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CM(2010)165      7 December 20101


1101 Meeting, 8 December 2010
7 Education and culture

7.2 Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes
a. Authorisation to establish an Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes
b. Draft Resolution CM/Res(2010)… on the rules for the award of the “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” certification
c. Draft Resolution CM/Res(2010)… establishing the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes

Prepared by the GR-C on 25 November 2010


b. Draft Resolution CM/Res(2010)…
on the rules for the award of the “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” certification

(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on …
at the … meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies)

The Committee of Ministers, under the terms of Article 15.b of the Statute of the Council of Europe,

Considering that the aim of the Council of Europe is to achieve a greater unity between its members and that this aim may be pursued through joint action in the cultural field;

Considering that the main aims of European cultural co-operation are to promote the European identity in its unity and its diversity; to preserve the diversity of Europe’s cultures; to encourage intercultural dialogue and to facilitate conflict prevention and reconciliation;

Considering that highlighting the influences, exchanges and developments which have formed the European identity can facilitate awareness of a European citizenship based on the sharing of common values;

Considering that it is essential for younger generations to acquire this awareness of a European identity and citizenship and the common values on which they are based;

Considering that in order to uphold these common values and make them more tangible, it is necessary to promote an understanding of Europe's history on the basis of its physical, intangible and natural heritage, so as to bring out the links which unite its various cultures and regions;

Noting that the identification of European values and a common European cultural heritage may be achieved via cultural routes tracing the history of peoples, migrations, and the spread of the major European currents of civilisation in the fields of philosophy, religion, culture, the arts, science, technology and trade;

Aware that such routes lend themselves to long-term European co-operation programmes in the fields of research, heritage enhancement, culture and the arts, cultural and educational youth exchanges, cultural tourism in Europe and sustainable cultural development;

Considering that such co-operation mobilises and brings together a large number of individuals, organisations, institutions and structures in Europe, and thereby contributes to the process of European construction;

Considering that in order to provide an intellectual and technical support to this co-operation, which requires considerable human and financial resources, a formal operational framework should be established enabling the re-affirmation of fundamental values, the qualitative and quantitative assessment of implementation, training of actors and a coherent communication;

Considering that such a framework enables common objectives to be pursued and guarantees the quality of the initiatives undertaken,

Considering Resolution CM/Res(2010)… establishing an Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (hereafter EPA);

Having regard to the objectives and activities of the EPA,

Adopts this resolution which annuls and replaces Resolution CM/Res(2007)12 on the cultural routes of the Council of Europe of 10 October 2007;

Adopts the rules for the award of the “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” certification which are appended to this resolution.

Appendix to Resolution CM/Res(2010)…

Rules

The certification “Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe” may be granted to projects which deal with a theme that complies with the eligibility criteria in part I below, involve priority actions as indicated in part II and are presented by a single network meeting the criteria in part III.

I. List of eligibility criteria for themes

Themes must satisfy all of the following criteria:

1. the theme must be representative of European values and common to several countries of Europe;

2. the theme must be researched and developed by groups of multidisciplinary experts from different regions of Europe so as to ensure that the activities and projects which illustrate it are based on consensus;

3. the theme must be illustrative of European memory, history and heritage and contribute to an interpretation of the diversity of present-day Europe;

4. the theme must lend itself to cultural and educational exchanges for young people and hence be in line with the Council of Europe's ideas and concerns in these fields;

5. the theme must permit the development of initiatives and exemplary and innovative projects in the field of cultural tourism and sustainable cultural development;

6. the theme must lend itself to the development of tourist products in partnership with tourist agencies and operators aimed at different publics, including school groups.

II. List of priority fields of action

The projects must pertain to the following priority fields of action, while fulfilling the criteria enumerated below for each field of action:

1. Co-operation in research and development

In this field of action, the projects must:

– play a unifying role around major European themes, enabling dispersed knowledge to be brought together;

– show how these themes are representative of European values shared by several European cultures;

– illustrate the development of these values and the variety of forms they may take in Europe;

– lend themselves to research and interdisciplinary analysis on both a theoretical and a practical level.

2. Enhancement of memory, history and European heritage

In this field of action, the projects must:

– enhance physical and intangible heritages, explain their historical significance and highlight their similarities in the different regions of Europe;

– take account of and promote the charters, conventions, recommendations and work of the Council of Europe, UNESCO and ICOMOS relating to heritage restoration, protection and enhancement, landscape and spatial planning;

– identify and enhance European heritage sites and areas other than the monuments and sites generally exploited by tourism, in particular in rural areas, but also in industrial areas in the process of economic restructuring;

– take account of the physical and intangible heritage of ethnic or social minorities in Europe;

– contribute through appropriate training, to raising awareness among decision makers, practitioners and the general public of the complex concept of heritage, the necessity to protect, interpret and communicate it as a means for sustainable development, and the challenges and opportunities it represents for the future of Europe.

3. Cultural and educational exchanges for young Europeans

In this field of action, the projects must:

– include the organisation of activities with groups of young people in order to promote in-depth exchanges aimed at developing the concept of European citizenship, enriched by its diversity;

– place the emphasis on personal and real experiences through the use of places and contacts;

– encourage decompartmentalisation by organising exchanges of young people from different social backgrounds and regions of Europe;

– constitute pilot schemes with a limited number of participating countries and be provided with sufficient resources for meaningful assessment in order to generate prototypes that can serve as reference models;

– give rise to co-operation activities which involve educational institutions at various levels.

4. Contemporary cultural and artistic practice

In this field of action, the projects must:

– give rise to debate and exchange, in a multidisciplinary and intercultural perspective, between the various cultural and artistic expressions and sensibilities of the different countries of Europe;

– encourage activities and artistic projects which explore the links between heritage and contemporary culture;

– highlight, in contemporary cultural and artistic practice, the most innovative practices in terms of creativity, and link them with the history of skills development, whether they belong to the field of the visual arts, the performing arts, creative crafts, architecture, music, literature or any other form of cultural expression;

– give rise to networks and activities which break down the barriers between professionals and
non-professionals, particularly as regards instruction for young Europeans in the relevant fields.


5. Cultural tourism and sustainable cultural development

In this field of action, the projects must:

– take account of local, regional, national and European identities;

– actively involve print and broadcast media and make full use of the potential of electronic media in order to raise awareness of the cultural objectives of the projects;

– promote dialogue between urban and rural cultures, between regions in the south, north, east and west of Europe, and between developed and disadvantaged regions;

– promote dialogue and understanding between majority and minority, native and immigrant cultures;

– open up possibilities for co-operation between Europe and other continents through the special affinities between certain regions;

– concern themselves, in the field of cultural tourism, with raising public awareness, drawing decision makers' attention to the necessity of protecting heritage as part of sustainable development of the territory and seek to diversify both supply and demand, with a view to fostering the development of quality tourism with a European dimension;

– seek partnerships with public and private organisations active in the field of tourism in order to develop tourist products and tools targeting all potential publics.

III. List of criteria for networks

Project initiators shall form multidisciplinary networks located in several Council of Europe member states. Such networks must:

– present a conceptual framework based on research carried out into the theme chosen and accepted by the different network partners;

– involve several Council of Europe member states through all or part of their project(s), without excluding activities of a bilateral nature;

– plan to involve as large a number as possible of States Parties to the European Cultural Convention
(ETS No. 18) as well as, where appropriate, other states;

– ensure that the projects proposed are financially and organisationally viable;

– have a legal status, either in the form of an association or a federation of associations;

– operate democratically.

In support of the presentation of their projects, networks must:

– offer a comprehensive programme and specify its objectives, methods, partners, participating countries (current and envisaged), the fields of action involved and the overall development of the programme in the medium and long term;
– identify, in the various member countries of the Council of Europe, the main initiators, participants and other potential partners likely to form a network; specify, where appropriate, at international level, other partner organisations;
– specify the regions concerned by the project;
– provide details of their financing and operational plan;
– append the basic text(s) relating to their legal status.

IV. Certification

1. The certification “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” is awarded by the Governing Board of the EPA which can, if necessary, seek advice from one or more expert consultants, and after consultation with the Steering Committee on Culture (CDCULT) and the Steering Committee for cultural heritage and landscape (CDPATEP) and, should the Governing Board consider it necessary, other pertinent committees or bodies of the Council of Europe.

In case of negative opinion by the CDCULT or the CDPATEP, the agreement from the Committee of Ministers will be required for the award of the certification.

Projects and themes which help to achieve the Council of Europe political priority objectives are particularly encouraged.

2. Following the award of the certification, the entire mention “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” and the logo of the Council of Europe must be placed on all communication material, including press releases. A manual with recommendations (or vade-mecum) will be provided to networks, in particular as concerns the road signposts.

Whenever possible, the certification accompanied by the Council of Europe logo must appear on road signs and boards indicating the cultural route.

3. Evaluation of networks responsible for projects having received the certification “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe”.

Networks must submit every three years a report enabling the Governing Board of the EPA to evaluate their activities in order to ascertain whether they continue to satisfy the criteria in parts I, II, III and IV.2 above.

If the Governing Board of the EPA finds the compliance with parts I, II, III and IV.2 above unsatisfactory it will issue a recommendation in order to ensure this compliance. If the recommendation is not followed within a year, the Governing Board of the EPA may withdraw the certification, after consultation with the CDCULT and the CDPATEP.

In case the CDCULT or the CDPATEP is of the opinion that the certification should not be withdrawn, the agreement from the Committee of Ministers will be required for the withdrawal of the certification.

Networks having received certification in accordance with Resolution CM/Res(2007)12 are subject to the evaluation procedure outlined in point IV.3 of this Resolution.

The Governing Board of the EPA decides on the practical modalities of application of this Resolution. It may adopt rules of procedure to this effect.

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c. Draft Resolution CM/Res(2010)…
establishing an Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes

(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on… …
at its …th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies)

The representatives on the Committee of Ministers of Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Montenegro, [Russian Federation]2, Slovenia and Spain,

Having regard to the success of the Council of Europe Cultural Routes programme, based on Resolution CM/Res(2007)12 of the Committee of Ministers on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, which has become an essential tool for raising awareness of the shared European heritage as a cornerstone of European citizenship a means of improving the quality of life and a source of social, economic and cultural development;

Underlining the importance of Cultural Routes as tangible illustrations, through European trans-border itineraries, of the pluralism and diversity of European culture based on shared values, and as means for intercultural dialogue and understanding;

Noting with satisfaction that 29 Cultural Routes have received the Council of Europe Cultural Route certification and the activities of networks which have been approved to implement these routes are constantly growing, spanning across most of continental Europe and beyond. Noting that Cultural Routes now carry out hundreds of cultural events, educational exchanges and tours each year, involving hundreds of thousands of people, hundreds of organisations and local communities;

Recognising that in order to achieve maximum outreach and impact the existing Cultural Routes, as well as the many others in the making, require increased professional assistance and support;

Underlining the essential contribution of the European Cultural Routes Institute based in Luxembourg in compiling and diffusing information and dealing with increased demand for technical assistance for the setting up of Cultural Routes, and thanking the government of Luxembourg for its continuous and generous support to the Institute over many years;

Taking note of the declared intention of the Luxembourg Government to continue to provide, within the framework of a new bilateral agreement with the Council of Europe, an annual voluntary contribution to cover the operational costs of the European Cultural Routes Institute in order to enable it to fulfill the tasks given to it by the EPA;

Noting with satisfaction the solid partnership which has been established between the Council of Europe and the European Union in the field of Cultural Routes and cultural tourism, and supporting the continuous reinforcement of this partnership in the future;

Acknowledging the importance of Cultural Routes in relation to cross-border cultural co-operation and the development of sustainable cultural tourism which it builds upon local knowledge, skills and heritage assets, promoting Europe – including lesser-known regions – as a destination offering a unique cultural experience;

Conscious of the need to provide an operational tool with sufficient capacity to support the development and promotion of existing and new Cultural Routes;

Having regard to the decision of [8 December 2010 (CM/Del/Dec(2010)1101/7.1)] whereby the Committee of Ministers authorised the member states who so wish to pursue this objective within the Council of Europe by means of an Enlarged Partial Agreement;

In the light of Resolution CM/Res(2010) … of the Committee of Ministers on the rules for the award of the “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” certification;

Considering Statutory Resolution (93) 28 on partial and enlarged agreements adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 14 May 1993 at its 92nd Session;

Having regard to Resolution (96) 36 establishing the criteria for partial and enlarged agreements of the Council of Europe adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 17 October 1996 at the 575th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies as amended by Resolution CM/Res(2010)2 adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 5 May 2010 at the 1084th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies.

Resolve as follows:

1. An Enlarged Partial Agreement (EPA) on Cultural Routes is hereby created, to be managed in accordance with the provisions contained in the Statute appended to this resolution;

2. Staff of the EPA will be part of the Council of Europe Secretariat;

3. The European Cultural Routes Institute will operate with the financial support of the Luxembourg Government under the auspices of the EPA and help to carry out its programme of activities on the basis of an agreement between the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and the Luxembourg authorities as well as an operational agreement between the President of the European Cultural Routes Institute and the Executive Secretary of the EPA.

4. The EPA shall be set up as a pilot project for an initial period of three years, at the end of which the Committee of Ministers shall be presented with a report on its achievements and its specific contribution. On the basis of this report, the Committee of Ministers shall review the mandate of the EPA and decide on its future.

Appendix to Resolution CM/Res(2010)…

Statute of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes

Article 1 – Aims and tasks

1.1 Aims

The Enlarged Partial Agreement (EPA) shall contribute to the promotion of European identity and citizenship through knowledge and awareness of Europe’s common heritage, and the development of cultural links and dialogue within Europe as well as with other countries and regions. It shall seek to shape a shared cultural space through the development of Cultural Routes aiming to foster awareness-raising about heritage, education, networking, quality and sustainable cross-border tourism and other related activities.

The EPA shall contribute to reinforcing the potential of Cultural Routes for cultural co-operation, sustainable territorial development and social cohesion, with a particular focus on themes of symbolic importance for European unity, history, culture and values and the discovery of less well-known destinations. It shall strengthen the democratic dimension of cultural exchange and tourism through the involvement of grassroots networks and associations, local and regional authorities, universities and professional organisations. It shall contribute to the preservation of a diverse heritage through theme-based and alternative tourist itineraries and cultural projects.

The EPA shall contribute to the development and promotion of the Cultural Routes concept in all its aspects in order to raise awareness globally of Europe as a tourism destination of a unique value and quality.

Definitions

Cultural Route: a cultural, educational heritage and tourism co-operation project aiming at the development and promotion of an itinerary or a series of itineraries based on a historic route, a cultural concept, figure or phenomenon with a transnational importance and significance for the understanding and respect of common European values.

Cultural Route operator: an organisation or a grouping of organisations legally-registered in one or several of the Council of Europe member States, or a public institution, which carries the legal, financial and moral responsibility for the management and functioning of a cultural route and represents the route vis-à-vis the Council of Europe.

“Council of Europe Cultural Route” certification: certification awarded to cultural routes that satisfy the criteria outlined in CM/Res(2010)…. of the Committee of Ministers on the rules for the award of the “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” certification.

1.2 Tasks

Policy-making and standard setting

The EPA, drawing in particular on the expertise of the European Cultural Routes Institute, shall provide advice and expert assistance for the development, implementation, evaluation and promotion of Cultural Routes. This involves expertise on:

    § Setting up and functioning of project networks and organisations and the development of co-operation agreements;
    § Research on the historical background of the Routes and the development of the cultural and educational content and activities of the Cultural Routes;
    § Development of a sustainable tourist offer based on the Cultural Routes, thus contributing to the economic well-being of regions;
    § Preparation and implementation of financing and promotion strategies;
    § Training and capacity building for Cultural Routes operators, in particular in relation to Council of Europe and other international standards in the field of heritage and culture, as well as standards of professional practice in the field of tourism;

    § Promotion, visibility and all other aspects related to the compliance with the Council of Europe standards.

The EPA shall support networking and exchange between Cultural Routes operators and other partners in the field of cultural tourism, in particular for

    § The development of a common vision and strategy for cultural routes as tourism products;
    § The development of partnerships to increase the resources available for cultural tourism in Europe;
    § The identification and dissemination of good practice.

EPA shall contribute to developing new orientations and standards in relation to cultural routes and tourism in response to the challenges and concerns of modern societies.

EPA shall develop further methodologies for the promotion of cross border cultural tourism.

EPA shall award the Council of Europe Cultural Route certification in accordance with Resolution CM/Res(2010)… of the Committee of Ministers on the rules for the award of the “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” certification.

1.3 Programme of Activities

EPA shall implement a programme of activities as decided by the Governing Board.

Article 2 – Accession and membership

2.1 Any member state of the Council of Europe or a Contracting Party to the European Cultural Convention may join the EPA by notification addressed to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

2.2 The Committee of Ministers, in its composition restricted to the representatives of the member states of the EPA, may, by the majority stipulated in Article 20.d of the Statute of the Council of Europe, invite any non-member state of the Council of Europe to join the Enlarged Partial Agreement, following consultation of EPA members which are not members of the Council of Europe. A non-member state which receives such an invitation shall notify the Secretary General of its intention to become a member of the EPA.

2.3 The European Union is invited to join the EPA.

2.4 Member states of the Council of Europe and other contracting Parties to the European Cultural Convention not joining the EPA may request the status of observer with EPA for a period of maximum two years. Decisions in such matters, including on possible financial contributions by observers, will be made by the Governing Board of the EPA.

2.5 The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe and the NGO Conference, may participate in the work of the EPA in accordance with Article 3.4 below.

Article 3 – Governing Board

3.1 The Governing Board of the EPA shall be composed of one representative appointed by each member of the Enlarged Partial Agreement as well as two representatives of the European Union – one representing the European Commission and one representing the European Parliament.

3.2 The Governing Board shall elect from among its members a bureau comprised of a chair, one vice-chair, three other members, for a term of office of two years, renewable only once.

3.3 The Governing Board shall:

    § be responsible for the general implementation of the tasks conferred to the EPA;
    § award the Council of Europe Cultural Route certification in accordance with Resolution CM/Res(2010)… of the Committee of Ministers on the rules for the award of the “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” certification;
    § adopt the draft annual programme of activities of the EPA and submit it, in conformity with the Financial Regulations of the Council of Europe, to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe relating to the elaboration of the draft annual budget, prior to its transmission to the organ set up under Article 5.2 below;
    § decide on projects consistent with the Council of Europe’s political priorities;

    § oversee relations with the European Cultural Routes Institute in order to ensure the consistency between its actions and the EPA programme of activities;
    § monitor the implementation of the programme of activities;
    § adopt and transmit an annual activity report to the Committee of Ministers.

3.4 The Governing Board shall meet once a year. It may invite representatives of the relevant Council of Europe bodies to attend its meetings, without voting rights, according to the items on its agenda.

3.5 The Governing Board may assign operational tasks to its Bureau. The Bureau shall be convened by the Chair of the Governing Board at least once a year.

3.6 The Governing Board shall adopt its decisions by a two-thirds majority of the votes cast, with each member having one vote. Procedural matters shall be settled by a majority of the votes cast. In all other matters, the Governing Board shall adopt its own rules of procedure and any other arrangements for the implementation of its activities.

3.7 In order to discharge the Secretary General from responsibility for the management of the EPA for the financial year in question, the Governing Board shall transmit to the Committee of Ministers the annual accounts, together with its approval or any comments, and the report drawn up by the External Auditor, as provided for in the Financial Regulations.

Article 4 – Cultural Routes Advisory Forum

4.1 A meeting of representatives of Cultural Routes operators, networks, international heritage and tourism organisations and platforms, local and regional authorities, civil society organisations, Chambers of Commerce, foundations and other donor organisations, professional organisations in the field of tourism, heritage and culture or other relevant bodies will take place annually in the form of a Cultural Routes Advisory Forum

4.2 Participation in the Forum will take place upon invitation or registration accepted by the Secretariat of the EPA.

4.3 The Forum will discuss trends and challenges in relation to Cultural Routes and provide a platform for the exchange of experience, review of progress with the implementation of Cultural Routes, debates on new professional practice, the launch of new initiatives and the development of partnerships.

Article 5 – Budget

5.1 The EPA resources shall comprise:

    § annual contributions from each member joining the EPA and, if appropriate, contributions by observers in pursuance of Article 2.4;
    § any other payment, donation or bequest, subject to the provisions of paragraph 5.4 below.

The EPA may receive contributions by the European Union.

5.2 The EPA budget and the specific scale of contributions shall be adopted annually by an organ composed of the representatives on the Committee of Ministers of the member States participating in the EPA and the representatives of the other members who shall thus be entitled to vote.

5.3 Expenditure related to the implementation of the programme of activities and common secretariat expenditure shall be covered by a partial agreement budget funded by the members of the Enlarged partial agreement and, if appropriate, the observers. The expenditure for the seat of the EPA as well as that related to the staff and operational costs of the European Cultural Routes Institute shall appear in the accounts of the EPA as an information item.

5.4 The EPA may also receive voluntary and other contributions connected with the work of the agreement, subject to the authorisation of the Governing Board prior to their acceptance. These contributions shall be paid into a special account, opened under the terms of Article 4.2 of the Financial Regulations of the Council of Europe, monitored by the Governing Board and shall be earmarked for the objectives and tasks specified, provided that they are consistent with the aims of the statute.

5.5 The EPA assets shall be acquired and held on behalf of the Council of Europe and shall benefit as such from the privileges and immunities applicable to the Council's assets under existing agreements.

5.6 Travel and subsistence expenses of persons attending meetings of the Governing Board shall be borne by the state or the organisation concerned.

5.7 The travel and subsistence expenses of persons attending the Cultural Routes Advisory Forum shall be paid by the participants, unless otherwise decided by the Governing Board on the basis of special purpose allocations specified in the operational budget of the EPA.

5.8 The Financial Regulations of the Council of Europe shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the adoption and management of the EPA budget.

Article 6 – Secretariat

6.1 The Secretariat of the EPA, headed by an Executive Secretary, shall be provided by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

6.2 The Executive Secretary may call on institutions and independent experts in the areas concerned by the programme.

6.3 The seat of the EPA will be located in Luxembourg, in the premises of the European Cultural Routes Institute, by courtesy of the Government of Luxembourg.

Article 7 – Amendments

The Committee of Ministers, in its composition restricted to the representatives of the states members of the Enlarged Partial Agreement and after consultation with EPA members that are not members of the Council of Europe, may adopt amendments to this Statute by the majority provided for under Article 20.d of the Statute of the Council of Europe.

Article 8 – Withdrawal

8.1 Any member may withdraw from the EPA by means of a declaration sent to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

8.2 The Secretary General shall acknowledge receipt of the declaration and so inform the members of the EPA.

8.3 By analogy with Article 7 of the Statute of the Council of Europe, withdrawal shall take effect:

    § at the end of the financial year in which it is notified, if such notification is given during the first nine months of that financial year;
    § at the end of the following financial year, if notification of withdrawal is given in the last three months of the financial year.

8.4 In accordance with Article 18 of the Council of Europe’s Financial Regulations, the Governing Board shall examine the financial consequences of the withdrawal of a member and shall make the appropriate arrangements.

8.5 The Secretary General shall immediately inform the member concerned of the consequences of its withdrawal.
 


Note 1 This document has been classified restricted until examination by the Committee of Ministers.
Note 2 At the time of adoption of this resolution, the delegation of the Russian Federation gave its agreement ad referendum.This delegation shall inform the Secretariat of its government’s final position within the deadline expiring on 31 December 2010. If, on expiry of this deadline, this delegation has given its final agreement or has not contacted the Secretariat, it will be considered as having definitively approved Resolution CM/Res(2010)…. In this case, the Russian Federation will count amongst the founding States of the Enlarged Partial Agreement together with Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Slovenia and Spain. If, on the contrary, before the expiry of this deadline, the delegation of the Russian Federation has informed the Secretariat that it is unable to give its final agreement, it will be considered as not having taken part in the adoption of Resolution CM/Res(2010)….


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