1156th meeting – 28 November 2012

Item 1.5

Reflection on the future of the European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity
(North-South Centre) –
Creation of an open-ended Ad hoc Working Party of the Committee of Ministers

(DD(2012)982, DD(2012)1062, DD(2012)1103 and DD(2012)1112)

Decisions

The Deputies

1. agreed to set up an open Ad hoc Working Party of the Committee of Ministers on the Future of the European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity (North-South Centre) (GT-CNS) whose mandate would be to:

i. on the basis of all relevant texts and discussions already held, reflect on the future of the
North-South Centre;

ii. consider the question of the required minimum number of participants of the Enlarged Partial Agreement in the light of Resolution Res(96)36 establishing the criteria for Partial and Enlarged Agreements of the Council of Europe, as amended by Resolution CM/Res(2010)2;

iii. make proposals on the above matters before 31 May 2013;

2. agreed that the mandate of the Working Party would expire once they had finished their examination of these proposals;

3. agreed that this Ad hoc Working Party would be open to the member States of the North-South Centre, to all member States of the Council of Europe, to the European Union and to observer States, as well as to the North-South Centre quadrilogue partners (Parliamentary Assembly, European Parliament, Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, EU Committee of Regions, INGO Conference);

4. requested those interested in the position of Chair of the Working Party to inform the Chairperson in writing, before Friday 7 December 2012 (at 12 noon).



 

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