Ministers’ Deputies
Agenda

CM/Del/OJ(2007)994 30 April 20071
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994 Meeting, 2 May 2007 (10am)

Draft Agenda

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In application of the rules for the dispatch of reference documents and Notes on the Agenda, the deadlines are:
CM: 4 April 2007
Notes: 20 April 2007

* Item added after approval of the preliminary draft Agenda

1.

General questions

1.1

Adoption of the agenda

(CM/Del/OJ(2007)994)

1.2

Preparation of forthcoming meetings

(CM/Notes/994/1.2 of 17.4.2007)

1.3

Communication from the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General

1.4

Report of the Bureau

1.5

Conferences of Specialised Ministers – State of preparation

(CM/Inf(2007)18)
(CM/Notes/994/1.5 rev of 24.4.2007)

1.6

117th Session of the Committee of Ministers (Strasbourg, 10-11 May 2007) – Preparation

(CM/Del/Dec(2007)991/1.5 and CM/Del/Dec(2007)993/1.5, CM(2007)65 prov, CM(2007)66 prov and CM(2007)OJ1 prov)
(CM/Notes/994/1.6 of 27.4.2007)

1.7

Election of the Deputy Secretary General –
Transmission of the candidature to the Parliamentary Assembly

(CM/Del/Dec(2006)981/1.5, CM/Del/Dec(2007)988/1.5, CM/Del/Dec(2007)990/1.5, CM/Del/Dec(2007)991/1.7, CM(2007)9 and CM(2007)9 add)
(CM/Notes/994/1.7 of 20.4.2007)

1.8*

Priorities for 2008 – Budgetary implications – Proposals by the Secretary General

(CM(2007)49)
(CM/Notes/994/1.8 of 19.4.2007)

1.9*

Follow-up to the CM-SUIVI3 meeting of 10 April 2007 –
Secretary General’s proposals on restructuring

(CM/Notes/994/1.9 of 20.4.2007)

1.10

The religious dimension of intercultural dialogue

a. European Conference “The religious dimension of intercultural dialogue”
(San Marino, 23-24 April 2007) – Report by the Chairman and follow-up

(DD(2007)260)
(CM/Notes/994/1.10a of 30.4.2007)

b. Ad hoc reflection group on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue (GT-REF.DIR) – Proposal for “Council of Europe annual exchanges on the religious dimension for intercultural dialogue”

(CM/Del/Dec(2007)993/1.8, CM(2007)77 of 30.4.2007 and GT-REF.DIR(2007)CB4)
(CM/Notes/994/1.10b of 30.4.2007)

(Items prepared by GT-REF.DIR on 27.4.2007)

1.11*

Draft report on the implementation of the Warsaw Action Plan
(Item to be prepared by CM-SUIVI3 on 7.5.2007)
(Item postponed)

1.12*

Follow-up to the Third Summit (Warsaw, 16-17 May 2005) –
Implementation of the Action Plan, Chapter V – Progress report
(Item prepared by GT-REF.INST on 24.4.2007)

(CM(2007)46 prov3 of 25.4.2007)
(CM/Notes/994/1.12 of 26.4.2007)

2.

Political questions

2.1

Current political questions

a. Activities for the development and consolidation of democratic stability
(Item prepared by GR-DEM on 26.4.2007)

- Montenegro - request for accession to the Council of Europe

(CM/Del/Dec(2006)967/2.3b, CM(2006)104 rev, CM(2006)106 and GR-DEM(2007)CB6)
(CM/Notes/994/2.1 of 27.4.2007)

b. Other questions

2.2

Situation in Cyprus

2.3*

Monitoring Group (GT-SUIVI.AGO) –
Oral progress report on the Group’s work by the Chair

(CM/Notes/994/2.3 of 27.4.2007)

3.

Parliamentary Assembly

3.1

2nd Part of the 2007 Session (Strasbourg, 16-20 April 2007)

a. Communication by the Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly on the 2nd Part of the 2007 Session and other Assembly activities

b. Texts adopted of the 2nd Part of the 2007 Session (Provisional compendium of texts adopted)

c. Communication by the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers and replies to parliamentary questions (17 April 2007)

(SG/AS(2007)3, 2007 Session (Provisional compendium of texts adopted), CM/AS(2007)3
and CM/AS(2007)4, AS(2007)CR13 and addendum 1)
(CM/Notes/994/3.1 of 27.4.2007)

3.2*

Written Questions by members of the Parliamentary Assembly to the Committee of Ministers

a. Written Question No. 522 by Ms Pashayeva: “The 15th anniversary of occupation of Shusha”

(CM/AS(2007)Quest522)
(CM/Notes/994/3.2a rev of 19.4.2007)

b. Written Question No. 523 by Mr Lindblad: “Falun Gong practitioner expelled from Russia”

(CM/AS(2007)Quest523)
(CM/Notes/994/3.2b of 20.4.2007)

3.3*

Written Questions by members of the Parliamentary Assembly to the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers

a. Written Question No. 512 by Mr Cilevičs: “Asylum procedures in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and forced return of Roma to Serbia and Kosovo”

(CM(2006)226 and CM/AS(2007)Quest512 prov)
(CM/Notes/994/3.3a of 27.4.2007)

4.

Human rights

4.1

Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH)

a. Abridged report of the 64th meeting (Strasbourg, 10-13 April 2007)

b. Draft revised terms of reference of the Committee of Experts for the development of human rights (DH-DEV)

c. Draft terms of reference of the DH-DEV Group on Human Rights of Members of the Armed Forces (GT-DEV-FA)

(CM(2007)52 of 19.4.2007)

(Items to be prepared by GR-H on 22.5.2007)
(It is proposed to postpone these items to a forthcoming meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies)

d. Interim report: Sustained action to ensure the effectiveness of the implementation of the European Convention of Human Rights at national and European levels
(Item prepared by GR-H on 24.4.2007)

(CM(2007)53 prov2 of 25.4.2007)
(CM/Notes/994/4.1d of 27.4.2007)

4.2

European Social Charter

a. Collective complaint No. 34/2006 by the World Organisation against Torture (OMCT) against Portugal

(Report from the European Committee of Social Rights to the Committee of Ministers (secret document distributed by the Chair of the Deputies))
(CM/Notes/994/4.2a of 20.4.2007)

b. Collective complaint No. 31/2005 by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) against Bulgaria

(Report from the European Committee of Social Rights to the Committee of Ministers (secret document distributed by the Chair of the Deputies))
(CM/Notes/994/4.2b of 20.4.2007)

c. Collective complaint No. 32/2005 by the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB), the Confederation of Labour “Podkrepa” (CL “Podkrepa”) and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) against Bulgaria

(Report from the European Committee of Social Rights to the Committee of Ministers (secret document distributed by the Chair of the Deputies))
(CM/Notes/994/4.2c of 20.4.2007)

d. Collective complaint No. 30/2005 by the Marangopoulos Foundation of Human Rights (FMDH) against Greece
(It is proposed to postpone this item to a forthcoming meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies)

    (Report from the European Committee of Social Rights to the Committee of Ministers (secret document distributed by the Chair of the Deputies))
    (CM/Notes/994/4.2d of 20.4.2007)

4.3

European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) –
Nomination of an ECRI member in respect of Poland and nomination of a deputy to the ECRI member in respect of Austria
(Item prepared by GR-H on 24.4.2007)

(Resolution Res(2002)8, DGII(2007)1)
(CM/Notes/994/4.3 of 17.4.2007)

4.4*

Framework Convention of the protection of national minorities –
Draft Resolution on the implementation of the Framework Convention by the Russian Federation
(Item prepared by GR-H on 24.4.2007)

(GR-H(2007)6 and GR-H(2007)CB5)
(CM/Notes/994/4.4 of 25.4.2007)

H46-1

Ilaşcu and others against Moldova and the Russian Federation –
Judgment of 08/07/2004 – Grand Chamber – Application of Article 46, paragraph 2, of the European Convention on Human Rights as amended by Protocol No. 11

(CM/Inf/DH(2006)17 rev29 and CM/Inf/DH(2006)52 rev)
(CM/Notes/994/H46-1 of 20.4.2007)

6.

Social cohesion

6.1

European Committee for Social Cohesion (CDCS)

a. Abridged report of the 18th meeting of the CDCS (Strasbourg, 29-30 March 2007)

b. Statement on the role and future activities of the European Committee for Social Cohesion

c. Draft terms of reference of the Committee of Experts on Social Policy for Families and Children (CS-SPFC)

d. Draft terms of reference of the Committee of Experts on empowerment of people experiencing extreme poverty (CS-PEP)

e. Draft terms of reference of the Committee of Experts on improving the situation of low-income workers (CS-LIW)

(CM(2007)55)

f. Guidelines on access to housing for vulnerable groups

(CM(2007)55 add)

(Items to be prepared by GR-SOC on 3.5.2007)
(It is proposed to postpone these items to a forthcoming meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies)

7.

Education and culture

7.1

Follow-up to the Third Summit: priority for cultural co-operation –
Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1758 (2006)
(Item prepared by GR-C on 25.4.2007)

(REC_1758 (2006) and CM/AS(2007)Rec1758 prov3 of 27.4.2007)
(CM/Notes/994/7.1 of 27.4.2007)

7.2

Steering Committee for Higher Education and Research (CDESR)

a. Abridged report of the 5th plenary session (Strasbourg, 21-22 September 2006)

b. Draft Recommendation CM/Rec(2007)… of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the public responsibility for higher education and research and its Explanatory Memorandum

(Items prepared by GR-C on 25.4.2007)

(CM(2007)20, CM(2007)20 add and DD(2007)242))
(CM/Notes/994/7.2 of 26.4.2007)

7.3

Cultural identity in peripheral urban areas: the role of local and regional authorities –
Recommendation 177 (2005) of the Congress
(Item prepared by GR-C on 25.4.2007)

(Congress Rec_177 (2005) and CM/Cong(2007)Rec177 prov2)
(CM/Notes/994/7.3 of 26.4.2007)

7.4

Regional typical products and globalisation – Recommendation 184 (2006) of the Congress
(Item prepared by GR-C on 25.4.2007)

(Congress Rec_184 (2006) and CM/Cong(2007)Rec184 prov)
(CM/Notes/994/7.4 of 26.4.2007)

8.

Youth and sport

8.1*

Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) – Draft Resolution and Statute
(Item prepared by GR-C on 25.4.2007)

(CM/(2007)6 prov4 of 27.4.2007)
(CM/Notes/994/8.1 of 27.4.2007)

9.

Sustainable development

9.1

Preventing forest fires – Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1761 (2006)
(Item prepared by GR-C on 25.4.2007)

(REC_1761 (2006) and CM/AS(2007)Rec1761 prov2)
(CM/Notes/994/9.1 of 26.4.2007)

9.2

11th Ministerial Session of the European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement
(EUR-OPA) “Protecting societies from disasters through preparedness and prevention: a political priority” (Marrakech, Kingdom of Morocco, 31 October 2006)
(Item prepared by GR-C on 25.4.2007)

(CM(2007)21)
(CM/Notes/994/9.2 of 26.4.2007)

9.3

Local and regional waste management and the sitting of landfills –
Recommendation 189 (2006) of the Congress
(Item prepared by GR-C on 25.4.2007)

(Congress Rec_189 (2006) and CM/Cong(2007)Rec189 prov)
(CM/Notes/994/9.3 of 26.4.2007)

9.4

Water management: a European contribution to the 4th World Water Forum – Recommendation 190 (2006) of the Congress
(Item prepared by GR-C on 25.4.2007)

(Congress Rec_190 (2006) and CM/Cong(2007)Rec190 prov)
(CM/Notes/994/9.4 of 26.4.2007)

10.

Legal questions

10.1*

Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform – 1st annual activity report

(CM(2007)31)
(CM/Notes/994/10.1 of 20.4.2007)

11.

Administration and Logistics

 

11.1*

Education allowance –
Draft Resolution CM/Res(2007)… revising Article 7 (education allowance) of the Regulations governing staff salaries and allowances (Appendix IV to the Staff Regulations)
(Item prepared by GR-AB on 15.3.2007)
(It is proposed to postpone this item to the 995th meeting (16 May 2007) of the Ministers’ Deputies)

(CM(2005)62, CM(2006)98, CM(2007)45 and GR-AB(2006)29)

12.

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

12.1

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

a. Communication by the Chief Executive of the Congress on the Spring Session
(Strasbourg, 26-28 March 2007)

b. Adopted texts of the Spring Session of the Congress
(Strasbourg, 26-28 March 2007)

c. Communication by the Chief Executive of the Congress on the 14th Plenary Session (Strasbourg, 30 May – 1 June 2007)

(Compendium of adopted texts)
(CM/Notes/994/12.1 of 20.4.2007)

12.2

Revision of the Charter of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe – Recommendation 162 (2005) of the Congress
(Item prepared by TC-LARC)

(Congress REC_162 (2005) and CM/Cong(2007)Rec162 prov)
(CM/Notes/994/12.2 of 19.4.2007)

13.

Any other business

Note 1 This document has been classified restricted at the date of issue. Unless the Committee of Ministers decides otherwise, it will be declassified according to the rules set out in Resolution Res(2001)6 on access to Council of Europe documents.


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