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:
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.
The Parliamentary Assembly may be represented at meetings of the
Each State Party may appoint national governmental or non-governmental experts to participate in the
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 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.
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.
These terms of reference shall be reviewed before 31 December 2010.