1081st meeting – 31 March 2010

Item 12.1b

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

b. 18th Plenary Session of the Congress (Strasbourg, 17-19 March 2010) – Texts adopted

(Compendium of adopted texts)

Decisions

The Deputies

Concerning Recommendation 280 (2010) – “The role of local and regional authorities in the implementation of human rights”

1. took note of Recommendation 280 (2010);

2. agreed to bring it to the attention of their governments;

3. agreed to forward it to the European Committee on Local and Regional Democracy (CDLR), the Steering Committee for Education (CDED) and the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) for information and possible comments before 30 June 2010;

4. invited their Rapporteur Group on Human Rights (GR-H) to prepare a draft reply for adoption at one of their forthcoming meetings;

Concerning Recommendation 281 (2010) – “After Copenhagen, cities and regions take up the challenge”

5. took note of Recommendation 281 (2010);

6. agreed to bring it to the attention of their governments;

7. agreed to forward it to the European Union and the Parliamentary Assembly for information;

8. agreed to forward it to the European Committee on Local and Regional Democracy (CDLR) for information and possible comments before 30 June 2010;

9. invited their Rapporteur Group on Education, Culture, Sport, Youth and Environment (GR-C) to prepare a draft reply for adoption at one of their forthcoming meetings;

Concerning Recommendation 282 (2010) – “Follow-up by the Congress of the Conference of Ministers

responsible for Local and Regional Government (Utrecht, Netherlands, 16-17 November 2009)”

10. took note of Recommendation 282 (2010);

11. agreed to bring it to the attention of their governments;

12. agreed to forward it to the European Committee on Local and Regional Democracy (CDLR) for information and possible comments before 30 June 2010;

13. invited their Rapporteur Group on Democracy (GR-DEM) to prepare a draft reply for adoption at one of their forthcoming meetings;

Concerning Recommendation 283 (2010) – “Local democracy in Iceland”

14. took note of Recommendation 283 (2010);

15. agreed to bring it to the attention of their governments and in particular of the authorities of Iceland;

Concerning Recommendation 284 (2010) – “Municipal elections in Azerbaijan (23 December 2009)”

16. took note of Recommendation 284 (2010);

17. took note of the statement of the delegation of Azerbaijan thereon;

18. agreed to bring it to the attention of their governments and in particular of the authorities of Azerbaijan;

Concerning Recommendation 285 (2010) – “Regional democracy in Switzerland”

19. took note of Recommendation 285 (2010);

20. agreed to bring it to the attention of their governments and in particular of the authorities of Switzerland;

Concerning Recommendation 286 (2010) – “Minority languages – an asset for regional development”

21. took note of Recommendation 286 (2010);

22. agreed to bring it to the attention of their governments;

23. agreed to forward it to agreed to forward it to the European Committee on Local and Regional Democracy (CDLR), the Advisory Committee of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages for information and possible comments before 30 June 2010;

24. invited their Rapporteur Group on Legal Co-operation (GR-J) to prepare a draft reply for adoption at one of their forthcoming meetings;

Concerning Recommendation 287 (2010) – “Intra-regional transport: a challenge for sustainable development and regional cohesion”

25. took note of Recommendation 287 (2010);

26. agreed to bring it to the attention of their governments;

27. agreed to forward it to the European Union and the Parliamentary Assembly for information;

28. agreed to forward it to the European Committee on Local and Regional Democracy (CDLR) and the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Spatial/Regional Planning (CEMAT) for information and possible comments before 30 June 2010;

29. invited their Rapporteur Group on Education, Culture, Sport, Youth and Environment (GR-C) to prepare a draft reply for adoption at one of their forthcoming meetings;

Concerning Recommendation 288 (2010) – “Achieving sustainable gender equality in local and regional political life”

30. took note of Recommendation 288 (2010);

31. agreed to bring it to the attention of their governments;

32. agreed to forward it to Council of Europe Development Bank for information;

33. agreed to forward it to the European Committee on Local and Regional Democracy (CDLR) and the Steering Committee for Equality between Women and Men (CDEG) for information and possible comments before 30 June 2010;

34. invited their Thematic Co-ordinator on Equality between Women and Men (TC-ET), in co-operation with their Rapporteur Group on Legal Co-operation (GR-J), to prepare a draft reply for adoption at one of their forthcoming meetings;

Concerning Resolutions 295 to 303 (2010)

35. took note of Resolutions 295 to 303 (2010);

36. adopted the following reply to the texts adopted by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe at its 18th Plenary Session (Strasbourg, 17-19 March 2010):

    “The Committee of Ministers has taken note of Recommendations 280 to 288 (2010) and Resolutions 295 to 303 (2010) adopted by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe at its 18th Plenary Session (Strasbourg, 17-19 March 2010) and has brought Recommendations 280 to 288 (2010) to the attention of the governments of member states.

    The Committee of Ministers has forwarded the recommendations to the competent intergovernmental committees and Council of Europe bodies for information and comments, as appropriate.

    The Committee of Ministers has forwarded Recommendations 281 and 287 (2010) to the European Union for information.

    Finally, the Committee of Ministers has entrusted Recommendations 280, 281, 282, 286, 287 and 288 (2010) to its relevant Rapporteur Groups and Thematic Co-ordinator to prepare draft replies for adoption at one of its forthcoming meetings.”



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