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 2004/DG4/187), the CAHAMA 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 CAHAMA 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 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.
Membership of the Committee:
Each State Party to the Convention shall nominate as member delegate to the CAHAMA 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 CAHAMA.
Each State Party may appoint national governmental or non-governmental experts to participate in the CAHAMA.
The representatives of the Europe region to the WADA Foundation Board and Executive Committee will regularly participate in meetings of the CAHAMA.
The European Commission will be invited to be represented to meetings of the CAHAMA.
The CAHAMA may invite the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to be represented at some of its meetings.
Working structures and methods:
Ordinary meetings of the CAHAMA 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. The Secretary General may convene additional meetings.
The CAHAMA adopts its own rules of procedure.
Only members shall have the right to vote.
Members,1 participants, other participants and observers to the CAHAMA will bear their own travel and subsistence expenses.
These terms of reference shall be reviewed before 31 December 2010.