988th meeting – 21-22 February 2007

    Appendix 8
    (Item 6.1b)

    Terms of reference for the Ad hoc Advisory Group on access of migrants to employment (MG-S-EM)

    Fact sheet

Name of Committee:

Ad hoc Advisory Group on access of migrants to employment (MG-S-EM)

Compliance with Resolution Res 2005)47:

YES

Programme of Activities: project(s)

Project 2005/DG3/439 Integration policy and practice

NB: The tasks of the group are limited to one element of the project and completing the work of the Select Committee of Experts on access of migrants to employment set up by the Committee of Ministers’ decision (924th meeting) whose terms of reference ended on 31 December 2006.

Project relevance:

Third Summit Action Plan – Chapter III (managing migration);

Action Plan of the Final Declaration of the 7th Conference of European Ministers responsible for migration affairs (Helsinki, September 2002) – transmitted by the Committee of Ministers to CDMG so that it could take account of it when planning future activities (817th meeting);

Including:

- elaborate and promote new integration policies which are based on the conclusions of the present declaration and relevant Council of Europe texts.

Project added value:

Human rights approach of the Council of Europe to integration questions and long experience in the field.

Completion of current work by the experts of the existing committee.

Financial information:

2 meetings (10 experts, all reimbursed) in 2007 to complete the work. Other participants and observers at their own expense.

€18 600 for travel and subsistence, €8 000 for interpretation and €6 000 for translation and document production.

    Terms of reference for the Ad hoc Advisory Group on access of migrants to employment (MG-S-EM)

    1. Name of Committee: Ad hoc Advisory Group on access of migrants to
    employment (MG-S-EM)

    2. Type of Committee: Ad hoc Advisory Group

    3. Source of terms of reference: European Committee on Migration (CDMG)

    4. Terms of reference:

      Under the authority of the European Committee on Migration (CDMG) and in relation with the implementation of Project 2007/DG3/4395 (Integration policy and practice) of the Programme of Activities, the Group is instructed to:

      Prepare, on the basis of the framework for a draft recommendation prepared by the Committee MG-ID and which appears in Appendix IX to the report of the 58th meeting of the Bureau of CDMG, proposals for guidelines on promoting access to employment and self employment for the following persons:

    (i) legally resident migrants;
    (ii) persons of immigrant/foreign origin.

    5. Composition of the Committee:

    5.A Members

      The Group shall be composed of 10 specialists in the fields of access to employment, equal opportunities and anti-discrimination (particularly employment of migrants and ethnic minorities) to be appointed by the governments of the following member states: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland.

      The Council of Europe budget will bear their travel and subsistence expenses.

    5.B Other participants

    i. The European Commission/the Council of the European Union may send representatives to meetings of the Committee, without the right to vote or defrayal of expenses.

    ii. The following intergovernmental organisations may send representatives to meetings of the Committee, without the right to vote or defrayal of expenses:

- International Labour Office (ILO);

    - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

    iii. The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and Union of Industrial and Employers’ Confederations of Europe (UNICE) (“social partners”) may send representatives to meetings of the Committee, without the right to vote or defrayal of expenses.

    5.C Observers

      The following non-governmental organisations may send representative(s) to meetings of the Committee, without the right to vote or defrayal of expenses:

    - Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME);
    - International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC).

    6. Working methods and structures:

      Member states participating in the Committee will undertake the trial implementation and evaluation of at least some of the elements of the draft guidelines that will be prepared by the Committee. They should also be prepared to organise consultations at national level with relevant practitioners to share information on national policy and practice relevant to the work of the Committee and discuss its proposals.

    7. Duration:

      These terms of reference will expire on 31 December 2007.



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