1022nd meeting – 26 March 2008

Item 2.5

European Committee on Local and Regional Democracy (CDLR)

a. Abridged report of the 40th meeting (Strasbourg, 3-5 December 2007)
b. Terms of reference of the Committee of Experts on democratic participation and public ethics at local and regional level (LR-DP)
c. Terms of reference of the Committee of Experts on the institutions of local and regional government (LR-GI)
d. Terms of reference of the Committee of Experts on governance and resources at local and regional level (LR-GR)
(CM(2008)6, CDLR(2007)69 finadd and CDLR(2007)69 addapp, GR-DEM(2008)CB4 rev)

Decisions

The Deputies

1. took note of the comments adopted by the European Committee on Local and Regional Democracy (CDLR) on Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1811 (2007) on “Regionalisation in Europe” (Appendix 2 to document CM(2008)6), which will be discussed in due course in the light of the debates held at the 15th session of the Conference of European Ministers responsible for local and regional government (Valencia, 15-16 October 2007);

2. instructed the CDLR, by 31 December 2008, to conduct, and report on, an in-depth discussion on regionalisation in Europe, on the basis of the conclusions adopted by the European Ministers during the Valencia Conference;

3. took note of the opinion of the CDLR on Congress Recommendation 218 (2007) (Appendix 3 to document CM(2008)6);

4. instructed the CDLR to carry out, by 31 December 2008, on the basis of the proposal by the Congress included in its Recommendation 218 (2007), a study on the feasibility and desirability of an amending protocol to the European Charter of Local Self-Government enabling accession by the European Community/European Union and non-member states;

5. took note with satisfaction of the report on European practice and recent developments in the field of regional self-government (CDLR(2007)69 add and addapp) prepared by the CDLR and noted that the terms of reference given to the CDLR at their 907th meeting have been fulfilled;

6. agreed to transmit this report to the Parliamentary Assembly and the Congress in order that they may benefit from it;

7. as an exception to Article 12 (e) of Appendix 1 to Resolution Res(2005)47 on committees and subordinate bodies, their terms of reference and working methods, allowed the LR-DP Committee to be chaired in the year 2008 for the third consecutive (one-year) term by Mr Paul-Henri Philips (Belgium);

8. approved the terms of reference of the following subordinate committees:

- Committee of Experts on democratic participation and public ethics at local and regional level
(LR-DP);

- Committee of Experts on the institutions of local and regional government (LR-GI);
- Committee on Experts on governance and resources at local and regional level (LR-GR);

as they appear at Appendices 2 to 4 to the present volume of Decisions;

9. having regard to decisions 1 to 8 above, took note of the abridged report of the 40th meeting of the CDLR, as it appears in document CM(2008)6, as a whole.



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