objectives and thus its wider mission.

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

As in 2004, the Programme has been planned through the application of the project management methodology (PMM), incorporating the principles of results-based budgeting, and all projects are presented in a LogFrame (Logical Framework Matrix) format. There have been two changes to this LogFrame for 2005, namely to align PMM terminology and the Results-based budgeting (RBB) method being applied to other parts of the budget in 2005, by changing the 2004 PMM Project term 'Specific Objective' to a now standardised 'Expected result and “evaluation criteria” to “performance indicators”'. It should also be noted that in the 2005 Programme the RBB principles have been applied to the General Management Expenditures heading and RBB LogFrames have therefore been presented for each DG.

The 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?
Expected results By which practical steps is the project going to achieve its objective?
Performance indicators 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 Directorate General in charge and a digital number (e.g. 2001/DG3/121). These project identification numbers are designed to 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 items of information are also 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. As will be seen, however, Programmes can be run by more than one DG and are therefore increasingly open for transversal co-operation.

The term Mechanism, as one of the main components of the Programme of Activities, 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. Two supplementary mechanisms have been incorporated in the 2005 Programme: CM Monitoring and the programme of the Human Rights Commissioner. 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.

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

This Line of Action mainly covers judicial, independent and treaty-based monitoring mechanisms: judicial at the level of the European Court of Human Rights, independent as concerns the European Social Charter, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, and the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, and intergovernmental with regard to, for example, the European Code of Social Security, the European Convention on the Legal Status of Migrant Workers, anti-money laundering measures, and the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice, together with monitoring by other Conventional Committees. In 2005, the programme of the Commissioner for Human Rights and the CM monitoring mechanism have also been added to this Line of Action. The aim in regrouping these mechanisms is to ensure that there is a direct link between verification of compliance with commitments and remedial or developmental work undertaken by the Organisation.

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 judgments
    · 2004/DG2/47 Effective implementation of ECHR – specific aspects related to execution of judgments

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

Commissioner for Human Rights

    · 2005/HRC/437 Promotion of the effective observance and full enjoyment of Human Rights
    · 2005/HRC/588 Raising awareness of Human Rights
    · 2005/HRC/593 Legal Advice and Mediation
    · 2005/HRC/596 Support and coordination of Ombudsmen and national Human Rights institutions

CM Monitoring (DSP)

    · 2005/DSP/509 Support States in implementing commitments
    · 2005/DSP/513 Country-specific monitoring
    · 2005/DSP/534 Annual report on compliance with commitments accepted

European Code of Social Security

    · 2004/DG3/37 Promoting the principles of the European Code of Social Security

European Convention on the Legal Status of Migrant Workers

    · 2005/DG3/441 Enhancing the legal status of migrants

MONEYVAL

    · 2004/DG1/78 Anti-money laundering measure evaluation programme (MONEYVAL)

CEPEJ

    · 2004/DG1/86 Evaluating 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

Judicial Mechanism
Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms: Court's judgments and execution
Objectives
Implementation of the judgments of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Introduction
The European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and its protocols lay down a Pan-European minimum standard to be respected by governments as regards the functioning of democracy (e.g. freedom of speech, right to regular elections, freedom of association...), the respect of the rule of law (e.g. right to effective domestic remedies and in particular right of access to an independent and impartial court and to a fair and public hearing in a number of specific situations), and human rights (e.g. right to life, prohibition of torture and forced labour, right to security of person, right to respect for private and family life...).

Respect of the Convention and, in particular, of the Court's judgments, is a crucial element of the Council of Europe's system for the protection of human rights, rule of law and democracy and, hence, for democratic stability and European unification.

The fundamental importance of full, proper and timely execution of judgments has been emphasised on numerous occasions over the years by the Committee of Ministers as well as by the Parliamentary Assembly (see recently e.g. the European Ministerial Conference on Human Rights in Rome in November 2000 and the 109th and 114th Ministerial sessions in Strasbourg in November 2001 and May 2004 respectively and the Parliamentary Assembly's Resolution 1226 (2000) and Recommendation 1477 (2000) on ''Execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights'', as well as numerous parliamentary questions). It may also be noted that, at its 114th session, the Committee of Ministers adopted Resolution (2004)3 on judgments revealing an underlying systemic problem, with the objective of facilitating the speedy execution of such judgments. Furthermore, Protocol No. 14 to the Convention, adopted at the same session, introduces a number of innovations regarding the CM powers to supervise execution, all of which are designed to enhance the effectiveness of the execution process.

The present programme relates to the control of the states' respect of their obligation to abide by the judgments of the Court (Article 46 (1) of the Convention). This control is the responsibility of the Committee of Ministers (Article 46 (2) of the Convention) and includes ensuring that:

- payment of any just satisfaction decided by the Court is made as ordered;
- individual measures are, where necessary, taken in order to ensure that the injured party be put, as far as possible, in the same situation as she or he enjoyed prior to the violation of the Convention : these measures may consist of re-opening of proceedings at national level, granting of a resident permit, striking-out of criminal records, etc.;
- general measures are, where necessary, adopted in order to avoid new similar violations of the Convention: these measures may consist of constitutional, legislative or regulatory amendments, a change in administrative practice or in case-law, publication and/or dissemination of the Court's judgment.
Other Structures
Committee of Ministers

Judicial Mechanism Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

1,458,100
10,400
0
1,468,500

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/48 - Assistance to the CM in the control of the execution of the Court's judgments

--

 

2004/DG2/47 - Effective implementation of ECHR – specific aspects related to execution of judgments

--

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

1,353,800
4,200
0
1,358,000

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/48 - Assistance to the CM in the control of the execution of the Court's judgments

0

 

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

--

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG2/48   Assistance to the CM in the control of the execution of the Court's judgments

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin The CM's execution control started in 1952 and will continue as long as the ECHR is in force. The programme objective is the same since the beginning of the ECHR system

Year  2005

Contact   NAGEL, Günter

Operational --

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Effective and speedy implementation of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights by respondent states

Execution measures required are rapidly taken and the public and other interested parties are rapidly informed thereof

 

Information received on execution measures and their effects, action and reports from other bodies and institutions, case-law of the Court and practice of CM

 

States wish to maintain and improve ECHR system.
Court doctrine of stare decisis.
Cooperation with relevant international/ national organisations/ bodies 

Expected Result 1
The situation in respondent state is rapidly and efficiently brought in line with ECHR pan-European standard as defined in judgment

The time required to bring national legal or other situation (e.g. prison conditions) into conformity with ECHR standard as defined in the Court's judgment is reduced.
The measures adopted (their capacity to prevent new similar violations) are efficient (at least 90% efficient) 

Information received on execution measures and their effects, action and reports from other bodies and institutions, case-law of the Court and practice of CM 

Idem 

Expected Result 2
The applicant receives adequate and timely redress

Payment of any just satisfaction awarded within time limit set and in accordance with judgment.
Further redress is rapidly given where the just satisfaction awarded by Court cannot erase all consequences of the violation (liberation from prison, reopening of proceedings, residence permit etc…) 

Information received on execution measures and their effects, action and reports from other bodies and institutions, case-law of the Court and practice of CM 

Idem 

Project   2004/DG2/47   Effective implementation of ECHR – specific aspects related to execution of judgments

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/07 (48 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin European Convention on Human Rights

Year  2005

Contact   NAGEL, Günter

Operational --

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
An increasingly efficient, coherent approach is taken to the execution of judgments and related issues

Time taken to execute judgments decreases compared with current levels.
Quality of measures taken is improved.
Current levels of transparency of the collective supervision of execution of judgments are maintained or improved.
Relevant information is shared with other CoE bodies and other institutions 

Statistical data from CMIS database.
Court's analysis, if any, of reforms in subsequent judgments.
Reports of outside institutions referring to measures taken.
Documents prepared for DH meetings 

Collective supervision of execution still seen as means to promote human rights, rule of law and principles of democracy in Europe.
States adhere to commitments made in recent Ministerial declarations 

Expected Result 1
Implementation of CM Recommendations relating to the execution of judgments is improved

Legislative or administrative changes are progressively introduced by contracting parties in line with Recommendations 

Information received as to changes to legislation or administrative rules or practices, or as to developments in individual cases (e.g. reopening of proceedings) where appropriate 

Political will of contracting parties 

Expected Result 2
Appropriate responses to slow or negligent execution or non-execution of judgments are developed

CM adopts measures in specific cases of slow or negligent execution or non-execution of judgments, notably by reference to action plans foreseen under new working methods.
Respondent states execute such judgments.
Publication of memorandum on the subject is approved by CM 

Interim Resolutions.
Correspondence with authorities of respondent states.
Information received as to measures taken.
Decisions of CM 

Agreement is reached among contracting parties as to what responses may be appropriate in such cases.
New working methods adopted in April 2004 continue to apply 

Expected Result 3
Execution results are more rapidly identified and an action plan for adopting individual and general measures is drawn up where needed

In new final cases, within 6 months of the CM's first examination at latest, action plans are adopted wherever necessary, indicating
- the necessary execution measures and expected results;
- a time-frame for their adoption.
In other cases such action plans are adopted wherever necessary 

Action plans adopted.
CM resolutions and decisions.
Other relevant information received.
Statistics and data in CMIS database.
Correspondence with authorities of respondent states 

New working methods (April 2004) continue to apply.
Relevant information received in due time, where necessary in an official language.
Cooperation and synergy of relevant CoE structures 

Expected Result 4
Information on execution of judgments is more readily accessible to concerned parties, notably as foreseen in new working methods

Information provided by respondent states is made available to other delegations in a time-frame and format permitting the effective exercise of collective supervision.
Appropriate interface is progressively developed, including publication of reports from CMIS 

Annotated Agendas, memoranda and other supporting documents produced for DH meetings.

Web interface of Council of Europe 

New working methods continue to apply.

Continued interest of CM in development of an appropriate interface.
Availability of continued assistance from the Court in developing CMIS 

Expected Result 5
Information on execution of judgments is made more transparent and accessible to the public

Press releases are issued concerning supervision of execution by CM and important developments occurring (e.g. interim resolutions).
The website of the Department for the Execution of Judgments is progressively set up.
80% of requests for talks to be given to interested groups are accepted 

Internet site of Council of Europe.
Press articles taking up relevant information.
Internet site of Council of Europe.

Internal records of requests + programmes of relevant seminars 

Interest from the press

 

Expected Result 6
Broader implications of states' respect of their obligation to execute judgments are taken into account by relevant actors

PACE forwards questions to CM concerning execution of judgments in important cases.
CoE monitoring bodies take compliance with obligation to execute judgments into account in relevant assessments.
EU bodies and other European or international institutions take execution of judgments into account when assessing CoE member states' performance in areas of HR, democracy and rule of law 

Parliamentary Assembly records.

Reports of relevant bodies.

European Commission assessments of candidate states, partnership and other agreements, reports, recommendations 

CM approval where necessary of access of relevant bodies to information concerning the execution of judgments 

Expected Result 7
Timely assistance is provided for the election of judges to the European Court of Human Rights

CM forwards suitable candidacies to the Parliamentary Assembly in due time 

CM records 

Member states forward candidacies in accordance with CM and PACE requirements 

Independent Mechanism
European Social Charter
Objectives
To control the application of the ESC, its Protocol No 1 and the revised ESC by the States Party to these treaties and to examine the collective complaints submitted under the Protocol providing for a system of collective complaints with a view to guaranteeing the social rights of all individuals in member countries of the CoE.
Introduction
The European Social Charter, a treaty which was opened for signature in Turin on 18 October 1961, guarantees fundamental social and economic rights, thereby complementing and matching the European Convention on Human Rights. Three Protocols to the Charter have been adopted:

- Protocol No. 1, of 1988, adding new rights to the list of those guaranteed;
- Protocol No. 2, of 1991, reforming the supervisory machinery;
- Protocol No. 3, of 1995, providing for a system of collective complaints

Furthermore, after complete revision, the Charter of 1961 is gradually being replaced by the revised European Social Charter which was adopted in 1996 and entered into force on 1 July 1999.

The Contracting Parties must submit reports on the application of the Charter or the revised Charter. These reports are examined by the European Committee of Social Rights, a committee of independent experts which conducts a legal assessment of the extent to which States have respected their commitments. The Governmental Committee then prepares the Committee of Ministers' decisions by selecting situations on which recommendations should be made to the Contracting Parties. It should be underlined that the Committee of Ministers has given both committees deadlines for the completion of their work.

Furthermore, since 1 July 1998 collective complaints concerning alleged violations of the Social Charter by the Contracting Parties may be lodged with the European Committee of Social Rights.

In recent years, a large number of states have ratified the Social Charter instruments, currently bringing the number to 34 Contracting Parties to the Charter (17) or the revised Charter (17). Since the Charter is one of the core human rights instruments, the signature and ratification of which forms part of the commitments in the context of accession to the Council of Europe, it is expected that further signatures and ratifications will occur before the end of 2005 and at the beginning of 2006.

The increase in the number of Parties to the Charter instruments has had implications in terms of both the workload of the European Committee of Social Rights, its working methods and the relevant expertise within its midst.

Significant efforts have been made to rationalise and streamline the working methods over the past few years in order to anticipate the rapid expansion in the number of Contracting Parties and the heavy increase in the workload. These efforts continue in 2005 with a view to maintaining operational capacity. Particular focus will be given to the creation of a third working group within the European Committee of Social Rights, in order to meet the challenges of the increase in the number of ratifications and of the increased number of the collective complaints.

In addition, and still within the framework of rationalising working methods, the European Committee of Social Rights will continue to implement the new Article 22 procedure, as decided by the Committee of Ministers (reports concerning provisions of the revised European Social Charter which are not accepted). In 2005, this will concern states which have ratified the revised European Social Charter in 2000. The aim will be to establish contacts with the competent authorities of the state concerned and to obtain an increase in the number of accepted provisions.

Following the decision of the Committee of Ministers in May 2001 (751st meeting), the European Committee of Social Rights will, effective as from 1 January 2005, be composed of 15 members. The two new seats thus created will be filled through elections taking place in the autumn of 2004 (at the same time as other vacant seats).
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR)
Governmental Committee
Other Structures
Committee of Ministers
Independent Mechanism Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

1,226,600
256,200
580,400
2,063,200

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/35 - Respect of the rights guaranteed by the European Social Charter

580,400

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

1,102,900
288,700
563,400
1,955,000

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/35 - Respect of the rights guaranteed by the European Social Charter

552,700

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

10,700

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG2/35   Respect of the rights guaranteed by the European Social Charter

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin The European Social Charter, a treaty which opened for signature in Turin on 18 October 1961, protects the fundamental social and economic rights, thereby complementing the European Convention on Human Rights

Year  2005

Contact   BRILLAT, Régis

Operational 580,400

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
To ensure that law and practice in the Contracting Parties is in conformity with the European Social Charter (ESC)

Amendment of law and practice when necessary, reference to the ESC by the national jurisdictions and by the relevant professional groups, reference to the ESC on the international level

National official reports, judgments by national jurisdictions, debates in Parliaments, declarations made by delegations at the Governmental Committee or at the Committee of Ministers 

Willingness of the Contracting Parties to take the ESC into consideration and, when necessary, amend legislation and practice 

Expected Result 1
National reports on the application of the ESC are processed efficiently, with a view to supervising conformity of national situations

Examination of the 33 reports submitted by States.
Reaching conclusions on the conformity of national situations, respecting deadlines 

Publication of the Conclusions by the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR).
The report of the Governmental Committee.
Resolutions and possible recommendations by the Committee of Ministers 

Observance of deadlines by States for the submission of national reports 

Expected Result 2
Registered collective complaints in order to supervise conformity with the ESC are processed efficiently

Examination of collective complaints.
Reaching decisions on admissibility and on the merits of complaints, respecting deadlines (6 months for admissibility - 1 year for merits, on average) 

ECSR's admissibility decisions and decisions on the merits in collective complaints transmitted to States and published (including on the Internet and on the HUDOC database) 

Observance of deadlines by the parties to collective complaints 

Expected Result 3
Commitment of States to the ESC is increased, in particular through the Article 22 procedure

At least two Contracting Parties accept a greater number of provisions.
At least 2 additional ratifications and 2 signatures.
At least one more Contracting Party accepts to be bound by the collective complaints Protocol 

Notifications by States of acceptance of additional provisions.
Instruments of ratifications Signatures 

Domestic political support in the countries concerned.
Availability of additional resources from Joint Programmes and/or voluntary contributions 

Expected Result 4
Awareness of the ESC in the relevant professional groups as well as in the general public is increased

Increase in number of external demands for information and for participation in colloquies and meetings.
Increase in number of external publications on the ESC.
Increase in number of ''hits'' on the ESC website.
Inclusion of the ESC as a topic in university curricula 

Internal project statistics.
Publications on the ESC in non-official languages.
ESC website (pageview reports).
University curricula 

Willingness of States to support translation work.
Support from NGOs.
Universities prioritize social rights topics 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR)
Governmental Committee

Other Structures
Committee of Ministers

Independent Mechanism
European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT)
Objectives
To monitor, on the spot, the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty with a view to reinforcing their protection against ill-treatment.
Introduction
Respect for physical and mental integrity lies at the heart of human rights protection. The treatment of persons deprived of their liberty provides a litmus test of the extent to which a state respects human dignity. By adopting on 26 June 1989 the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the member states of the Council of Europe have shown their commitment to ensure the highest protection to persons deprived of their liberty against all forms of ill-treatment.

To this effect, the Convention set up a proactive and standing control mechanism for the treatment of such persons by the States Parties, which operates in the field. This monitoring is entrusted to a body of independent experts, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT). It is carried out by means of periodic visits and visits required in the circumstances (ad hoc) to places of deprivation of liberty: police stations, prisons, holding centres for foreigners, military detention facilities, homes for the elderly, the disabled or minors, etc. The visits are the driving force behind the action to prevent ill-treatment. They are the basis of the confidential reports sent to states on the facts found during visits and the practical recommendations made by the CPT to improve the situation of persons deprived of their liberty.

With the continuous expansion of the CPT's fields of operations and the necessity to enhance its capacity to react rapidly to emerging situations as they arise, it is crucial that the CPT is able to increase every year its visit days in the field. This implies the continuation of a correlative reinforcement of its secretariat in order to implement the programme of visits foreseen.

Visits also trigger and stimulate the proactive, continuous and confidential dialogue the CPT maintains with national authorities with a view to implementing its recommendations. Between visits, in order to ensure the follow-up of its recommendations and that benefit is drawn from any momentum for change, that possible obstacles to the implementation of its recommendations are identified and states are assisted in overcoming them, the CPT organises, when necessary, high level talks with national authorities.

The CPT continues to involve itself in an active policy of promotion of the standards it has developed concerning the manner in which persons deprived of their liberty ought to be treated; these standards are the fruit of the experience gained by its presence in the field. With this policy, the CPT contributes to raising awareness of the organisation's priority activities in preventing torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

The terms of this programme derive from the Convention and the mandate conferred on the committee.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT)

Independent Mechanism Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

1,871,900
872,300
1,461,400
4,205,600

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/34 - Preventing the ill-treatment of persons deprived of their liberty

1,461,400

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

1,679,700
853,000
1,428,500
3,961,200

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/34 - Preventing the ill-treatment of persons deprived of their liberty

1,328,600

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

99,900

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG2/34   Preventing the ill-treatment of persons deprived of their liberty

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin International treaty adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 26 June 1989. Its aim is to reinforce the protection of persons deprived of their liberty by setting up a proactive and standing control mechanism (the CPT) for the treatment of such persons which operates by means of visits to places of detention.

Year  2005

Contact   MAYER, Geneviève

Operational 1,461,400

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
To ensure the implementation of the CPT's recommendations to prevent ill-treatment of persons deprived of their liberty

Changes to national legislation and practices and to conditions of detention, in the light of the recommendations made by the CPT in its visit reports 

Visit reports transmitted by the CPT and national authorities responses made public at the request of the States.
Recourse or not by the CPT to a public statement 

Willingness of States to implement the CPT's recommendations 

Expected Result 1
The CPT's presence in the field IS increased and its capacity enhanced to react rapidly to emergency situations as they arise

Organisation of 185 visit days (periodic and ad hoc visits) in at least 20 States 

Press release at the end of 2004 announcing the CPT's programme of periodic visits for 2005.
News flash/press release at the end of each visit on the CPT's website/ Council of Europe's portal 

 

Expected Result 2
A proactive ongoing dialogue with States on the effective implementation of the CPT's recommendations is maintained

In the context of high level talks with national authorities, identified possible obstacles to the implementation of the CPT's recommendations and means required to overcome them 

CPT's general report on activities for 2005 

States agree to high level talks proposed by the CPT 

Expected Result 3
The CPT's standards on the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty are proactively promoted and disseminated

Publication requests of visit reports from States, including in national languages.
At least 30 contact meetings with other organisations (international, non governmental) working in the same field as the CPT, including participation in seminars, conferences.
Distribution of 1000 information packs in 15 languages.
Distribution of 5000 updated CD-ROMs with all CPT public documents.
Better multi-channel publication of CPT documents 

CPT website.

Purchase orders and programmes of seminars/ conferences.

Distribution records.

Distribution records.

Use of XML for production process of CPT reports 

States request at the earliest opportunity the publication of the reports transmitted by the CPT and provide a translation in their national language together with an electronic version 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT)

Other Structures
Bureau of the CPT
Medical working group
Jurisprudence working group
Pilot group of advisors

Independent Mechanism
Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
Objectives
To protect and promote the rights of persons belonging to national minorities based on the standards and the monitoring mechanisms under the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.
Introduction
The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) is the concrete result of the decision of the Vienna Summit of Heads of State and Government in October 1993 to enter into political and legal commitments relating to the protection of national minorities in Europe. Opened for signature on 1st February 1995, it entered into force on 1st February 1998. Its importance as one of the core pan-European instruments of the Council of Europe is attested to in texts of the Second Summit (see the Final Declaration), the Committee of Ministers (see the Declaration of 10 December 1998) and the European Ministerial Conference on Human Rights (Rome, 3-4 November 2000) (see Resolution No. 2). Likewise, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has systematically stressed the importance of this Convention and its monitoring mechanism, most recently in its Recommendation 1623 (2003) on Rights of national minorities. This is moreover underlined by the fact that, at the end of May 2004, 35 states had ratified or acceded to the Convention.

Under the monitoring mechanism established under the Framework Convention, an Advisory Committee of 18 independent experts must analyse and adopt an opinion on each country on the basis of a state report that is due one year after the entry into force of the Framework Convention in respect of the Party concerned and thereafter every five years. These opinions are then submitted to the Committee of Ministers, which is to adopt conclusions and possible recommendations. The state reports and the conclusions and recommendations of the Committee of Ministers are public, as are the opinions of the Advisory Committee as a general rule. In addition to periodic reports, the Advisory Committee may suggest to the Committee of Ministers that an ad hoc report be requested from a Party and be involved in the monitoring of the follow-up given to the conclusions and recommendations resulting from the monitoring cycle.

By the end of May 2004, the Advisory Committee had received 34 out of 35 state reports for analysis and opinion in the first monitoring cycle. For the second monitoring cycle, the Advisory Committee should receive by the end of 2005 27 state reports. By the end of May 2004 a total of 6 state reports for this cycle had been received.

The analysis of the reports is carried out initially in the country-specific working groups of the Advisory Committee. In addition to the governments concerned, these working groups establish contacts with civil society so as to have comprehensive information on the country at issue. Furthermore, these working groups have been frequently invited to visit the countries under examination to meet with governmental and independent sources. These visits have been considered useful and effective by all Parties concerned. Six visits were conducted in 2003 and 7 visits are envisaged for 2004 and 8 visits are envisaged for 2005. By the end of May 2004, 34 opinions of the Advisory Committee had been adopted.

It is generally agreed that the focus should now be on the proper implementation of the Framework Convention by Parties and on the effective functioning of the monitoring mechanism given the rapid increase in the number of Parties and ensuing expansion of the Advisory Committee's monitoring activity. Maintaining its operational capacity and meeting the challenge of the rapid increase in its workload is a matter of constant concern for the Advisory Committee which accordingly keeps its working methods under regular review to that effect. For its part, the Committee of Ministers has continued to keep pace with the flow of opinions received from the Advisory Committee and has adopted a total of 25 Resolutions concerning States Parties by the end of May 2004. Priority will now need to be given to the monitoring under the second cycle and to follow-up to the results of the monitoring under the first cycle in order to ensure the effective implementation of the Framework Convention in States Parties. In its Resolutions, the Committee of Ministers has given the Advisory Committee a central role in carrying out this follow-up.
Other Structures
Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (AC-FCNM)
Committee of Ministers
Independent Mechanism Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

724,800
144,300
220,000
1,089,100

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/36 - Protection of national minorities by monitoring the implementation of FCNM

220,000

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

521,200
123,300
217,600
862,100

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/36 - Protection of national minorities by monitoring the implementation of FCNM

203,100

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

14,500

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG2/36   Protection of national minorities by monitoring the implementation of FCNM

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

Year  2005

Contact   KORKEAKIVI, Antti

Operational 220,000

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Ensure member states comply with obligations under the FCNM

Examination of State Reports from 27 countries in second cycle.
Changes in laws and practice in countries to comply with standards under the FCNM and with individual recommendations of the Advisory Committee and the Committee of Ministers 

Reports submitted by States Party.
Laws, regulations, policies and practices adopted in States.
Reports by IGOs and NGOs and also by other in-house sectors in the Council of Europe 

Willingness of public authorities to report and implement standards under the FCNM, including in the light of monitoring results 

Expected Result 1
The protection of the rights of persons belonging to national minorities under the FCNM is monitored

Evaluation on the basis of 27 reports to be submitted by States Party in second cycle, 8 visits to be carried out, 8 opinions to be adopted by the Advisory Committee, 8 Resolutions to be adopted by the Committee of Ministers, 6 follow-up conferences as part of the monitoring 

Reports submitted by States Party.
Opinions adopted by the Advisory Committee.
Resolutions adopted by the Committee of Ministers.
Follow-up conferences organised with States Party 

Readiness of Governments to comply with reporting obligations under the FCNM 

Expected Result 2
Participation of national minorities in the monitoring process under the FCNM is facilitated

Number of national minority groups:
a) implicated in preparation of State Reports
b) involved in visits of Advisory Committee
c) submitting alternative reports
d) involved in preparing comments on Advisory Committee's Opinions
e) involved in follow-up conferences
f) involved in other activities linked to implementation of the FCNM 

State Reports, alternative reports submitted by minority organisations, Secretariat mission reports, information from the web 

Adequate funding of civil society actors 

Independent Mechanism
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
Objectives
To preserve and promote regional or minority languages and contribute to their positive development by increasing their use in written and oral form in the fields of education, administration and public services, judicial authorities, media, social and economic life, cultural activities and transfrontier exchanges.
Introduction
The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages entered into force on 1 March 1998. As of 30 June 2004, it had been signed by 30 states of which 17 had already ratified it. Further ratifications are expected in the course of 2005.

This convention provides for a mechanism of control consisting of an independent committee of experts composed of one member per Party and having the role of evaluating the application of the Charter within a Party. Each Party has to present, at three-yearly intervals, periodical reports containing a description of the policy and measures that it is implementing in pursuance of its obligations. This enables the state concerned regularly to monitor and improve the policy and practice applied to the regional or minority languages used on its territory. Having examined those reports, as well as other relevant information, and having organised 'on-the-spot visits of a delegation of the committee to a Party to gather further information, the committee of experts prepares its own evaluation report, including proposals for recommendations to be made by the Committee of Ministers to the Party concerned. In 2004, the committee of experts worked on initial periodical reports as well as second periodical reports. This is based on the treaty's provision that States Parties are to submit periodical reports every three years. The committee is therefore required to evaluate the three-yearly reports and organise follow-up on the spot visits to the respective countries.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
Committee of Independent Experts of the ECRML
Other Structures
Committee of Ministers
Independent Mechanism Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

294,900
90,000
238,200
623,100

Operational Detail
 

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

238,200

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

268,300
83,000
237,300
588,600

Operational Detail
 

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

237,300

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

Logframes:

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

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG I Legal Affairs
Origin European Charter for Regional and minority languages

Year  2005

Contact   BLAIR, Philip / JENSDOTTIR, Regina / CAPELLO, Anna

Operational 238,200

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
By means of the Charter, improve member states' legislation, implementation and practice in co-operation with civil society

National situations are evaluated in accordance with the monitoring procedure established by the Charter.
States Party make changes to national legislation, language policy and practice.
NGOs contribute to the functioning of the monitoring mechanism 

Reports and documentation of the monitoring mechanism of the Charter.
Laws amended or adopted.
Number of new states party to the Charter 

States are willing to co-operate in the monitoring mechanism and implement the Recommendations of the Committee of Ministers.
NGOs take an active part in the monitoring mechanism 

Expected Result 1
Implementation of the Charter's provisions is monitored

Evaluation reports are adopted by the Committee of Experts on the States Parties whose periodical reports have been submitted during the previous calendar year 

Meeting reports of the Committee of Experts 

Timely presentation of answers to questionnaires.
Possibility of organising on the spot visits.
Active participation of NGOs 

Expected Result 2
Increases commitment of member states to be bound by the Charter

Additional states have signed and ratified the Charter 

Deposit of signatures and instruments of ratification 

Adequate political will 

Expected Result 3
Increased awareness of the Charter, and encourage participation of public authorities and NGOs in the monitoring mechanism

The input from NGOs is maintained and improved.
The Charter features in the press and academia at European and national levels.
All the evaluation reports are published and distributed 

Comments registered by the Secretariat.
Articles published in national media on the Charter 

Existence of specialised NGOs.
Access of the Secretariat to all relevant national media 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
Committee of Independent Experts of the ECRML

Independent Mechanism
European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)
Objectives
To combat phenomena of racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and intolerance at the level of greater Europe and in the perspective of the protection of human rights.
Introduction
The fight against racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and intolerance lies at the very core of the Council of Europe's mission. The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) is a body which was established by the first Summit of Heads of State and Government of Council of Europe member states to that effect. The decision to establish ECRI is contained in the Vienna Declaration, adopted by the first Summit on 9 October 1993. Following recommendations of the European Conference against Racism (Strasbourg, October 2000) and of the European Ministerial Conference on Human Rights (Rome, November 2000) calling for the reinforcement of ECRI, the Committee of Ministers adopted, on 13 June 2002 by Resolution (2002)8, a new Statute for ECRI, thereby consolidating its role as an independent human rights monitoring body specialised in questions relating to racism and intolerance.

In accordance with its Statute, ECRI is composed of members appointed one from each member state of the Council of Europe. The members of ECRI serve in their individual capacity and are independent and impartial. ECRI implements a programme composed of three aspects: country-by-country approach; work on general themes; relations with civil society.

In the framework of its country-by-country approach, ECRI monitors phenomena of racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and intolerance by closely examining the situation in each of the member states of the Council of Europe and drawing up reports containing specific recommendations as to how each country might deal with problems identified. A contact visit is organised to the country concerned before the preparation of the report. ECRI's report is first transmitted in the form of draft text to the member state concerned for a process of confidential dialogue with the national authorities of the country. The content of the report is reviewed in the light of the dialogue, before adoption in its final form and transmission by ECRI to the government of the member state concerned, through the intermediary of the Committee of Ministers. The report is then made public, unless the government in question is expressly against its publication. The country-by-country approach deals with all member states of the Council of Europe on equal footing. The work is taking place in 4/5-year cycles, covering 9/10 countries by year. The reports of the first round were completed at the end of 1998 and those of the second round at the end of 2002. Work on third round started in January 2003. The third round reports focus on ''implementation''. They examine if ECRI's main recommendations from previous reports have been followed and implemented, and if so, with what degree of success and effectiveness. The third round reports deal also with ''specific issues'', chosen according to the different situations in the various countries, and examined in more depth in each report.

In the framework of its work on general themes, ECRI adopts General Policy Recommendations addressed to all member states. They provide guidelines on general themes which have a particular importance in the fight against racism and intolerance. Their aim is to ensure the development of legal and political strategies for combating racism and racial discrimination.

In the framework of its relations with civil society, ECRI implements a programme of action with a view to spreading as widely as possible its anti-racism message in relevant spheres at international, national and local level. In this context, ECRI organises activities aimed at promoting dialogue and mutual respect among the general public as well as awareness-raising and information activities.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)
Independent Mechanism Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

470,300
193,500
510,400
1,174,200

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/30 - Combating racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and intolerance

510,400

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

453,700
180,500
504,700
1,138,900

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/30 - Combating racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and intolerance

463,800

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

40,900

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG2/30   Combating racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and intolerance

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin Statute of ECRI adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 13 June 2002 (Resolution Res(2002)8)

Year  2005

Contact   GACHET, Isil

Operational 510,400

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Ensure the implementation of ECRI's recommendations by member states

Changes in the laws and practices of member states 

Laws, policies and practices adopted in the states.
Reports of contact visits in the countries.
Section on ''implementation'' in ECRI's third round monitoring reports 

Political will of the governments 

Expected Result 1
Country-by-country monitoring of racism and racial discrimination is carried out

The situation in nine member states is examined.
Third round country monitoring reports for nine member states are finalised and adopted 

Documentary research.
Visits in the countries.
Confidential dialogue with national authorities.
Country-specific reports adopted by ECRI 

Co-operation of national authorities 

Expected Result 2
General recommendations containing guidelines in the field of combating racism addressed to member states are prepared

A new ECRI General Policy Recommendation on a topical theme in the fight against racism and intolerance is prepared and finalised 

General Policy Recommendation finalised by ECRI 

 

Expected Result 3
Relations with civil society are increased to provide information, communicate and raise-awareness of the anti-racist message

Media coverage (articles in the press) is increased.
Number of visits to the website.
Number of NGOs and governmental representatives participating in the implementation of ECRI's recommendations 

National Round Tables organised in member states.
Media record.
Website statistics 

Co-operation of NGOs and other parties involved 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

Independent Mechanism
Commissioner for Human Rights
Objectives
Ensure effective observance/full enjoyment of Human Rights (''HR''), identifying gaps in national law and practice and recommending improvement; support national ombudspersons and HR institutions; provide, upon request, advice on HR; promote education and raise awareness about HR and co-operate with relevant NGOs [CM Res (99) 50].
Introduction
Ensuring the effective observance of Human Rights (''HR'')

The Commissioner for Human Rights (hereafter, the ''CHR'') examines if and to what extent Council of Europe member states effectively observe HR and fundamental freedoms and guarantee their full enjoyment. In this context, the CHR drafts reports on the HR situation in individual member countries. Each report contains a description of the main problems, an analysis of detected shortcomings and recommendations addressed to the national authorities. The reports are presented to the Committee of Ministers and the Parliamentary Assembly and made public. In 2004, the CHR prepared, presented and published nine such reports. The preparation of eight additional country-specific reports is planned for 2005. The CHR considers it essential to be able to complete at least one report on each of the member states by the end of his term of office.

The CHR may also submit special reports and recommendations on specific HR issues. Thus, the CHR dealt with the situation in Chechnya, the situation in the Basque Country, the situation of persons displaced because of the conflict in Abkhazia, the situation of refugees and displaced persons in Kosovo, the situation in the Adjara region of Georgia and the situation of Moldovan schools in Transnistria. These reports, drawn up in response to an emergency or crisis situation, cannot be foreseen.

The CHR also prepares reports and recommendations on topical issues concerning several member states. Indeed, reports on individual member states show that some of the problems are horizontal in nature and affect many countries. In the past, there were thematic reports on the conditions governing the admission and expulsion of aliens (2001), the situation of Roma (2003), the compatibility of anti-terrorist provisions with the ECHR and guarantees for persons suffering from mental disorders and the conditions governing their placement in an institution (2004).

Lastly, since 2002, the CHR also prepares ''follow-up'' reports on the implementation of his recommendations. Eight such reports have been submitted so far (concerning reports and recommendations issued in 2000, 2001 and 2002). The preparation of eight additional ''follow-up'' reports is foreseen for 2005.

The CHR's reports and recommendations are preceded by an exhaustive gathering of information from different sources, followed by an official visit to the country in question. During this visit the CHR meets with national authorities at all levels, NGOs, political and religious leaders, representatives of minorities, media and civil society in general and inspects prisons, police stations, hospitals, detention centres for aliens, homes for children/the elderly and any other place or institution where HR may be at risk. Some visits are preceded by contact visits, preparatory meetings and expert appraisals.

Promoting and raising awareness of Human Rights

To achieve this goal, the CHR organises a certain number of thematic seminars each year. Usually one of these seminars deals with HR in the context of intercultural/interreligious dialogue and another one is devoted to the topic of ''HR and armed forces''. These two seminars will also take place in 2005, it being understood that the latter will also cover the issue of Military Ombudsman. In addition, the CHR intends to organise a high-level conference to deal with the problem of the victims of terrorism, their position vis-à-vis the law and their rights.

The CHR and the members of his Office also participate in a number of seminars, colloquies and meetings, at domestic and international levels, to disseminate and promote the Council of Europe's HR instruments. Besides, the CHR maintains regular contacts with NGOs which are most active in the field of HR protection. It is foreseen to hold a meeting with these NGOs in 2005 with a view to exchanging views and information on the activities of the CHR and on outstanding problems relating to HR protection.

Legal opinions and mediations

The CHR delivers, upon request by national authorities, opinions on legal questions connected with the safeguarding of international and European HR standards. Experience shows that the CHR is required to prepare two or three legal opinions per year, but it is not possible to foresee at this stage the exact number for 2005.

In addition, the CHR is sometimes invited to act as a mediator in certain emergency or crisis situations, proposing solutions based on the respect for HR. Thus, the CHR was invited to participate in finding solutions concerning Transnistria and Abkhazia. It is impossible to foresee at this stage on how many occasions the CHR's mediation will be sought in 2005.

It is important to underline, finally, that Protocol 14 to the ECHR confers upon the CHR new powers to participate in proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights. These new powers will have to be exercised very cautiously in order to avoid endangering the CHR's independence and impartiality and the fulfilment of his other important functions. It is not possible to foresee when this Protocol will enter into force. However, preparation will start concerning guidelines on the cases and the modalities of the participation of the CHR in European HR litigation. In addition, the entry into force of this Protocol will no doubt necessitate an increase in the staff serving at the CHR's Office.

Co-operation with and establishment of ombudsman structures and national human rights institutions (''NHRI'')

Since 2003, the Commissioner's Office has been responsible for organising the Round Tables of European Ombudsmen and those of NHRIs. In 2005 the CHR will organise, jointly with the Danish Ombudsman, the fourth Round Table of European Ombudsmen. Members of the CHR's Office participate in many events organised by the Ombudsmen of different member states.

Moreover, the CHR also organises, in co-operation with the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, meetings and seminars to promote the establishment of and co-ordination among regional and local Ombudsmen. In addition, thanks to the Joint Programme with the European Commission, the CHR organises a number of activities to encourage the establishment of regional Ombudsmen in the Russian Federation and co-operation between the existing ones. In 2005 the CHR will organise four such seminars.

Meetings and co-operation activities are also organised with NHRIs, according to needs. In addition, the CHR organises, jointly with the EUNOMIA programme of the Greek Ombudsman, workshops and meetings with Ombudsmen and Human Rights institutions in South-East Europe countries with a view to debating common problems.
Other Structures
The Commissioner for Human Rights and his Office

Independent Mechanism Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

834,100
49,700
283,100
1,166,900

Operational Detail
 

2005/HRC/437 - Promotion of the effective observance and full enjoyment of Human Rights

145,000

 

2005/HRC/588 - Raising awareness of Human Rights

70,000

 

2005/HRC/593 - Legal Advice and Mediation

23,100

 

2005/HRC/596 - Support and coordination of Ombudsmen and national Human Rights institutions

45,000

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

688,400
47,400
221,000
956,800

Operational Detail
 

General Management Expenditure

17,000

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

Other Operational

204,000

 

Logframes:

Project   2005/HRC/437   Promotion of the effective observance and full enjoyment of Human Rights

Duration 01/01/05 - 31/12/05 (12 months)   Human Rights Commissioner
Origin CM Resolution (99) 50

Year  2005

Contact   Manuel LEZERTUA

Operational 145,000

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Effective respect/full enjoyment of HR, identify gaps, common problems and solutions; recommend improvements and monitor follow-up

CHR's country, follow-up and thematic reports are prepared and submitted to CM and PACE and made public.
Changes to national legislation and practices and more concrete follow up action in the context of the CoE programmes, on the basis of HRC recommendations 

CHR reports.
CoE Programme of Activities.
Reports of the country-specific, thematic and follow-up monitoring procedures.
PACE reports.
Information provided by other IOs and INGOs 

Willingness of states to implement recommendations of CHR.
Additional Human and Financial resources to the CHR's Office 

Expected Result 1
CHR pursues elaboration of country-specific reports, identifying gaps in law or practice and recommending improvement

8 additional country reports are prepared, submitted to the CM and PACE and published, with a view to completing reports on all CoE member states by the end of CHR term of office 

CHR reports.
CHR visits to member states under assessment.
Publication of reports in CoE and HRC websites 

Availability of member states to receive visits of CHR.
Staff is made available to the CHR's office 

Expected Result 2
CHR produces follow-up reports on implementation of recommendations included in reports submitted in 2003

8 follow-up reports on implementation of recommendations included in 2003 country reports are produced, made available to CM and PACE and made public 

CHR follow-up reports.
Visits to member states submitted to follow-up procedure (if necessary).
Publication in CoE/CHR websites 

Countries concerned provide necessary information on follow-up action and make themselves available for visits (if necessary).
Staff is made available to the CHR's Office 

Expected Result 3
CHR selects problems shared by a number of countries and prepares thematic reports identifying common approaches and best practice

CHR identifies, on the basis of existing country-report, HR issues of common concern in a number of member states and prepares two or three thematic reports, submits them to CM and PACE and makes them public 

CHR thematic reports.
2006 PoA, in particular co-operation and assistance programmes (including EC/CoE JPs) 

Countries (and other partners such as EC) are willing to co-operate.
Human and financial resources are made available to CHR's Office 

Project   2005/HRC/588   Raising awareness of Human Rights

Duration 01/01/05 - 31/12/05 (12 months)   Human Rights Commissioner
Origin CM Resolution (99) 50

Year  2005

Contact   Manuel LEZERTUA

Operational 70,000

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Promote education and raise awareness about HR, developing contacts and co-operation with relevant NGOs

Knowledge about European HR standards is further disseminated particularly among persons in vulnerable areas and there is public debate on critical issues, involving civil society and HR NGOs 

Programmes and lists of participants of the events organised.
Conclusions adopted.
Media reports.
NGO reports 

Financial and human resources are put at the disposal of the CHR's Office 

Expected Result 1
Three or four thematic seminars/ conferences to be organised on the respect of HR in vulnerable sectors and topical issues

The events take place with the participation of authorities or persons active in the sectors concerned.
Reports on topical issues are published 

Programmes of the different events.
Lists of participants.
Conclusions adopted 

Financial and human resources are put at the disposal of the CHR's Office 

Expected Result 2
Contacts and one meeting with appropriate HR NGOs to exchange view on CHR activities and priorities in the HR area

NGOs are regularly informed about CHR activities and views.
NGOs contribute to the definition of future priorities and organisation of CHR activities 

Participation of HR NGOs in the activities organised by the CHR.
Programme, list of participants and conclusions of meeting with most active HR NGOs 

Willingness of NGOs to participate in CHR's events 

Project   2005/HRC/593   Legal Advice and Mediation

Duration 01/01/05 - 31/12/05 (12 months)   Human Rights Commissioner
Origin CM Resolution (99) 50

Year  2005

Contact   Manuel LEZERTUA

Operational 23,100

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Advise on legal HR issues, participate in European HR litigation and mediate in conflicts in search of HR-based solution

The CHR legal opinion is delivered and exerts influence in domestic debates on HR issues.
The CHR submits opinion to Court and contributes to sound judgement.
The CHR mediation is accepted by the parties in conflict who accept to follow his HR based solution 

Adoption/ publication of legal opinion.
Debates in national parliament.
Records of European Court of HR.
Mediation of CHR in conflict.
Media reports
 

Request for legal opinion by national authority.
Entry into force of Protocol 14 to ECHR.
Request for CHR mediation in conflict.
Human and financial resources at the disposal of CHR's Office 

Expected Result 1
Provide advise on legal issues relating to the respect of HR standards

The CHR legal opinion is delivered to requesting authority and published.
Opinion is taken into account in public debate and exerts an influence in the way national authorities deal with the issue 

Submission/ publication of CHR's legal opinion.
Adoption of measures or legislation in line with CHR's opinion.
Media reports.
Parliamentary debates 

Request for opinion made to CHR.
Human resources are put at the disposal of CHR's Office 

Expected Result 2
Participate in proceedings before European Court of HR, pursuant to (new) Art. 36 of ECHR or to request by President of Court

Submissions are made to the Court in selected cases and in the interest of HR protection 

Records of judicial proceedings.
Judgments of the Court 

Entry into force of Protocol 14 to ECHR.
Request of President of the Court.
Staff, specialised in HR law, are put at the disposal of the CHR's Office 

Expected Result 3
Elaborate guidelines on criteria and conditions to intervene in litigation before the European Court of HR

The CHR will solely participate in selected cases before the Court, raising issues of principle and avoiding endangering his independence and impartiality and the exercise of his other functions 

The criteria for the exercise of the CHR's powers under Prot 14 to ECHR will be debated and publicised 

 

Expected Result 4
Mediate in emergency or conflict situations, if requested, searching for compromise solutions based on the respect for HR

The emergency/conflict situation eases up as parties accept CHR proposals for a compromise solution based in respect for HR 

CHR participation in negotiations to find solutions to emergency or conflict situations.
Softening of tensions in emergency/conflict situations.
Media reports 

Request made to CHR to mediate in emergency/conflict situation.
Acceptance of CHR solution by Parties involved 

Project   2005/HRC/596   Support and coordination of Ombudsmen and national Human Rights institutions

Duration 01/01/05 - 31/12/05 (12 months)   Human Rights Commissioner
Origin CM Resolution (99) 50

Year  2005

Contact   Manuel LEZERTUA

Operational 45,000

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Support and co-ordinate the work of Ombudsmen and National HR institutions (''NHRI'')

Development of the institution of the Ombudsman at all levels of administration -national, regional and local.
Development of NHRIs.
Development of networks of co-operation and exchange between Ombudsmen and NHRIs 

Conclusions of meetings of Ombudsmen/NHRIs.
New laws setting up/strengthening Ombudsmen or NHRIs.
Conclusions of meetings of ombudsmen in Russian Federation and South East Europe 

Voluntary contributions, notably by EUNOMIA (Greek Ombudsman).
Renewal of JP with EC on development of Ombudsmen in Russian Federation beyond February 2005.
Additional human resources to CHR's Office 

Expected Result 1
Organise 4th Round Table of European Ombudsmen, jointly with Danish Ombudsman

Improved co-operation and exchanges between existing national Ombudsmen 

Conclusions of 4th Round Table 

Assistance by Office of Danish Ombudsman 

Expected Result 2
Pursue regular contacts with existing NHRI and promote creation of such institutions in member states where they do not exist

Development of a network of NHRIs.
Setting up of new NHRI 

Reports of NHRI.
Publications and materials for NHRI.
Laws setting up new NHRI 

Political will by member states to create NHRI.
Resources for CHR's Office 

Expected Result 3
Pursue the implementation of the programme on the development of the institution of the regional Ombudsmen in the Russian Federation

4 or 5 Regular meetings and exchanges between regional Ombudsmen in the Russian Federation take place in 2005.
Additional Ombudsmen are in place in other Russian regions 

Conclusions of 4 or 5 meetings for regional Ombudsmen in the Russian Federation.
Laws/Decrees setting the Office of the Ombudsman in new regions 

Renewal of JP programme with EC beyond February 2005 (under way).
Political will to set up the office of the regional Ombudsman as an effective internal mechanism to safeguard HR 

Expected Result 4
Develop a network of Ombudsmen and NHRI in South-East Europe

2 or 3 meetings/workshops are organised in 2005 with the participation of Ombudsmen and/or NHRI of SEE member countries.
Regular exchanges of information and experience between Ombudsmen and NHRI of SEE countries.
New Offices of Ombudsmen and/or NHRI are set up in SEE 

Conclusions, programmes and lists of participants in meetings/workshops.
Documents and materials developed.
Laws/Decrees setting up Offices of Ombudsman and/or NHRI in SEE member states 

Continuation of EUNOMIA programme (Greek Ombudsman).
Political will to develop the institution of Ombudsman and NHRI.
Resources are given to CHR's Office 

Expected Result 5
Clarification of the role of regional and local Ombudsmen and support to their development, in co-operation with the CLRAE

Participation of members of the CHR's office in activities organised in 2005 by the CLRAE relating to the institution of the local/regional Ombudsman 

Programmes, lists of participants and reports on meetings organised by CLRAE on local/regional Ombudsmen 

Interest of CLRAE to pursue its activities in favour of the development of local/regional Ombudsmen 

Intergovernmental Mechanism
CM Monitoring (DSP)
Objectives
To assist the Committee of Ministers within the framework of its monitoring procedures of compliance with member states commitments.
Introduction
Since the adoption of its 1994 Declaration on compliance with commitments, the Committee of Ministers has developed three distinct, and sometimes inter-related, monitoring procedures: monitoring in application of the 1994 Declaration, thematic monitoring and specific post-accession monitoring.

The 1994 Declaration may be perceived as a special mechanism that enables the Committee of Ministers to examine any situation or subject related to the implementation of commitments in the fields of democracy, human rights and the rule of law and to take specific action, when required.

Thematic monitoring is a Committee of Ministers' tool which permits the executive organ of the Organisation to verify the implementation of commitments accepted by member states from the angle of specific subjects. This procedure can lead to the re-adjustment of co-operation and assistance programmes and intergovernmental work, where appropriate. Specific action, in application of the 1994 Declaration, may also be taken to this effect.

The Committee of Ministers has also set up country specific post-accession monitoring procedures in order to closely follow progress achieved and difficulties encountered by certain member states with respect to their obligations and commitments.
Other Structures
Committee of Ministers on the basis of its 1994 Declaration and relevant decisions.
Intergovernmental Mechanism Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

625,900
47,100
30,500
703,500

Operational Detail
 

2005/DSP/509 - Support States in implementing commitments

--

 

2005/DSP/513 - Country-specific monitoring

30,500

 

2005/DSP/534 - Annual report on compliance with commitments accepted

--

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

710,000
47,900
69,500
827,400

Operational Detail
 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

Other Operational

69,500

 

Logframes:

Project   2005/DSP/509   Support States in implementing commitments

Duration 01/01/05 - 31/12/05 (12 months)   Directorate of Strategic Planning
Origin Compliance with commitments accepted by member states

Year  2005

Contact   Despina Chatzivassiliou

Operational --

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Assist CM in supporting States to implement their commitments in various fields and in taking action when needed

Impact on intergovernmental activities and co-operation programmes.
Changes to national legislation and practice 

Information/feedback provided by member states, other Council of Europe bodies/institutions, IGOs, NGOs and in situ visits 

Willingness and capacity of states to respect their commitments and to follow-up Committee of Ministers' recommendations 

Expected Result 1
Regular reporting on the implementation of Project 2004/DGAP/188 [see CM/Del/Dec(2000)725, item 1.7]

Impact on relevant co-operation programmes.
Changes to legislation and practice 

Information/feedback gathered from authorities, other Council of Europe bodies/institutions, IGOs and NGOs 

Willingness of the authorities at all levels to cooperate 

Other Structures
When deemed appropriate by CM

Project   2005/DSP/513   Country-specific monitoring

Duration 01/01/05 - 31/12/05 (12 months)   Directorate of Strategic Planning
Origin Monitoring as decided by the Committee of Ministers

Year  2005

Contact   Chatzivassiliou Despina

Operational 30,500

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Assess progress and difficulties in certain States with respect to their obligations and commitments

Impact on inter-governmental activities and cooperation programmes.
Changes to national legislation and practice 

Information/feedback provided by member states, other Council of Europe bodies/institutions, IGOs, NGOs and in situ visits 

Willingness and capacity of states to respect their commitments and to follow-up Committee of Ministers' recommendations 

Expected Result 1
Moldova- Take stock of outstanding issues & consider future forms of co-operation with the CoE [see CM/Del/Dec(2002)794, 2.1a, 30.4.02]

Changes to national legislation and practices, in the light of comments made by the Secretary General in his regular stock-taking reports on compliance with obligations and commitments and implementation of the targeted co-operation Programme.
Implementation and public awareness-raising of these changes 

Information/feedback gathered from the authorities, other Council of Europe bodies/institutions, IGOs, NGOs and in situ visits when required 

Willingness and capacity of authorities to co-operate and tackle issues of concern 

Expected Result 2
Ukraine - follow-up recommendations, Information & Assistance report and reporting back to CM [see CM/Del/Dec(2003)864, 2.1a, 4.12.03]

Changes to national legislation and practices, in the light of comments made by the Secretary General in his reports on the compliance with obligations and commitments and implementation of the Co-operation Programme (Secretariat information and Assistance Missions).
Actual implementation and public awareness-raising of these changes 

Information/feedback gathered from the authorities, other Council of Europe bodies/institutions, IGOs, NGOs and in situ visits when required 

Willingness and capacity of authorities to co-operate and tackle issues of concern 

Expected Result 3
Georgia- regular monitoring compliance with commitments & obligations [CM/Del/Dec(2003) 853, 2.1a, 26.9.03 & (2004)892, 2.1a, 8.07.04]

Changes to national legislation and practices, in the light of comments made by the Secretary General in his regular semestrial reports on compliance with obligations and commitments and implementation of co-operation Programme.
Implementation and public awareness-raising of these changes 

Information/feedback gathered from the authorities, other Council of Europe bodies/institutions, IGOs, NGOs and in situ visits when required 

Willingness and capacity of authorities to co-operate and tackle issues of concern 

Expected Result 4
Bosnia and Herzegovina - regular monitoring of obligations and commitments by BiH [See CM/Del/Dec(2002)786, item 2.1a, 06.03.02]

Changes to national legislation and practices, in the light of comments made by the Secretary General in his regular reports on compliance with obligations and commitments and implementation of the post-accession co-operation Programme.
Implementation and public awareness-raising of these changes 

Information/feedback gathered from the authorities, other Council of Europe bodies/institutions, IGOs, NGOs and in situ visits when required 

Willingness and capacity of authorities to co-operate and tackle issues of concern 

Expected Result 5
Union of States Serbia and Montenegro- regular monitoring obligations & commitments by S-M [see CM/Del/Dec(2003)833, 2.4b 26.03.03]

Changes to national legislation and practices, in the light of comments made by the Secretary General in his regular trimestrial reports on compliance with obligations and commitments and implementation of the post-accession co-operation Programme.
Implementation and public awareness-raising of these changes 

Information/feedback gathered from the authorities, other Council of Europe bodies/institutions, IGOs, NGOs and in situ visits when required 

Willingness and capacity of authorities to co-operate and tackle issues of concern 

Project   2005/DSP/534   Annual report on compliance with commitments accepted

Duration 01/01/05 - 31/12/05 (12 months)   Directorate of Strategic Planning
Origin CM/Del/Dec(2004)893/2.4 on thematic monitoring

Year  2005

Contact   Despina Chatzivassiliou

Operational --

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Annual Report-compliance commitments accepted by member states on theme 'freedom of association' [see CM/Del/Dec(2004)907, item 2.7, 24.11.04]

Impact on intergovernmental activities and co-operation programmes.
Changes to national legislation and practices.
Implementation and public awareness-raising of these changes by the authorities 

As defined in the 1994 Declaration (including information deriving from contacts and co-operation with member states).
2006 Programme of Activities 

Willingness and capacity of states to co-operate and tackle issues of concern 

Intergovernmental Mechanism
European Code of Social Security
Objectives
To strengthen and modernise social protection in member states in accordance with the Council of Europe social security instruments (European Code of Social Security and European Convention on social security and other coordination instruments). To improve social security rights, as factors of social cohesion.
Introduction
The strategy for social cohesion of the Council of Europe sees social security as a basic human right and thus an important element in the maintenance of social cohesion and democratic stability.

The European Committee for Social Cohesion (CDCS), through its subordinate bodies, is responsible for monitoring the application of the European Code and for monitoring the operation of the legal instruments which provide for the coordination of national social security systems. It also launched a campaign to promote further ratifications of the European Code through compatibility studies between national legislations and the European Code. The CDCS is involved in a project to improve the coordination of social security between S-E Europe countries, which constitutes a contribution to the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe ''Initiative for social cohesion''.

The CDCS also observes pan-European trends and developments in the social security field. The social security of migrants, as well as the drafting of a Code of good practices for seconded workers, will be issues under consideration in 2005.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDCS   European Committee for Social Cohesion
Intergovernmental Mechanism Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

385,400
86,100
366,900
838,400

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG3/37 - Promoting the principles of the European Code of Social Security

366,900

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

379,600
73,900
368,200
821,700

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG3/37 - Code of Social Security

368,200

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG3/37   Promoting the principles of the European Code of Social Security

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG III Social Cohesion
Origin CDCS

Year  2005

Contact   AKIP Michèle

Operational 366,900

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Legislations, national practices and current reforms are in conformity with the standard setting instruments of the CoE

Changes in legislation and practice 

National reports on the application of the Code, reports of the CS-CO and the CS-CR 

The Contracting Parties are ready to effectively take into consideration the standard setting instruments of CoE and to improve legislation and practices 

Expected Result 1
Technical co-operation in the application of the Code by Contracting Parties is further developed

Acceptance of additional parts of the Code, better quality of national reports.
Preparation of national ''Road maps'' towards signature and ratification of Code or some additional Parts, better application of the Code 

Conclusions of the Commission of experts of the ILO and of the Group Art. 76.
National reports 

The Contracting Parties respect fixed dates for submission of reports, ILO continues to efficiently collaborate 

Expected Result 2
Assistance to member states in view of signature and ratification of the Code is enhanced

New signatures (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina) and ratifications (Romania, Lithuania, Latvia) of the Code.
Number of seminars for technical assistance and number of participants 

Examination of ''zero'' reports.
Seminar reports 

Political will of member states.
Favourable Economic conditions 

Expected Result 3
Knowledge of coordination instruments and their complementarity with Rule 1408 of EU is disseminated

Number of training courses on coordination instruments in social security field and number of participants 

Training evaluation reports 

EU co-operates and partly finances activities 

Expected Result 4
National officials are kept abreast of changes in social security systems in Europe

Close link between CoE comparative tables (MISSCEO) and European Commission tables (MISSOC) maintained.
Number of copies distributed to relevant organisations 

Information from meetings of MISSOC and MISSCEO networks.
MISSCEO publication records 

Cooperation between MISSCEO and MISSOC systems is enhanced 

Expected Result 5
Information concerning standard setting instruments of the CoE in the social protection field is disseminated to a wider audience

Requests to participate in colloquies, seminars; Information requests concerning CoE standards.
Publication of booklets concerning CoE work.
Inclusion of CoE standard setting instruments in university programmes 

Reports of CoE colloquia and seminars.
University Programmes and courses 

Interest of partners in member states 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDCS - European Committee for Social Cohesion

Other Structures
CS-CO - Committee of Experts on Standard-Setting Instruments in the Field of Social Security
CS-CR - Committee for Coordination in the Social Security Field
MISSCEO (Mutual Information System on Social Protection of the Council of Europe)

Intergovernmental Mechanism
European Convention on the Legal Status of Migrant Workers
Objectives
To make national authorities aware of the rights of migrant workers and of the necessity to respect their human dignity.
Introduction
As a follow-up to the 7th Ministerial Conference of Ministers responsible for Migration Affairs (Helsinki, 2002), the European Committee on Migration (CDMG) is promoting the ratification of the Convention on the Legal Status of Migrant Workers (ETS 93) in selected member states. It will also study the possibility to open the Convention to non-member states which are countries of origin or transit of migrants.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDMG   European Committee on Migration
Intergovernmental Mechanism Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

93,500
31,500
61,100
186,100

Operational Detail
 

2005/DG3/441 - Enhancing the legal status of migrants

61,100

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

83,200
27,800
97,200
208,200

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG3/49 - Enhancing the Legal Status of Migrants

97,200

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

Logframes:

Project   2005/DG3/441   Enhancing the legal status of migrants

Duration 01/01/05 - 01/12/05 (12 months)   DG III Social Cohesion
Origin Action Plan of the 7th Conference of European Ministers responsible for migration affairs (Helsinki, 2002).
CDMG

Year  2005

Contact   Tonelli, Simon

Operational 61,100

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
To ensure that the law and policy on the status of migrants is compatible with CoE standards and implemented by member states

Number of additional signatures.
Number of additional ratifications.
Progress in overcoming impediments to signature / ratification 

Secretariat records.
Information received from member states 

Political interest of governments to give effect to the Helsinki Declaration (consider possibility of signing/ratifying Convention ETS 93 and develop channels of legal migration) 

Expected Result 1
Factors impeding signatory states from ratifying the Convention ETS 93 are identified

Number of states participating in the Working Group on the Convention and concrete results of meeting 

Secretariat records.
Meeting records of the Consultative Committee 

Readiness of member states to participate in consultation process and their political will to move towards ratification 

Expected Result 2
Migration services in signatory states are trained on the practical application of the Convention ETS 93

Number of seminars and number of participants.
Changes in national policy and practice (agreed or undertaken) 

Secretariat records.
National policy documents, legislation 

Political will to develop policies and change legislation 

Expected Result 3
Guidelines on the legal status of migrant students will be completed

CDMG approves a set of draft policy guidelines by the end of 2005 (to be finalized in 2006) 

Meeting records of CDMG and its committee of experts 

Willingness of member states to share expertise, compromise and promote higher standards 

Expected Result 4
Guidelines on effective access of irregular migrants to minimum rights are developed

CDMG approves a set of draft policy guidelines by the end of 2005 (to be finalized in 2006) 

Meeting records of CDMG and its committee of experts 

Willingness of member states to share expertise, compromise and promote higher standards 

Expected Result 5
Policy-makers are assisted in developing policies promoting legal migration

A major national conference/ seminar organised in 2005.
Changes in national policy (agreed or undertaken) 

Secretariat records.
Conference/seminar conclusion.
National policy documents, legislation 

Co-operation of governments and academic partners 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDMG - European Committee on Migration

Intergovernmental Mechanism
MONEYVAL
Objectives
To fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism
Introduction
Monitoring of compliance of international standards in the field of the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, with the work of MONEYVAL, the European FATF-style body in charge of conducting self and mutual evaluations of measures taken by Council of Europe member states (except FATF members) against money laundering and terrorist financing. A third round of mutual evaluations commences in September 2004 on the basis of the new common global methodology agreed with the international financial institutions and the FATF. This 3rd round will conclude in 2007 and MONEYVAL evaluations will be used by the IMF and the World Bank in their work.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDPC   European Committee on Crime Problems
Intergovernmental Mechanism Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

40,800
66,700
322,500
430,000

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG1/78 - Anti-money laundering measure evaluation programme (MONEYVAL)

322,500

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

39,900
67,400
328,000
435,300

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG1/78 - Anti-money laundering measure evaluation programme (MONEYVAL)

328,000

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG1/78   Anti-money laundering measure evaluation programme (MONEYVAL)

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/07 (48 months)   DG I Legal Affairs
Origin Convention ETS No 141 on laundering, search, seizure and confiscation of the proceeds from crime

Year  2005

Contact   KILLERBY, Margaret / ESPOSITO, Gianluca / CAPELLO-BRILLAT, Anna

Operational 322,500

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
To enable MONEYVAL states to develop operational systems to fight Money Laundering (ML) and Terrorist Financing (TF)

Compatibility of national norms with relevant standards; basic standards established in 85% of MONEYVAL states by end of 2007.
Measurement of effectiveness by using proxies

 

Country reports and public summaries, and progress reports.
Horizontal reviews of 2nd and 3rd rounds of evaluation.
Reviews of self-assessment exercises.
Meeting reports 

Willingness of governments to implement recommendations.
Availability of qualified experts 

Expected Result 1
9 clear, comprehensive country reports are produced & recommendations adopted through peer review by Select Committee in 100% of cases

Conduct of 9 on site visits.
Adoption of 9 reports in plenary meetings.
Moneyval reports accepted by IMF/WB where Moneyval conducts evaluation 

Country reports.
Public summaries.
Annual report.
Progress reports 

Continued application of compliance enhancing procedures to ensure basic standards are met
 

Expected Result 2
A horizontal review of progress in all Moneyval States is produced

Successful completion of horizontal review 

Meeting report.
Review documentation 

Adoption of Final Second round Report 

Expected Result 3
Implementation of recommendations by member states is monitored

Country reports adopted indicate increased compliance with main international Anti-money Laundering and Countering Terrorist Financing standards 

Adopted laws, reports 

Political will of member states 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDPC - European Committee on Crime Problems

Other Structures
MONEYVAL - Select Committee of experts on the evaluation of anti-money laundering measures

Intergovernmental Mechanism
CEPEJ
Objectives
The CEPEJ seeks to (a) improve the efficiency and functioning of the justice system of member states and generating increased confidence of the citizens in the justice system and (b) enable a better implementation of the international legal instruments of the Council of Europe concerning efficiency and fairness of justice.
Introduction
The CEPEJ will essentially be concerning itself with giving proper effect, in states, to the principles and rules on efficiency of justice. To this end and in accordance with Article 2 of its Statute, the CEPEJ will :

1. examine the results achieved by the different judicial systems, by using common statistical criteria and means of evaluation;
2. consider problems and areas for possible improvements;
3. identify practical ways of improving the measurement and functioning of member states' judicial systems, having regard to the specific needs of each country.

In this framework, the CEPEJ will be working for all the member states on questions of common concern and may provide assistance to one or more member states at their request. The aim, with these two types of work, is to be as effective as possible and receptive to individual country's practical needs.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDCJ   European Committee on Legal Co-operation
CDPC   European Committee on Crime Problems
CEPEJ   European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice
Intergovernmental Mechanism Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

249,000
103,300
194,400
546,700

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG1/86 - Evaluating and improving efficiency of Justice

194,400

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

196,100
96,300
194,200
486,600

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG1/86 - Monitoring and improving Efficiency of Justice

194,200

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG1/86   Evaluating and improving efficiency of Justice

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG I Legal Affairs
Origin Resolution Res(2002)12 establishing the European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ)

Year  2005

Contact   LAMPONI, Roberto / CAPELLO, Anna

Operational 194,400

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Recommending to States concrete measures for improving judicial efficiency and operation and contributing to their implementation

Recommendations submitted to the Committee of Ministers and relevant CoE bodies.
Specific activities carried out by CEPEJ with member states

CEPEJ Report of activities for 2005

 

Due consideration given by member states to CEPEJ's recommendations.
Political support to CEPEJ's activities

Expected Result 1
Data and analyses of the functioning of European judicial systems made available to public authorities and to the public

Data and conclusions from the analysis of the Pilot Scheme published 

CEPEJ's Web site and publications 

All member states have replied to the Pilot-Scheme and quality of replies allows proper processing.
Political will to publish the data 

Expected Result 2
Topics for improving judicial efficiency defined based on the results of the Pilot Scheme; subsequent Lines of Action designed

Conclusions of the analysis of the Pilot-Scheme published.
Specific policies recommended to the Committee of Ministers and relevant CoE bodies 

CEPEJ publications and reports 

Political and financial support from member states 

Expected Result 3
Action Plan towards optimal and foreseeable timeframes in judicial proceedings designed and launched

Specific objectives as regards length of proceedings proposed to States.
Specific activities to contri-bute to these objectives implemented by CEPEJ 

CEPEJ reports

 

Political and financial support from member states 

Expected Result 4
Studies and recommendations on individual States prepared at their request

Report approved by CEPEJ and submitted to the States concerned 

CEPEJ reports 

Political support given by individual States to CEPEJ's recommendations 

Expected Result 5
Awareness of individuals' rights and duties in the field of justice raised

Open conferences on topics related to judicial efficiency organised.
Number of events organised in the framework of the European Day of Civil Justice.
CEPEJ's publications available to the public 

CEPEJ web site and reports.
National and EC reports of the European Day of Civil Justice 

Ownership of the European Day of Civil Justice by States 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDCJ - European Committee on Legal Co-operation
CDPC - European Committee on Crime Problems
CEPEJ - European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

Intergovernmental Mechanism
Monitoring by other Conventional Committees
Objectives
To monitor the respect of provisions contained in European treaties which foresee a follow-up mechanism by contracting parties.
Introduction
The Council of Europe has from the outset and throughout the years carried out extensive normative activities for European cooperation in a number of fields. in particular, it has laid down the rules and the procedures under which the whole of Europe engages in legal co-operation in criminal matters - extradition, mutual assistance, transfer of sentenced persons, transfer of criminal proceedings, etc. More recently it contributed actively to the entry into force of the Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court. In the early 80s it started laying down rules and procedures in the field of the protection of personal data, to ensure a balance between two fundamental rights included in the ECHR: the right to information and the right to privacy.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDCJ   European Committee on Legal Co-operation
CDPC   European Committee on Crime Problems
Intergovernmental Mechanism Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

224,600
87,400
380,600
692,600

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG1/161 - ETS No 108 - Protection of individuals with regard to the automatic processing of personal data

94,200

 

2004/DG1/199 - Monitoring the operation of Conventions on Co-operation in the criminal field

286,400

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

104,000
62,600
356,200
522,800

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG1/161 - ETS No 108 - Protection of individuals with regard to the automatic processing of personal data

42,000

 

2004/DG1/199 - Monitoring the operation of Conventions on Co-operation in the criminal field

314,200

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG1/161   ETS No 108 - Protection of individuals with regard to the automatic processing of personal data

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG I Legal Affairs
Origin Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (ETS No. 108)

Year  2005

Contact   LAMPONI, Roberto / PALMIERI, Giovanni/ CAPELLO-BRILLAT, Anna

Operational 94,200

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
To promote the effective implementation of convention ETS 108, its additional protocol and other data protection standards

Increase in the number of signatures and ratification of ETS No 108 and 181 

CoE treaties website.
Information provided by member states 

Political will of member states 

Expected Result 1
Technical and legal assistance to countries intending to draft or amend their data protection legislation is provided

Number of signatures and ratifications 

Legislative reforms within member states, leading to an increase in the number of signatures and ratifications of Convention 108 

States are willing to sign or ratify Convention 108 

Expected Result 2
Operation of the system set up by Additional Protocol 181 on supervisory authorities and transborder data flows

Number of signatures and ratifications 

Increase in the number of signatures and ratifications of Protocol 181 

States are willing to sign or ratify Protocol 181 

Expected Result 3
Convention 108 is adapted via new common standards to new technological challenges

Adoption of standards, guidelines, legal opinions and reports

 

CoE website 

Political will among member states 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDCJ - European Committee on Legal Co-operation

Other Structures
T-PD - Consultative Committee of the Convention ETS No 108 on ''the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data''
T-PD-BUR - Bureau of the T-PD
CJ-PD - Project Group on Data Protection

Project   2004/DG1/199   Monitoring the operation of Conventions on Co-operation in the criminal field

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG I Legal Affairs
Origin CDPC programme, PC-OC Terms of Reference, PC-TJ Terms of Reference

Year  2005

Contact   KILLERBY, Margaret / O'LOUGHLIN, Bridget / CAPELLO-BRILLAT, Anna

Operational 286,400

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Promotion of standards of co-operation in criminal matters; relevant instruments are implemented and developed

Increase in the number of signatures and ratifications of ETS 24, 86, 98, 90, 190, 30, 99, 182, 51, 70, 73, 112 and 167, and progress in their application 

CoE treaties website. Information provided by States bound by the Conventions 

Political will of member states
 

Expected Result 1
The operation of conventions on co-operation in the criminal field is improved

Draft a Recommendation on the operation of ETS 30 and its protocols ETS 99 and 182 

Finalisation of text with a view to its adoption in 2006 

Agreement among PC-OC members on issues to be addressed in the Recommendation 

Expected Result 2
States continue discussions on reforming co-operation in criminal matters, inter alia, considering developments at EU level

Effective follow-up of the New Start Report through the PC-OC working group and the PC-TJ, including setting up of a web page on CoE instruments in this field 

Reports of the PC-OC Working Group and the PC-TJ in 2005 and response of the CDPC 

Political will of member states, and of relevant EU bodies, to support developments in this area 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDPC - European Committee on Crime Problems

Other Structures
PC-OC - Committee of Experts on the Operation of European Conventions in the Penal field
PC-TJ - Committee of Experts on Transnational Criminal Justice

Line of Action 2
Human Rights in Public Policy

This Line of Action deals with human rights law, including, inter alia, de jure abolition of the death penalty, improving procedures and mechanisms at the international level (reform of the European Convention on Human Rights), legislative reform and compatibility at national level, human rights awareness and training, including Education for Democratic Citizenship, together with the draft of policies concerning access to social rights, non-discrimination and equal treatment and freedom of expression and information.

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..)
    · 2005/DG2/444 Promoting ratifications of Protocol No. 12 to the ECHR
    · 2004/DG2/25 Legislative Reform/compatibility
    · 2004/DG2/28 Substantive legal analysis of HR issues and input in the development of CM policies 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 groups
    · 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 Rights programme)
    · 2004/DG4/92 Developing standards and materials for democratic citizenship and human rights education (EDC/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

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

Programme
Human Rights Law and Policy Development
Objectives
To develop law and policy at European and national level to ensure the full and effective substantive protection of human rights and the prevention of violations.
Introduction
The Council of Europe has built up and is still developing a unique body of common human rights standards essentially through its various human rights mechanisms (see Line of Action 1). In its programme of activities, the Council of Europe also seeks to ensure that those standards are adequately reflected and translated into law- and policy-making both at European and at national level. It thereby serves as a natural corollary to the (supervisory/monitoring) work of those mechanisms, by amplifying and generalising their outputs. The more substantive human rights standards are effectively integrated and protected in national law and policy, the more successful the prevention of violations will be. This will help to make the enjoyment of human rights an everyday reality for individuals and produce additional beneficial long-term effects in terms of reducing the workload of the human rights mechanisms of the Council of Europe, in particular the protection system of the ECHR (Court and Committee of Ministers), thereby contributing to the achievement of the aim of Protocol No. 14 to the ECHR.

The 2005 programme builds largely on the priorities defined by the Committee of Ministers, notably in the follow-up to the European Ministerial Conference on Human Rights (Rome, 3-4 November 2000) which gave an important new impetus to this key area of action of the Organisation. It embraces several projects, each of which contributes in its own way to the achievement of the programme objective.

This is done, first, by ensuring the development of Committee of Ministers' own policies in this field in responding to new challenges in a manner that is coherent, and makes full use of potential synergies, with other international organisations active in the human rights field. Furthermore, assistance will be provided to member states so as to ensure the compatibility of national law and practice with European human rights standards. Member states will also be encouraged to set up national infrastructures for verifying such compatibility themselves. A specific project seeks to promote wider ratification of Protocol No. 12 to the ECHR as a key to stronger European and national protection of individuals against discrimination.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDDH   Steering Committee for Human Rights

Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

564,300
37,100
349,700
951,100

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/24 - Coherence and synergies in the development of HR law and policy of different fora (UN, OSCE, EU..)

9,000

 

2005/DG2/444 - Promoting ratifications of Protocol No. 12 to the ECHR

20,000

 

2004/DG2/25 - Legislative Reform/compatibility

121,500

 

2004/DG2/28 - Substantive legal analysis of HR issues and input in the development of CM policies on such issues

199,200

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

565,700
34,300
532,300
1,132,300

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/24 - Coherence and synergies in the development of HR law and policy of different fora (UN, OSCE, EU..)

9,000

 

2004/DG2/25 - Legislative Reform/compatibility

118,700

 

2004/DG2/27 - Terrorism and Human Rights

44,600

 

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

52,900

 

Joint CoE/EC Programmes

302,000

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

5,100

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG2/24   Coherence and synergies in the development of HR law and policy of different fora (UN, OSCE, EU..)

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin Ongoing project; the need to ensure such coherence and synergies has been stressed on various occasions, including at the European Ministerial Conference on Human Rights (Rome, 3-4 November 2000)

Year  2005

Contact   Jörg POLAKIEWICZ

Operational 9,000

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Coherent HR standards are further developed and
synergies with other HR international organisations are optimised

Relevant HR standards/ policies/ work of the CoE are referred to in documents/ statements of other organisations and vice versa 

Texts/instruments adopted.
Working documents, official statements.
Meeting reports, informal reports, etc. 

Willingness of other organisations and availability in due time of relevant information of other institutions 

Expected Result 1
Other organisations are aware of and take into account relevant information on CoE standards/ policies and work

Relevant HR standards/ policies/ work of the CoE are referred to in documents/ statements of other organisations and vice versa 

Mission reports.
Statements/texts/documents of other organisations.
Documents submitted by CoE.
Exchanges of views by CM with experts from capitals and relevant policy decisions 

Willingness of other organisations and availability in due time of relevant information of other institutions 

Expected Result 2
CM, CDDH, SG, etc. are aware of information on HR standards/ activities of other organisations and take them into account

Relevant HR work of other organisations is mentioned in CoE documents/ statements.
Oral/written input by representatives of other organisations is provided in CoE work.
Joint/coordinated initiatives are developed, as appropriate 

Secretariat reports/notes for the file on meetings with representatives of other organisations.
Exchange of views by CM with experts from capitals and relevant policy decisions 

Willingness of other organisations and availability in due time of relevant information of other institutions 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDDH - Steering Committee for Human Rights

Project   2005/DG2/444   Promoting ratifications of Protocol No. 12 to the ECHR

Duration 01/01/05 - 31/12/07 (36 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin European Ministerial Conference on Human Rights (Rome, 3-4 November 2000); Committee of Ministers' monitoring on the theme of non-discrimination

Year  2005

Contact   Jörg POLAKIEWICZ

Operational 20,000

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Protection against discrimination is enhanced through ratifications of Protocol No. 12 to the ECHR

The number of ratifications is increased 

Information from Treaty Office.
Regular ''tour de table'' in CDDH 

Political will 

Expected Result 1
Protocol No. 12 enters into force in first half of 2005

The number of ratifications reaches requisite minimum of ten 

Information from Treaty Office.
Regular ''tour de table'' in CDDH 

Political will and speed of domestic procedures 

Expected Result 2
Protection against discrimination is further secured by additional ratifications and signatures of Protocol No. 12

At least five additional ratifications are secured.
Additional signatures are deposited.
A seminar is held to promote ratifications and signatures 

Information from Treaty Office.
Regular ''tour de table'' in CDDH 

Political will and speed of domestic procedures 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDDH - Steering Committee for Human Rights

Project   2004/DG2/25   Legislative Reform/compatibility

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin Resolution 1 of the European Ministerial Conference on Human Rights, Rome, 3-4 November 2000 and Declaration of the 114th Ministerial Session, 12-13 May 2004

Year  2005

Contact   DE SALAS, Alfonso

Operational 121,500

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Compatibility of domestic law and practice with European HR standards is secured

Existence in member states of systems of verification of the compatibility of national legislation with ECHR standards 

Information provided by member states and NGOs and media reports.
Cases before the Court 

Political will of Governments.
Availability of national financial means.
Speed of national processes 

Expected Result 1
All member states have national mechanisms to scrutinise the compatibility of domestic law/practice with the ECHR

National screening mechanisms are established or adapted in all member states.
The number of cases before the Court begins to decrease 

CDDH progress reports and review by the GR-H, on the implementation at national level of Recommendation Rec(2004)5 on the verification of the compatibility of (draft) laws and administrative practice 

Political will of Governments.
Availability of national financial means.
Speed of national processes 

Expected Result 2
Recommendation Rec(2004)5 is widely disseminated in all member states

The recommendation is translated in non-official languages and copies are redistributed.
Information meetings for official circles are organised 

Information provided by member states.
Evaluation questionnaire 

 

Expected Result 3
Domestic law/practice is reviewed with regard to compatibility with the ECHR and areas in need of reforms are identified

Areas within existing and/or draft legislation are identified as requiring reform 

Compatibility reports, experts' comments and recommendations.
NGOs / IGOs reports 

Political will of States.
Submission by States of relevant draft legislation.
Speed of national processes 

Expected Result 4
Domestic law is reformed in the light of the compatibility reports and legislative developments are followed up

Draft laws are submitted for compatibility expertise 

New laws adopted.
Expertises of draft legislation and new laws adopted.
Account taken of experts recommendations 

Political will of States.
Submission by States of relevant draft legislation.
Speed of national processes.
Information by authorities on follow up 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDDH - Steering Committee for Human Rights

Other Structures
DH-PR - Committee of Experts for the improvement of procedures for the protection of human rights

Project   2004/DG2/28   Substantive legal analysis of HR issues and input in the development of CM policies on such issues

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin Ongoing project based on general terms of reference CDDH; requests CM (e.g. further to PACE Recommendations)

Year  2005

Contact   Alfonso DE SALAS

Operational 199,200

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Relevant HR policies are developed and the HR dimension is mainstreamed in relevant decision-making

HR dimension of policy issue is identified.
Agreement reached on common approach.
Content of text to be adopted is agreed upon 

Texts adopted.
Legal/policy texts adopted.
Reference to CoE policy in media/ legal journals etc. 

Political will.
Existence of requests for input from the CM.
Calendar of the various bodies concerned.
Transposition of CoE policies at national level.
Speed of national processes 

Expected Result 1
Legal analyses of substantive HR issues are prepared and contribute to the development of CM standard-setting policies on such issues

Analyses available within deadline prescribed.
Agreement with and reliance of the CM on the analyses provided/adoption of draft instruments 

Final activity reports.
Secretariat documents/ analyses.
Relevant texts adopted by CM and other bodies (decisions, recommendations, etc) 

Political will 

Expected Result 2
A draft instrument is prepared on the environment and human rights

Text is agreed by DH-DEV + CDDH and submitted to CM before 31/12/2005 for adoption 

CDDH final activity/ meeting reports 

Political will 

Expected Result 3
A feasibility study on possible further standard-setting work on social rights is conducted

Report adopted by CDDH by 30 June 2005 and submitted to CM 

CDDH final activity/ meeting reports 

Political will 

Expected Result 4
Current HR challenges in a pluralistic society are identified and analysed

Exchanges of views are held regularly by CDDH 

CDDH meeting reports 

 

Expected Result 5
An evaluation is made of the implementation by member states of the Guidelines on HR and the fight against terrorism

A seminar is held on this topic in 2005, at which information is provided and experiences are exchanged 

CDDH meeting report 

Willingness of member states to proceed to a frank exchange of information and experience 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDDH - Steering Committee for Human Rights

Other Structures
DH-DEV - Committee of Experts for the Development of Human Rights

Programme
Improving procedures, mechanisms and remedies
Objectives
To develop procedures, mechanisms and remedies for the effective protection of human rights at European and national level.
Introduction
It is vital that, parallel to the substantive protection of human rights, there are effective procedural and institutional means in place to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals. Rights and remedies should go hand in hand. The importance of procedural protection has been highlighted repeatedly by the Committee of Ministers, particularly since the European Ministerial Conference on Human Rights (Rome, 3-4 November 2000), in the context of the reform of the system of protection set up by the ECHR. The existence of such procedures at European level constitutes one of the major achievements of the Council of Europe. Nevertheless, this ministerial conference also stressed the urgent need to ensure the long-term effectiveness of the European Court of Human Rights in the face of the ever-increasing numbers of individual applications brought before it and the need to improve the supervision by the Committee of Ministers of the execution of judgments of the Court.

For this reason, and notwithstanding the importance of the other human rights mechanisms of the Council of Europe, priority attention is given to the development of the ECHR protection system.

The adoption and opening for signature of Protocol No. 14 to the ECHR (amending the Convention's control system) at the 114th session of the Committee of Ministers in May 2004 constitutes a landmark in this process of ensuring the long-term effectiveness of the Convention system. Every effort should now be made to ensure entry into force of the Protocol within 2 years, in accordance with the commitment made by ministers at the 114th session. In addition, steps will be taken to adapt the rules governing the Committee of Ministers' supervision of execution of judgments in the light of the amendments to the Convention made by Protocol No. 14. Preparations will be undertaken for the European Union's accession to the Convention, as anticipated by Protocol No. 14 and by the Constitutional Treaty of the EU, approved in June 2004.

Nevertheless, the reform of the ECHR system in a wide sense is not limited to the functioning of the organs set up by the ECHR. The Declaration “Ensuring the effectiveness of the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights at national and European levels”, adopted by the Committee of Ministers at its afore-mentioned session stresses that it is indispensable that reform aimed at guaranteeing the long-term effectiveness of the Court goes hand in hand with effective national measures by the legislature, the executive and the judiciary to ensure protection of Convention rights at national level. These measures are set out in several recommendations adopted by the CM. A key objective here is to ensure the availability of adequate national avenues for dealing with human rights complaints, so that individuals can obtain rapid redress within the domestic system and there is less need for them to turn to the European Court of Human Rights.

The programme therefore combines work to ensure the rapid entry into force of Protocol No. 14 and on related issues such as revision of rules for the supervision of execution of judgments and EU accession to the ECHR, with activities designed to promote rapid and effective implementation of the said recommendations concerning measures to be taken within the legal systems of member states. In 2005, continued attention will also be given to the further development of effective non-judicial institutions for the protection of human rights (such as the Ombudsman and national human rights institutions) and of the Office of the Government Agent to the Court of Human Rights, the latter being an important factor for the effective functioning of the ECHR system, given its pivotal role at the crossroads between the domestic and European systems.

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDDH   Steering Committee for Human Rights
Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

355,100
76,000
192,500
623,600

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/70 - Enhancing the Office of the Government Agent to the European Court of Human Rights

40,000

 

2004/DG2/71 - Promotion of non-judicial mechanisms for the protection of Human Rights

34,000

 

2004/DG2/72 - Reform of the system of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

99,700

 

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

18,800

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

374,400
117,100
358,300
849,800

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/70 - Enhancing the Office of the Government Agent to the European Court of Human Rights

37,000

 

2004/DG2/71 - Promotion of non-judicial mechanisms for the protection of Human Rights

30,000

 

2004/DG2/72 - Reform of the system of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

208,800

 

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

7,100

 

Joint CoE/EC Programmes

70,300

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

5,100

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG2/70   Enhancing the Office of the Government Agent to the European Court of Human Rights

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin European Ministerial Conference on Human Rights (Rome, 3-4 November 2000)

Year  2005

Contact   JUNCHER, Hanne

Operational 40,000

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Support is given to the establishment of the offices of the GA to the Court of Human Rights and their operational capacity is enhanced

Government Agent offices are established in all contracting States to the ECHR.
Capacity to effectively represent the State before the European Court and to ensure domestic implementation of the Court's decisions is enhanced 

Reports on the appointment of Government Agents and setting up of their offices.
Activity reports 

Political will of States.
Willingness of State structures to co-operate with the Agent.
International and local experts' co-operation.
Availability of finances at national level 

Expected Result 1
Sound legal bases for the establishment of Government Agent Offices are provided

Draft laws and/or adopted legislation on the establishment of the Government Agent exist in all member states and, as appropriate, are adjusted 

Legal expertises.
Reports on offices.
NGOs reports 

Political will of States.
Preparation of relevant (draft) legislation.
International and local experts' co-operation 

Expected Result 2
The operational capacity of the Government Agent Offices is enhanced

Staff of offices are trained and/or are placed in well-established institutions.
Study visits to the ECHR are conducted.
Round-tables / workshops between Government Agents to allow exchange of experience.
Relevant HR materials are provided to new offices 

NGOs reports.
Media coverage.
Activity reports.
Government Agents and mission reports 

Political will of States.
Availability of financial resources at national level 

Expected Result 3
The role of GAs in the execution of Court judgments and compatibility of legislation with ECHR including case law is promoted

ECHR judgments are promptly and correctly executed.
New domestic legislation is compatible with the ECHR, including case law of the Court.
The number of similar cases before ECtHR decreases 

Reports by the Execution of Judgments Department.
CM resolutions on execution of judgments.
Activity reports of GAs 

Political will of States 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDDH - Steering Committee for Human Rights

Project   2004/DG2/71   Promotion of non-judicial mechanisms for the protection of Human Rights

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin CM Recommendation R (97) 14 on the establishment of independent national institutions for the promotion of human rights and Resolution (97) 11 on co-operation between such institutions and between them and the Council of Europe

Year  2005

Contact   JUNCHER, Hanne

Operational 34,000

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Independent non-judicial mechanisms for the protection of HR (e.g. Ombudsman) are established and developed

Independent national non-judicial human rights mechanisms (Ombudsmen and national institutions for the protection of human rights) are established and operational 

Laws on ombudsmen (and other non-judicial HR protection mechanisms).
Annual reports of Ombudsman institutions 

Political will of states.
Availability of financial resources at national level.
Local and international experts' co-operation 

Expected Result 1
Sound legal bases for the establishment of Ombudsmen and other human rights protection institutions are provided

Draft laws and adopted legislation on non-judicial mechanisms for the protection of human rights exist in all member states and, as appropriate, are adapted 

Legal expertises.
Reports on offices.
NGO reports 

Political will of States to prepare relevant (draft) legislation.
Speed of national processes.
International and local experts' co-operation 

Expected Result 2
The operational capacity of non-judicial institutions for HR protection is enhanced

Staff of new institutions are trained and/or placed in well-established institutions.
Study visits are conducted to ECHR Court.
Seminars on specific topics are organised.
Relevant documentation is provided to new institutions 

Reports on training activities.
Reports on use made of documentation 

Availability of financial resources at national level.
Co-operation by individual institutions 

Expected Result 3
Awareness about the functions and role of non-judicial institutions for the protection of human rights is raised

Information widely provided on the role of non-judicial institutions for the protection of human rights in countries where such institutions are recent 

Information and awareness meetings for government institutions and the public at large.
NGOs reports.
Media reports 

Co-operation by the institutions concerned 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDDH - Steering Committee for Human Rights

Project   2004/DG2/72   Reform of the system of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin European Ministerial Conference on Human Rights (Rome, 3-4 November 2000) and successive Declarations adopted by the Committee of Ministers on guaranteeing the long-term effectiveness of the European Court of Human Rights (in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004)

Year  2005

Contact   DE SALAS, Alfonso

Operational 99,700

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
The long-term effectiveness of HR protection system set up by the ECHR is guaranteed

The system is able to cope with the case-load (reduction of backlog, processing of applications without excessive delays), whilst maintaining the quality of decisions and judgments.
The process of execution of judgments is improved including reduction of clone cases before the Court.
National implementation of ECHR is secured 

Annual statistics on judicial activity of the Court and on the execution process.
Data on measures taken at national level.
Statistics of national courts 

Political will/determination as regards speedy ratification of Protocol No. 14
Preparatory measures for entry into force of Protocol 14.
Cooperation with EU on its accession to ECHR.
Measures by Court itself 

Expected Result 1
Steps are taken to ensure entry into force of Protocol 14 by May 2006

The vast majority of States ratify the Protocol by the end of 2005 

Information from Treaty Office.
Regular ''tour de table'' in CM and CDDH 

Diligence of national authorities (executive, legislative) 

Expected Result 2
The CM rules for the application of Article 46 of the ECHR are revised and any other relevant proposals are drawn up

The CDDH draws up the proposals on time 

CDDH meeting reports/ final activity report 

 

Expected Result 3
Work on the modalities of EU accession to ECHR, to give effect to new Art 59 §2 of the ECHR, is completed

Report, containing draft text, is finalised in 2005 

CDDH meeting reports/ final activity report 

Relevant decisions or the negotiation process are taken within the EU.
Cooperation from EU side 

Expected Result 4
The implementation of Recommendation Rec(2004)4 on the ECHR in university education and professional training is regularly monitored

Information of such education and training in the relevant curricula is provided by member states.
A European programme of HR education is developed to support national initiatives 

CDDH progress reports and review by GR-H on implementation at national level of Recommendation Rec(2004)4 on the ECHR in university education and professional training 

Political will.
Availability of resources at national and European level 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDDH - Steering Committee for Human Rights

Other Structures
CDDH-GDR - Drafting Group of the CDDH
DH-PR - Committee of Experts for the improvement of procedures for the protection of human rights
GT-DH-PR - Working group of DH-PR

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

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin Resolution 1 of the European Ministerial Conference on Human Rights, Rome, 3-4 November 2000 and Declaration of the 114th Ministerial Session, 12-13 May 2004

Year  2005

Contact   DE SALAS, Alfonso

Operational 18,800

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Effectiveness of the ECHR protection at national level is enhanced through existence of effective remedies

Effective remedies exist in member states against all violations of the ECHR.
The number of cases before the Court begins to drop 

Information provided by member states and NGOs, and media reports.
Reports of the CDDH.
Cases before the Court 

Political will of Governments.
(See also progress in project 2004/DG2/72).
Availability of national financial means.
Speed of national processes 

Expected Result 1
The situation of domestic remedies in general is monitored regularly

Information is provided by member states on existence of national remedies.
New remedies are developed 

CDDH progress reports and review by the GR-H, on the implementation at national level of Recommendation Rec(2004)6 on the improvement of domestic remedies 

Political will of Governments.
(See also progress in project 2004/DG2/72).
Availability of national financial means.
Speed of national processes 

Expected Result 2
Recommendation Rec(2004)6 is widely disseminated

Translations of the recommendation are made in non-official languages and copies are distributed to official circles and legal professionals.
Information meetings for official circles are organised 

Information provided by member states.
Evaluation questionnaire 

 

Expected Result 3
The situation concerning domestic remedies following pilot judgments of the Court is improved

Effective remedies following such judgments are established by States concerned.
The number of repetitive cases requiring adjudication on the merits by the Court begins to decrease 

CDDH progress reports and review by the GR-H, on the implementation at national level of Recommendation Rec(2004)6 on the improvement of domestic remedies 

Political will of Governments.
Availability of national financial means.
Speed of national processes 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDDH - Steering Committee for Human Rights

Other Structures
DH-PR - Committee of Experts for the improvement of procedures for the protection of human rights
GT-DH-PR - Working group of DH-PR

Programme
Human Rights awareness and training
Objectives
To increase knowledge and skills in European human rights standards within civil society, the educational system and professional groups through training and awareness activities leading to effective implementation of these standards at national level.
Introduction
Strengthening the protection of human rights is at the core of the Organisation's activity and mandate. This has been reiterated at the two Summits and in numerous political texts of the Committee of Ministers and Parliamentary Assembly, by the European Ministerial Conference on Human Rights (Rome, 3-4 November 2000) and, more recently, at successive sessions of the CM. At the European Ministerial Conference on Human Rights, member states were called upon to give new impetus to their commitments in the human rights field, which remain essential to the security and stability of the continent.

The full and effective protection of human rights is an overall objective targeting different institutional and non-institutional actors through a range of measures (monitoring, standard-setting, legislative and policy development, education, training and awareness-raising). This specific programme contributes to improving national implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights by equipping actors within civil society and professional groups with the necessary knowledge and practical skills in European human rights standards, in particular those in the European Convention on Human Rights.

As such this programme contributes to the implementation of the respective declarations adopted at the 109th (2001), 111th (2002), 112th (2003), 113th (2003) and 114th (2004) sessions of the Committee of Ministers concerning the long-term effectiveness of the European Court of Human Rights, notably as regards the domestic implementation of the European Convention of Human Rights standards in practice (see in particular Recommendations (2004) 4, 5 and 6).

The programme includes three projects aimed at training and raising awareness among professional groups with key responsibilities in the application of the European Convention on Human Rights, one for organisations within civil society and two for improved access to the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and findings of other human rights treaty bodies, as well as for the preparation of human rights training and awareness materials.

More broadly-based human rights education in formal (especially school) and non-formal education (especially youth work) is an essential instrument for promotion of a culture of human rights in Europe. A project targeting school teachers and principals will provide support to member states in developing, testing, and disseminating pedagogical and quality assurance instruments in human rights education. A complementary project for youth aims at mainstreaming the practice of human rights education in youth work, developing responses to persistent violations of human dignity, and supporting practitioners in human rights education and social cohesion youth projects. Both projects will contribute substantially to the European Year of Citizenship through Education, to be celebrated by the Council of Europe in 2005.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CCJ   Advisory Council on Youth
CDDH   Steering Committee for Human Rights
CDED   Steering Committee for Education
CDEJ   European Steering Committee for Youth
CMJ   Joint Council on Youth
CPJ   Programming Committee on Youth
Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

1,425,100
148,100
1,548,400
3,121,600

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/62 - Improving access to the case law of the ECHR and findings of other HR treaty bodies

165,300

 

2004/DG2/63 - Preparation of human rights training and awareness materials

88,500

 

2004/DG2/65 - Awareness and training for the protection of specific rights or specific groups

51,000

 

2004/DG2/66 - Support for civil society structures and activities

72,000

 

2004/DG2/67 - Training of judges, prosecutors and lawyers

240,000

 

2004/DG2/68 - Training of law enforcement officials (Police and Human Rights programme)

90,000

 

2004/DG4/92 - Developing standards and materials for democratic citizenship and human rights education (EDC/HRE)

92,800

 

2003/DG4/15 - Youth promoting human rights and social cohesion

460,000

 

Joint CoE/EC Programmes

196,200

 

Net Income (2003/DG4/15)

92,600

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

1,442,600
141,200
1,333,200
2,917,000

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/62 - Improving access to the case law of the ECHR and findings of other HR treaty bodies

165,300

 

2004/DG2/63 - Preparation of human rights training and awareness materials

83,500

 

2004/DG2/65 - Awareness and training for the protection of specific rights or specific groups

40,000

 

2004/DG2/66 - Support for civil society structures and activities

66,700

 

2004/DG2/67 - Training of judges, prosecutors and lawyers

210,000

 

2004/DG2/68 - Training of law enforcement officials (Police and Human Right programme)

80,000

 

2004/DG4/92 - Developing standards and materials for human rights education (HRE)

42,700

 

2003/DG4/15 - Youth promoting human rights and social cohesion

409,200

 

Net Income (2003/DG4/15)

72,900

 

Joint CoE/EC Programmes

156,800

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

6,100

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG2/62   Improving access to the case law of the ECHR and findings of other HR treaty bodies

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin ECHR; European Ministerial Conference on Human Rights of the 50th Anniversary of the ECHR (November 2000) and most recently CM Recommendations (2004) 4, 5 and 6)

Year  2005

Contact   JUNCHER, Hanne

Operational 165,300

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Access to case law of the European Court and findings of other human rights treaty bodies (also through HUDOC) is improved

Number of legal writings on different aspects of human rights in professional journals and references to case law of the ECHR is increased.
ECHR arguments and references to ECHR case law in lawyers' pleadings and judgments in domestic courts are increased.
HUDOC case law databases are used extensively 

Reports by professional journals, of domestic case law.
Pleadings by lawyers before domestic courts.
Mission reports.
Administrative arrangements 

Computer literacy and equipment within the judiciary and other target groups.
Readiness of legal professionals to give direct effect to ECHR case law 

Expected Result 1
ECtHR case law and findings of other HR treaty bodies is translated, published and provided to legal professionals

The number of human rights documents on the European Court case law and on findings of other human rights treaty bodies translated, published and distributed in non-official languages is increased 

Publications of HR materials in non-official languages.
Database of materials used in HR awareness and training activities.
Bookshelf of basic HR materials.
Document repository on DG II website 

 

Expected Result 2
HUDOC databases are adequately maintained and extended to cover all human rights ''case-law'' and websites are developed

The ''case-law'' is made available on time through HUDOC.
Information about treaty bodies activities is made available on time on websites 

The development of HUDOC databases and availability of ''case-law'' is regularly monitored.
Verification of prompt availability of information on-line.
Hits on website.
Feedback from users 

Computer literacy and equipment within the judiciary and other target groups 

Project   2004/DG2/63   Preparation of human rights training and awareness materials

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin ECHR; European Ministerial Conference on Human Rights of the 50th Anniversary of the ECHR (November 2000) and most recently CM Recommendations (2004) 4, 5 and 6)

Year  2005

Contact   JUNCHER, Hanne

Operational 88,500

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
HR materials (including multimedia) are prepared and HR websites are developed

The number of materials disseminated and requests for materials increase.
The utility of materials is recognised by target groups 

Reports on the dissemination of materials as well as on the requests for materials.
Monitoring the feedback of users on the perceived quality/ utility of materials 

Availability of experts and designers capable of adapting or creating quality and target oriented material 

Expected Result 1
Human rights training and awareness materials are published and human rights websites are developed

The number of products produced/ updated remains at least at the same level as in 2004 

Reports/ statistics on publications websites or other products produced.
Number of hits on website.
Number of different linguistic versions of documents made available in print and on-line 

Availability of experts and designers capable of adapting or creating quality and target oriented material 

Expected Result 2
Human rights websites are maintained and developed

On-line information on human rights documents and activities is available on time 

Reports on the maintenance of human rights websites.
Number of hits on websites.
Feedback from users 

Availability of experts and designers 

Project   2004/DG2/65   Awareness and training for the protection of specific rights or specific groups

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin ECHR; European Ministerial Conference on Human Rights of the 50th Anniversary of the ECHR (November 2000) and most recently CM Recommendations (2004) 4, 5 and 6)

Year  2005

Contact   JUNCHER, Hanne

Operational 51,000

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
The human rights knowledge and skills of persons involved in the legal defence of vulnerable groups is improved

The legal arguments and references to the ECHR in cases for the defence of vulnerable groups is increased at national level 

Domestic proceedings and case law on this matter.
NGOs and IGOs reports on legal defence of vulnerable groups.
Cases before the European Court of Human Rights 

Co-operation of legal professionals / NGOs and authorities' support 

Expected Result 1
Human rights training for persons involved in the legal defence of vulnerable groups is provided

At least two human rights training activities are organised for persons involved in the legal defence of vulnerable groups 

NGOs and IGOs reports on legal defence of vulnerable groups.
Evaluation questionnaires/ feedback from participants.
Media reports 

Co-operation of legal professionals/ NGOs and authorities' support 

Expected Result 2
The number of trainers at national level, and their expertise, on legal defence in favour of these groups is increased

At least ten trainers at national level on legal defence of vulnerable groups are trained in European human rights standards.
Number of persons trained 

NGOs and IGOs reports on legal defence of vulnerable groups.
Evaluation questionnaires / feedback from participants 

Co-operation of legal professionals and NGOs 

Project   2004/DG2/66   Support for civil society structures and activities

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin ECHR; European Ministerial Conference on Human Rights of the 50th Anniversary of the ECHR (November 2000) and most recently CM Recommendations (2004) 4, 5 and 6)

Year  2005

Contact   JUNCHER, Hanne

Operational 72,000

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Civil society structures and activities in HR training and awareness are supported and capacity for sustainable actions is developed

Increase in HR awareness among NGOs participants in these activities.
Increase in capability of civil society structures to spread knowledge and understanding of HR.
Increased use by NGOs of HR protection mechanisms at national and international level 

Reports on activities implemented within civil society.
Questionnaire distributed to participants.
Media reports 

Civil society partners capable and ready to implement HR awareness activities.
Law on association favourable to NGOs.
Co-operation from international and local experts 

Expected Result 1
Civil society structures are provided with human rights training

At least three training activities for civil society are implemented 

Activity reports.
Evaluation questionnaires distributed to participants 

Co-operation from NGOs.
Existence of law on associations favourable to NGOs' activities.
Co-operation from international and local experts 

Expected Result 2
Civil society is provided with human rights material and expertise

Materials provided and number of experts participating in civil society's activities with Council of Europe support at least at the same level as in 2004 

NGOs reports.
Reports on use made of publications 

Reliability of civil society partners.
Co-operation from international and local experts 

Expected Result 3
HR library centres of the Council of Europe and HR depository libraries are strengthened

The HR library centres receive adequate and up-dated materials.
Civil society actors use these facilities 

NGOs reports.
Evaluation reports of centres.
Media reports and other sources 

Co-operation from civil society partners 

Expected Result 4
Human rights training activities organised by civil society structures are supported

Initiatives undertaken by civil society structures to disseminate knowledge of human rights standards 

Activity reports.
Media reports and other sources 

Co-operation from NGOs.
Law on associations favourable to NGOs.
Co-operation from international and local experts 

Project   2004/DG2/67   Training of judges, prosecutors and lawyers

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin ECHR; European Ministerial Conference on Human Rights of the 50th Anniversary of the ECHR (November 2000) and most recently the 114th Session of the Committee of Ministers (12-13 May 2004)

Year  2005

Contact   JUNCHER, Hanne

Operational 240,000

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Knowledge of and practical skills in European human rights standards by judges, prosecutors and lawyers is improved

Arguments making reference to the ECHR and case law in pleadings and court judgments are increased 

Audits on the efficiency of the judiciary.
Case law of domestic courts.
Number of applications to the European Court of Human Rights.
Articles and media reports 

Cooperation of the judiciary/ Ministry of Justice/ Prosecutor Offices/ Bar associations.
Local ownership of projects 

Expected Result 1
Training in European HR standards for judges, prosecutors, lawyers is provided

The number of human rights workshops, seminars and meetings, including long term programmes, is increased 

Official journey reports.
Evaluation questionnaires from participants 

Cooperation of the judiciary/ Ministry of Justice/ Prosecutor Offices/ Bar associations.
Local ownership of projects 

Expected Result 2
Relevant HR training materials in local languages is provided

Materials prepared and/or translated and/or distributed in local languages at least at same level as in 2004 

Record of the training materials prepared and/or translated and reports on use made of publications 

Cooperation of the judiciary/ Ministry of Justice/ Prosecutor Offices/ Bar associations.
Local ownership of projects 

Expected Result 3
The inclusion of a component on European HR standards in curricula for judges, prosecutors and lawyers is promoted and monitored

Information is provided on European human rights standards training in domestic curricula and structures.
The integration of the HR dimension in curricula and structures is increased 

Curricula on training of judges, prosecutors and lawyers.
Reports from NGOs and member states.
CDDH progress reports following Recommendation Rec(2004)4 

Cooperation of the competent
authorities.
International and local experts' co-operation.
Local ownership of projects 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDDH - Steering Committee for Human Rights

Project   2004/DG2/68   Training of law enforcement officials (Police and Human Rights programme)

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin ECHR; European Ministerial Conference on Human Rights of the 50th Anniversary of the ECHR (November 2000) and most recently the 114th Session of the Committee of Ministers (12-13 May 2004)

Year  2005

Contact   JUNCHER, Hanne

Operational 90,000

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Knowledge of and practical skills in European human rights standards by law enforcement officials are improved

Respect for and protection of human rights by police in their daily practice is increase and reported violations decrease 

Reports by IGOs, NGOs and media on the respect of human rights standards by law enforcement officials.
Audits on the efficiency of the law enforcement agencies.
Views of the network 'Police and human rights' 

Adequate human resources.
Cooperation of competent
authorities.
Availability of financial resources (national and European level).
Local projects ownership 

Expected Result 1
Training in European human rights for law enforcement officials is provided

Human rights training workshops, seminars and awareness raising meetings are organised as well as placements and study visits of police officers in other member states 

Activity reports on training activities of police officers.
Evaluation questionnaires on training by participants 

Cooperation of the competent
authorities.
Local ownership of projects 

Expected Result 2
Relevant human rights materials in local languages are prepared

Materials prepared or adapted and/or translated in local languages and distributed at least at same level as in 2004 

Activity reports.
Reports on use made of materials 

Cooperation of the competent
authorities.
Local ownership of projects 

Expected Result 3
The inclusion of European human rights standards component in curricula for police training is promoted and monitored

Information is provided on the number of curricula amended with inclusion of human rights component.
Expertise provided on curricula 

Amended curricula.
Expertise reports.
Mission reports 

Cooperation of the competent
authorities.
International and local experts' co-operation.
Local ownership of projects 

Project   2004/DG4/92   Developing standards and materials for democratic citizenship and human rights education (EDC/HRE)

Duration 01/01/04 - 30/06/06 (30 months)   DG IV Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport
Origin CDED; declaration of the 21st session of the Standing Conference of European Ministers of Education, 2003; CM Rec(2002)12 on Education for Democratic Citizenship

Year  2005

Contact   GARABAGIU, Angela

Operational 92,800

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Develop, test and evaluate new methods and approaches for learning and teaching democracy and human rights

Dissemination of the materials prepared in 2004, testing and evaluation of these in at least 50% of the member states; updating of the materials before the end of the year

Reports of the CAHCIT, the CDED and information provided by the EDC coordinators 

Political will of member states; support from the teaching profession and schools 

Expected Result 1
Instruments and practical materials for teacher training and quality assurance are finalised and disseminated

The instruments / materials on teacher training and quality assurance are finalised, translated and disseminated in at least 80% of member states 

The instruments are available; information is provided through meeting reports and by the EDC coordinators 

Willingness of member states to participate in the dissemination, the testing and the evaluation 

Expected Result 2
Information about and training on the Council of Europe approach to EDC/HRE is offered to teacher trainers and principals

By the end of 2005, information and training seminars have been organised at the level of the Council of Europe and in at least 30% of member states.
Council of Europe materials are adopted and used 

Reports of the seminars.
Reports of the CAHCIT 

Ministries of Education, school principals and teachers are willing to participate 

Expected Result 3
Assistance is provided to pilot schools in member states with testing, evaluating and giving feedback on the instruments/ material

By the end of 2005, action has been taken to assist pilot schools in at least 30% member states with this task 

Expert reports.
Information from the schools.
Reports of the CAHCIT 

Willingness of Ministries of Education and school principals to participate 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDED - Steering Committee for Education

Other Structures
CAHCIT - Ad hoc Committee for the European Year of Citizenship through Education

Project   2003/DG4/15   Youth promoting human rights and social cohesion

Duration 01/01/03 - 31/12/05 (36 months)   DG IV Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport
Origin Statutory bodies of the youth sector; 6th Conference of European Ministers responsible for Youth (2002)

Year  2005

Contact   GOMES, Rui

Operational 460,000

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Improve capacity of youth multipliers for human rights education and social cohesion in non-formal education

Interest expressed in the activities and projects, number of projects and national training courses organised, dissemination and translation of education materials and adoption of policy recommendations by member states and non-governmental partners 

Number of applications received for training courses, sessions and pilot projects.
Number of translations of Compass into non-official languages, responses of policy recommendations 

Wide interest and motivation by different partners in the programme, consistency of the resources allocated with expressions of interest by partners and the needs of evaluation 

Expected Result 1
Educational tools responding to violence, racism and discrimination affecting youth are developed and supported by policy measures

Integration of human rights education issues in conclusions of ministerial conference.
Guidelines for further action against racism and discrimination.
Numbers attending public events 

Texts from the ministerial conference and youth event.
Interest in the symposium and youth commitments to follow-up the racism and discrimination matters.
Numbers of visitors and NGO presence at public events 

Youth Ministers resolve to address violence and racism matters.
Interest of youth and other NGOs in the public events.
Existence of a record/ database of materials from the RAXI campaign 

Expected Result 2
Methodological resources on human rights education are translated into non-official languages and made available to practitioners

Availability of educational materials in different languages.
On-line access to and connectivity between existing CoE educational materials for HRE 

Compass translated and available in non-official languages.
Manual on gender-based violence available on line.
Requests received and number of visitors on the sites 

Reliable partners, able to co-finance translations.
Partners are able to place their versions on line; no copyright problems 

Expected Result 3
European and national networks of trainers and multipliers active in promoting human rights with youth are expanded and supported

30 specialised senior trainers are trained in human rights education.
Ten national and regional courses in human rights education held, resulting in some 250 motivated and competent multipliers, dissemination of Compass to new partners and countries.
Quality of study sessions of youth organisations dealing with human rights education and social cohesion 

Interest of new partners and organisations in courses and in the HRE programme.
Applications for national courses in new countries.
Number of applications for sessions and EYF projects dealing with HRE 

Interest and capacity of national partners.
Adequacy of curriculum of new course.
Compass translated into non-official languages.
Co-financing at national level. Traceability of EYF meetings on HRE 

Expected Result 4
Minority youth leaders are trained and develop projects; their experiences are integrated in policy recommendations

Adoption by the CM of recommendation on the participation of minority youth leaders in public life.
Successful training of 30 minority youth leaders.
Development of 25 innovative youth projects on social cohesion.
Co-operation and participation of European minority youth organisations in relevant sectors of the Council of Europe.
Number of applicants and attendants of training workshop for Roma 

Support to recommendation.
Results and follow-up of the Diversity and Cohesion participants' projects.
Participation of minority youth in CoE activities 

The recommendation is adopted.
The participants' projects receive co-financing.
CoE services are open to inputs from minority youth 

Expected Result 5
Local pilot projects for multiplying human rights education are financially supported and their impact evaluated

Financial support provided to pilot projects in human rights education.
Use and adaptation of Compass at local level.
New partners and multipliers for human rights education with young people.
Participation in evaluation seminar 

Requests (quantity, quality) for funding pilot projects in HRE to the EYF and level of support granted.
Reports and evaluations sent by the project organisers.
Interest expressed in the evaluation seminar 

Local partners readiness and interest in pilot projects.
Financial resources available within the European Youth Foundation.
Reliability of information for impact evaluation and examples of best practice 

Expected Result 6
Youth leaders are trained to integrate human rights and social cohesion matters in Euro-Med projects, and a manual is produced

Successful and innovative Euro-Med projects on social cohesion and human rights.
Support of the projects by the EU Euro-Med Youth Programme.
Publication of the T-Kit in English and Arabic 

Quality and sustainability of the projects initiated by the participants.
Usage of the T-Kit and feed back from users.
Number of applications for attending the course 

Favourable political climate for this type of project in Mediterranean countries.
Funding of projects by the EU Commission and support by the national coordinators.
Partnership with the EU will continue 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CCJ - Advisory Council on Youth
CDEJ - European Steering Committee for Youth
CMJ - Joint Council on Youth
CPJ - Programming Committee on Youth

Programme
Access to Social Rights
Objectives
To improve effective access to social rights. To assist member states in analysing structural changes in the labour market and their consequences on social cohesion. To assist member states in developing and integrating the ethical, social and human rights dimension in responding to the current challenges facing health care services.
Introduction
The European Committee for Social Cohesion (CDCS) has made access to social rights one of the central elements of its social cohesion strategy.

Policy guidelines, reports and other materials have been prepared by the CDCS on access to social protection, access to employment and access to housing; parallel work on access to health care was carried out by the European Health Committee (CDSP). This work was all brought together in a major Report on Access to Social Rights. By the summer of 2004, the report will have been translated into no fewer than 17 languages and widely disseminated throughout Europe.

In 2004 work was completed on two sets of guidelines on user involvement in social services and access to employment for marginalised groups.

The next phases of the intergovernmental work, launched in 2004, aim to develop policy recommendations on the integrated delivery of social services and on improvement of housing policies.

Dissemination and support activities are under way to advise countries on the implementation of polices and measures in line with the guidelines and recommendations on access to social rights. For example, in association with the Stability Pact, an integrated programme of assistance is under way for the countries of South East Europe. Networks of officials are working to build ongoing regional cooperation in the area of housing, employment, social protection and health.

The expertise built up by the Council of Europe through its work on access to social rights is now attracting external funding, especially from the European Commission.

The programme of the European Health Committee (CDSP) is largely inspired by the consideration that health care is a basic human right and as such an important element in the maintenance of social cohesion and democratic stability.

The CDSP aims at proposing to member states policies which ensure equitable access to good quality health care, as well as the full and responsible participation of patients and citizens.

It plays an important role in assisting member states to incorporate the ethical, social and human rights dimension when restructuring and reforming their health care systems. It attaches particular importance in sharing with new member states the knowledge and experience gained through 50 years of inter-governmental co-operation.

The 7th Conference of Health Ministers (Oslo, 2003) had as its theme ''Health, Dignity and Human Rights''. This conference further reinforced the Council of Europe's strategy of incorporating the ethical, social and human rights dimensions in health policies and reforms of the health services, bearing in mind the question of financial sustainability.

The CDSP is also attentive to the activities of other European organisations working in the field of health and maintains close ties with the European Commission and the WHO (Europe) within the framework of a co-operation arrangement between the three services concerned with health.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDCS   European Committee for Social Cohesion
CDSP   European Health Committee
Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

522,500
95,200
432,000
1,049,700

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG3/1 - Citizens Role in Health

100,700

 

2004/DG3/50 - Equity in Access to Health Care

106,400

 

2004/DG3/51 - Promoting effective access to social protection, social services, housing and employment

224,900

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

613,600
106,000
468,200
1,187,800

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG3/1 - Citizens Role in Health

108,400

 

2004/DG3/50 - Equity in Access to Health Care

106,100

 

2004/DG3/51 - Promoting effective access to social protection, social services, housing and employment

253,700

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG3/1   Citizens Role in Health

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG III Social Cohesion
Origin CDSP

Year  2005

Contact   BOPP, Karl-Friedrich

Operational 100,700

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Health systems take account of patients' needs and rights

Progress of the work carried out by the new Group of experts.
Recommendations and explanatory reports prepared by the groups of experts 

Meeting reports.
Reports from National Coordinators 

Willingness to co-operate of Ministries of Health in member states 

Expected Result 1
Health professionals and teachers are trained in health promotion and health education principles

Number of member states participating in the European Network of Health-Promoting Schools rises 

Meeting reports.
Contact with experts.
Information received from member states 

Willingness to co-operate of Ministries of Health in member states 

Expected Result 2
Risks and opportunities of genetics on the organisation of health care services and on training of health professionals are examined

Progress of the work carried out by the new Group of experts.
Proposals for recommendations 

Meeting reports.
Contacts with experts 

Willingness to co-operate of Ministries of Health in member states 

Expected Result 3
Awareness of policy makers and health professionals on the organisation of palliative care is further developed

A European Conference to promote the implementation of Recommendation Rec(2003)24 on the organisation of palliative care is organised 

Dissemination of Recommendation Rec(2003) 24 in member states 

Political will by member states to share national experiences on the organisation of palliative care and to implement Recommendation Rec(2003)24 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDSP - European Health Committee

Project   2004/DG3/50   Equity in Access to Health Care

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG III Social Cohesion
Origin CDSP

Year  2005

Contact   BOPP, Karl-Friedrich

Operational 106,400

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Health policies on equitable access to good quality care taking into account the human rights dimension are further promoted

Recommendations and explanatory reports prepared by the Groups of experts.
Regional seminars organised to ensure citizen/ patient participation in health policy making 

Progress review made by the Group of Experts at the end of 2005 

Willingness of health policy makers in member states to co-operate 

Expected Result 1
A conceptual framework on equal gender opportunities in the provision of health care is developed

Progress in the work carried out by the Group of experts 

Meeting reports.
Contact with experts 

Willingness of health policy makers in member states to co-operate 

Expected Result 2
Sustainable regional projects to meet health needs of vulnerable populations are developed through the SEE Health Network

1 project developed.
1 project rendered sustainable.
3 projects maintained 

CoE-WHO joint assessment reports.
SEE Health Authorities Progress reports 

Willingness of South Eastern Europe countries, donor countries and WHO to cooperate 

Expected Result 3
Internet tools for citizen/ patient empowerment are developed

Training course is held for public health officials to present Council of Europe's work in the field of citizen/ patient empowerment through use of Internet 

Training course reports 

Willingness of public health officials to actively participate in training course 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDSP - European Health Committee

Project   2004/DG3/51   Promoting effective access to social protection, social services, housing and employment

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG III Social Cohesion
Origin CDCS

Year  2005

Contact   VENCKEVICIUS, Thomas

Operational 224,900

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Member states adopt/ improve policies promoting access to employment, housing and social protection in line with European standards

Guidelines and reports on facilitating access to social rights are elaborated and disseminated in member states.
Follow-up activities (seminars, workshops, reports and guidelines) are carried out in South East Europe, Russian Federation, Ukraine, and other countries as requested.
Structural changes in the labour market developed 

Meeting reports of the groups of specialists.
Reports of seminars, forum, records of dissemination.
Frequency of use of the CoE internet site 

Support by national authorities, social partners and NGOs 

Expected Result 1
Guidelines and a report on integrated delivery of social services are developed

Background information on policies related to integrated delivery of social services is collected by the group of specialists.
Information on best practices is collected.
Topics for the report are selected and elaborated 

Meeting reports and other internal documents of the group of specialists 

Member states reply to requests for information.
Commitment of experts and national authorities 

Expected Result 2
Guidelines and a report on housing policies for social cohesion are developed

Background information on policies in the housing field is collected by the group of specialists.
Information on best practices is collected.
Topics for the report are selected and elaborated 

Meeting reports and other internal documents of the group of specialists 

Adequate quantity and quality of information available.
Continuous commitment of national authorities 

Expected Result 3
Policy-makers become aware of CoE recommendations to improve access to social rights

Number of copies of CoE reports and guidelines on access to social rights disseminated.
Joint programmes with the European Commission are implemented in Russia and Moldova, promoting access to social rights in several regions of those countries.
Access to social rights is promoted in South East Europe through expert networks 

Reports of conferences and seminars.
Reports of Joint programmes.
Reports from member states.
Frequency of use of the CoE Internet site 

Continuous commitment of national authorities, social protection agencies and NGOs.
Fruitful cooperation with other organisations (ILO, UNECE) 

Expected Result 4
A public debate on labour market flexibility and job security is launched

A Forum is organised in cooperation with government representatives, social partners and researchers in November 2005 (Strasbourg) 

Report of the Forum and publication of results 

Complementary funding available through voluntary contributions 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDCS - European Committee for Social Cohesion

Other Structures
CS-HO - Group of Specialists on housing policies for social cohesion
CS-US - Group of Specialists on Integrated Delivery of Social Services

Programme
Vulnerable Groups (including ''exploitation of human beings'')
Objectives
To contribute to the international action against trafficking in human beings. To improve access to social rights for groups with special needs (children, young people, the elderly, people with disabilities). To improve prevention of drug abuse and responses to addicts via treatment and health care systems.
Introduction
As a human rights organisation, the Council of Europe has always recognised that some members of society are in a relatively disadvantaged position to benefit fully from their rights. Current work deals with the particular needs of victims of trafficking in human beings, children and young people, drug addicts, elderly people and people with disabilities.

Since the late 1980s, the Council of Europe has been the ''natural home'' for activities aiming to combat the phenomenon of trafficking in human beings. Indeed, trafficking touches upon a number of questions which are dealt with within the Council of Europe, namely gender equality, organised crime, money laundering, migration, etc. The Council of Europe has adopted a variety of initiatives in the field of trafficking in human beings and related issues covering: the elaboration of legal standards and strategies, research activities, legal and technical co-operation activities and monitoring.

In association with the programme ''Access to social rights'', which forms part of the social cohesion strategy, the Council of Europe pays special attention to groups who are less equipped than others to claim their social rights. Children and young people, elderly people and people with disabilities are all liable to slip through the net of social and employment services unless specific attention is paid to their particular needs. Primarily by means of assistance activities in individual member states, governments and service providers will consider how to apply Council of Europe guidelines on access to social rights to these different groups.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CAHTEH   Ad hoc Committee on action against trafficking in human beings
CDCS   European Committee for Social Cohesion
CDEG   Steering Committee for Equality between Women and Men
Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

235,200
46,500
202,400
484,100

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/77 - Action against trafficking in human beings

106,400

 

2004/DG3/52 - Access to social rights for people with special needs

96,000

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

248,100
80,100
293,000
621,200

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/77 - Action against trafficking in human beings

104,400

 

2004/DG3/52 - Access to Social Rights for people with special needs

137,900

 

2004/DG3/53 - Effective Access to Basic Social Rights for Immigrants

50,700

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG2/77   Action against trafficking in human beings

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin Decision of the Committee of Ministers to set up the Ad Hoc Committee on action against trafficking in human beings (CAHTEH)/Declaration and Programme of Action of the 5th European Ministerial Conference on equality between women and men/Final communiqué of the 114th Session of the Committee of Ministers

Year  2005 Original

Contact   REQUENA, Marta

Operational 106,400

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Strengthen international co-operation against trafficking in human beings between states

States reach an agreement on a draft convention, which is a practical tool for international co-operation to fight effectively this phenomenon and will assist states in developing effective national legislation and policies in this field 

The draft convention takes into account all the aspects included in the terms of reference of the CAHTEH.
Information provided by national experts on measures taken 

Agreement by states on the text of the draft convention.
Political will to take measures 

Expected Result 1
A draft Council of Europe Convention on action against trafficking in human beings is adopted

The draft Convention finalised by the CAHTEH is adopted by the Committee of Ministers 

CAHTEH documents and reports.
CM documentation 

Agreement by states on the texts of the draft Convention and its Explanatory report 

Expected Result 2
Awareness raising strategy on action against trafficking in human beings is developed

Activities to provide information on actions against human trafficking and on the protection of the victims are carried out 

Information on measures to fight against trafficking is provided by national experts 

 

Expected Result 3
Technical assistance to fight against trafficking and to protect the victims of trafficking is provided

Activities are carried out to provide technical assistance to set up a legal and social framework to fight against trafficking and to protect the victims 

Activity reports 

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CAHTEH - Ad hoc Committee on action against trafficking in human beings
CDEG - Steering Committee for Equality between Women and Men

Project   2004/DG3/52   Access to social rights for people with special needs

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG III Social Cohesion
Origin Requests from member states

Year  2005

Contact   KOWALCZYK

Operational 96,000

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
National officials and NGOs are equipped to ensure rights and dignity of people with special needs

In countries where project interventions have been concentrated, legislation and practice have moved in the directions recommended by Council of Europe experts and texts 

Reports by countries concerned.
Independent assessments by NGO's and professional groups 

Supportive political and economic climate for reform 

Expected Result 1
Member states (not members of Partial Agreement AP Soc-SP) are informed and apply selected guidelines on people with disabilities

Information campaigns are carried out in 3-4 member states 

Requests by countries concerned.
Mission reports.
Information received from countries concerned 

Political will in non-Partial Agreement AP Soc-SP states to benefit from 'acquis' of Partial Agreement 

Expected Result 2
Awareness of how to ensure the dignity and rights of elderly people in formal and informal care systems is promoted

Seminars are organised for audiences including decision-makers at national and local level, physicians, social workers, etc. in 2 member states 

Mission reports.
Evaluation forms filled in by participants.
Requests for further CoE assistance 

Political will to address the issue of human dignity of the elderly despite budgetary consequences at national level 

Expected Result 3
Social services and NGOs examine how to apply CoE guidelines on rights and care of children at risk

National or regional seminars on key issues selected in accordance with states priorities take place in 2-3 countries 

Mission reports.
Feedback from participants 

Member states ask for relevant activities and involve various groups concerned 

Expected Result 4
Existing work on violence affecting children and young people is extended in the framework of the new cross-sectoral project

Committee of experts defines and starts to implement a study contributing to the objectives of the cross-sectoral project 

Published report.
Meeting reports of Committee of Experts on Children and Families 

The new cross-sectoral project receives the necessary political support from member states 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDCS - European Committee for Social Cohesion

Programme
Equality and non-discrimination, in particular concerning minorities
Objectives
To protect and promote equality, particularly in relation to persons belonging to national minorities, through intergovernmental co-operation, awareness raising activities and assistance activities.
Introduction
The Vienna Summit of Heads of State and Government in October 1993 provided the political impetus for advancing work on protecting and promoting the rights of persons belonging to national minorities through the preparation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM). The importance of this Treaty as one of the core pan-European instruments of the Council of Europe is attested to in the texts of the Second Summit (see the Final Declaration) and in later texts of the Committee of Ministers (Declaration of 10 December 1998) and the European Ministerial Conference on Human Rights (Resolution No. 2, Rome 3-4 November 2000) and also by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (see Recommendation 1623 (2003) on Rights of national minorities).

The second Summit of Heads of State and Governments called for practical measures and enhanced co-operation involving Governments. As a result, intergovernmental co-operation activities were initiated within the Committee of Experts on Issues in relation to the Protection of National Minorities (DH-MIN) aimed at exchanging experiences and good practices and conducting studies on issues relevant to national minorities. Practical initiatives were also launched such as awareness-raising and training activities alongside assistance activities laying emphasis on good practices, policies and legislation. While these intergovernmental activities were frozen between the years 2000 and 2003, the agreement in 2004 of new terms of reference for the DH-MIN in 2004 should fill this gap which has existed over the last years and will complement the monitoring under the FCNM while fully respecting the competences of each of the bodies concerned.

The aim of this programme is to assist states to achieve their objective of promoting equality and non-discrimination, in particular in the context of the protection of persons belonging to national minorities under the FCNM, through intergovernmental co-operation and through awareness raising and assistance activities as part of the monitoring under the FCNM.

The 2005 programme will focus on the priorities identified in the light of the first monitoring cycle under the FCNM, drawing on the specific recommendations made by the Advisory Committee in its opinions on the FCNM and the recommendations contained in the country resolutions adopted by the Committee of Ministers.

The 2005 programme will be carried out taking full account of past initiatives in this area including under Joint Programmes with the European Commission and also under the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDDH   Steering Committee for Human Rights
Other Structures
DH-MIN - Committee of Experts on issues relating to the Protection of National Minorities

Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

31,600
40,500
270,900
343,000

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/76 - Protecting and promoting the rights of persons belonging to national minorities

270,900

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

0
38,000
243,600
281,600

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/76 - Protecting and promoting the rights of persons belonging to national minorities

243,600

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG2/76   Protecting and promoting the rights of persons belonging to national minorities

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, Second Summit of Heads of State and Governments and eventually a decision by the Ministers' Deputies to re-establish the DH-MIN

Year  2005

Contact   KORKEAKIVI, Antti

Operational 270,900

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Ensure persons belonging to national minorities benefit from and enjoy their rights on the basis of equality and non-discrimination

Acceptance by States of all relevant minority standards, including ratification of the FCNM.
Improved Legal and policy framework for national minorities at national and European level.
Increased awareness by persons belonging to nation-al minorities of their rights

Signatures and ratifications of relevant instruments.
Domestic laws and practices changed.
Survey of reports submitted by minorities under FCNM.
Levels of information available, including on the web 

Political will of States 

Expected Result 1
Compliance by States with international standards in the field of minorities and non-discrimination

Acceptance by States of the standards under FCNM (10 ratifications remain outstanding along with 3 signatures).
Adoption of laws and policy in compliance with standards under FCNM.
Implementation of the results of the monitoring through activities organised by State parties

Signatures and ratifications.
Monitoring of laws and practice in 8 target countries under FCNM.
Transversal analysis by DH-MIN.
Number of follow-up meetings organised by State Parties 

Political will of States 

Expected Result 2
Raising awareness amongst national minorities of their individual rights

Availability of FCNM texts in all State languages.
Availability of monitoring results in translation (in all 35 States of first cycle, reports of 27 States due to report in second cycle).
Increased use of minorities web-sites (visits).
Availability of shadow reports on each of the 8 country opinions to be prepared.
Activities organised on issues linked to the FCNM.
Academic and other writings collected on the FCNM 

Availability of texts on the web.
Monitoring of usage of web, three times a year.
Monitoring by Secretariat of number of shadow reports, activities organised and academic articles catalogued 

Political will and funding for translations and for other co-operation activities 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDDH - Steering Committee for Human Rights

Other Structures
DH-MIN - Committee of Experts on Issues relating to the Protection of the National Minorities

Programme
Freedom of expression and information
Objectives
To promote freedom of expression and information, as well as media freedoms and media pluralism in member states through practical assistance activities concerning the establishment and implementation of a proper legal framework for the media, as well as standard-setting activities.
Introduction
The programme builds, as regards the conduct of assistance activities for the benefit of member states, on the political priorities and areas of concern identified in the context of the monitoring procedures of the Committee of Ministers and the Parliamentary Assembly concerning respect by member states of their commitments in the area of freedom of expression and information. The programme in this area will be centred around the organisation of legislative expertise and practical training and awareness-raising activities for public officials on questions concerning media freedoms and media regulation in a democratic society. Priority will be given to the geographical areas where particularly important needs have been identified (South-East European countries, Transcaucasian countries, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine).

In the standard-setting area, priority will be given to the implementation of the Action Plan concerning future Council of Europe activities in the area of media law and policy to be adopted by the 7th European Ministerial Conference on Mass Media Policy (Kyiv, 10-11 March 2005). This Action Plan will be centred around 3 main topical areas, namely i) freedom of expression and information in times of crisis, ii) media pluralism and diversity in the context of globalisation and iii) the future place of public service broadcasting in the converging environment.

Finally, in the conventional area, the programme will focus on reviewing economic and technological developments in the television sector, in order to ascertain whether or not they are compatible with the rules contained in the European Convention on Transfrontier Television and, if need be, to provide States Parties to the Convention with orientations on how to address these developments, through opinions and recommendations adopted by the Standing Committee which supervises the implementation of the Convention. A related, more longer term objective will be to determine whether these developments should lead to a revision of the pan-European legal framework for transfrontier television services provided by the Convention.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDMM   Steering Committee on the Mass Media
T-TT   Standing Committee on Transfrontier Television

Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

875,700
131,900
505,000
1,512,600

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/40 - Standard-setting and policy assistance on topical issues concerning the media

236,500

 

2004/DG2/41 - Legislative assistance, training, awareness raising

167,300

 

2004/DG2/42 - Transfrontier Television

51,800

 

Joint CoE/EC Programmes

49,400

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

886,400
139,700
523,800
1,549,900

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/40 - Standard-setting and policy assistance on topical issues concerning the media

223,300

 

2004/DG2/41 - Legislative assistance, training, awareness raising

171,800

 

2004/DG2/42 - Transfrontier Television

44,000

 

Joint CoE/EC Programmes

64,300

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

20,400

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG2/40   Standard-setting and policy assistance on topical issues concerning the media

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin Terms of reference of the Steering Committee on the Mass Media (CDMM) and of its subordinate bodies

Year  2005

Contact   MALINOWSKI, Jan

Operational 236,500

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Public authorities in member states are provided with orientations on how to address topical questions in the media sector

The laws and regulations adopted in member states and the debates taking place at national level on how to regulate topical issues raised in the media sector (privacy, terrorism, convergence, concentration, access by the public to major events, digital broadcasting) refer to and take account of the orientations provided by the Council of Europe

Information provided by national experts.
Reports by IGO's, NGO's, research and academic institutions on media developments in the member states 

National public authorities are aware of the orientations provided by the Council of Europe and are willing to implement these orientations, having regard to their respective national circumstances 

Expected Result 1
An instrument fixing orientations to governments on the scope and limits of freedom of expression in times of crisis is prepared

The instrument is adopted by the Committee of Ministers 

Committee of Ministers' Decisions 

Public authorities in member states agree on the form and content to be given to the instrument and are ready to implement it 

Expected Result 2
A policy document for the governments of member states on the future role of public service broadcasting is prepared

The policy document is adopted 

Reports of the meetings of the CDMM 

Public authorities in member states agree on the content to be given to the policy document and are ready to implement it 

Expected Result 3
Monitoring media concentrations in Europe is ensured so as, as appropriate, to take initiatives to preserve pluralism

A mechanism to monitor media concentrations is established 

Reports of the meetings of the CDMM 

Public authorities in member states agree on the form and content of the monitoring mechanism and endorse the conclusions drawn from this monitoring 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDMM - Steering Committee on the Mass Media

Other Structures
MM-S-FR - Group of Specialists on Freedom of Expression
AP-MD - Advisory Panel on Media Pluralism
AP-CV - Advisory Panel on Convergence
AP-MT - Advisory Panel on Terrorism

Project   2004/DG2/41   Legislative assistance, training, awareness raising

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin Requests for assistance submitted by member states and by professional organisations from the media sector / Priority areas of assistance identified by the Secretariat

Year  2005

Contact   MALINOWSKI, Jan

Operational 167,300

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
The legal framework concerning the media in States benefiting from assistance activities is aligned with CoE standards

National laws and regulations concerning the media in those member states benefiting from assistance activities are defined and implemented in accordance with the relevant CoE standards, as set out in the case law of the ECtHR and in the instruments adopted by the CM 

Laws and regulations adopted in member states.
Reports by the PACE.
Reports by IGOs and NGOs on the state of media freedoms in the member states 

Public authorities in member states are aware of the CoE standards and are willing to apply and respect these standards 

Expected Result 1
Legislative expertises are organised to assist member states in the drafting of laws and regulations concerning the media

The laws and regulations on the media adopted in member states which have requested the assistance of the Council of Europe are aligned with the standards of the Organisation 

Reports on the follow-up given to the legislative expertises 

Public authorities in member states are willing to follow the suggestions and recommendations made in the context of the legislative expertises 

Expected Result 2
Public authorities are informed of and trained in European standards on freedom of expression and information

Non-interference by public authorities with the operation of the media.
Implementation of the relevant European standards by national courts and government departments in the beneficiary countries (South-East European countries, Transcaucasian countries, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine) 

Reports by the PACE.
Reports by IGOs and NGOs on the state of media freedoms in the member states.
Judgments delivered by national courts 

Public authorities and judges in member states are willing and able to implement the relevant European standards 

Expected Result 3
Media professionals are informed of and trained on their rights and responsibilities

Ability of the media in the beneficiary countries (South-East European countries, Transcaucasian countries, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine) to have access to and report on matters of public interest.
Quality of the output of the media in terms of journalistic standards 

Reports by IGOs and NGOs and professional organisations from the media sector on problems faced by media professionals in the exercise of their profession and on the quality of journalism 

Media professionals are not impeded in the exercise of their profession and are willing and able to apply professional standards of quality in their day-to-day work 

Project   2004/DG2/42   Transfrontier Television

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin European Convention on Transfrontier Television

Year  2005

Contact   MALINOWSKI, Jan

Operational 51,800

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Television services can freely circulate in Europe while respecting minimum programming standards

National laws and regulations concerning television comply with the programming standards contained in the Convention on Transfrontier Television and with the opinions and recommendations formulated by the Standing Committee responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Convention 

Information provided by delegates and observer delegates on the Standing Committee on Transfrontier Television.
Reports by research and monitoring institutions, national regulatory authorities, etc. 

Public authorities are willing to implement and ensure respect for the standards contained in the Convention on Transfrontier Television and in the Standing Committee's opinions and recommendations 

Expected Result 1
Orientations are given to member states on how to address economic and technological developments in the television sector

Opinions and recommendations are formulated by the Standing Committee on Transfrontier Television 

Reports of the Standing Committee on Transfrontier Television 

States Party to the Convention on Transfrontier Television agree on how to address new technological and economic developments 

Expected Result 2
Measures taken by States Party to the Convention concerning access by the public to major events are assessed

An evaluation of the lists of measures and events submitted by the Parties to the Convention is made by the Standing Committee on Transfrontier Television 

Reports of the Standing Committee on Transfrontier Television 

States Party to the Convention are willing to submit their intended measures to the Standing Committee for assessment 

Expected Result 3
The ground is prepared for a future revision of the Convention in the light of developments in the television sector

A review of the adequacy of the provisions of the Convention on Transfrontier Television in the light of ongoing developments is carried out by the Standing Committee 

Reports of the Standing Committee on Transfrontier Television 

States Party to the Convention are willing to carry out the review and the Standing Committee is equipped with the necessary resources and information to conduct the review 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
T-TT - Standing Committee on Transfrontier Television

Line of Action 3
Building a society based on the Rule of Law

This Line of Action focuses on the fight against terrorism, crime and corruption, the functioning and efficiency of justice, law making in conformity with European standards, public and private law and the protection of children. Since 2005, Information Offices and Operational support for democratic stability (implementation of co-operation activities in the Chechen Republic) have been included in this Line of Action in order to better reflect the real and active role of both in building 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 Improving the organisation of independent and efficient judicial systems
    · 2004/DG1/98 Strengthening the role and training of judicial professions

International law and law making

    · 2004/DG1/178 Public international law

Public law

    · 2004/DG1/135 Guidelines and standards in the field of nationality, statelessness, asylum and refugees
    · 2004/DG1/162 Administrative law and administrative justice

Private law and Protection of Children

    · 2004/DG1/109 Civil law, commercial law and property law issues
    · 2004/DG1/118 Protection and promotion of the best interests of children

Information Offices

    · 2004/DGAP/185 Information Offices and study visits

Operational support for democratic stability

    · 2004/DGAP/188 CoE experts' involvement in the implementation of co-operation activities in the Chechen Republic

Programme
Democratic responses to terrorism
Objectives
To ensure a coherent legal approach at European and, whenever appropriate, at international level, in the fight against terrorism and including review of the operation of relevant European and universal conventions and possibly their updating, preparation of new instruments and exchange of information in this field.
Introduction
Following the terrorist attacks in the United States of America on 11 September 2001, the Council of Europe response was both firm and immediate. The Committee of Ministers set up a Multidisciplinary Group on international action against Terrorism (GMT) which prepared a draft amending protocol to the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism (ETS No. 090) open for signature on 15 May 2003. The GMT also defined a series of priority areas for further action by the Council of Europe, including research on the concepts of ''apologie du terrorisme'' and ''incitement to terrorism'', special investigation techniques, protection of witnesses and ''pentiti'', international co-operation on law enforcement, action to cut terrorists off from funding sources and questions of identity documents which arise in connection with terrorism. Work on those priority actions began in 2003. At the 25th Conference of European Ministers of Justice organised by the Council of Europe in Sofia, 9-10 October 2003 on the topic of terrorism and how to improve the legal response to it, the ministers adopted Resolution No. 1 on combating terrorism, where other possible areas for further action were identified, namely: the compensation of victims of violent crimes, including terrorism; the effectiveness of national judicial systems in their responses to terrorism; the creation of a European register of national and international standards, starting with the fight against terrorism. The added value of a comprehensive European Convention against terrorism was considered, but the CM agreed at its 114th session (May 2004) to the drafting of one or more instruments with specific scope dealing with existing lacunae in international law or action in the fight against terrorism.

The Committee of Ministers has now set up a Committee of Experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER) responsible for following the implementation of Council of Europe activities in this field.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDPC   European Committee on Crime Problems
CODEXTER   Committee of Experts on Terrorism
Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

237,800
95,500
303,300
636,600

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG1/120 - A legal framework for the fight against terrorism

303,300

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

230,600
62,500
187,500
480,600

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG1/120 - A legal framework for the fight against terrorism

187,500

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG1/120   A legal framework for the fight against terrorism

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG I Legal Affairs
Origin Mandate of the Committee of Ministers; Specific terms of reference of the Expert Committees

Year  2005

Contact   DE VEL, Guy/ BENITEZ, Rafael/ CAPELLO-BRILLAT, Anna

Operational 303,300

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Pursue the fight against terrorism and enhance the efficiency of law enforcement while ensuring human rights protection

Preparation of international legal instruments, studies and other measures to strengthen international co-operation 

Terms of reference, agendas and reports of the relevant committees.
Council of Europe website.
Number of signatures and ratifications of the conventions applicable in the fight against terrorism 

Political will of States to pursue the fight against terrorism 

Expected Result 1
International law and action on the fight against terrorism are strengthened

Preparation of one or more instruments with specific scope dealing with existing lacunae in international law or action on the fight against terrorism 

Terms of reference of the Committee of Experts on terrorism (CODEXTER).
Agendas and reports of the CODEXTER and of its Working Groups.
Council of Europe Website 

Political will of States to agree on such international legal instruments 

Expected Result 2
The fight against financing of terrorism is reinforced

(see projects 2004/DG1/78, Expected Result 2 and 2004/DG1/143, Expected Result 1) 

 

 

Expected Result 3
Protection of witnesses and ''pentiti'' is strengthened and the use of special investigative techniques is defined

(see Project 2004/DG1/164, Expected Result 7) 

 

 

Expected Result 4
Document security and issuing procedures are strengthened and access to document registers and identification are facilitated

Elaboration of an international legal instrument (or of part of an instrument) and presentation to the CODEXTER 

Terms of reference of the Committee of Experts on terrorism (CODEXTER).
Council of Europe website 

Political will of States to agree on such an international legal instrument 

Expected Result 5
The concepts of ''apologie du terrorisme'' and ''incitement to terrorism'' are explored

Elaboration of an international legal instrument (or of part of an instrument) and presentation to the CODEXTER 

Terms of reference of the Committee of Experts on terrorism (CODEXTER).
Council of Europe website 

Political will of States to agree on such an international legal instrument 

Expected Result 6
Exchanges of information on terrorist groups are accelerated & mutual assistance improved. Knowledge of different systems is promoted

Examination of the European Conventions in the penal field and presentation of conclusions to the CDPC.
Elaboration of country profiles.
Exchange of information on victims' compensation systems 

Agendas and reports of the PC-OC, the CDPC and the CODEXTER.
Council of Europe website 

Availability of appropriate expertise 

Expected Result 7
Capacities of member states to implement international standards against terrorism are reinforced

Technical co-operation project developed and under implementation 

Terms of reference and work plan of such a project 

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDPC - European Committee on Crime Problems
CODEXTER - Committee of Experts on Terrorism

Other Structures
PC-PW - Committee of Experts on the Protection of Witnesses and Collaborators of Justice
PC -TI - Committee of Experts on Special Investigation Techniques
PC-OC - Committee of Experts on the Operation of European Conventions in the Penal Field
MONEYVAL- Select Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures
PC-RM - Committee of experts on the revision of the convention on laundering, search, seizure and confiscation of the proceeds from crime laundering

Programme
European standards for crime control
Objectives
To establish standards for legal reform and better practice in European criminal justice systems and to strengthen capacities of member states to implement such standards and practices.
Introduction
Criminal justice systems need to respond efficiently to an ever-evolving criminality. This implies the need to work more closely together, as crime becomes increasingly transnational. It further requires that the legal tools are there to enable swift and efficient international co-operation and also a continued exchange of experience and information across the borders among different criminal jurisdictions and professionals. The fight against modern forms of economic and organised crime has become a priority for the Council of Europe as these phenomena threaten the very foundations of our societies, in particular the economic system, based on free and fair competition, and democracy, governed by the principle of equality and the Rule of Law. The stability of democratic institutions is ultimately at stake. In view of this, the Council of Europe is pursuing a dynamic and unique approach against corruption, organised crime, cybercrime, money laundering as well as other forms of economic crime based on three interrelated and mutually reinforcing elements: Standard setting (conventions, recommendations), monitoring compliance with these standards (the Group of States against Corruption - GRECO -, and MONEYVAL for money laundering) and technical co-operation to help member states meet these standards and implement recommendations resulting from evaluations (Octopus programme, PACO programme, MOLI projects). Whilst promoting appropriate and fair punishment for those convicted of criminal offences, the Council of Europe must also endeavour to protect human dignity in situations of maximum vulnerability, such as detention and imprisonment.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDPC   European Committee on Crime Problems
Other Structures
GRECO
Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

1,691,300
214,100
1,438,700
3,344,100

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG1/143 - Effective measures to fight economic crime

449,300

 

2004/DG1/164 - Criminal law and policy development, police, prison systems and alternatives to imprisonment

579,300

 

Joint CoE/EC Programmes

316,600

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

93,500

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

1,491,500
193,800
1,393,300
3,078,600

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG1/143 - Effective measures to fight economic crime

406,100

 

2004/DG1/164 - Criminal law and policy development, police, prison systems and alternatives to imprisonment

556,300

 

Joint CoE/EC Programmes

337,400

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

93,500

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG1/143   Effective measures to fight economic crime

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG I Legal Affairs
Origin CDPC programme

Year  2005

Contact   KILLERBY, Margaret / ESPOSITO, Gianluca /CAPELLO-BRILLAT, Anna

Operational 449,300

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
To fight against of organised crime, money laundering, cybercrime, trafficking in human beings and sexual exploitation of children

Adoption of European standards.
Number of ratifications.
Number of meetings and training events 

Council of Europe website.
Meeting reports 

Political will of member states 

Expected Result 1
A protocol revising the Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime is finalised

Elaboration of a draft protocol to revise and update the Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime (ETS 141) in the light of concerns raised by practitioners.
Number of signatures and ratifications
 

Draft Protocol and its Explanatory Report 

Agreement of States on the draft text 

Expected Result 2
Technical cooperation: capacities of member states against economic crime in Europe are strengthened

One Octopus Interface meeting carried out bringing together all member states.
At least 5 in-country training events and 1 regional event carried out in the Caucasus.
At least 15 training events carried out & legal opinions prepared for non-EU countries.
(See also other technical cooperation activities under PACO programme, MOLI projects, LARA project, Joint Programmes) 

Technical reports on project activities.
Octopus Interface conclusions 

Political will of member states 

Expected Result 3
Ratification of Convention on Cybercrime & its Protocol to strengthen co-operation against computer network crime is promoted

Additional ratifications of convention and protocol.
Entry into force of the Protocol.
Increased awareness among law-enforcement and judicial authorities about the Convention and Protocol as a tool against crime 

Texts of the Convention and its Additional Protocol incorporated into National laws and policies.
Instruments of ratification.
Information and awareness-raising events organised 

States' readiness to enact legislation in line with the Convention and its Additional Protocol 

Expected Result 4
The organised crime situation in member states is reviewed and good practice against organised and economic crime is documented

Organised crime situation report for 2005.
At least 3 publications on good practice against organised and economic crime 

Council of Europe website.
Reports and publications 

Member states reply to the questionnaire on the organised crime situation 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDPC - European Committee on Crime Problems

Other Structures
GRECO
MONEYVAL - Select Committee of Experts on the evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures
PC-RM - Committee of experts on the revision of the convention on laundering, search, seizure and confiscation of the proceeds from crime laundering
PC-PW - Committee of Experts on the protection of witnesses and collaborator of justice
PC-TI - Committee of Experts on special investigation techniques

Project   2004/DG1/164   Criminal law and policy development, police, prison systems and alternatives to imprisonment

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG I Legal Affairs
Origin CDPC programme

Year  2005

Contact   KILLERBY Margaret / O'LOUGHLIN Bridget /CAPELLO-BRILLAT Anna

Operational 579,300

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
States develop crime policy (laws, police, prisons and alternatives) and their capacity for swift, efficient international cooperation

Texts adopted, promoted and followed up, both at the intergovernmental level and in terms of relevant national legislation 

Adoption of standard-setting texts by the CDPC.
Promotional and follow-up activities conducted.
Country-monitoring reports 

States' willingness to co-operate.
Parliamentary schedule permits adoption of texts at the national level 

Expected Result 1
Rec. on remand in custody & European Prison Rules/Charter is drafted; work on sex offenders, prison, victims, young offenders pursued

Recommendation on remand in custody is adopted by CDPC and progress is made towards the adoption of European Prison Rules(EPR)/Charter and other recommendations (for adoption in 2006-2008) 

CDPC satisfied with the progress; CDPC adopts Recommendation on remand in custody.
PC-CP submits draft EPR/Charter to Conference of European Ministers of Justice in April 2006 

Political will of member states 

Expected Result 2
Member states are provided with assistance with juvenile justice, crime prevention, prison reform/ alternatives

European standards in these fields effectively promoted 

Steering Group and mission reports 

Beneficiary countries willing to co-operate 

Expected Result 3
Recommendations on prison overcrowding and mediation in penal matters are promoted

States report to CDPC on prison overcrowding and mediation in penal matters 

CDPC follows up recommendations on prison overcrowding and mediation in penal matters 

States willing to report to the CDPC 

Expected Result 4
Prison populations and application of non-custodial sanctions and measures in member states are compared

SPACE statistics collected 

SPACE statistics published 

States willing to co-operate in the collection of statistics 

Expected Result 5
Criminal law and procedure reform complies with CoE standards, and these standards' visibility increases

Expert opinions on criminal legislation provided to, and recommendations followed by States.
Distribution of manual compiling relevant extracts of CoE instruments in the criminal field (booklet form and CoE website) 

External country monitoring reports.
Internal country feedback.
Where available, the revised (draft) legislation itself 

Political will of states to comply with standards 

Expected Result 6
Cooperation in police matters increases and bilateral activities continue

Council for Police Matters (PC-PM) assesses priority needs.
Bilateral assistance regarding police ethics (Code of Ethics) 

PC-PM reports 

Political will of member states 

Expected Result 7
Protection of witnesses and ''pentiti'' is strengthened and the use of special investigative techniques defined

Preparation of international legal instruments and presentation to the CDPC
Adoption of the PC-PW interim report by the CDPC 

Terms of Reference, Agendas and Reports of the Committees of experts (PC-TI and PC-PW), of the CDPC and of the CODEXTER.
CoE website 

Political will of States to agree on such international legal instruments 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDPC - European Committee on Crime Problems

Other Structures
PC-OC - Committee of Experts on the Operation of European Conventions in the Penal Field
PC-PM - Council for Police Matters
PC-CP - Council for Penological Co-operation
PC-DS - Committee of Experts on the treatment of sex offenders in penal institutions and in the community
PC-TI - Committee of Experts on special investigation techniques in relation to acts of terrorism
PC-PW - Committee of Experts on the protection of witnesses and pentiti in relation to acts of terrorism
and the new committees to be established that will draft the recommendation on victims and the ''European Rules on community sanctions and measures and European Prison Rules for juveniles''

Programme
Functioning and efficiency of justice
Objectives
To improve the independence, the functioning and the efficiency of justice by contributing to the setting up of fair and accessible justice systems, while taking into account the specific needs of each jurisdiction, in order to strengthen the Rule of Law on which European democracies rest.
Introduction
The programme's purpose is to improve the independence and efficiency of the member states' judicial systems, by (i) strengthening judicial organisation and the subsequent relevant institutions; (ii) exploring appropriate procedures and mechanisms to increase judicial efficiency (including Alternative Disputes Resolution, legal aid, enforcement mechanisms, information technology (IT) systems); (iii) improving the role and training of the professionals in the justice area (i.e. judges, prosecutors, lawyers, bailiffs, court clerks, notaries and other professions); and (iv) ensuring a proper ''after sales service'' on the relevant international legal instruments of the Council of Europe in the field of the efficiency and fairness of justice.

This programme received an important political impetus from numerous initiatives taken by the Committee of Ministers (including in the framework of the Monitoring procedure) and by the European Ministers of Justice. Moreover, the relevant case law of the European Court of Human Rights, in particular as far as Article 6 is concerned, is also taken into account (this programme is also expected to contribute to limiting the number of cases brought before the European Court of Human Rights, notably concerning the length of procedures, and to improving the quality of justice).
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDCJ   European Committee on Legal Co-operation
CDPC   European Committee on Crime Problems
CEPEJ   European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice
Other Structures
CCJE - Consultative Council of European Judges
T-TA - Multilateral Committee on the European Agreement on the Transmission of Applications for Legal Aid
Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

644,700
80,900
1,259,800
1,985,400

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG1/97 - Improving the organisation of independent and efficient judicial systems

297,700

 

2004/DG1/98 - Strengthening the role and training of judicial professions

484,500

 

Joint CoE/EC Programmes

477,600

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

594,100
75,600
1,308,500
1,978,200

Operational Detail
 

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

270,200

 

2004/DG1/98 - Training of legal professionals

474,200

 

Joint CoE/EC Programmes

564,100

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG1/97   Improving the organisation of independent and efficient judicial systems

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG I Legal Affairs
Origin Framework Global Action Plan for judges in Europe; Conclusions of the Conferences of the European ministers of Justice; Reports by the PACE; Reports by the CEPEJ and the CM; Co-operation programme of activity for 2005 and Joint Programmes; Conventions ETS 92, 179 and 180

Year  2005

Contact   LAMPONI, Roberto / KOJEMIAKOV, Alexey / CAPELLO-BRILLAT, Anna

Operational 297,700

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Contributing to improve the independence and operation of the judicial systems in member states

Better functioning of judicial systems noticed in member states by the relevant CoE bodies and other international organisations and NGOs.
Increase in the satisfaction of professionals (judges, prosecutors) and users of justice (lawyers, parties, NGOs).
Decreased number of appeals to the ECHR regarding the functioning of judicial system 

CoE reports (PACE, CEPEJ).
Reports by international organisations and NGOs.
Data and conclusions given by the member States (in particular to the CEPEJ).
Case law and reports by the ECHR 

Political will of member states and appropriate budgetary resources allocated to judicial systems 

Expected Result 1
Judicial organisation and institutions are strengthened in some states (according to the commitments & conclusions of relevant reports)

Normative texts adopted and implemented in the member states concerned according to the recommendations by CoE experts.
Institutions set up according to the recommendations by CoE experts 

CoE reports (experts, PACE).
Information (including Official Gazettes) given by the States concerned by the programmes.
Reports of other international organisations and NGOs
 

Political will of member states (executive and legislative) and appropriate budgetary resources allocated to judicial systems 

Expected Result 2
Procedures and mechanisms are developed to improve the efficiency of judicial systems in member states

Development (normative and institutional) in some member states of Alternative Disputes Resolutions, legal aid systems, mechanisms for the enforcement of court decisions 

CoE reports (experts, PACE, CEPEJ).
Information (including Official Gazettes) given by the States concerned by the programmes.
Reports of other international organisations and NGOs
 

Political will of member states (executive and legislative) and appropriate budgetary resources allocated to judicial systems 

Expected Result 3
Conventions 92 and 179 are implemented by the State parties

Regular exchanges of views between the Parties.
Ratification by the member states of Conventions 92 and 179 

Reports by the T-TA Committee.
Data Base on Treaties 

Political will of member states 

Expected Result 4
Exchanges of draft laws on ''Information Society Services'' are increased and Convention 180 is implemented

Ratification by the member states of Convention 180 and entry into force of the Convention 

Data Base on Treaties 

Political will of member states 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDCJ - European Committee on Legal Co-operation
CDPC - European Committee on Crime Problems
CEPEJ - European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

Other Structures
T-TA - Multilateral Committee on the European Agreement on the Transmission of Applications for Legal Aid
CCJE - Consultative Council of European Judges
CJ-S-JU - Group of Specialists on judicial standards

Project   2004/DG1/98   Strengthening the role and training of judicial professions

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG I Legal Affairs
Origin Framework global action plan for judges in Europe ; Co-operation programme for 2005 and joint programmes; Reports by the PACE; Relevant Recommendations by the Committee of Ministers and European Charter on the Statute of Judges

Year  2005

Contact   LAMPONI, Roberto / KOJEMIAKOV, Alexey / CAPELLO-BRILLAT, Anna

Operational 484,500

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
To consolidate the role and training of judicial professions in member states

Quality of the judiciary improved (quality of judicial decisions, operation of courts).
Increase in the satisfaction of the judicial staff and the users of justice (lawyers, parties, NGOs).
Decreased number of appeals to the ECHR regarding the functioning of justice 

Reports by ECHR, CEPEJ, PACE.
Information by member states; reports of other IOs and NGOs.
ECHR Case-law.
Cases appealed to a higher judicial instance.
Surveys on the satisfaction of users (via the CEPEJ) 

Political will in member states and appropriate budgetary resources allocated to judicial training 

Expected Result 1
Training of judges and prosecutors is strengthened in some member states (according to commitments and conclusions of relevant reports)

Normative texts adopted and implemented according to the recommendations of CoE experts.
Institutions set up or reinforced (including administrative and teaching staff) according to the recommendations of CoE experts.
Training curricula designed and implemented.
Number of judges and prosecutors trained 

CoE Reports (experts, PACE).
Information (including Official Gazettes) given by the States which benefit from the programmes.
Reports of other IOs and NGOs 

Political will of member states (executive, legislative) and appropriate budgetary resources allocated to judicial training.
Policies owned by the judiciary 

Expected Result 2
Independence, impartiality and role of judges are promoted

Opinions by the CCJE adopted for a global strategy for the training and role of judges, in particular on relations between justice and the society.
Framework Global Action Plan for judges partially implemented.
European Conference of Judges organised 

CCJE reports and opinions (CCJE Web site) 

Political support by member states to CCJE opinions.
Active participation of member states in CCJE activities 

Expected Result 3
Functioning of public prosecution services and cooperation at European level are strengthened in the light of European norms

Regular exchanges of views between prosecution services.
Normative texts adopted and implemented in the member states concerned according to the recommendations by CoE experts 

Conclusions of the Conferences of the Prosecutors General of Europe.
CoE reports (experts, PACE).
Data provided by member states (in particular to the CPGE) 

Political will of member states 

Expected Result 4
Role of the Lisbon Network for judicial training is strengthened

Working programme of the Lisbon Network.
Participation of member states in the Network 

Reports by the Lisbon Network and the Secretariat 

Political support of member states 

Expected Result 5
Role and training of court staff (clerks), bailiffs, notaries, etc. are strengthened in some member states

Normative texts adopted and implemented according to the recommendations of CoE experts.
Institutions set up or reinforced (including administrative and teaching staff) according to the recommendations of CoE experts.
Training curricula designed and implemented.
Number of persons trained 

CoE Reports (experts, PACE).
Information (including Official Gazettes) given by the States which benefit from the programmes, including by professional organisations.
Reports of other IOs and NGOs 

Political will of member states (executive, legislative) and appropriate resources allocated to judicial training.
Policies owned by the professions concerned 

Expected Result 6
Role and training of lawyers are strengthened in some member states (according to commitments and conclusions of relevant reports)

Normative texts adopted and implemented according to the recommendations of CoE experts.
Bars organised according to the recommendations of CoE experts.
Number of lawyers trained 

CoE Reports (experts, PACE).
Information (including Official Gazettes) given by the States which benefit from the programmes, including by Bars.
Reports of other IOs and NGOs 

Political will of member states (executive, legislative) and appropriate resources allocated to judicial training.
Policies owned by the Bars 

Other Structures
CCJE - Consultative Council of European Judges

Programme
International law and law making
Objectives
To define the legal framework of a democratic state permitting the development of legal and judicial systems and of law enforcement systems respectful of the rule of law and human rights.
Introduction
A legal framework is an essential prerequisite for the functioning of the state in a democratic way as well as in its relationship with other states. If democracy is to function properly, particular importance has to be attached to the process of the creation of law. An efficient organisation of the legislative and regulatory processes is a necessary prerequisite for the coherence and consistency of the legal system. The process of drafting and adopting of legal norms has to be analysed bearing in mind the fundamental principles governing this process in a democratic country (respect of the hierarchy of legal norms, transparency of the legislative procedures and involvement of social partners) and must provide for means to ascertain the effect of legal norms.

In the field of public international law, the programme enables legal advisers of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs to examine public international law issues with a view to exchange and, if appropriate, coordinate member states' positions.

Constitutional questions are mainly dealt with by the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission): a consultative body composed of independent experts and created by a Council of Europe Partial Agreement.

In addition, within the framework of the assistance programme, a number of activities are implemented aiming at introducing in member and candidate states efficient legislative procedures and modern law drafting techniques to make their legal systems more coherent and consistent with European standards, in particular with the principles of the Rule of Law.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CAHDI   Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law
Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

167,500
19,200
82,800
269,500

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG1/178 - Public international law

82,800

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

90,900
18,000
100,800
209,700

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG1/157 - Development of law drafting techniques and procedures

20,000

 

2004/DG1/178 - Public international law

80,800

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG1/178   Public international law

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG I Legal Affairs
Origin Committee of Ministers

Year  2005

Contact   LAMPONI, Roberto / PALMIERI, Giovanni / CAPELLO-BRILLAT, Anna

Operational 82,800

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Facilitate mutual understanding of States and the adoption of common positions on international law issues

More coherent and coordinated positions relating to outstanding issues considered within the Council of Europe and in other international fora 

Direct observation of international negotiations, opinions submitted to the CM, steering & ad hoc committees, outstanding reservations and reactions thereto, publications 

Political will of member states and political climate prevailing in international relations 

Expected Result 1
The role of public international law is developed and States' views approximated

Number of government reports and opinions considered by the CAHDI. Approximation of positions of CoE member states expressed through the decisions of the CAHDI and in other international fora 

Common positions on key issues of public international law as reflected in CAHDI meeting reports.
Positive development of norms and rules in this field 

Political will of member states and political climate prevailing in international relations 

Expected Result 2
The proper functioning of the European Observatory for reservations to international treaties (EORIT) is ensured

EORIT sessions and concrete examination of outstanding reservations to international treaties.
Dialogue with reserving states.
Fostering of reactions to problematic reservations 

CAHDI meeting reports 

Political will of member states and political climate prevailing in international relations.
Time available at CAHDI meetings 

Expected Result 3
The final phase of the Pilot Project of the Council of Europe on State practice regarding State Immunities is implemented

Publication of a report prepared by research institutions and national contributions 

Report 

The deadline for contributions and for the preparation of the analytical report are respected.
The CAHDI approves the report 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CAHDI - Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law

Other Structures
European Observatory of Reservations to International Treaties

Programme
Public law
Objectives
To define the legal framework for relationships between the individuals and the state and the rules which should govern these relationships in a democratic state.
Introduction
This programme contributes to democratic stability and legal security in member states as well as to the respect of a number of individual human rights protected under the ECHR and other relevant instruments of the Council of Europe. It deals with relations between individuals and the state, not only for citizens of that State but also for any individual on its territory. Consequently the activities under this Programme aim at ensuring that the fundamental principles of the Organisation apply to all those coming within the jurisdiction of a member state. Thus, alongside the more general and essential issues of the functioning of the administration and administrative justice, this programme addresses other issues: citizenship, asylum and refugees, and the legal framework of civil society.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CAHAR   Ad Hoc Committee of Experts on Legal Aspects of Territorial Asylum, Refugees and Stateless Persons
CDCJ   European Committee on Legal Co-operation
Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

491,100
117,000
361,200
969,300

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG1/135 - Guidelines and standards in the field of nationality, statelessness, asylum and refugees

93,200

 

2004/DG1/162 - Administrative law and administrative justice

134,000

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

134,000

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

450,700
137,700
377,100
965,500

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG1/135 - Guidelines and standards in the field of nationality, statelessness, asylum and refugees

136,800

 

2004/DG1/162 - Administrative law and administrative justice

153,500

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

86,800

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG1/135   Guidelines and standards in the field of nationality, statelessness, asylum and refugees

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG I Legal Affairs
Origin Replies by the CM to Parliamentary Assembly Recommendations 1547 (2002), 1645 (2004), 1667 (2004) ; Geneva 1951 Convention; UN Guiding principles on IDPs

Year  2005

Contact   LAMPONI, Roberto / PALMIERI, Gianni/ CAPELLO-BRILLAT, Anna

Operational 93,200

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Promotion of guidelines/ standards in member states with regard to nationality, statelessness, refugees and displaced persons

Reference made to guidelines and standards adopted.
Changes in legislation and practices 

Laws, case-laws, legal literature, administrative and judicial decisions, seminars, conferences, pressure groups, training courses, translation of guidelines and standards 

Necessary political will 

Expected Result 1
An additional draft protocol on the avoidance of statelessness in relation to state succession is finalised

Examination by the CJ-NA of principle and rules in this field 

Adoption by the CJ-NA of an additional protocol to the European Convention on Nationality on the avoidance of statelessness in relation to state succession.
Agendas and meeting reports.
CoE website 

Adequate number of experts available.
Involvement of other intergovernmental committee concerned 

Expected Result 2
An international instrument on conditions for the acquisition and loss of nationality is drafted

Identification of areas where there is a need for further harmonisation of the legislation in member states.
Identification of any existing gaps in the current conventional standards
Debate on issues regarding the acquisition and loss of nationality by children during the 3rd European Conference on Nationality 

Presentation to the CJ-NA of a report on the work to be done for the preparation of one or more international instruments in this field.
Agendas and meeting reports.
CoE website 

Adequate number of experts available.
Necessary political will 

Expected Result 3
The European Convention on Nationality is implemented

Study of the declarations and reservations made by the Contracting Parties in connection with their accession to the Convention with a view to identifying eventual shortcomings in the Convention which need to be overcome.
Promotion of the European Convention on Nationality during the 3rd European Conference on Nationality 

Increase in the number of signatures and ratifications of the European Convention on Nationality.
Agendas and meeting reports.
CoE website 

Necessary political will 

Expected Result 4
A recommendation of the Committee of Ministers on the legal status of internal displaced persons (IDPs) in Europe is finalised

The recommendation constitutes the first instrument of international law that addresses directly the situation of IDPs in Europe 

Adoption by the CAHAR of a draft recommendation on the legal status of internal displaced persons.
Agenda and meeting reports. 

The stability in member states affected by the question of IDPs is maintained.
Political will to address the specific legal situation of IDPs.
Adequate number of experts available 

Expected Result 5
A set of soft law instruments in the field of asylum and refugees on items identified in the light of current affairs is drafted

Statements made by representatives of members states at the CAHAR.
Concerns raised by the Parliamentary Assembly and/or other fora 

Refugee law journals, Recommendations of the Parliamentary Assembly, meeting reports 

Outcome of the 55th plenary meeting of CAHAR to be held on 20-22 October 2004.
General evolution of the situation of asylum seekers and of asylum policies in member states 

Expected Result 6
Conformity between member states' policies, laws, practices & CoE standards (nationality, statelessness, asylum, refugees) is reinforced

Changes in national legislation / practices of the countries concerned 

European Bulletin on Nationality.
Meeting reports.
Evaluation reports, feedback from CoE field offices.
''Tours de table'' (CJ-NA and CAHAR) 

Political will in beneficiary countries.
Committed co-organisers.
Availability of experts / trainers.
Selection of suitable participants 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CAHAR - Ad Hoc Committee of Experts on Legal Aspects of Territorial Asylum, Refugees and Stateless Persons
CDCJ - European Committee on Legal Co-operation

Other Structures
CJ-NA - Committee of Experts on nationality

Project   2004/DG1/162   Administrative law and administrative justice

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG I Legal Affairs
Origin Committee of Ministers, Co-operation programme for 2005

Year  2005

Contact   LAMPONI, Roberto / PALMIERI, Gianni/ CAPELLO-BRILLAT, Anna

Operational 134,000

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Elaborate and promote standards on administrative law and justice and status of the NGOs, and assist in their implementation

Recommendations and guidelines adopted with regard to public administration.
Amendments of the member states legislation.
Practical implementation of the amended legislation 

Council of Europe Internet site.
Reports of member state experts.
National legislation of the member states.
Translation of standards.
Meetings and study visits. 

Political will of member states 

Expected Result 1
Relations between society and administrative authorities are improved

Study on the means of strengthening the legal framework of good administration and on the feasibility and preparation of a model code of good administration 

CoE Internet site.
Adoption of the draft recommendation on administrative decisions making and/or the draft model code on good administration.
Reports of experts 

Political will of member states to improve the functioning of public administration.
Meeting of the CJ-DA 

Expected Result 2
Proper implementation by the member states of European standards in the field of administrative law and justice is ensured

Legislation of member states amended in line with the recommendations.
Proper functioning of justice regarding the administrative disputes 

Draft laws, bilateral and multilateral meetings, expert opinions, study visits.
Provision of legal assistance and training 

Political will of States to improve the functioning of public administration and administrative justice.
Good co-operation on behalf of member states 

Expected Result 3
Reform of the national legislation on NGOs is ensured ; the Fundamental Principles on the legal status of NGOs in Europe are promoted

Introducing legislative changes and ensuring their practical implementation.
Compatibility of the national legal status of NGOs with the Fundamental Principles on the legal status of NGOs in Europe 

Draft laws, opinions, provision of legal assistance and training, reports.
Where appropriate, the revised draft legislation 

Political will of States to give more importance to the civil society.
Efficient contribution of the CoE CIDs/Offices to the promotion of Fundamental Principles 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CAHAR - Ad Hoc Committee of Experts on Legal Aspects of Territorial Asylum, Refugees and Stateless Persons
CDCJ - European Committee on Legal Co-operation

Other Structures
CJ-DA Project Group on Administrative Law

Programme
Private law and Protection of Children
Objectives
To define the legal framework for relationships between individuals and the rules which should govern these relationships in a democratic state. To contribute to democratic stability and legal security in Europe and to the respect of a number of individual human rights protected under the ECHR.
Introduction
Appropriate civil and commercial law procedures are essential both to govern the relationships between individuals and also to promote the necessary confidence, in particular of trade and industry, in a legal system in order to encourage economic development. In addition, the growing concern in member states for the protection and promotion of children's rights and interests have led to the creation of a pole of activities in the legal field around children, be it in the civil or criminal sphere.

Special attention will continue to be paid to the development of measures to ensure the protection of children against sexual exploitation (in particular to develop an implementation strategy for Recommendation (2001) 16 on the protection of children against sexual exploitation and the Budapest Regional Commitment and Plan of Action (Budapest, November 2001) which were appended to the final declaration and the European declaration of the 2nd World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children held in Yokohama in December 2001).

In addition, the family law programme will strengthen the legal protection of children and the promotion of common legal standards in the field of family law as well as strengthening co-operation between the competent authorities of member states. It will concentrate on promoting the legal status and best interests of children and on the implementation of the Council of Europe's legal instruments in the field of family law in matters such as the exercise of children's rights, adoption, children born out of wedlock, custody and access (contact). Consideration will also be given to questions concerning parentage.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDCJ   European Committee on Legal Co-operation
CDPC   European Committee on Crime Problems
Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

164,400
24,600
169,500
358,500

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG1/109 - Civil law, commercial law and property law issues

95,000

 

2004/DG1/118 - Protection and promotion of the best interests of children

74,500

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

155,500
63,500
265,300
484,300

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG1/109 - Civil law, commercial law and property law issues

231,400

 

2004/DG1/118 - Protection and promotion of the best interests of children

33,900

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG1/109   Civil law, commercial law and property law issues

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG I Legal Affairs
Origin Co-operation programme for 2004

Year  2005

Contact   LAMPONI, Roberto / CAPELLO-BRILLAT, Anna

Operational 95,000

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
To assist States to set up fair, efficient, accessible and modern systems of civil, commercial and property legislation

Adopting and introducing legislative and other changes and ensuring their practical implementation 

Bilateral meetings to consider draft laws/ codes, regional/ multilateral meetings, translation and study visits.
Provision of legal assistance and training 

Political will of States for law reforms 

Expected Result 1
Civil law and procedure reform complies with Council of Europe standards and these standards' visibility increases

Expert opinions on civil legislation provided to and recommendations followed by States 

Revised legislation is drafted and/or approved by the country concerned.
Other initiatives by the country concerned to ensure compliance with the experts' recommendations 

Political will of States.
Availability of experts at the required moment in time 

Expected Result 2
Commercial procedure reform complies with Council of Europe standards and these standards' visibility increases

Expert opinions on commercial procedure legislation provided to and recommendations followed by States 

Revised legislation is drafted and/or approved by the country concerned.
Other initiatives by the country concerned to ensure compliance with the experts' recommendations 

Political will of States.
Availability of experts at the required moment in time 

Expected Result 3
Property law reform, at the request of member states, complies with Council of Europe standards

Expert opinions on property law legislation provided to and recommendations followed by States 

Revised legislation is drafted and/or approved by the country concerned.
Other initiatives by the country concerned to ensure compliance with the experts' recommendations 

Political will of States.
Availability of experts at the required moment in time 

Project   2004/DG1/118   Protection and promotion of the best interests of children

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG I Legal Affairs
Origin European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ) and European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC)

Year  2005

Contact   LAMPONI, Roberto / KOJEMIAKOV, Alexey / CAPELLO-BRILLAT, Anna

Operational 74,500

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Legal protection of children and promotion of common legal standards in family law and co-operation between authorities

Improvement of operation of conventions: adoption; children born out of wedlock; custody and contact and exercise of children's rights.
Improvement of standards for those States requesting assistance in preparation of laws in family law.
Ensuring practical implementation 

Draft laws, bilateral/ regional/ multilateral meetings/ conferences, expertises, translation.
Provision of legal assistance.
Promotion of networking 

Political will of States to carry out law reforms 

Expected Result 1
ETS 058 is re-examined and brought up to date

Preparation of standard setting texts on adoption of children 

ETS 058 revised 

Political will of States 

Expected Result 2
The legal protection of family in field of succession is improved

Preparation of guidelines 

Answer to questionnaire.
Reports 

Political will of States 

Expected Result 3
The proper implementation by States of ETS 105 and/or ETS 160 is ensured

Regular exchange of views between the parties 

Reports of exchanges 

Political will of States 

Expected Result 4
A pan-European follow-up mechanism for Recommendation Rec(2001)16 and Budapest Commitment and Plan of Action is set up

Organise European network of national focal points (NFPs).
Create web-based resource centre 

Draft model terms of reference for NFPs.
Provide access by public to information: mock website, communication strategy 

Political will of States 

Expected Result 5
Exchange of information, knowledge and expertise is promoted

Awareness-raising in field of sexual exploitation of children, and on importance of multi-agencies approach and international co-operation 

Web-based resource centre (see Expected Result 4) 

Political will of States 

Expected Result 6
REACT on sexual exploitation and abuse of children is implemented

Report analysing the respect of the commitments by States in this field 

Analysis and report 

Readiness of member states to reply to REACT 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDCJ - European Committee on Legal Co-operation
CDPC - European Committee on Crime Problems

Programme
Information Offices
Objectives
To ensure the Council of Europe's presence on the ground in order to increase its visibility and impact.
Introduction
The presence of the Council of Europe on the ground in the newer democracies has proved essential for reaching out and creating a better visibility for the Organisation's activities, and a concomitant greater awareness and understanding of its principles and values among the public at large.

In 2005, the Information Offices will continue their action as defined in Resolution (99)9 of the Committee of Ministers. Continuing attention will be given to the development of their web sites and publication and training activities, as well as to the information role they play in relation to the application of the European Convention on Human Rights and procedures of recourse to the European Court of Human Rights.

In terms of promotional activities, priorities for all of the offices will be the Third Summit and the European Year of Citizenship through Education, as well as other more specific national/local issues.

In order to facilitate their work, the computer infrastructures of the Information Offices will be upgraded to allow for integration into the Strasbourg network.

In particular in those priority states where there is no other substantial Council of Europe presence, it is envisaged that in 2005 an enhanced role will be played by the Information Offices in the implementation and monitoring of the co-operation programmes run by the various Directorates General.

In June 2005, the Committee of Ministers will conduct its triennial review of the terms of reference of the Information Offices and will take any necessary decisions as to (a) closure of offices that have been unable to transform from Information and Documentation Centre into Information Office, or been unable to function effectively for any other reason; and/or (b) the opening of any new offices.

* * *

The programme of study visits for national civil servants to Strasbourg, already reduced in previous years, will be reshaped in order to link it even more closely to specific action of priority interest for the Organisation and to make it an integral part of the political country strategy.
Other Structures
RAP-INF - Rapporteur on Information Policy
Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

86,400
18,500
1,850,900
1,955,800

Operational Detail
 

2004/DGAP/185 - Information Offices and study visits

1,850,900

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

90,800
31,200
1,889,000
2,011,000

Operational Detail
 

2004/DGAP/146 - Secretariat Field Presence

1,957,100

 

2004/DGAP/185 - information Offices & contacts and study visits

1,797,700

 

Transfer (2004/DGAP/146 - to "Field Support" in Line 4)

-1,957,100

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

91,300

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DGAP/185   Information Offices and study visits

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG Political Affairs
Origin 1991 - 452nd meeting of the Ministers' Deputies establishing CIDs

Year  2005

Contact   DE BUYER, YANN

Operational 1,850,900

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Promotion of the Council of Europe's standards and values in conformity with Resolution R (99)9 of the CM

Number of translations made and materials produced.
Number of seminars, round tables and exhibitions organised in the country.
Number of Secretariat missions facilitated.
Usage of documents - number of visitors, Internet connections, requests for information logged 

Monthly news bulletins.
Annual activities reports.
IO Web sites.
Triennial report by the SG on the activities and achievements of the CoE information Offices (CEIOs).
Ad hoc special reports.
CEAD database 

Suitable premises available.
Internal political situation favourable 

Expected Result 1
Materials in the local language are prepared and disseminated nationally

Number of materials translated, produced.
Number of copies disseminated.
Number of ''hits'' on IO web site 

Monthly news bulletins.
Annual reports.
Analysis IO Web site visitors.
IO records of visitors 

Availability of visible premises
 

Expected Result 2
On the spot facilitation of CoE cooperation activities and visiting missions; media coverage for the same

Number of visits and activities facilitated.
Number of press releases issued.
Number of articles/ programmes in the media 

Monthly news bulletins.
Annual reports.
CEAD synopses.
IO web sites 

Good cooperation with substantive services in Strasbourg Secretariat.
Media interest in CoE work 

Expected Result 3
Seminars, round tables, discussions and exhibitions on CoE priority issues are organised

Number of seminars, round-tables, exhibitions and discussions organised 

Monthly news bulletins.
Annual reports.
CEAD synopses.
IO web sites 

Internal political situation favourable 

Expected Result 4
Visits of diplomats, national authorities, civil servants are linked to specific action of priority interest for the Organisation

Number and duration of study visits.
Number of States participating in programme 

Programmes for visits 

 

Other Structures
RAP-INF - Rapporteur on information policy

Programme
Operational support for democratic stability
Objectives
To provide support to the restoration of the Rule of Law, Human Rights and Democracy in Chechnya and co-ordinate CoE activities there.
Introduction
In December 2003, the Russian Foreign Minister and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe concluded an agreement to proceed to a new form of co-operation in the Chechen Republic which foresees CoE experts' involvement in the implementation of practical programmes on an ad hoc basis.

A list of nine activities (projects) has been agreed. This programme is not exhaustive and could be changed or amended in agreement with the Russian partners at any time according to the needs and development of the political situation in Chechnya.
Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

121,400
14,800
561,400
697,600

Operational Detail
 

2004/DGAP/188 - CoE experts' involvement in the implementation of co-operation activities in the Chechen Republic

561,400

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

78,400
37,500
869,200
985,100

Operational Detail
 

2004/DGAP/188 - Presence of the CoE experts in the Chechen Republic

869,200

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DGAP/188   CoE experts' involvement in the implementation of co-operation activities in the Chechen Republic

Duration 04/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG Political Affairs
Origin 2000 - 710th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies on the CoE contribution to the restoration of the rule of law, respect of human rights and democracy in Chechnya

Year  2005

Contact   DE BUYER, YANN

Operational 561,400

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Co-ordinate CoE activities to support to the restoration of the rule of Law, Human Rights and democracy in Chechnya

Creation of a database of complaints.
Assistance to the implementation of the programme of cooperation in the Chechen Republic 

Regular interim reports by the SG of the presence of the CoE experts (SG/Inf).
Report on the implementation of the programme of cooperation

Internal security 

Line of Action 4
Promoting Pluralist Democracy and Good Governance

This Line of Action concentrates efforts to promote the effective functioning of democracy: making institutions work, developing capacities at local and regional levels, enhancing participation and promoting the fullest use of the potentialities of Civil Society, and addressing gender issues. In 2005, the Field Support function has been placed under this Line of Action to show more clearly the democracy building functions of the various field presences.

Making Democratic Institutions work

    · 2004/DG2/74 Guaranteeing the right of the public to have access to official documents
    · 2005/DGAP/538 Good Governance in the Information Society
    · 2004/DGAP/283 International & external economic links of the subjects of the Russian Federation

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
    · 2005/DG2/450 Equality standards and mechanisms

Strengthening the role of civil society in a pluralist democracy

    · 2002/DG4/94 Implementing EDC/HRE policies in the framework of the European Year of Citizenship through Education
    · 2003/DG4/16 Youth participation and democratic citizenship
    · 2004/DGAP/81 Democratic Leadership Programme (DLP)
    · 2004/DGAP/83 Civil Society Initiatives
    · 2004/DGAP/124 Network of Schools of Political Studies

Field Support

    · 2004/DGAP/146 Secretariat Field Presence

Programme
Making Democratic Institutions work
Objectives
To provide member states and civil society with a comprehensive and coherent set of instruments to ensure that democratic institutions interact within a framework based on common European standards and involve all members of society so as to productively absorb the demands of and provide appropriate accountability to society.
Introduction
In 2005 this programme brings together three projects having complementary but specific objectives, with two having a pan-European focus, and the third addressing the particular needs of one member state.

One project deals with the issue of Good governance in the information society. In its message to the Geneva Phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS, December 2003), the Committee of Ministers reaffirmed the Council of Europe's commitment to safeguarding human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the face of the social, economical and cultural transformations brought about by information and communication technologies (ICT).

The project builds upon achievements by a range of Council of Europe sectors, including the Integrated project ''Making democratic institutions work'' (2002-2004) and aims at fulfilling commitments undertaken by the Council of Europe through the Action plan included in the above-mentioned political message. An Inter-Secretariat Task Force will be set up in order to facilitate transversal activities. Moreover, the Task Force will oversee the preparation of the Council of Europe's contribution to the second phase of WSIS (Tunis, November 2005). The project will also seek to develop co-operation with external partners, building on contacts established in earlier work on ICT-related issues.

In addition to preparing the above-mentioned contribution to the second phase of WSIS, the project will maintain and develop the Council of Europe's standards on e-voting, assist public authorities and other stakeholders in the implementation of e-governance strategies and initiatives and run a new activity on ''Human rights and the Rule of Law in the Information Society'', set up further to an initiative by the Dutch Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers in 2004. This latter activity is expected to result in a document adopted by the Committee of Ministers that reaffirms standards established in existing Council of Europe instruments and proposes to examine the feasibility of setting new standards on aspects that had not been dealt with in earlier texts.

The second project concerns guaranteeing the right of the public to have access to official documents, and has its origins in the follow-up agreed by the Committee of Ministers to the European Ministerial Conference on Human Rights (Rome, 2000), in particular its decision in September 2003 that a legally binding instrument on access to official documents be drawn up.

The third concerns CoE assistance and expertise provided to the Russian Federation as regard the International & external economic links of the subjects of the Russian Federation.

Since the beginning of co-operation between Russia and the Council of Europe in the field of international links of the subjects of the Federation, as early as in 1993, the principal aim of this theme has been to emphasize that only the Russian Federation enjoys the full rights and obligations as a recognised subject of international law. Taking into account this basic prerequisite, activities under this theme are aimed at explaining and exploiting all possibilities available to the subjects of the Russian Federation for their foreign contacts, including practical suggestions based on the experience of other member states of the Council of Europe. The activities are contributing to the understanding that aspirations and needs of the subjects of the Federation could be fulfilled and be developed by being a part of the Federation rather than being outside the Federation.

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDCJ   European Committee on Legal Co-operation
CDCULT   Steering Committee for Culture
CDDH   Steering Committee for Human Rights
CDED   Steering Committee for Education
CDEG   Steering Committee for Equality between Women and Men
CDLR   Steering Committee on Local and Regional Democracy
CDMM   Steering Committee on the Mass Media
Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

297,000
39,600
378,400
715,000

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/74 - Guaranteeing the right of the public to have access to official documents

25,200

 

2005/DGAP/538 - Good Governance in the Information Society

223,000

 

2004/DGAP/283 - International & external economic links of the subjects of the Russian Federation

130,200

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

455,800
186,600
565,300
1,207,700

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/74 - Guaranteeing the right of the public to have access to official documents

12,400

 

2004/DGAP/283 - International & external economic links of the subjects of the Russian Federation

75,000

 

2004/IP1/172 - Accountability and responsiveness of democratic institutions

145,000

 

2004/IP1/189 - Participation

75,000

 

2004/IP1/190 - Democratic representation

135,000

 

2004/IP1/192 - Towards participatory democratic governance

98,700

 

2004/IP1/194 - Integrated management and service provision

0

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

24,200

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG2/74   Guaranteeing the right of the public to have access to official documents

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin Committee of Ministers, following a proposal of the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) in the framework of the follow-up to give to the European Ministerial Conference on Human Rights (Rome, 3-4 November 2000) and decision of the Committee of Ministers: 850th meeting, 3 September 2003 (ad-hoc terms of reference with a view to drafting a legally binding instrument on access to official documents)

Year  2005

Contact   DE SALAS, Alfonso

Operational 25,200

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
The right of the public to have access to official documents is guaranteed

Existence in all member states of efficient systems of access to official documents 

Information provided by member states and other sources.
NGO/IGO reports.
National case-law 

Political will.
Speed of national processes 

Expected Result 1
A legally binding instrument is drafted

The feasibility of a legally binding instrument is established and political agreement is reached on the drafting of a legally binding instrument 

Final activity report of the CDDH.
Adoption of a legally binding instrument on the basis of Recommendation Rec(2002)2 on access to official documents 

Political will to follow the conclusions of the Seminar ''What access to official documents?'' (Strasbourg, November 2002) 

Expected Result 2
Recommendation Rec(2002)2 on access to official documents is disseminated

The recommendation and the guide on access to official documents are translated in non-official languages.
Copies are distributed.
Information meetings for official circles 

Information provided by member states.
Evaluation questionnaire 

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDDH - Steering Committee for Human Rights

Other Structures
DH-S-AC - Group of Specialists on Access to official information

Project   2005/DGAP/538   Good Governance in the Information Society

Duration 01/01/05 - 31/12/07 (36 months)   DG Political Affairs
Origin Follow up to the Integrated Project ''Making democratic institutions work''

Year  2005

Contact   REMMERT, Michael

Operational 223,000

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Develop instruments on human rights and rule of law in the information society, and CoE standards on e-governance, contribute to WSIS

The relationship between these core fields of CoE competence and the emerging information society is clarified and opportunities and limitations of e-enabled citizen participation are assessed 

Existence of CM political statement, information on application of CoE standards in member states 

Interest by member states on e-governance issues 

Expected Result 1
Prepare a CM text on human rights and the rule of law in the information society

Existence of the CM text and its use in the framework in the 3rd CoE Summit and WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society) 

Reports of the Ad hoc intersectoral committee of experts (CAHSI), CM documents 

Broad participation by member states in CAHSI 

Expected Result 2
Prepare a comprehensive and coordinated CoE contribution to the Tunisia phase of WSIS

Participation of all relevant CoE sectors concerned at expert and secretariat levels.
Convincing content and presentation of the contribution 

CM documents, meeting reports, recognition by national delegations in the WSIS preparatory process 

Access of CoE to WSIS preparatory process 

Expected Result 3
Maintain/develop CoE e-voting standards by assessing good practice and legal/technical progress, prepare review of CM Recommendation

Application of the CM Recommendation in member states' legal and policy development, feedback from member states, existence of good practice documents 

References to CM Recommendation, translation to other languages, reports on e-voting pilots 

Availability of information from member states 

Expected Result 4
Promote e-democracy initiatives as part of national e-governance, develop online self-evaluation tool for CM Recommendation

Number and variety of such initiatives.
Online self-evaluation tool, based on a tool by the Bertelsmann Foundation, has been developed in consultation with various stakeholders.
Existence of a database on e-democracy, developed in co-operation with New York Law School (NYLS) 

National sources, own good practice compilations, e-democracy database of NYLS.
Availability of self-evaluation tool, user statistics and feedback 

Interest by member states on e-democracy initiatives, active cooperation by external partners 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDCJ - European Committee on Legal Co-operation
CDCULT - Steering Committee for Culture
CDDH - Steering Committee for Human Rights
CDED - Steering Committee for Education
CDEG - Steering Committee for Equality between Women and Men
CDLR - Steering Committee on Local and Regional Democracy
CDMM - Steering Committee on the Mass Media

Other Structures
Council for Democratic Elections
Parliamentary Assembly
Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

Project   2004/DGAP/283   International & external economic links of the subjects of the Russian Federation

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG Political Affairs
Origin Decision on 22/01/2003 by the State Council of the Russian Federation

Year  2005

Contact   Jiri VOGL

Operational 130,200

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Advice & support to the MFA on federal aspects of its competence, implementation of the foreign policy by & in the subjects of the RF

Effective functioning for a stable democratic federal state 

Statement of the Russian President and the Parliament.
Foreign investment in Russian regions 

Clear legislative framework.
Political will 

Expected Result 1
Federal and regional officials in charge of external relations are trained

Number of participants trained.
Number of subjects of the RF represented 

Reports of the training sessions.
List of participants with origin 

Participants for training seminars available.
Active participation in the discussion.
Stable political climate 

Expected Result 2
Implementation of federal law on the international and external economic links of the subjects of RF is followed up

Implementation of the law.
Draft amendments to the law 

Official journals.
Draft revised law 

Continued government and parliament support for modern federal legislation 

Programme
Local and regional democracy
Objectives
To work towards providing the inhabitants of member states with local and regional democracy of the highest possible quality.
Introduction
Local and regional democracy is key to the functioning of democracy in member states. The Council of Europe is committed to achieving the best possible quality of local and regional government in member states through the sharing of information, the identification of good practice, the adoption of legal standards and assistance towards their implementation. Faced with the new challenges of transparency, accountability, efficiency and effectiveness in the provision of quality public services, local and regional authorities must forge new institutional relationships with central state administration, develop partnerships and co-operation with neighbouring authorities across the borders, modernise their working methods, respect ethical behaviour, engage in sustained dialogue with their citizens and promote their participation in local public life.

To this end, the Council of Europe provides member states, their local and regional authorities and their inhabitants with the framework:
- to identify, provide, share, access and develop (collections of) relevant information;
- to identify and share good practice;
- to adopt common (legal) standards;
- to promote such common standards and obtain assistance in giving effect to them;
- to monitor and assess periodically the impact of standards, their promotion and the assistance provided. The expected results to be obtained in this respect will draw on the results of the 14th session of the Conference of European ministers responsible for local and regional government, Budapest, February 2005.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDLR   Steering Committee on Local and Regional Democracy
Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

1,232,200
122,300
857,500
2,212,000

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG1/121 - Sound institutional framework for local and regional democracy

179,000

 

2004/DG1/122 - Quality local and regional governance

233,800

 

2004/DG1/173 - Transfrontier Co-operation

215,000

 

Joint CoE/EC Programmes

118,700

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

111,000

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

1,018,300
99,900
1,204,500
2,322,700

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG1/121 - Sound institutional framework for local and regional democracy

213,600

 

2004/DG1/122 - Quality local and regional governance

196,500

 

2004/DG1/173 - Transfrontier Co-operation

228,300

 

Joint CoE/EC Programmes

455,100

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

111,000

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG1/121   Sound institutional framework for local and regional democracy

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG I Legal Affairs
Origin CDLR

Year  2005

Contact   FASINO, Roberto / STEKETEE, Frank / POPESCU, Daniel

Operational 179,000

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
The institutional framework of local and regional democracy in member states is improved
(multi-year objective)

The number of states parties to the relevant CoE conventions has increased.
National legislation and regulations are in conformity with CoE standards.
Local and regional authorities benefit from, and act in conformity with, CoE standards 

Treaty office record of ratifications.
Monitoring and assessment reports by the CM, Congress and CDLR.
Information from member states and associations of local and regional authorities 

Political willingness and administrative capacity of member states 

Expected Result 1
Legal standards in the field of regional self-government are developed

By the end of 2005 member states express a political choice on a legal instrument for regional self-government 

Conclusions of the 14th Ministerial Conference in Budapest.
Committee of Ministers' decisions 

Sufficient political consensus is reached in 2005 on the issues concerned 

Expected Result 2
The information base on the institutional framework is enhanced

By the end of 2005:
A comparative study of local authorities' responsibilities in 10 countries is adopted.
A preliminary report on Relations between the central government and local and regional authorities is prepared.
Two new country reports are adopted.
An overview of front-line issues of change in at least 20 member states exists 

The decisions of the CDLR 

Member states accept to launch an activity on ''Relations (...)'' and co-operate in a timely manner 

Expected Result 3
Consistency of key legislation on local & regional government in transition countries with CoE standards is improved

Co-operation projects to enhance decentralisation and improve the overall local government system involve not less than six countries.
No less than three countries agree on national work programmes setting key priorities and timeframe for the reform process.
The drafting or amendment of 6 laws is achieved or well in progress 

Official gazettes of countries concerned.
Official documents/ statements.
Reports on progress in decentralisation reforms issued by international partners/ other agencies.
CoE monitoring 

Central government requests CoE assistance and is fully committed.
Political will to promote decentralisation in member states.
Action of other international partners is in harmony with CoE action 

Expected Result 4
Effective co-operation between state administration and local government in transition countries is developed

In all countries where reforms are in progress, the National Associations of Local Authorities (NALAs) are involved in the process.
Concrete proposals are presented to improve the operation of state de-concentrated administrations and / or their interaction with local government in two countries 

Official docs/statements.
Information docs/reports on progress in decentralisation reforms issued by international partners/ other agencies.
CoE monitoring 

Central government requests CoE assistance and is fully committed to fostering institutional dialogue.
The NALAs are genuinely representative and voice their members' position effectively 

Expected Result 5
The CoE legal acquis and information data base concerning the institutional framework of local and regional democracy are promoted

A network of national correspondents for the LOREG library is established (with at least 15 member states to begin).
The Recommendation on Processes of reform of boundaries and/or structure of local and/or regional authorities is translated into the languages of and actively disseminated in 8 countries.
A new CD-ROM is produced.
New documents are incorporated into the LOREG Library 

Country-specific and other information provided by member states.
Additional documents incorporated in the LOREG Library.
New CD-ROM
 

Commitment by member states.
Additional funding for the first meeting of the network.
Adoption in 2004 of a Recommendation on reforms of boundaries 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDLR - Steering Committee on Local and Regional Democracy

Other Structures
LR-FL - Committee of Experts on Finance and Public Services at Local and Regional Level
LR-FS - Committee of Experts on Framework and Structure of Local and Regional Government
LOREG Network

Project   2004/DG1/122   Quality local and regional governance

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG I Legal Affairs
Origin Proposal by the Steering Committee for Local and Regional Democracy

Year  2005 Original

Contact   POPESCU, Daniel / FASINO, Roberto / STEKETEE, Frank

Operational 233,800

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
The quality of local and regional governance is improved (multi-year objective)

Conformity of local and regional governance with CoE standards on:
- citizen participation
- responsible government and public ethics
- local and regional finance
- local and regional public services 

Treaty office.
Monitoring and assessment reports by the CM, CLRAE and CDLR.
Information from member states.
Results of a survey to be conducted among associations of local and regional authorities 

The various partners fully co-operate with the CoE 

Expected Result 1
Targeted capacity building projects are developed to enhance leadership and strategic management

''Benchmark'': action plans drafted by 10 municipalities of 2 countries are monitored and supported; the tool is introduced in 2 new countries.
''Best Practice'': in 2 countries, 10 municipalities prepare training programmes to disseminate best practice in two services; new best practices are identified in 4 services; the tool is introduced in 2 new countries.
A ''Performance Management'' project is initiated in one country 

Mission reports.
Agreed Action plans, training programmes, indicators and standards.
Expert reports on activities of pilot municipalities 

NALAs are fully committed and assist effectively in selection of pilot municipalities.
Local political environment is stable, or political changes do not hamper the process 

Expected Result 2
Sustainable in-service training mechanisms for local government representatives and staff in Eastern Europe are developed

The National Training Agency in Albania proves to be an effective and viable institution.
National Training Strategies are drafted in two new countries 

Mission reports.
Expert reports.
Information from Albanian NALA, partner institutions and implementing agencies 

Government and NALAs support the process and play a constructive role in stakeholders' national platform.
Other implementing agencies recognise need for coordination and get involved in process 

Expected Result 3
Phase 2005 of the action plan for enhancing the impact of ETS 144 and Recommendation Rec (2001)19 is implemented

2 more member states accede to ETS 144.
Recommendation Rec(2001)19 is translated into the languages of - and disseminated in - at least 23 member states.
Events to promote ETS 144 and/or Rec (2001)19 are organised in at least 3 member states.
A report on experiences with policies for strengthening participation at local level is prepared.
A report on experiences with the participation of foreigners in local elections is prepared 

Treaty Office record of ratifications.
Reports by national governments on action taken on Rec(2001)19.
Reports 

Political will to accede and give effect to ETS 144 and Rec(2001)19.
Willingness to respond to questionnaire by member states 

Expected Result 4
The Handbook on public ethics at local and regional level is disseminated, its implementation promoted and its revision prepared

The Handbook inspires legislative reform in 3 countries, is translated in 15 languages and is included in training programmes for local officials in 3 countries.
Overviews with structured data are collected from 14 countries for use in the revision of the document and appended to the revised version.
Dissemination activities are organised by the CoE (publication in paper version and on a revised CD-ROM) and member countries 

CDLR working documents.
Council of Europe Publishing.
New ''Local Democracy'' CD-ROM 

Delegations use the Handbook, co-operate in organising its dissemination and provide information for the national overviews 

Expected Result 5
Good practice in the management of local and regional finance is identified and promoted

A new report on Internal Audit at Local and Regional Level is adopted by the CDLR, by the end of 2005
 

''Local and regional authorities'' study series.
CDLR working documents 

Member states agree to launch a new activity on Benchmarking, cooperate in a timely manner and reach consensus over the best practices identified 

Expected Result 6
European standards in the fields of local and regional finance and services are updated and promoted

A new Recommendation on public services at local and regional level is prepared for the end of 2005.
Promotional activities are organised on the Recommendation Rec(2004)1 and the future Recommendation on financial sources at local and regional level 

Committee of Ministers decisions.
CDLR working documents 

CDLR reaches consensus on the draft recommendation on financial sources at local and regional level.
Funds are available for promotional activities 

Expected Result 7
A strategic outlook on ''Delivering good local and regional government'' is developed

The 14th Ministerial Conference is held in 2005 in Budapest.
A strategic outlook to local and regional democracy is adopted by the Ministerial Conference 

Report by the Secretary General to the Committee of Ministers on the ministerial conference.
Declaration adopted by the conference 

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDLR - Steering Committee on Local and Regional Democracy

Other Structures
LR-FL - Committee of Experts on Finance and Public Services at Local and Regional Level
LR-DP - Committee of Experts on Democratic Participation at Local and Regional Level
LOREG Network

Project   2004/DG1/173   Transfrontier Co-operation

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG I Legal Affairs
Origin Committee of Experts on Transfrontier Co-operation and Committee of Advisers on Transfrontier Co-operation

Year  2005

Contact   CHITASHVILI, Nino / ZARDI, Alfonso

Operational 215,000

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Promoting effective transfrontier co-operation between local authorities and communities in Europe

The member states have become more aware of, and committed to, supporting transfrontier co-operation by local and regional authorities, through having adopted an open attitude and having taken concerted action towards strengthening the legal framework of transfrontier co-operation 

New legal instruments to be adopted by the Committee of Ministers.
Relevant domestic legislation on TFC.
Information from member states 

Political willingness of member states.
Effective interaction with other international agencies/ bodies (Central European Initiative, BSSCC, SEECP, Stability Pact,...) 

Expected Result 1
The legal framework of transfrontier co-operation in member states is strengthened

The ''check-list'' of measures to be followed with a view to facilitating the ratification process of the Outline Convention is disseminated and used by member countries.
Relevant national legislation is brought into conformity with the Outline Convention.
Agreements on promoting transfrontier co-operation between local authorities in South-East Europe are drafted 

Information from member states.
Treaty Office record of ratifications.
Committee of Ministers decisions.
LR-CT decisions 

Political willingness of member states.
Supportive stance of other international agencies/ bodies (SEECP, Stability Pact) 

Expected Result 2
Policy measures to implement the Madrid Convention are promoted

A new legal instrument on the establishment of a common legal framework for transfrontier co-operation bodies between local authorities is adopted.
The recommendations on the suppression of obstacles to transfrontier co-operation and the learning of the neighbour's language are disseminated and their implementation is monitored 

Decisions of the LR-CT.
Decisions of the Committee of Ministers 

Political willingness of member states.
Co-operation with the European Commission 

Expected Result 3
Information on best practices in transfrontier co-operation in Europe is exchanged

A database containing examples of good transfrontier co-operation practices is set up and regularly updated by members, including information on:
- co-operation between divided cities,
- mobility of local authorities' representatives and staff across borders,
- teaching of the neighbour's language in border regions,
- interterritorial co-operation practices 

Transfrontier co-operation website.
Decisions of the LR-CT 

Readiness of member states to periodically provide information on the current practices in their states.
Identification of partners capable of providing and updating the information 

Expected Result 4
Assistance in setting up and strengthening Euroregions in Europe is provided

New Euroregions are set up across the borders of Croatia/Bosnia-Herzegovina/Serbia, Croatia/Bosnia-Herzegovina/Montenegro, Albania/Greece/''the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia'' with the assistance and legal advice provided by the Council of Europe.
Effectiveness of Euroregions is assessed in selected areas (Slovakia and neighbours, Lithuania and neighbours, Serbia-Montenegro and neighbours) and lessons are drawn 

Committee of Advisers Annual report 

Political will of central and local authorities 

Expected Result 5
The capabilities of local and regional authorities to engage in transfrontier co-operation are strengthened

The survey of training institutions is published and updated.
Regional TFC strategies are devised with a differentiated geographical focus (South-East Europe, Baltic Sea area, Caucasus) 

Committee of Advisers Annual report 

 

Expected Result 6
The challenge of EU enlargement in the field of cross-border co-operation is faced

Measures are adopted in accordance with a plan of action to deal with the effects of EU enlargement on cross-border co-operation between EU and non-EU member states.
Political dialogue is developed with member states and EU stakeholders at a major pan-European conference to be held in Poland 

Committee of Ministers' decisions.
Committee of Advisers Annual reports 

Political will of the countries concerned 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDLR - Steering Committee on Local and Regional Democracy

Other Structures
LR-CT - Committee of Experts on Transfrontier Co-operation
Committee of Advisers for the Development of transfrontier Co-operation in Central and Eastern Europe

Programme
Gender equality for a functioning democracy
Objectives
To establish minimum standards on equality between women and men and to promote balanced participation of women and men in all sectors of society, including in conflict prevention and resolution; to develop instruments for the implementation of the gender mainstreaming strategy.
Introduction
The programme builds on the political priorities and areas of concern identified in the Programme of Action adopted by the 5th European Ministerial Conference on Equality between Women and Men (Skopje, January 2003). It also concentrates on the implementation of and follow-up to Recommendation (2003)3 on balanced participation of women and men, adopted on 12 March 2003. In 2005 a stock-taking of the effective functioning of existing national equality mechanisms and the definition of minimum European standards on equality between women and men will be undertaken.

Actions to implement Objectives I and III of the Programme of Action adopted by the 5th Ministerial Conference (''Promotion of equal opportunities, rights, freedoms and responsibilities of women'' and ''Development of gender mainstreaming within the Council of Europe and at national level'') will include:

- examining the development of equal opportunities legislation, national gender equality plans and national equality machinery in member states;
- promoting the implementation of common standards throughout Europe to achieve a balanced participation of women and men in political and public decision-making;
- collecting and disseminating good practices on gender-balanced reconciliation of professional and private life;
- highlighting women's contribution to conflict prevention and resolution;
- promoting an exchange of experience and information on the strategy of gender mainstreaming;
- developing co-operation with other Council of Europe steering committees and other bodies to promote the gender mainstreaming strategy in the different policies.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDEG   Steering Committee for Equality between Women and Men
Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

249,000
63,400
115,400
427,800

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/31 - Balanced participation of women and men in political and public decision making

7,800

 

2004/DG2/32 - Gender mainstreaming

70,200

 

2004/DG2/136 - Women's role in the prevention and resolution of conflicts

18,600

 

2005/DG2/450 - Equality standards and mechanisms

18,800

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

250,300
51,300
115,800
417,400

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/31 - Balanced participation of women and men in political and public decision making

14,600

 

2004/DG2/32 - Gender mainstreaming

72,800

 

2004/DG2/136 - Women's role in the prevention and resolution of conflicts

18,200

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

10,200

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG2/31   Balanced participation of women and men in political and public decision making

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin Recommendation Rec(2003)3 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on balanced participation of women and men in political and public decision making; Programme of Action of the 5th European Ministerial Conference on Equality between Women and Men (Skopje, 2003)

Year  2005

Contact   REQUENA, Marta

Operational 7,800

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Standards contained in Recommendation Rec(2003)3 on balanced participation are followed up in member states

Measures adopted to increase the number of women in political and public decision making and promote gender-balanced reconciliation of professional and private life 

Laws, regulations, policies and practices adopted in member states.
Statistics on the participation of women and men in political and public life 

Political will of governments and public authorities.
Awareness of civil society 

Expected Result 1
Progress in the implementation of different aspects of the Recommendation is evaluated

Measures taken by member states in conformity with Rec(2003)3.
The results of national, regional and local elections in member states reflect the provisions of the Recommendation 

Statistics provided by member states on the basis of indicators in Rec(2003)3.
Study on the progress of implementation on the basis of the indicators 

Willingness of public authorities to provide the statistics on the indicators 

Expected Result 2
An information system on indicators of Rec(2003)3 is set up

Definition of a framework to include the information provided 

Information provided by different sectors of society on ten indicators of paragraph 44 of the Recommendation 

Availability of information in member states 

Expected Result 3
Good practices on gender-balanced reconciliation of professional and private life in member states are shared and disseminated

Measures taken by member states to promote gender-balanced reconciliation of professional and private life 

Information provided by member states, including examples of good practice 

Availability of information in member states 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDEG - Steering Committee for Equality between Women and Men

Project   2004/DG2/32   Gender mainstreaming

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin Programme of Action of 5th European Ministerial Conference on Equality between Women and Men (Skopje, 2003);Recommendation No. R (98) 14 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on gender mainstreaming

Year  2005

Contact   REQUENA, Marta

Operational 70,200

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
To promote gender mainstreaming in member states and in the Council of Europe

Member states and the Council of Europe develop tools and instruments for implementing the gender mainstreaming strategy 

Information provided by member states and Council of Europe bodies on measures adopted and results achieved 

Political will at national level.
Willingness of Council of Europe bodies 

Expected Result 1
Tools to implement gender mainstreaming in the member states are developed

Regular exchange of information about measures and practices in the field of gender mainstreaming in member states 

Information provided by member states on legislative and/or administrative measures and practices 

Political will at national level.
Availability of external resources to support NGO sector 

Expected Result 2
Gender mainstreaming is promoted and developed within the Council of Europe

Joint activities are carried out between the CDEG and other Council of Europe committees and bodies 

Information provided by Steering committees and other Council of Europe bodies on the measures taken to include a gender perspective in their work 

Willingness of other Council of Europe committees and bodies 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDEG - Steering Committee for Equality between Women and Men

Other Structures
Informal Network on gender mainstreaming

Project   2004/DG2/136   Women's role in the prevention and resolution of conflicts

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin Programme of Action of the 5th European Ministerial Conference on Equality Between Women and Men (Skopje, 2003)

Year  2005

Contact   REQUENA, Marta

Operational 18,600

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Guidelines and Mechanisms to achieve balanced participation of women and men in conflict prevention and peace building are developed

States reach an agreement on the draft guidelines on this issue.
Existence of mechanisms 

The guidelines take into account all aspects included in the terms of reference of the EG-S-CP.
Information on national mechanisms is provided by public authorities 

Agreement by states on the text of the draft Recommendation and its explanatory memorandum.
Willingness of public authorities to facilitate the participation of women 

Expected Result 1
Guidelines to be included in a recommendation on the role of women in conflict prevention and peace building are prepared

Implementation of the terms of reference of the Group of Specialists on the role of women in conflict prevention and peace building 

Draft texts containing guidelines for a recommendation on the role of women in conflict prevention and peace building and its explanatory memorandum 

Agreement by states on the text of the draft recommendation and its explanatory memorandum 

Expected Result 2
Good practices for promoting participation of women in conflict prevention and resolution are collected

A guide on good practices is prepared 

Information on good practices provided by experts 

Availability of information on good practices 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDEG - Steering Committee for Equality between Women and Men

Other Structures
EG-S-CP - Group of Specialists on the role of women and men in conflict prevention and peace building

Project   2005/DG2/450   Equality standards and mechanisms

Duration 01/01/05 - 31/12/06 (24 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin Decision of the Committee of Ministers CM/Del/Dec (2003)864; Declaration on Equality between Women and Men adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 16 November 1988 at its 83rd session

Year  2005

Contact   REQUENA, Marta

Operational 18,800

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Strengthen international co-operation in the field of equality between women and men

States reach an agreement on a draft recommendation, which is a practical tool to promote equality between women and men and will assist states in developing effective national legislation and policies in this field 

The draft recommendation takes into account all aspects included in the terms of reference of the EG-S-SM.
Information provided by national experts on measures taken 

Agreement by states on the draft text of the draft recommendation.
Political will to take measures 

Expected Result 1
Guidelines on minimum European standards on equality between women and men, to be included in a Recommendation are prepared

Implementation of the terms of reference of the Group of Specialists on equality standards and mechanisms 

Draft texts containing guidelines for a Recommendation on European standards on equality between women and men and its explanatory memorandum 

Agreement by states on the texts of the draft Recommendation and its explanatory memorandum 

Expected Result 2
Technical assistance to promote equality between women and men in the member states is provided

Activities are carried out to provide technical assistance to set up a legal and social framework to promote equality between women and men 

Activity reports 

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDEG - Steering Committee for Equality between Women and Men

Other Structures
EG-S-SM - Group of Specialists on Equality Standards and Mechanisms

Programme
Strengthening the role of civil society in a pluralist democracy
Objectives
To promote active participation in public life and democratic processes of all sectors of society, including through formal and non formal education.
Introduction
The different projects of this programme aiming at the strengthening of civil society are complementary and are implemented through a common strategy.

This approach relies on common objectives, i.e. to reinforce civil society by encouraging all groups of society to participate in democratic associative life, thus supporting the development and consolidation of a strong civil society attached to democratic values and characterised by mutual tolerance, respect and understanding. It is implemented through common guidelines for action, notably to strengthen pluralist democracy and to contribute to reconciliation and mutual understanding. It builds on complementary working methods and target groups and is supported by international NGOs enjoying participatory status with the Council of Europe.

The projects are instrumental in the fulfilment of the Council of Europe's mission in terms of promoting European unity, democratic stability and contributing to conflict prevention and post-conflict rehabilitation. It focuses upon the current geographical priorities, i.e. South East Europe and the South Caucasus.

Support to civil society initiatives focuses on the reinforcement of the role of NGOs in a pluralist democracy by increasing dialogue and co-operation between NGOs and public authorities in policy making and by strengthening democratic accountability, transparency and local ownership through the participation of civil society in political processes. The project also addresses the function of NGOs in democratic society in terms of conflict resolution and reconciliation.

The Democratic Leadership Programme (DLP) provides future leaders (aged 18 to 26) with practical training in the necessary skills that will enable them to take responsibilities in the media as well as political and civil society structures, whilst being part of a network of like-minded young people that is supported by the Council of Europe through follow-up training and other actions. This is a very practical contribution to reinforcing education for democratic citizenship, notably through an emphasis on promoting a political culture of moderation and tolerance.

The Schools of Politics encourage the emergence of a new generation of political leaders (aged 23 to 35) committed to the fundamental principles of democracy, the rule of law and the respect of human rights, practising a new spirit of civic awareness and political responsibility and capable of co-operating across borders and political divides. This initiative seeks to build the capacity of individual Schools of Politics and to establish a Network of Schools from South-East Europe to the Caucasus in order to ensure an exchange of information, experiences and resources.

In carrying out these activities the CoE relies heavily on partnerships with NGOs and voluntary contributions from member states and private foundations.

Throughout the 2005 Council of Europe European Year of Citizenship through Education, a special effort will be made to support broad-based educational policies and practice for democratic citizenship and human rights (EDC/HRE) in member states. In the education sector, innovative practices for the democratic governance of educational institutions will be debated and shared and new approaches to the learning and teaching of democracy will be tested and disseminated. It is intended that partnerships with a broad range of partners, including other international organisations be developed, in order to strengthen the impact of this work.

There exists today a growing feeling among young people that the representative political institutions are out of touch with their realities. Young people belonging to marginalized or disadvantaged groups often lack appropriate channels through which to articulate their concerns and interests. In many countries, women, and in particular young women, do not participate on an equal footing in public life. These factors increase the risk of widespread disengagement from democratic political processes. Against this background, the Youth participation and democratic citizenship project builds on a true partnership between youth organisations and networks and governments, through the system of co-management of the youth sector, in order to promote young people's participation in democratic institutions and processes throughout Europe. A special focus is put on the training of young democratic leaders.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CCJ   Advisory Council on Youth
CDED   Steering Committee for Education
CDEJ   European Steering Committee for Youth
CMJ   Joint Council on Youth
CPJ   Programming Committee on Youth
Other Structures
CAHCIT - Ad hoc Committee of Experts for the European Year of Citizenship through Education
Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

702,500
185,400
1,838,400
2,726,300

Operational Detail
 

2002/DG4/94 - Implementing EDC/HRE policies in the framework of the European Year of Citizenship through Education

299,900

 

2003/DG4/16 - Youth participation and democratic citizenship

588,900

 

2004/DGAP/81 - Democratic Leadership Programme (DLP)

232,200

 

2004/DGAP/83 - Civil Society Initiatives

133,600

 

2004/DGAP/124 - Network of Schools of Political Studies

538,600

 

Net Income (2003/DG4/16)

17,200

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

28,000

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

599,400
95,900
1,597,900
2,293,200

Operational Detail
 

2003/DG4/16 - Youth participation and democratic citizenship

644,800

 

2004/DGAP/81 - Democratic Leadership Programme (DLP)

225,000

 

2004/DGAP/83 - Civil Society Initiatives

90,000

 

2004/DGAP/124 - South East Europe Network of Schools of Politics

295,000

 

Joint CoE/EC Programmes

119,500

 

Net Income (2003/DG4/16)

9,000

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

39,900

 

Other Operational

174,700

 

Logframes:

Project   2002/DG4/94   Implementing EDC/HRE policies in the framework of the European Year of Citizenship through Education

Duration 01/01/02 - 30/06/06 (54 months)   DG IV Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport
Origin CDED; Declaration of the 21st session of the Conference of European Ministers of Education, 2003; CM Recommendation (2002)12 on Education for Democratic Citizenship

Year  2005

Contact   DERRIEN, Agneta

Operational 299,900

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Assist member states with implementing EDC/HRE policies

At least 70% of member states take action to implement EDC/HRE policies before the end of the ''Year'' 

Surveys during and at the end of the ''Year'', examples of national action plans, meeting and activity reports; reports of EDC/HRE coordinators meetings 

Member states give support - financial and other - for the implementation of policies and actions to promote EDC/HRE 

Expected Result 1
Sustainable initiatives aimed at promoting EDC/HRE in all education sectors in member states identified and supported

The CAHCIT will determine criteria for supported initiatives.
EDC/HRE coordinators will receive support for selected actions. Documents/instruments will be distributed to all member states 

Reports of meetings of the EDC/HRE coordinators.
Reports of the CAHCIT, its Bureau.
Reports of meetings of the CDED and the CDESR 

The coordinators receive a clear mandate and support from their ministries 

Expected Result 2
A debate on and implementation of innovative practices regarding the democratic governance of educational institutions are initiated

Instruments on democratic governance are developed.
By the end of 2005, 50% of member states have taken action to develop democratic governance in education 

Information provided by EDC/HRE coordinators through surveys, reports of meetings and workshops.
Reports from pilot schools.
Reports of meetings of the CAHCIT, CDED and CDESR 

Ministries of Education, the EDC/HRE coordinators and the pilot schools are ready to cooperate.
Availability of instruments/guidelines for democratic governance 

Expected Result 3
Educational reform/ practice is stimulated so that education content and methods promote democracy learning and teaching

In accordance with CM Recommendation (2002) 12 on EDC, 30% of member states implement concrete action plans for educational reforms.
Material/practical instruments are made available to all member states 

A survey is conducted and the outcomes discussed at a multilateral conference in 2006.
Feedback from education authorities, policy-makers, schools and teachers.
Reports of meetings 

Political will in member states to implement educational practice/ reforms based on EDC/HRE 

Expected Result 4
Co-operation with international organisations and other partners and the global dimensions of EDC/HRE are reinforced

Joint actions between the Council of Europe and different partners are implemented in the framework of the ''Year''.
Partners outside Europe are involved in activities 

Reports of joint meetings, actions and events 

Willingness of organisations and other partners to work with the Council of Europe to implement the ''Year'' 

Expected Result 5
CoE sectors dealing with non-formal education, including youth, sport, heritage, environment, social cohesion participate in the Year

Inclusion of non-formal education concerns related to the above mentioned fields in the main documentation and events of the Year.
Number of specific events involving partners in the CoE and in member states in these areas.
Raised concern for EDC/HRE issues in relevant CoE committees 

Reports of meetings and events 

Willingness of these sectors to participate 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDED - Steering Committee for Education

Other Structures
CAHCIT - Ad hoc Committee of Experts for the European Year of Citizenship through Education
European Network of EDC coordinators

Project   2003/DG4/16   Youth participation and democratic citizenship

Duration 01/01/03 - 31/12/05 (36 months)   DG IV Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport
Origin Statutory bodies of the youth sector; 6th Conference of European Ministers responsible for Youth (2002)

Year  2005

Contact   INGLEDOW, Michael

Operational 588,900

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
To empower young multipliers to participate actively in public life and democratic processes

Number and quality of projects developed by participants on participation.
Percentage of participants working with instruments/ studies developed under this Project Objective 

Evaluation by participants and trainers.
Reports on projects developed by participants.
Reports and evaluation by (local and national) governments of implementation of instruments/ studies developed 

Commitment of participants to engage in and follow up projects.
Commitment of (local and national) governments to engage in the development and implementation of instruments/ studies 

Expected Result 1
Youth NGOs and multipliers in the youth field are empowered to encourage youth participation in public life and democratic processes

Level of youth work competences acquired by participants in training activities.
Capacity of same to apply the competences acquired.
Level of commitment of same to develop non-governmental youth work at local and regional levels 

Evaluation by participants, trainers and organisations.
Activity reports.
Reports/ evaluations of participants' post-training activities 

Interest & support of target groups.
Appropriate nomination of participants.
Financial support to their activities 

Expected Result 2
The capacities of young democratic leaders in the political and civil society fields are developed

Level of competences acquired by participants in activities to actively participate in political life and the civil society field.
Follow-up by participants involved in the activities.
Number of activities planned by the participants as a result of the activities 

Evaluation by participants, trainers, organisations.
Activity reports.
Lists and reports of EYF & Solidarity Fund activities 

Target group committed to participation in political life and the civil society field.
Appropriate nomination of participants.
Adequate co-funding to youth NGOs and projects 

Expected Result 3
The revised European Charter on the participation of young people in local and regional life is implemented

Level of competences acquired by participants in training activities.
Level of commitment of relevant institutions and of participants in training activities to promote the implementation of the revised Charter on youth participation, taking account in particular of young women's participation 

Member states' reports on youth participation in local and regional life.
Congress/CCJ monitoring on Charter implementation.
Evaluation of participants and trainers of training activities.
Activity reports 

Commitment of young people and relevant institutions to overcome obstacles to youth participation in local and regional life 

Expected Result 4
Democratic and pluralistic youth structures are further developed

Member states supporting the creation and development of national youth councils and consultative youth bodies, based on the draft CM Recommendation approved in 2004 

Reports from members of the CDEJ, the Advisory Council and the European Youth Forum 

Commitment to supporting the creation & development of National Youth Centres (NYCs) & consultative youth bodies which are representative of young people & youth organisations 

Expected Result 5
Youth participation in public life and institutions is increased

A draft CM recommendation on the participation of young people in public life, based on an evaluation and stocktaking of achievements in the period 2003-5.
Level of competences acquired by participants in training activities. Follow-up by participants in training activities 

Approval of recommendation by the CDEJ.
Evaluation by participants and trainers of training activities.
Activity reports 

Institutional and young people's commitment to promoting youth participation in public life and institutions 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CCJ - Advisory Council on Youth
CDEJ - European Steering Committee for Youth
CMJ - Joint Council on Youth
CPJ - Programming Committee on Youth

Project   2004/DGAP/81   Democratic Leadership Programme (DLP)

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG Political Affairs
Origin 1994 Conference of Young Political Leaders organised by PACE Sub-Committee on Youth and Sport

Year  2005

Contact   Biljana Zasova

Operational 232,200

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Development of future leaders by strengthening democratic skills of young representatives of media, political and civil society structures

At least 200 young representatives and NGO leaders from 16 countries are trained 

Questionnaires and evaluation meetings to assess participants' development.
Assessment by representative of the Secretariat 

Internal (i.e. in the DLP participating countries) and international political stability 

Expected Result 1
Tolerance and reconciliation are promoted in areas of former conflict

At least 200 representatives of the target group from areas of former conflict are trained 

Assessment by representative of the Secretariat 

Internal and international political stability.
Participants are opinion multipliers 

Expected Result 2
Necessary transfer of knowledge in democratic skills are carried out

At least 5 projects implemented by participants in their respective countries in parallel with seminars organised by CoE 

Assessment by representative of the Secretariat 

Participants are opinion multipliers 

Project   2004/DGAP/83   Civil Society Initiatives

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG Political Affairs
Origin ADACS Programme

Year  2005

Contact   GILBERT, Max

Operational 133,600

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Capacity-building and sharing of best practice provided to representatives of NGOs and public authorities

At least 600 representatives of NGOs from several countries are trained to develop their organisational and operational skills 

Questionnaires to assess the initial benefits for the participants in the various activities 

Reliability of the local implementing agency (local NGO) and legislation on registration, functioning and taxation of NGOs.
Internal and international political stability 

Expected Result 1
Relations between NGOs and public authorities are improved

At least 100 representatives of NGOs, 100 representatives of national and local authorities are trained together.
Concrete follow-up activities implemented by participants 

Questionnaires to asses the benefits for participants and evaluation meetings.
Assessment by representative of the Secretariat 

Willingness of both sides to cooperate.
Participants have a role of multipliers 

Expected Result 2
Intercommunity and interreligious dialogue is promoted by grass-root activities in former areas of conflict

At least 400 representatives from different religious backgrounds are trained together.
Concrete follow-up activities implemented by several local agencies 

Questionnaires to asses the benefits for participants and evaluation meetings 

Willingness of all participants to cooperate.
Participants have a role of multipliers 

Expected Result 3
Reform proposals of the Green Paper on the Future of Democracy (Integrated Project 1) are tested

At least 100 civil society actors participate in seminars on reform proposals put forward in the Green Paper on the future of democracy 

Questionnaires to assess the feasibility of the reform proposals 

Willingness of civil society actors to participate 

Project   2004/DGAP/124   Network of Schools of Political Studies

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG Political Affairs
Origin ADACS

Year  2005

Contact   FRIEDERICH, François

Operational 538,600

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Encourage pluralist democracy, human rights and rule of law through the emergence of new leaders of the public and private sectors

At least 40 young political, economic, social and cultural actors from each target country are trained 

Questionnaires and evaluation meetings to assess participants' development.
Regular meetings of Directors of the Network of Schools 

Internal and international political stability and regional co-operation 

Expected Result 1
Young leaders coming from political, economic, social, cultural sectors from South-East Europe to the Caucasus are trained

Participants profiles and diversity of political origins.
Establishment of relationships among participants to support integration into professional networks.
Participants become aware of the wider European dimension of their countries development 

CoE reports.
School reports and board meeting minutes.
Assessment by participants.
Directors meetings minutes.
Accounts on the schools.
Alumni careers 

Need for a well-trained generation of young leaders capable of taking responsibilities at the highest levels to facilitate democratic transition and European integration 

Expected Result 2
A network of Schools of Political Studies is established to ensure an exchange of information, experiences and resources

Schools joint seminars.
Exchange of students at regional seminars.
Meetings of school directors.
Alumni network activities.
Availability of shared information 

CoE reports.
Directors meetings minutes.
Regional seminars reports.
Schools records.
Alumni associations records.
Network website and communication materials 

Networking corresponds to need and desire to compare and exchange experiences across borders based on a common European understanding 

Programme
Field Support
Objectives
To ensure the Council of Europe's presence in the field in order to increase the effectiveness of its programmes.
Introduction
The presence of the Council of Europe in the field is a vital factor in optimising effective co-operation between national authorities and the Council of Europe throughout the difficult reform process a member state is embracing as a consequence of membership.

It contributes to better identification of needs, better understanding of the specifics of the situation and a confident dialogue between all actors involved.

In 2005, the Offices in Sarajevo, Belgrade and Podgorica will continue to play a central role in the implementation of both the post-accession programmes and Joint Programmes of the Council of Europe and the European Union.

The Pristina office will continue to work with the international community, in particular UNMIK, as well as with the provisional institutions of self-government, in order to promote the Council of Europe's standards.

The presence of Special Representatives of the Secretary General (SRSGs) in the South Caucasus and Moldova will be maintained in 2005. In Armenia and Azerbaijan, the SRSGs will continue to follow the implementation of the post-accession programmes. In Georgia and Moldova the SRSGs will continue their action in the framework of targeted programmes, including in collaboration with the European Union.

The Special Adviser in Tirana and the Resident Expert in the Office of the EU Special Representative in Skopje will continue to provide support for the implementation of cooperation activities aimed at full European integration of these two member states.

In this context, the operational DGs envisage that in 2005 a greater number of project staff will be posted in the field in order to implement programmes, more efficiently and effectively, on the spot. Consideration will be given to the opening of further bases for this purpose.
Other Structures
GR-EDS
Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

144,000
23,000
2,159,100
2,326,100

Operational Detail
 

2004/DGAP/146 - Secretariat Field Presence

2,159,100

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

151,400
0
1,957,100
2,108,500

Operational Detail
 

Transfer (2004/DGAP/146 - from ''Field and Information Offices'' in Line 10)

1,957,100

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DGAP/146   Secretariat Field Presence

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG Political Affairs
Origin 1992 - 484th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies concerning assistance programme in Albania with presence of the Secretariat

Year  2005

Contact   NICHOLSON, Maggie

Operational 2,159,100

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
To provide support to the national authorities and civil society towards fulfilment of the country's CoE commitments

Analyses of the country's political situation and legislative developments.
Contribution on the spot to the implementation of a number of assistance programmes.
Number of high-level CoE visits facilitated 

Monthly reports from the Field Offices (FOs) (SG/Inf).
Ad hoc reports to GR-EDS.
Synopses in CEAD database.
IO Web sites 

Internal situation of the country 

Expected Result 1
To maintain permanent contact with national authorities, civil society and international community

Participation of the Head of Office/ SRSG in key meetings, events and discussions.
Written communications with partners.
Joint actions 

Monthly reports from the FOs.
Ad hoc reports to GR-EDS 

Internal political situation allowing for such contacts.
Cooperation with/from other IGOs 

Expected Result 2
To assist in the elaboration, preparation and implementation of programmes of cooperation and CoE official visits

Number of CoE activities organised in the country.
Number of CoE visits.
Number of CoE project staff posted in-country.
Media impact 

Monthly reports from FOs.
Press review/ articles, interviews.
CEAD database.
Ad hoc reports to GR-EDS 

Good cooperation and constant information flow with respective services in Strasbourg Secretariat 

Expected Result 3
To help implement the information strategy of the CoE

Number of articles in the press and on TV.
Number of follow up queries to Strasbourg 

Press reviews/articles, interviews.
Monthly reports from FOs.
Discussions in GR-EDS 

Media interest in the Country in the CoE and its activities.
Appropriate communications infrastructure 

Other Structures
GR-EDS

Line of Action 5
Technological development, Human Dignity and Democracy

This Line of Action concerns ensuring that legal standards and ethical principles remain in tune with scientific and technological advances. We shall deal with bioethics and biomedicine, food safety, health care standards, data protection and the advantages and dangers of developments in information and communication technologies in the media.

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/DG2/33 Combating dissemination of illicit or harmful content on the Internet

Programme
Bioethics, biomedicine and genetics
Objectives
To ensure the respect of individual rights and fundamental freedoms with regard to scientific and technological developments, notably in biomedicine.
Introduction
Scientific and technological developments in biomedicine raise the question of the conditions of their application to benefit individuals and societies and of the necessary protection against adverse effects. Such developments may not always directly affect human beings but may involve the preliminary use of animals. The extremely fast pace at which such developments have taken place in recent decades renders this question particularly relevant and heightens the need to ensure the respect of individual rights and fundamental freedoms by striking a proper balance between freedom of research and the protection of the individual and by defining general standards and rules at the European level.

The programme's major concern is to protect the individual against the potential threats and abuses of the scientific and technological revolutions. It approaches this protection from the perspective of bioethics and biological safety, including the use of animals.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDBI   Steering Committee on Bioethics
T-AP   Standing Committee of the European Convention for the protection of animals kept for farming purposes
Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

477,300
91,200
208,600
777,100

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG1/129 - Bioethics

208,600

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

514,600
121,200
234,900
870,700

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG1/129 - Bioethics

234,900

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG1/129   Bioethics

Duration 31/12/04 - 31/12/05 (13 months)   DG I Legal Affairs
Origin Terms of Reference from the Steering Committee on Bioethics and the Committee of Ministers. Conventional obligations

Year  2005

Contact   LAMPONI, Roberto / DE SOLA, Carlos / CAPELLO-BRILLAT, Anna

Operational 208,600

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
To elaborate standards and policies in bioethics and to promote their implementation

Completion of legal instruments, their adoption by the Committee of Ministers, opening for signature and implementation by member states 

Signature and ratification by member states 

Scientific developments, societal attitudes in member states, political will of member states 

Expected Result 1
A draft Protocol on human genetics is produced

Finalisation of provisions on genetic applications for health purposes.
Elaboration of draft provisions on genetics in the field of employment 

Draft Protocol.
CDBI report 

Time for thorough discussion on complex issues at CDBI plenary 

Expected Result 2
A draft Instrument on research on stored human biological materials is produced

Finalisation of the draft Instrument 

CDBI Report.
Draft Instrument 

Time for thorough discussion on complex issues at CDBI plenary 

Expected Result 3
The Convention on human rights and biomedicine is re-examined

Re-examination of the provisions of the Convention in order to monitor scientific developments 

Possible proposals by CDBI with regard to the current provisions of the Convention 

Political developments in member states influencing agreement at European level 

Expected Result 4
Appendix A to the Convention on the protection of vertebrate animals used for experimental purposes is revised

Adoption of the draft revision of Appendix A to the Convention 

Agenda of the Multilateral Consultation of the Parties to the Convention and report 

Political developments in member states.
Revision of the current EU Directive on the protection of laboratory animals.
Availability of human resources 

Expected Result 5
The conventions on animals kept for farming purposes and on international transport of animals are implemented

Adoption of the draft revised recommendations on pigs and fish.
Revision of the draft recommendation on rabbits and cattle.
Extension of the geographic scope of application of the revised Convention on transport.
Revision of the draft technical protocols of the convention and of the 4 draft codes of conduct for the international transport of animals 

Agenda and meeting reports of the respective bodies (inclusion and discussion of the relevant items).
Increased number of signatures and ratifications of the revised Convention on transport 

Political developments in member states.
Revision of EU Directives on transport.
Availability of appropriate scientific information and of human resources 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDBI - Steering Committee on Bioethics
T-AP - Standing Committee of the European Convention for the protection of animals kept for farming purposes

Other Structures
Working Party on human genetics (CDBI-CO-GT4)
Working Party on research on stored human biological materials (CDBI-CO-GT2 Biomat)
Working Party for the preparation of the Multilateral Consultation of the Parties to the European Convention for the protection of vertebrate animals kept for experimental and other scientific purposes (GT 123)
Working Party for the preparation of the Multilateral Consultation of the Parties to the European Convention for the protection of animals during international transport (GT 65)

Programme
Health care and Quality standards
Objectives
To promote the principle of non-commercialisation of substances of human origin, strengthen measures to avoid remunerated blood donation and organ trafficking, and launch initiatives to make available high quality products with due respect of ethical values as regards donors and recipients of substances of human origin.
Introduction
The programme of the European Health Committee (CDSP) is largely inspired by the consideration that health care is a basic human right and as such an important element in the maintenance of social cohesion and democratic stability.

This programme is closely linked to the conclusion of the Second Summit of Heads of State and Government (1997) which concentrated on the role of social cohesion as well as with those of the 5th and 6th Conferences of European Health Ministers on equal access to health care (1995) and Ageing in the 21st century (1999) respectively.

At the 3rd Conference of European Health Ministers (1997, Paris) on organ transplantation, the ministers confirmed the principle of non-commercialisation of human organs and the need for organisational measures to increase the availability of organs. The Conference also had a considerable impact on the blood transfusion programme and underlined the paramount importance of donation of all substances of human origin.

Since the beginning of the 1990s, the CDSP has put great emphasis on giving assistance to member states to meet its principles and standards in the area of blood transfusion and organ transplantation. To that effect, many countries have benefited from assistance in the restructuring of blood transfusion services and from courses held with a view to putting the necessary organisational structures in place.

The 7th Conference of Health Ministers (Oslo, 2003) with the theme ''Health, Dignity and Human Rights'' further reinforced the Council of Europe's strategy of incorporating the ethical, social and human rights dimensions in health policies.

The CDSP is also attentive to the activities of the other European organisations working in the field of blood transfusion and organ transplantation. It puts the emphasis on elaboration of standards and norms which can be used in the implementation of the respective European Union Directives on the safety and quality assurance of blood, tissues and cells.

The joint programme between the Council of Europe and the Development Bank (CEB) is designed to promote good practice in the field of health care and quality standards through local integrated projects and measures to accompany appropriate loans in the health field.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDSP   European Health Committee

Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

219,700
61,600
165,700
447,000

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG3/55 - Promotion and Elaboration of Ethical Standards

165,700

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

225,000
52,100
166,000
443,100

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG3/55 - Promotion and Elaboration of Ethical Standards

166,000

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG3/55   Promotion and Elaboration of Ethical Standards

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG III Social Cohesion
Origin CDSP

Year  2005

Contact   BOPP, Karl-Friedrich

Operational 165,700

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Standards for the non-commercialisation of substances of human origin, their quality and safety are set and promoted

Member states adapt their practices to the standards of the Council of Europe concerning the safety, quality and non-commercialisation of blood and organs.
Measures to combat organ trafficking are strengthened 

Contacts with experts.
National policy reports.
National regulations 

Willingness of member states to apply the ethical and organisational principles of the Council of Europe in the area of substances of human origin 

Expected Result 1
Quality and safety standards in blood transfusion and organ transplantation are updated with due respect to ethical rules

11th edition of the Blood Guide published in 2005.
Revision of the 3rd edition of the Guide on safety and quality assurance for organs, tissues and cells started.
Norms and standards are adopted by member states and the European Union 

11th edition of Blood Guide published.
3rd edition of Guide on organs, tissues and cells sent out for consultation.
Norms and standards adopted by member states and the European Union 

Acceptance of Council of Europe standards by member states and the European Union in the implementation of the respective directives on safety and quality assurance of blood, tissues and cells 

Expected Result 2
New policy guidelines in the area of organ transplantation and blood transfusion are developed

CoE Recommendations on novel cellular therapies and on the role and training of key organ donation professionals (transplant coordinators) are elaborated 

Recommendations published 

Readiness of member states to adopt recommendations 

Expected Result 3
Advice to member states on restructuring the blood transfusion services and organ transplantation systems is provided

Study visits/courses carried out with recommendations given to the relevant authorities on restructuring blood transfusion services and organ transplant systems 

Contacts with member states' experts.
Study visits reports.
Courses programmes 

Willingness by national authorities to co-operate 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDSP - European Health Committee

Other Structures
SP-HM - Committee of experts on blood transfusion and Immunohaematology
SP-R-GS - Select Committee of Experts on Quality Assurance of Blood Transfusion Services
SP-CTO - Committee of Experts on the Organisational Aspects of Co-operation on Organ Transplantation
QA-OTC - Group of Specialists on quality assurance for organs, tissues and cells

Programme
Information and Communication Technologies
Objectives
To ensure the respect of individual rights and fundamental freedoms with regard to scientific and technological developments by defining general standards and rules, and by promoting good practices at the European level in the relevant fields.
Introduction
Scientific and technological developments, notably in the processing of personal data, raise the question of the conditions of their application to benefit individuals and societies and of the necessary protection against adverse effects. The extremely fast pace at which such developments have taken place in recent decades renders this question particularly relevant and heightens the need to ensure the respect of individual rights and fundamental freedoms by striking a proper balance between freedom of information and the right to privacy and by defining general standards and rules at the European level. This programme aims at elaborating such ethical standards and policies and at promoting their respect in the application of new technologies.

The Internet can be used to disseminate content which is illegal (for example child pornography) or content which, although not illegal, may be harmful, in particular to the development of minors (for example violent content). Possible measures to curb the dissemination of such content have already been suggested to the governments of member states and the Internet industry in Recommendation (2001) 8 of the Committee of Ministers on self-regulation concerning cyber-content. Following a European Forum on Internet self-regulation which took place in Warsaw in March 2004, another similar event will be organised in 2005 in order to encourage further the adoption of practical measures by and co-operation between the Internet industry and other stakeholders, so as to avoid minors being exposed to harmful material disseminated on the Internet. Furthermore, priority will be given to the implementation of the political decisions which will have been adopted at the 7th European Ministerial Conference on Mass Media Policy (Kyiv, 10-11 March 2005) concerning human rights in the Information Society.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDMM   Steering Committee on the Mass Media
Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

69,700
34,600
66,700
171,000

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG2/33 - Combating dissemination of illicit or harmful content on the Internet

66,700

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

284,600
56,200
105,500
446,300

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG1/160 - Strengthening the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data

40,100

 

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

65,400

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG2/33   Combating dissemination of illicit or harmful content on the Internet

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/06 (36 months)   DG II Human Rights
Origin Terms of reference of the Steering Committee on the Mass Media (CDMM) and of its subordinate bodies

Year  2005

Contact   MALINOWSKI, Jan

Operational 66,700

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Public authorities and the Internet industry take measures to restrict the dissemination of illicit or harmful content

Laws and regulations are adopted and policy measures are taken in member states to raise public awareness about illicit and harmful content and protect the public against such content.
Measures are taken by the Internet industry along the same lines 

Information provided by member states and representative institutions of the Internet industry.
Reports by research institutions 

Public authorities and the Internet industry are willing to take measures and have the necessary resources.
Cooperation between public authorities and the Internet industry across frontiers develops 

Expected Result 1
A forum for the exchange of information and experience between representatives of the Internet industry across Europe is organised

The information provided during the forum is used by the Internet industry to develop initiatives to restrict access to illicit and harmful content on the Internet 

Information provided by member states and representatives institutions of the Internet industry.
Reports by research institutions 

The Internet industry is willing to take measures to curb the dissemination of harmful content on the Internet 

Expected Result 2
The web site compiling information on national measures concerning illicit and harmful content is developed

The information provided by the web site is used by public authorities and the Internet industry to develop initiatives to restrict access to illicit and harmful content on the Internet 

Information provided by member states and representatives institutions of the Internet industry.
Reports by research institutions 

Public authorities and the Internet industry in the member states are willing to take measures to curb the dissemination of harmful content on the Internet 

Expected Result 3
Instruments providing orientations to the governments on the protection of human rights in the information society are drawn up

The instruments are adopted by the Committee of Ministers 

Committee of Ministers' Decisions 

Public authorities in the member states agree on the form and content to be given to the instruments and are willing to implement them 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDMM - Steering Committee on the Mass Media

Other Structures
MM-S-OD - Group of Specialists on On-Line Services and Democracy

Line of Action 6
Building stable and cohesive societies

This Line of Action addresses some of the most acute problems facing today's world. Questions involving inter-cultural dialogue and understanding, the management of migration, confidence-building in distrusting societies, Roma issues, family and child policies and violence against women and children.

Promoting Social Cohesion in Europe

    · 2004/DG3/58 Children and Families
    · 2004/DG3/149 Social Cohesion Strategy
    · 2004/DG3/150 Impact of demographic trends on social cohesion

Roma and Travellers

    · 2004/DG3/56 Develop National Policies for Roma and Travellers
    · 2002/DG4/93 Education for Roma/Gypsy children

Confidence-building in civil society

    · 2004/DGAP/85 Confidence-building Measures (CBM) Programme

Intercultural dialogue

    · 2003/DG4/89 Intercultural dialogue and conflict prevention (ICD)
    · 2004/DG4/158 Youth building peace and intercultural dialogue
    · 2002/DG4/107 The challenge of intercultural education today: religious diversity and dialogue in Europe
    · 2003/DG4/95 History Education and its contribution to democratic society and citizenship
    · 2002/DG4/96 Teaching Remembrance - Education for the prevention of crimes against humanity
    · 2003/DG4/38 Tools for promoting linguistic diversity in Europe
    · 2005/DG4/518 Integrated policies for intercultural dialogue and conflict prevention

Migration

    · 2005/DG3/439 Integration Policy and Practice
    · 2005/DG3/440 Managing Migration

Action against violence and insecurity

    · 2004/DG2/75 Violence against women
    · 2005/DG1/537 Violence against children

Programme
Promoting Social Cohesion in Europe
Objectives
To develop and apply the Council of Europe's social cohesion strategy, to raise awareness of the impact of demographic trends on social cohesion and assist parents in preparing children to take their place into society as active citizens.
Introduction
At the Council of Europe's Second Summit (1997), Heads of State and Government identified social cohesion as ''one of the foremost needs of the wider Europe and ... an essential complement to the promotion of human rights and dignity''. In order to put this new commitment to effect, all social policy activities were brought together under the responsibility of a new body, the European Committee for Social Cohesion (CDCS).

The primary basis for the work of the CDCS is the Strategy for Social Cohesion, of which a revised text was approved by the Committee of Ministers in March 2004.

The principal task of the committee is to direct the implementation of the strategy and to ensure an integrated approach to the work in progress under its supervision. Particularly through an annual Forum on a selected innovative aspect of social cohesion, it engages in debate on current social policy issues (e.g. supporting the solidarity economy, balancing labour market flexibility and job security). Through its work on social cohesion indicators, the committee also seeks to develop tools for measuring social cohesion in the member states.

Considering the Council of Europe's commitment to protect the rights of children, and that the family is the place where social cohesion is experienced and learnt, one of the essential components of the social cohesion strategy is the work on children and families. Changes in values and behaviour are resulting in a much greater variety of family patterns than in the recent past, but this does not in any way detract from the social role of the family.

In March 2004 the CDCS set up a new Committee of Experts on Children and Families. The main tasks of this body are:
- to act as a forum for consideration of the social aspects of policies for children and families;
- to implement a new project entitled ''supporting parenting in the best interests of the child'';
- to contribute actively to the new cross-sectoral project on children and violence.

It is expected that a Conference of Ministers in 2006 in Portugal (whose preparation will already start in 2005) will provide an opportunity for bringing this work to the attention of ministers responsible for family affairs.

The European Population Committee (CAHP) will organise jointly with the Parliamentary Assembly and the Congress of Regional and Local Authorities of the CoE, a major conference entitled ''Demographic challenges for social cohesion''. This will bring together the results of the committee's recent work on the impact of demographic trends on social cohesion. Special emphasis will be placed on population ageing, changing family patterns and migration trends. The committee will also maintain its programme of high-quality, peer-reviewed publications and act as a resource to respond to new requests for technical assistance, such as the observation and evaluation of national censuses.

Finally, it should be borne in mind that the social cohesion strategy constitutes the framework for projects planned for 2005 within several other programmes as well:
- European Code of Social Security;
- Access to social rights;
- Vulnerable Groups.

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CAHP   European Population Committee
CDCS   European Committee for Social Cohesion
Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

854,500
218,000
670,400
1,742,900

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG3/58 - Children and Families

100,000

 

2004/DG3/149 - Social Cohesion Strategy

244,700

 

2004/DG3/150 - Impact of demographic trends on social cohesion

163,700

 

Joint CoE/EC Programmes

162,000

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

879,700
219,200
529,200
1,628,100

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG3/58 - Children and Families

95,700

 

2004/DG3/149 - Management of the Social Cohesion Strategy

146,700

 

Transfer (2004/DG3/148 - from ''Development of Sustainable Societies'' in Line 7)

80,000

 

Transfer (2004/DG3/150 - from ''Development of Sustainable Societies'' in Line 7)

178,800

 

Joint CoE/EC Programmes

28,000

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG3/58   Children and Families

Duration 01/10/04 - 31/12/06 (27 months)   DG III Social Cohesion
Origin European Committee for Social Cohesion (CDCS)

Year  2005

Contact   KOWALCZYK, Irena

Operational 100,000

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
To enable national administrations and NGOs to set up projects for effective parenting in the child's best interest

Obstacles to effective parenting at varying stages of the child's development are identified and accepted as starting point for research and elaboration of relevant guidelines 

Debates and relevant meeting reports.
Country reports.
Progress reports by member states and NGOs 

Political will of member states and NGOs to actively participate in the project 

Expected Result 1
Information as basis for the project on supporting parents in bringing up their children is gathered

Survey of good examples of family-friendly policies is made by the end of 2005.
Information on compliance with article 18 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Europe is provided and studied.
Information on educational programmes for parenting is collected.
Collection of programmes and training schemes for parents is ready in first draft by the end of 2005 

Compilation reports.
Special debate with participants from the UN bodies.
Preliminary conclusions 

Countries, NGOs and UN bodies willing to supply information 

Expected Result 2
Measures to protect children against violence within family are developed

First draft of guidelines for public authorities is elaborated by the end of 2005 

Feedback information from member states 

A cross-sectoral programme on protection of children against violence is supported by member states 

Expected Result 3
Results of the work completed in 2003 and 2004 are made accessible to officials and NGOs from member states

Publications completed on children, democracy and participation, children at risk or in care, corporal punishment 

Publications.
Distribution records 

National administrations assist in disseminating the publications among relevant readers/ audiences 

Expected Result 4
The programme of the next Conference of European Ministers responsible for Family Affairs is developed

Theme is chosen in relation with the on-going work in the field and discussed in a preliminary way by the end of 2005.
First draft of a final document of the Conference is drawn up by the end of 2005 

Meeting reports.
Decision by the Committee of Ministers 

Member states agree on a subject related to the European Strategy of Social Cohesion and the work in the field of children and families 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDCS - European Committee for Social Cohesion

Other Structures
CS-EF - Committee of experts on Children and Families and its possible working parties
Committee of Liaison Officers responsible for the preparation of the XXVIIIth session of the Conference of European Ministers responsible for Family Affairs

Project   2004/DG3/149   Social Cohesion Strategy

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG III Social Cohesion
Origin CDCS

Year  2005

Contact   MURRAY, John

Operational 244,700

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
The implementation of the Social Cohesion Strategy is promoted at the European and national levels

Revised social cohesion strategy widely distributed and promoted.
Methodological guide on social cohesion indicators widely distributed and promoted.
Circulation of electronic bulletin and other publications maintained or increased

Secretariat records.
Information from member states 

Political will of member states 

Expected Result 1
Results of social cohesion activities are communicated to social policy-makers and NGOs

4 numbers of the electronic newsletter ''Social Cohesion Developments'' published.
4 bilingual reports published in the series ''Trends in social cohesion''.
Dissemination of Methodological Guide on social cohesion indicators 

Evaluation questionnaire to CDCS concerning the publications.
Examples of use made of the Guide 

Political will of member states to reply to questionnaires and use the Guide 

Expected Result 3
High-level group on future of social cohesion is established by planned 3rd CoE Summit (or by Committee of Ministers)

Group is constituted.
General approach and initial outline of report on future of social cohesion in Europe is agreed 

Summit or CM decisions.
Secretariat records 

Political will of member states to set up such a group 

Expected Result 4
Dialogue between member states and actors of the ethical and solidarity economy is established

Approval of reference Charter of support to the ethical and solidarity economy obtained.
Support for the European Platform for dialogue and promotion of the ethical and solidarity economy.
Support for the launching of an observatory of good practice in public-private dialogue & legal frameworks.
Collection of good practices

Secretariat records 

Member states attach importance to ethical and solidarity activities of civil society in order to strengthen social cohesion 

Expected Result 5
Social cohesion indicators are further developed

Common list of indicators for all member states.
Basic social cohesion indicators are selected from Guide, aiming at the elaboration of an index of social cohesion.
Analysis of weighting factors

Secretariat records 

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDCS - European Committee for Social Cohesion

Project   2004/DG3/150   Impact of demographic trends on social cohesion

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG III Social Cohesion
Origin CAHP

Year  2005

Contact   EVTUHOVICI

Operational 163,700

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
To provide European policy makers with means to monitor and understand demographic trends and deal with their challenges

Positive feedback received from member states, Parliamentary Assembly and other CoE bodies 

Responses to input and recommendations provided by CoE bodies.
Parliamentary Assembly recommendations.
European Population Committee reports.
Secretariat records 

Political will of member states 

Expected Result 1
Dialogue with policy makers is enhanced by providing a platform for debate focusing on policy responses to demographic challenges

A high level conference on demographic challenges for social cohesion with an active participation of policy makers is organised in April 2005 

Evaluation questionnaires.
Parliamentary Assembly proceedings.
Secretariat records.
Conference publications.
Conference Press coverage 

Participation of high-ranking policy makers 

Expected Result 2
European demographic trends are monitored and disseminated to European policy-makers

Annual report 2004 ''Recent demographic developments in Europe'' is published and disseminated by April 2005.
Final draft report for 2005 yearbook is ready to be printed by December 2005.
3 reports from 2004 published in population studies series in time for the European Population Conference (April 2005).
The book on demographic challenges for social cohesion is published in time for the Conference 

Publication of Reports.
CAHP meeting reports and secretariat records 

Continuing effective cooperation with Eurostat and national statistical offices.
Timely publication by external printing service 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CAHP - European Population Committee

Programme
Roma and Travellers
Objectives
To improve the situation of Roma and Travellers in Europe.
Introduction
The Roma form a group of approximately 8-10 million people in Europe. They are to be found in almost all Council of Europe member states. In some central and east European countries, Roma represent over 5% of the population.

Yet, very often Roma are not recognised by the majority society as a fully-fledged European people. As a result of centuries of rejection, many Roma communities today live in very difficult conditions. Their participation in public life is very limited. It is also very difficult for them to ensure that their contribution to European culture is fully acknowledged.

Since 1993, Roma issues have been at the heart of three of the Council's top priorities: protection of minorities, the fight against racism and intolerance, and the fight against social exclusion. Indeed, the difficult situation facing numerous Roma communities ultimately represents a threat to social cohesion in member states.

In order to place Roma issues on an institutional footing, in 1995 the Committee of Ministers set up a Specialist Group on Roma/Gypsies (MG-S-ROM), tasked with advising member states on all Roma-related matters and encouraging international authorities to take action where it was needed. Since 2002 the MG-S-ROM has also dealt with issues related to Roma-related people with nomadic life-style, particularly in Western Europe, and the word ''Travellers'' was added to its name. The Romani language is now a working language of the group together with French and English.

The role of the MG-S-ROM is complemented by that of the Secretary General's Co-ordinator of Activities on Roma/Gypsies, responsible for promoting co-operation with other relevant international organisations and developing working relations with Roma organisations.

One of the main objectives of the Council of Europe, as an intergovernmental organisation, is to encourage member states to adopt a comprehensive approach to the Roma issues. It is clear that only a long-term vision of solutions can lead to a radical improvement in the situation of the Roma and Travellers. One of the fundamental principles guiding the Council of Europe's approach is also the participation of the communities concerned, through Roma and Traveller representatives and associations. Without this participation at all levels - local, regional, national and European levels - no progress will be accomplished.

To give a voice to these populations at a pan-European level, a European Forum for Roma and Travellers, which will enjoy special relations with the Council of Europe and receive its financial support, is most likely to be created shortly.

A specific project on the education of Roma/Gypsy children aims to familiarise all their teachers, including Roma teachers, with innovative practice and with the history and culture of the Roma. It will generate purpose-made teaching materials in several languages, including Romani.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDED   Steering Committee for Education
CDMG   European Committee on Migration

Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

393,400
39,300
406,700
839,400

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG3/56 - Develop National Policies for Roma and Travellers

337,400

 

2002/DG4/93 - Education for Roma/Gypsy children

69,300

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

365,400
35,800
382,600
783,800

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG3/56 - Develop Roma National Strategy and Policies

138,300

 

2002/DG4/93 - Education for Roma/Gypsy children

44,300

 

Joint CoE/EC Programmes

200,000

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DG3/56   Develop National Policies for Roma and Travellers

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG III Social Cohesion
Origin Ministers' Deputies decision (572nd meeting, 5 September 1996) to launch a ''Council of Europe Project on Roma/Gypsies in Central and Eastern Europe'' and following decisions to extend the project

Year  2005

Contact   GUET, Michael

Operational 337,400

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Member states adopt and implement comprehensive policies towards Roma and Travellers with Roma and Travellers' effective participation

CoE guidelines for Roma and Travellers in education, housing, employment, and health serve as a reference for relevant EU policies.
Ukraine and Moldova adopt comprehensive national programmes for Roma.
The European Roma and Travellers Forum (ERTF) functions as a key CoE partner at international level 

EU policy documents.
Government decisions or parliamentary decrees concerning adoption of national programmes for Roma.
CM decision to continue partnership agreement and funding to ERTF 

Political will of member states 

Expected Result 1
New policy-guidelines in the field of Roma and Travellers are adopted by member states

By the end of 2005, the CM has adopted draft recommendations on fair access to public health care for Roma and Travellers and policies towards Roma, Gypsies and Travellers, including a monitoring and evaluation chapter.
A draft publication on ''Access to Social Rights for Nomadic Populations'' based on CoE Publication ''Access to Social Rights in Europe'' is prepared 

CM decisions.
CoE publications 

Political will of member states.
Good cooperation with target countries' coordinators for survey on access to social rights of nomadic populations 

Expected Result 2
CoE recommendations and expertise in the field of Roma and Travellers are used at European and national levels

The EU uses CoE expertise and relevant texts in drafting its Roma policy.
By the end of 2005, 2 more countries (Moldova, Ukraine) have adopted a comprehensive policy for Roma using CoE expertise and reference texts.
Lessons from 4 years of Stability Pact Project on Roma in SEE have been analysed at national and European level 

EU policy documents.
National Roma programmes in Ukraine and Moldova.
Reports from CoE and SEE countries on impact of Stability Pact Roma Project at national and regional levels 

Political will at EU member states level to adopt a European policy for Roma and Travellers.
Political will at local, regional and national levels to adopt policies for Roma 

Expected Result 3
The European Roma and Travellers Forum (ERTF) is functioning properly

The ERTF plenary assembly meets at least once and its executive committee at least twice in 2005.
The ERTF is invited to at least 5 CoE committees (including MG-S-ROM), as well as to OSCE, EU and Roma Decade meetings 

ERTF records.
Invitations addressed to ERTF by CoE committees and international organisations 

Political support at national and international level.
Fulfilment by ERTF of all requirements according to partnership agreement with CoE.
ERTF capacity to obtain additional funding from donors 

Expected Result 4
National programmes for Roma are adopted and/or implemented in Stability Pact countries

A national programme for Roma is adopted in Moldova and ''the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia'' by May 2005.
National programmes for Roma are implemented in other Stability Pact countries.
Roma participation has increased and been institutionalised 

Governmental decisions adopting programmes for Roms.

Fact-finding visits and consultation with government, local actors and Roma.

Participation of Roma in consultative structures 

Political will at national and local level.

Financial means made available 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDMG - European Committee on Migration

Other Structures
MG-S-ROM - Specialist Group on Roma, Gypsies and Travellers
European Roma and Travellers Forum

Project   2002/DG4/93   Education for Roma/Gypsy children

Duration 01/01/02 - 31/12/05 (48 months)   DG IV Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport
Origin Steering Committee for Education (CDED); CM Recommendation Rec(2000)4 on the education of Roma/Gypsy children in Europe

Year  2005

Contact   REICH, Carole / AILINCAI, Aurora

Operational 69,300

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Elaborate implementation strategies of education policies for Roma

European education authorities in all member states take note of the strategic document and the activities developed within the project 

Translation of the document in national language and publication 

The Ministries of Education validate the strategic document and use it as a basis for their national policies 

Expected Result 1
New approaches regarding the education of Roma/ Gypsy children are collated and disseminated to teachers

Approval by the CDED.
Teachers and teacher training institutes, in all member states, receive the compendium of examples of good practice before the end of 2005 

Publication of the compendium.
List of publications, sales, downloads, translation offers 

Ministries of education translate and disseminate the compendium. Teachers and training institutions use the examples 

Expected Result 2
Teachers are alerted to the history and culture of Roma and receive classroom teaching materials

Teachers and training institutes, in all member states, receive the teaching material before the end of 2005 

The teaching packs are published and used 

The ministries of Education disseminate the teaching packs, translating them if possible.
Teachers and training institutes use the material 

Expected Result 3
Teaching material for Roma children, especially audio-visual material, is prepared and disseminated

At least 80% of teachers in member states receive the teaching material prepared 

Evaluation report on the impact of the pedagogical pack.
Feedback on information/actions by the national authorities 

Education ministries, local and national authorities disseminate the pedagogical pack.
Roma school mediators and parents make use of it 

Expected Result 4
Training of teachers through European training seminars is provided

Number of seminars offered by the member states.
Number of teachers participating 

Reports by the course directors to test and validate the materials 

Education ministries and training institutes disseminate widely the address of the website 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDED - Steering Committee for Education

Other Structures
Steering Group of the ''Education for Roma/Gypsies children'' project
Roma NGOs and associations

Programme
Confidence-building in civil society
Objectives
To promote mutual respect and understanding between persons belonging to different communities.
Introduction
Confidence-building Measures are designed to improve tolerance and understanding between persons belonging to different communities, both within a specific country as well as across borders. They are implemented through grass-roots projects, which enables participants to engage in dialogue, to learn and to work together so as to share experiences and promote mutual knowledge and understanding.

Within the framework of the Confidence-building Measures programme, moral and financial support will be provided to projects submitted by civil society partners of which the primary objective is the promotion of harmonious intercultural relations. The type of projects to be supported will include seminars, training courses, television and radio programmes for opinion multipliers (NGO representatives, young people, journalists, teachers, lawyers, local elected representatives, etc. ) as well as the general public and will concentrate, inter alia, on the following topics: inter-ethnic relations, human and minority rights, inter-religious dialogue, overcoming of stereotypes and prejudices, transfrontier co-operation and media and conflict.

The impact of projects will generally be felt at the local level. They are therefore conceived as pilot projects or models for action that should stimulate the development of other similar projects.

The programme is instrumental in the fulfilment of the Council of Europe's mission in terms of promoting European unity and contributing to conflict prevention and post-conflict rehabilitation. It focuses upon the current geographical priorities, i.e. South-East Europe and the South Caucasus.

The coherence of the programme with the overall action of the Organisation finds its expression through the contribution of the Secretariat Field Offices and Information Offices to various projects.

The programme also fits within the wider context of the Council of Europe's civil society integrated approach, which relies on common objectives, i.e. to reinforce civil society by encouraging all groups of society to participate in democratic associate life, thus supporting the development and consolidation of a strong civil society attached to democratic values and characterised by mutual tolerance, respect and understanding. This approach is implemented through common guidelines for action, notably to strengthen pluralist democracy and to contribute to reconciliation and mutual understanding.
Other Structures
CBM - Steering Group on Confidence-building Measures
Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

124,800
5,800
404,800
535,400

Operational Detail
 

2004/DGAP/85 - Confidence-building Measures (CBM) Programme

404,800

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

0

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

130,700
4,700
405,600
541,000

Operational Detail
 

2004/DGAP/85 - Confidence-building Measures (CBM) Programme

395,000

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

10,600

 

Logframes:

Project   2004/DGAP/85   Confidence-building Measures (CBM) Programme

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG Political Affairs
Origin Vienna Summit

Year  2005

Contact   GILBERT, Max

Operational 404,800

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
A package of civil society projects are adopted by the CBM Steering Group, financed and successfully implemented by partners

The projects adopted are relevant to a wide variety of intercultural situations, taking into account CoE priorities 

CBM Steering Group reports.
Interim and final reports of CBM project managers to the Secretariat 

Timely availability of voluntary contributions.
Capacity of beneficiaries (CBM project managers) 

Expected Result 1
At least 16 projects are adopted by the CBM Steering Group for funding through the CBM special account and are implemented

Number and variety of beneficiary countries, projects involving related fields of CoE competence, target groups and participants.
The majority of projects are implemented in accordance with the approved programme of activities, notably the time frame of individual projects 

CBM Steering Group meeting reports.
Activity reports of project managers 

Submission of suitable projects by applicants.
At least 5 further projects are funded from voluntary contributions from member states 

Expected Result 2
Selected projects are evaluated by an external consultant, CoE field presence and/or Secretariat

80 % of projects have achieved their objectives 

Reports by an external consultant, CoE field presence and/or Secretariat 

Capacities of external consultant and CoE field presence.
Cooperation of beneficiaries of grant (CBM project managers) 

Other Structures
CBM - Steering Group on Confidence-building Measures

Programme
Intercultural dialogue
Objectives
To secure the intercultural dialogue, including the aspect of religious diversity, necessary in all member states for a cohesive society and democratic stability, and in particular where it is required for the prevention, management and transformation of conflict, and for post-conflict reconciliation.
Introduction
The achievement of the Council's statutory goals and core values depends on the informed commitment of the peoples of Europe. As early as 1954, the European Cultural Convention defined mutual understanding between peoples as the central goal of cooperation in the cultural area. Linked to the goal of social cohesion and the inclusion of all groups at risk of disadvantage, this concern has widened to include migrants, national minorities, linguistic and cultural communities, and religious groups, and has been made more urgent by a certain malevolent exploitation of cultural differences to justify social and political conflicts. The Vienna Summit of 1993 and other high-level political fora have underlined the absolute necessity for a culture of peace and tolerance within the rich diversity out of which Europe's identity is made, under a shared commitment to the human rights of all.

One of the main preconditions for achieving this goal is to provide individuals and communities with tools and models for real dialogue both on problems of everyday life and on sensitive issues. In high-risk areas such as (but not only) the Balkans and the Caucasus, such action is an essential instrument for conflict prevention, transformation and reconciliation.

This programme brings together and seeks to integrate longstanding and high-priority work in the three sectors of cultural policy, education, and youth, reaching different key target groups. In 2005, its central position within the Council's agenda has been brought out by the inclusion of projects formerly included in Line of Action 9 in the programme ''Education for democratic culture'', and a new initiative to bring together the various policy analyses and recommendations into a single strategy for intercultural dialogue, linked to policies for migration.

This programme includes components on :

- intercultural dialogue and conflict prevention, following up the Opatija Declaration of the European ministers responsible for Cultural Affairs in October 2003: a second action plan will cover political implementation of the Declaration, co-operation in the field for the creation of a ''place for dialogue'', and long-range reflection on peaceful management of conflicts;

- youth building intercultural dialogue' and peace, addressing intercultural understanding between young people in Europe and further afield, conflict transformation through multi-cultural youth activities, confidence building measures and preventative strategies in conflict-risk areas and with conflict-risk youth groups, and intercultural dialogue and inter-religious activities in the promotion of a culture of peace;

- the challenge of intercultural education today, aiming to raise the awareness of decision makers, educationists and teachers of the best experience and new methods and approaches of intercultural education in general and its religious dimension, both in school and out-of-school education. A ''Euro-Arab'' intercultural dialogue will be pursued in a cooperative venture with UNESCO and ALECSO (the Arab League's organisation for education and culture);

- strengthening the European dimension in history teaching, and its contribution to democratic culture and citizenship, through multiperspective and multicultural approaches in developing history curricula and textbooks; and through education for the prevention of crimes against humanity;

- policies for linguistic diversity as a component of successful interculturalism, and especially on language education for minorities and migrants in priority countries.

The programme is closely linked to those on ''Managing migration flows'' in this Line of Action, on ''Human rights awareness and training'' in Line of Action 2 and on ''Strengthening the role of civil society in a pluralist democracy'' in Line of Action 4, and on ''Cultural creativity, identity and diversity'' in Line of Action 7.
Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CCJ   Advisory Council on Youth
CDCULT   Steering Committee for Culture
CDED   Steering Committee for Education
CDEJ   European Steering Committee for Youth
CDESR   Steering Committee for Higher Education and Research
CDMG   European Committee on Migration
CMJ   Joint Council on Youth
CPJ   Programming Committee on Youth
Programme Budget

2005

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

1,455,700
174,100
892,900
2,522,700

Operational Detail
 

2003/DG4/89 - Intercultural dialogue and conflict prevention (ICD)

78,600

 

2004/DG4/158 - Youth building peace and intercultural dialogue

363,200

 

2002/DG4/107 - The challenge of intercultural education today: religious diversity and dialogue in Europe

33,300

 

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

161,200

 

2002/DG4/96 - Teaching Remembrance - Education for the prevention of crimes against humanity

40,900

 

2003/DG4/38 - Tools for promoting linguistic diversity in Europe

34,700

 

2005/DG4/518 - Integrated policies for intercultural dialogue and conflict prevention

150,000

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

31,000

 

2004

Staff
Recharged Services
Operational
Total

1,486,500
285,900
856,500
2,628,900

Operational Detail
 

2004/DG3/57 - Implement Community Relations Policies

61,700

 

2003/DG4/89 - Intercultural Dialogue and conflict (ICD) prevention

82,500

 

2002/DG4/107 - The challenge of intercultural education today

33,300

 

2004/DG4/158 - Youth building peace and intercultural dialogue

389,200

 

Net Income (2004/DG4/158)

3,100

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies

50,100

 

Other Operational

236,600

 

Logframes:

Project   2003/DG4/89   Intercultural dialogue and conflict prevention (ICD)

Duration 01/01/03 - 31/12/06 (48 months)   DG IV Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport
Origin CDCULT and Conference of European Ministers of Culture (Opatija, October 2003)

Year  2005

Contact   BERNHARDT, Simone

Operational 78,600

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Create, through culture, a better cohabitation between cultural/ religious/social groups, to prevent conflict & promote reconciliation

Contribution to drawing up an intersectoral political strategy, based on the Declaration on Intercultural Dialogue and Conflict Prevention (Opatija, Oct. 2003) and on the results of the Action Plan 2002-2004, and based on a multidisciplinary reflection and concrete results of field experiences, favouring mutual awareness and respect for diversities 

Active participation of member states via the CDCULT and its structures 

Commitment of member states at local, national and European level.
Participation of other CoE directorates and within the DGIV 

Expected Result 1
Guidelines for conflict prevention/ intercultural dialogue in the context of a strategy for managing diversity are prepared

Develop the concepts defined by the Declaration on Intercultural Dialogue and Conflict Prevention (Opatija, October 2003).
Prepare awareness-raising activities aimed at bringing these concepts to the wider public.
Prepare guidelines highlighting cultural diversity and taking into account the work on sustainable development carried out in Europe 

Brainstorming workshops on the different concepts in the Opatija Declaration.
Participation of member States via the CDCULT and structures.
Dissemination of awareness-raising actions.
Report to CDCULT 

Commitment of members states 

Expected Result 2
On the basis of good practices, tools for the setting up of a ''place for dialogue'' open to different communities are developed

Support innovative actions that promote mutual awareness and respect and guarantee equitable participation in cultural life to all communities, cultural or religious, urban or peripheral and across all generations.
Set up, with the Congress, a project promoting the visibility of the intercultural experience (Intercultural City of the CoE).
Analyse good practise within the Compendium 

Evaluation of actions.
Dissemination of exemplary practises.
Networking of partners.
Reports to CDCULT and Congress.
Publication of data within the Compendium 

Involvement of members states + local authorities.
Congress participation.
Prolonging of CoE Intercultural City activity after evaluation report to CDCULT (end 2004) 

Expected Result 3
Survey of ways and means to adapt dialogue policies to new social contexts

Launch research activities on integration models and the social dimension of culture.
Organisation of a multidisciplinary meeting (Intercultural Forum) with researchers, political figures, cultural mediators and civil society 

Evaluation by participants.
Publication and dissemination of main results.
Report to CDCULT 

 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDCULT - Steering Committee for Culture

Other Structures
Project Group on Intercultural Dialogue and Conflict Prevention

Project   2004/DG4/158   Youth building peace and intercultural dialogue

Duration 01/01/04 - 31/12/05 (24 months)   DG IV Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport
Origin Statutory bodies of the youth sector; 6th Conference of European Ministers responsible for Youth (2002)

Year  2005

Contact   RESTOUEIX, Jean-Philippe

Operational 363,200

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
To promote intercultural learning as a basis for democratic stability and peace in the youth field

Level of interest of governments and NGOs concerning this issue.
Number of projects at national and European levels.
Level of interest of youth researchers in this field.
Adoption of political recommendations both at national and international levels.
Dissemination of the results.
Participation of different sectors of the Council of Europe 

Number of activities and applications received for each of them.
Reports.
National implementation of the results.
Publication of materials.
Dissemination of the programme content through youth NGOs' work 

Interest and commitment from the different partners.
Willingness of all partners to implement the results.
Interest of other sectors of the CoE towards this programme 

Expected Result 1
The debate on globalisation, globalisation of rights, global governance and social cohesion is furthered

Follow-up plans resulting from the ''Youth and Globalisation'' event held in 2004.
Participation of youth leaders from the South in youth sector activities 

Number of applications for each activity.
Number of applications from the South.
Activity report, evaluation by participants.
Participation of other organisations and other sectors of the Council of Europe 

Interest within the Council of Europe in this issue.
Capacity to develop co-operation with the North-South Centre in this field.
Interest of other organisations and of young people 

Expected Result 2
Youth organisations are supported in the reconciliation process which aims to rebuild peace and to promote intercultural dialogue

Level of competences to deal with conflict situations acquired by participants during activities.
Level of interest and commitment of participants and organisations in promoting peace and intercultural dialogue.
Number of activities supported and of participants.
Number of activities planned by the participants as a result of the activities 

Activity reports.
Follow-up of activities at national level in the countries concerned.
Evaluation by participants, teams and organisations.
General evaluation of the work in South-East Europe 

Willingness of the different partners to deal with the subject.
Good dissemination of information.
Level of interest and commitment of governments and youth NGOs to implement the results 

Expected Result 3
Actors in peace and intercultural education are provided with appropriate materials and training through non-formal education methods

Number of candidates for each activity.
Level of capacities acquired by participants in training activities.
Level of interest and commitment of participants and organisations in promoting peace and intercultural dialogue.
Number of activities planned by the participants as a result of the activities 

Evaluation and activity reports.
Follow-up of activities at national level in countries concerned.
Number of applications for each activity.
Projects implemented by participants after the activities 

Interest of the target groups.
Good dissemination of information on activities through partners.
Interest of youth NGOs and public authorities 

Expected Result 4
The Council of Europe's contribution to a major Peace Campaign to be held in 2006 is developed and prepared

Development of a clear plan of action to launch, develop, run and evaluate the campaign.
Number of activities developed in this framework 

Setting up of a group to monitor the campaign.
Number of partners interested 

Development of a coherent proposal from all partners involved.
Interest from the statutory bodies to support such a campaign 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CCJ - Advisory Council on Youth
CDEJ - European Steering Committee for Youth
CMJ - Joint Council on Youth
CPJ - Programming Committee on Youth

Project   2002/DG4/107   The challenge of intercultural education today: religious diversity and dialogue in Europe

Duration 01/01/02 - 31/12/05 (48 months)   DG IV Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport
Origin Steering Committee for Education (CDED), following Communiqué of the 109th session of the Committee of Ministers

Year  2005

Contact   QIRIAZI, Villano

Operational 33,300

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Decision-makers/ teachers understand the implications of the religious dimension of intercultural education

Adoption by the CDED of a draft Recommendation by the end of the project 

CDED decision.
Final version of the text of the recommendation and its explanatory report 

Will of member states to commit themselves to finalising the recommendations 

Expected Result 1
New approaches to intercultural education and inter-religious dialogue as defined at the Oslo Conference are promoted

Awareness raising seminars are organised in member states.
Publication and dissemination of the Conference's working documents and Proceedings 

Working documents & Proceedings of the Conference.
Downloads, offers of translation 

Will of member states to finance these events 

Expected Result 2
Teachers/trainers are familiarised with the new methods of teaching intercultural/ inter-religious dialogue

Approval and publishing of a preliminary version of the Compendium of Examples of Good Practice by the beginning of 2005.
Teacher-training establishments in all member states receive a preliminary version of the Compendium of Examples of Good Practice during 2005 

The preliminary version of the Compendium of Examples of Good Practice.
Offers of translation 

Replies to the questionnaire submitted by the Project Group.
The Ministries of Education distribute the preliminary version of the Compendium 

Expected Result 3
A group of experts decide on the content of a CD-ROM for the teaching profession

Approval of the content of the CD-ROM by the end of 2005 

The content of the CD-ROM 

 

Expected Result 4
A virtual meeting place set up in co-operation with outside partners (website)

Number of visitors 

Website produced.
Web statistics 

Willingness of NGOs which are partners in the project to commit themselves to producing the website 

Expected Result 5
Euro-Arab dialogue is fostered including in teacher training, language education, history teaching, involving UNESCO and ALECSO

Successful implementation of at least some of the activities jointly agreed upon by the organisations concerned (e.g. participation of Arab teachers in our teacher training schemes, etc.) 

Reports of activities 

Budgetary appropriations gradually replace Cultural Fund credit balance used to finance initial, tentative steps.
Continued political willingness of the CoE, UNESCO and ALECSO to pursue common objectives 

Steering Committees and other supervisory bodies
CDED - Steering Committee for Education

Other Structures
Project Group on intercultural education
Experts Group

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

Duration 01/01/03 - 30/06/06 (42 months)   DG IV Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport
Origin Steering Committee on Education (CDED); CM Recommendation Rec(2001)15 on history teaching in 21st century Europe

Year  2005

Contact   FUHRER, Mechthilde

Operational 161,200

Intervention Logic

Performance Indicators

Sources of Verification

Assumptions

Project Objective
Introduce new approaches in teaching and prepare textbooks to develop awareness of the European dimension in history teaching

Circulation of reports of seminars to the CDED and in target countries.
Ministries of Education to confirm the topics and venues for training seminars on good practice, working group meetings 

Reports of seminars.
Evaluation by participants.
Feedback from Ministries of Education 

Continuing requests from the Ministries of Education for the work on the reform of history teaching 

Expected Result 1
Teaching materials on key events in the history of Europe (Project on the European Dimension) are developed

Finalisation of the CD-ROMs on the key dates/ events, accompanied by a Handbook for teachers.
Review by the Project Group and CDED.
Finalisation of the compilation of academic contributions