1018th meeting – 20 February 2008

Appendix 14
(Item 8.2)

Terms of reference of the Ad hoc European Committee for the World Anti-Doping Agency (CAHAMA)

Fact Sheet

Name of Committee:

Ad hoc European Committee for 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 established in Article 6 of the terms of reference, in derogation 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 No. 2 of the 17th informal meeting of Sports Ministers (Moscow,
20-21 October 2006) and Resolution No. 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 its 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.

Financial information:

Annual budget: 2 ordinary meetings and 1 extraordinary meeting: € 12 000
Recharged services: € 10 000 (translations, interpretation, documents)

Terms of reference of the Ad hoc European Committee for the World Anti-Doping Agency (CAHAMA)

1.

Name of Committee:

Ad hoc European Committee 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 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:

Members

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.

Participants

The Parliamentary Assembly may be represented at meetings of the CAHAMA.

Other participants

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.

Observers

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.

Duration:

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

Note 1 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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