Ministers’ Deputies
Orders of business

CM/Del/OT(2006)983 revised 13 December 20061

983 Meeting, 13 December 2006 (10am)

Draft Order of Business

Chairman’s proposals


General questions


Adoption of the Agenda

Items possibly to be dealt with without debate:

General questions

1.5 Conferences of Specialised Ministers – State of preparation

Social cohesion

6.2 European Committee for Social Cohesion (CDCS)

a. Abridged report of the 17th meeting (Strasbourg, 7-8 November 2006)

b. Draft Recommendation Rec(2006)… of the Committee of Ministers to member states on policy to support positive parenting

6.5 Human rights of irregular migrants – Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1755 (2006)

Administration and Logistics

11.3 Meeting reports of the Budget Committee – September 2006 and October 2006 sessions

General questions


Communication from the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General


Report of the Bureau

Political questions


Current political questions

a. Activities for the development and consolidation of democratic stability
- Serbia

b. Other questions

Administration and Logistics


Committee for Works of Art (C-ARTS) - Report of the 23rd meeting (Strasbourg, 5 October 2006)


Council of Europe Budgets – Financial Year 2007 – Draft Budgets

. General Budget and Programme of Activities (Volumes I and II)

    - Part 1: Ordinary Budget, Subsidiary Budgets – Services, Subsidiary Budget of the European Youth centres and Subsidiary Budget for Publications – Draft Programme of Activities – Activities carried over from 2006

- Part 2: Extraordinary Budget

- Part 3: Pensions

- Part 4: Budget of the European Youth Foundation

. Budgets of the Partial Agreements (Volume III)

    - Part 5: Budget of the Partial Agreement in the Social and Public Health Field

    - Part 6: Budget of the European Pharmacopoeia and Subsidiary budgets – Biological Standardisation Programme – Publications, Development, Certification and Conferences

- Part 7: Budget of the Partial Agreement on the Council of Europe Development Bank

    - Part 8: Budget of the Partial Agreement on the Co-operation Group to combat drug abuse and illicit trafficking in drugs (Pompidou Group)

    - Part 9: Budget of the Partial Agreement on the Co-operation Group for the prevention of, protection against, and organisation of relief in major natural and technological disasters

    - Part 10: Budget of the Partial Agreement on the European Support Fund for the
    co-production and distribution of creative cinematographic and audio-visual works “Eurimages”

    - Part 11: Budget of the Enlarged Agreement on the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission)

- Part 12: Budget of the Partial Agreement on the Youth Card

    - Part 13: Budget of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on the European Centre for Modern Languages

General questions


Establishing criteria for projects


Follow-up Committee on the Third Summit

a. Setting-up of the high level group entrusted with examining the follow-up to the Juncker report: - Draft terms of reference of the group

b. Follow-up of the Action Plan - Council of Europe’s action to develop intercultural and inter-religious dialogue


Thematic Coordinator on Information Policy (TC-INF) –
Draft resolution on the status of Council of Europe Information Offices

Political questions


Situation in Cyprus


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


Ad hoc Committee on e-democracy (CAHDE) –
Abridged report of the 1st plenary meeting (Strasbourg, 18-19 September 2006)

Parliamentary Assembly


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

a. Written Question No. 486 by Mr Lindblad: “Need for condemnation of crimes of communist regimes”

c. Written Question No. 500 by Mrs Dromberg and Mr Elo: “The future of sports co-operation in the Council of Europe”

Human Rights


Advisory Committee of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

a. Hearing of the outgoing President and incoming President of the Advisory Committee (3pm)

b. 5th Activity Report covering the period from 1 June 2004 to 31 May 2006


The concept of “nation” – Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1735 (2006)


Conference on the “Influence of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms on the progress of the European states’ legal systems” (Yaroslavl,
28-30 June 2006) – Follow-up


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

Education and culture


Terms of reference of the Subsidiary Committees of Steering Committees

- Steering Committee for Education (CDED)
. Terms of reference of the Ad hoc Advisory Group on Education for Democratic
Citizenship and Human Rights (ED-EDCHR)
. Terms of reference of the Ad hoc Advisory Group on History Education (ED-HIST)

    . Steering Committee for Culture (CDCULT)

. Terms of reference of the Advisory Committee of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (CULT-CR)

Legal questions


27th Conference of European Ministers of Justice (Yerevan, 12-13 October 2006) –
Report by the Secretary General

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe


Autumn Session of the Congress (Moscow, 13-15 November 2006) – Adopted texts

General questions


Preparation of forthcoming meetings


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It is recalled that a reception will be held in the Foyer of the Committee of Ministers at the close of the meeting, around 5.30pm.

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 up in Resolution Res(2001)6 on access to Council of Europe documents.



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