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CM(2008)18 rev 15 February 20081
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1018 Meeting, 20 February 2008
8 Youth and sport


8.2 European Co-ordination Forum
Ad hoc European2 Committee3 for the World Anti-Doping Agency (CAHAMA)
Draft terms of reference

Prepared by the GR-C on 7 February 2008

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1. The Deputies are invited to renew the terms of reference of the
Ad hoc European2 Committee3 European Co-ordination Forum for the World Anti-Doping Agency (CAHAMA) as set out below. The terms of reference proposed are the same as those adopted by the Deputies at their 956th meeting (15 February 2006, item 8.2c). The compliance of these terms of reference with Res(2005)47 had already been examined with a view to this first adoption. The draft terms of reference submitted for renewal are supplemented by a fact sheet, prepared in conformity to the request of the Committee of Ministers, following its work on the rationalisation of intergovernmental committees.

2. It should be recalled that at their 981st meeting (29 November 2006, item 8.1b), the Deputies invited their Rapporteur Group on Education, Culture, Sport, Youth and Environment (GR-C) to consider European co-ordination in the fight against doping in sport, as well as European co-operation with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and to report back at one of their forthcoming meetings. Work started on this issue at by the European Ad hoc European2 Committee for WADA3 (CAHAMA) in May 2007.

3. Due to recent events in the framework of the WADA, which set the priority very high on intercontinental co-ordination among public authorities within WADA, at its last meeting on 13 November 2007 the CAHAMA postponed its discussion on possible optimisation of the pan-European co-ordination. This issue will however be addressed in 2008 and CAHAMA will report to the Committee of Ministers. Depending on the conclusions of this process, an update of the terms of reference may be required before the end of its validity.

4. This document presents revised terms of reference in light of proposed amendments (see DD(2008)64) and additional comments received by 15 February 2008.

Draft terms of reference of the European Co-ordination Forum Ad hoc European2 Committee3 for the World
Anti-Doping Agency (CAHAMA)

Fact Sheet

Name of Committee:

Ad hoc Committee European Co-ordination Forum on Ad hoc European2 Committee for3 the World Anti-Doping Agency (CAHAMA)

Compliance with Resolution Res(2005)47:

No
The principle of non-repayment of members’ travelling and subsistence expenses by the Council of Europe is enacted at article 6 of the terms of reference, in dispensation of Article i. of Appendix 2 to Resolution
Res(2005)47 on committees and subordinate bodies, their terms of reference and working methods.

Programme of Activities: Project(s)

2004/DG4/187 Anti-Doping Convention: Engaging in the combat against doping

Project relevance :

1. Chapter III of the Third Summit Action Plan: Building a More Humane and Inclusive Europe, in particular Section 3.7 “Promoting sport”;
2. Contribution to core values, namely the promotion of the Rule of law, including in sports activities, as well as defending democratic principles in the work of WADA and human rights in anti-doping policies;
3. CM Decisions:
decisions taken at the 849th, 956th and 957th meetings of the Committee of Ministers.
4. Political justification/framework:
the CAHAMA plays an essential role in the ongoing co-ordination of the European States towards WADA;
5. Resolutions of Conferences of Specialised Ministers:
Resolution 2 of the 17th Informal meeting of Sports Ministers (Moscow, 20-21 October 2006) and resolution 2 of the 10th Conference of European Ministers responsible for Sport (Budapest, Hungary, 14-15 October 2004).

Project added value :

The CAHAMA is the appropriate body where senior officials from European States can prepare European positions on political issues to be decided in WADA governing bodies, in the light of the unique technical expertise of the Monitoring Group of the Anti-Doping Convention.

It is the only pan-European Forum and it geographical scope fits quite precisely with the European Olympic region, used within WADA. Therefore, the designation of European candidates to the Foundation Board and the sharing of European governmental contributions to the WADA budget, decisions taken by the Committee of Ministers, can be prepared by an expert committee.

The CAHAMA working processes allow every European country to have access to the information and news related to the governance of WADA and to play a role in the decision-making processes with general discussions and position on the items of the WADA Foundation Board agenda. The CAHAMA also ensures that the expectations of all European countries are represented by European members of the Foundation Board.

The CAHAMA provides in particular a tool for the preparation of designation of candidates to the Foundation Board and the Executive Committee, but also to working Committees of WADA.

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Note 2 The addition of the word “European” is a sub-amendment proposed by Norway.

3 Amendment proposed by France.

Financial information

Annual budget:

2 ordinary meetings and 1 extraordinary meeting € 12 000

Recharged services € 10 000
(translations, interpretation, documents)

Draft terms of reference of the European Co-ordination Forum Ad hoc European2 Committee3 for the World
Anti-Doping Agency (CAHAMA)

1.

Name of Committee:

European Co-ordination Forum Ad hoc European2 Committee3 for the World Anti-Doping Agency (CAHAMA)

2.

Type of Committee:

Ad hoc Committee of Experts

3.

Source of terms of reference:

Committee of Ministers

4.

i.

ii.

iii.

iv.

5.

5.A

i.

5.B

i.

5.C

i.

ii.

iii.

D.

i.

6.

7.

Terms of reference:

Under the authority of the Committee of Ministers and in the framework of the European Cultural Convention, having regard to the Declaration and the Action Plan adopted at the Third Summit of the Heads of State and Government and within the framework of the Programme of Activities (Project 2005/DG4/187), the European Co-ordination Forum CAHAMA3 shall be responsible for the co-ordination of the positions of all Parties to the European Cultural Convention, with regard to questions relating to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

In particular, the Forum CAHAMA3 shall:

discuss questions concerning the relations between the Council of Europe and its member states and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and prepare, whenever possible, a common position on such questions. In particular, the Forum [CAHAMA] shall draft a position paper which should serve as a guideline for common action of Council of Europe member states at the next meetings of WADA. The position paper should develop proposals in the following areas:

    - necessary statutory and procedural changes of WADA-regulations;
    - improvement of practical co-operation between WADA-member states (in particular regarding election matters);
    - improvement of European co-ordination (CAHAMA-Co-operation);4

(alternative proposal presented by Norway):
In particular, the Forum [CAHAMA] shall draft a position paper which should serve as a guideline for common action of Council of Europe member states at the next meetings of WADA, with a view to improve European co-ordination (CAHAMA-Co-operation);

prepare opinions for the Council of Europe-appointed members on the WADA Foundation Board on such questions, including budgetary aspects;

keep under review the general terms of reference of WADA Foundation Board members and WADA Executive Committee member appointed by the Council of Europe;

regularly get reports from Europe-appointed members of the WADA Foundation Board and Executive Committee.5

Membership of the Committee:

Members

Each State Party to the Convention shall nominate as member delegate to the Forum CAHAMA3 a high-ranking official from the national ministry or relevant public authority responsible for anti-doping policies in sport.

Each State Party to the European Cultural Convention shall have one vote.

Participants

The Parliamentary Assembly may be represented at meetings of the Forum CAHAMA3.

Other participants

Each State Party may appoint national governmental or non-governmental experts to participate in the Forum CAHAMA3.

The representatives of the Europe region to the WADA Foundation Board and Executive Committee will be invited to regularly5 participate in meetings of the Forum CAHAMA3.

The European Commission will be invited to be represented to meetings of the Forum CAHAMA3.

Observers

The Forum CAHAMA3 may invite the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to be represented at some of its meetings.

Working structures and methods:

Ordinary meetings of the Forum CAHAMA3 will be convened immediately before or after the meetings of the Monitoring Group of the Anti-Doping Convention and, where possible, at least one week before the ordinary meetings of the WADA Foundation Board and Executive Committee.3 The Secretary General may convene additional meetings.

The Forum CAHAMA3 adopts its own rules of procedure.

Only members shall have the right to vote.

Members, participants, other participants and observers to the Forum CAHAMA3 will bear their own travel and subsistence expenses.

Duration:

These terms of reference shall be reviewed before 31 December 2010.

Note 1 This document has been classified restricted at the date of issue; it will be declassified in accordance with Resolution Res(2001)6 on access to Council of Europe documents.
Note 2 The addition of the word “European” is a sub-amendment proposed by Norway.
Note 3 Amendment proposed by France.
Note 4 2 The addition of the word “European” is a sub-amendment proposed by Norway.
Note 3 Amendment proposed by France.
Note Amendment proposed by Germany.
Note 5 Amendment proposed by the Czech Republic.
Note 3 Amendment proposed by France.
Note 5 Amendment proposed by the Czech Republic.
Note In dispensation of Article i. of Appendix 2 to Resolution Res(2005)47 on committees and subordinate bodies, their terms of reference and working methods.


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