Ministers' Deputies
    Orders of business

    CM/Del/OT(2003)866 15 December 2003

    866 Meeting, 17 December 2003 (10am)

    Draft Order of Business

    Chairman's proposals


General questions


Adoption of the Agenda

    Items possibly to be dealt with without debate:

    Administration and Logistics

    11.2 Extension of the special account entitled "Events of European interest"

    Education and Culture

    7.1 Steering Committee for Higher Education and Research (CD-ESR) – Abridged report of the 2nd plenary session (Strasbourg, 9-10 October 2003)

General questions



Communication from the Secretary General


Political questions



    Current political questions

    a. Activities for the development and consolidation of democratic stability

    b. Other questions
    . Monitoring Group (GT-SUIVI.AGO) - Oral report of the Chair
    . Elections in the Russian Federation


Human Rights



    European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) – Election of a member of the CPT in respect of Poland


Political questions



Situation in Cyprus



Revision of the thematic monitoring procedure of the Committee of Ministers – Proposal by the Secretary General


General questions



114th Session of the Committee of Ministers – Organisation



Third Council of Europe summit

a. Report of the Chair of the Working Party to prepare the 3rd Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe (GT-SOM3) on the meeting of 9 December 2003

b. Draft reply to the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe (CLRAE) Recommendation 123 (2003) on the perspectives for a third Council of Europe summit


Human Rights



Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights - Reports on his visits to Portugal (27-30 May 2003) and Turkey (11 and 12 June 2003) (11.30am)



European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) - Election of an ECRI member and deputy member in respect of Switzerland


General questions



Integrated Project I: Making democratic institutions work - Draft Recommendation on electronic governance (“e-governance”)


Social cohesion



Committee of Experts on Standard-Setting Instruments in the Social Security Field (CS-CO) – Abridged report of the 5th meeting (Strasbourg, 16-18 September 2003)


Administration and Logistics



Appointment of the External Auditor - Candidates 

Legal questions


Rapporteur Group on legal co-operation (GR-J) - Work programme for 2004



Steering Committee on Local and Regional Democracy (CDLR)

a. Abridged report of the 32nd meeting (Strasbourg, 3-5 November 2003)

b. Draft Recommendation Rec(2003)… of the Committee of Ministers to member states on financial and budgetary management at local and regional levels and its draft explanatory report


Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe (CLRAE)


Autumn Institutional Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe (CLRAE) (Strasbourg, 24-26 November 2003) – Communication by the Chief Executive of the CLRAE

General questions


Report of the Bureau


Preparation of forthcoming meetings

    NB. The morning sitting will close at 12.30pm for the end of year greetings.



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