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CM/Inf(2009)19 2 April 2009
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Forthcoming Conferences of Specialised Ministers

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2009

2010

Other Ministerial Meetings

This document contains information (dates, places, themes etc.) on Conferences of Specialised Ministers approved by the Ministers' Deputies. Figures in brackets refer to the relevant decisions of the Committee of Ministers. It also contains details of other ministerial meetings.

2009


1st Council of Europe Ministerial Conference on the Media and New Communication Services
(28-29 May 2009, Reykjavik, Iceland)

(986/1.5, 1014/1.5, 1017/1.5, 1031/1.5a, 1045/1.5, 1053/1.6)

Theme:

(1014/1.5, 1031/1.5a, 1045/1.5)

A new notion of media?.

Sub-themes:

(1017/1.5, 1031/1.5a, 1045/1.5)

- New media – new regulations?;
- Trust the content - trust the media;
- Relations of the media with the individual and with the community(ies).

Responsible body:

(1017/1.5)

Steering Committee on the Media and new Communication Services (CDMC).

Participants:

(1017/1.5)

- Member states of the Council of Europe;
- Committee of Ministers;
- Parliamentary Assembly;
- Commissioner for Human Rights;
- Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe;
- European Audiovisual Observatory;
- Representatives of the civil society designated by the Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations of the Council of Europe (INGO) during a forum held prior to the Conference;
- Youth representatives designated during a forum held prior to the conference.

Guests:

(1017/1.5)

European Commission.

Observers:

(1017/1.5, 1053/1.6)

- Canada;
- Holy See;
- Japan;
- Mexico;
- United States of America;
- non-member states which are Parties to the European Cultural Convention and which enjoy observer status on the CDMC (currently: Belarus);
- Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE);
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO);
- Nordic Council of Ministers;
- European Broadcasting Union (EBU);
- Article 19;
- Community Media Forum Europe;
- European Federation of Journalists (EFJ);
- European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA);
- Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT);
- European Internet Service Providers’ Association (EuroISPA) ;
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD);
- Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

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29th session of the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Family Affairs
(16-17 June 2009, Vienna, Austria)

(1010/1.5, 1017/1.5, 1029/1.5, 1047/1.5)

Theme:

(1029/1.5)

Public policies supporting the wish to have children – societal, economic and personal factors.

Sub-themes:

(1047/1.5)

- Why many Europeans have fewer children than they actually want: Societal and economic factors;
- Family-friendly policies: measures for an optimal framework;
- The unfulfilled wish to have children: personal factors and children's best interests.

Responsible body:

(1029/1.5)

Committee of Liaison Officers responsible for the conference.

Participants:

(1047/1.5)

- Member states of the Council of Europe;
- Committee of Ministers;
- Parliamentary Assembly;
- Congress of Regional and Local Authorities of the Council of Europe;
- Commissioner for Human Rights;
- European Court of Human Rights;
- Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe;
- European Committee for Social Cohesion (CDCS);
- European Co-ordination Forum for the Council of Europe Disability Action Plan 2006-2015 (CAHPAH);
- Steering Committee for Equality between Women and Men (CDEG);
- European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR);
- European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ);
- Committee of Experts on Family Law (CJ-FA).

Guests:

(1047/1.5)

- European Commission;
- European Parliament.

Observers:

(1047/1.5)

- Canada;
- Holy See;
- Japan;
- Mexico;
- United States of America;
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD);
- UNICEF;
- United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE);
- United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA);
- International Labour Organisation (ILO);
- World Health Organisation (WHO);
- Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), Intercountry Adoption Section;
- European Network of Ombudspersons for Children (ENOC);
- World Family Organisation – European Section (E-WFO);
- European Network of National Observatories on Childhood (ChildONEurope);
- UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre;
- European Economic and Social Committee (EESC);
- European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC);
- BusinessEurope (formerly UNICE).

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29th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Justice
(18-19 June 2009. Tromsø, Norway)

(1017/1.5., 1026/1.5a, 1044/1.5)

Theme:

(1044/1.5)

Breaking the silence – united against domestic violence.

Participants:

(1044/1.5)

- Member states of the Council of Europe;
- Committee of Ministers;
- Parliamentary Assembly;
- Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe;
- European Court of Human Rights;
- Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights;
- European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ);
- European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC);
- Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH);
- European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ);
- Steering Committee for Equality between Women and Men (CDEG).

Guests:

(1044/1.5)

- Secretariat General of the Council of the European Union;
- European Commission.

Observers:

(1044/1.5)

- Canada;
- Holy See;
- Japan;
- Mexico;
- United States of America;
- United Nations;
- UNICEF;
- Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights;
- Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE);
- Hague Conference on Private International Law;
- International Commission for Civil Status;
- European Network of Ombudspersons for Children (ENOC).

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16th Session of the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Local and Regional Government (16-17 November 2009, Utrecht, Netherlands)
(1040/1.5, 1045/1.5)

Themes:

(1045/1.5)

- Good governance in the 21st century at local and regional level;
- Transfrontier co-operation.

Responsible body:

(1045/1.5)

European Committee on Local and Regional Democracy (CDLR).

Participants:

(1045/1.5)

- Member states of the Council of Europe;
- Committee of Ministers;
- Parliamentary Assembly;
- Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe;
- Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe;

    - Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB).

Guests:

(1045/1.5)

    - European Commission;
    - European Parliament;
    - Secretariat General of the Council of the European Union; - Committee of the Regions.

Observers:

(1045/1.5)

- Canada;
- Holy See;
- Japan;
- Mexico;
- United States of America;
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD);
- United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN/ECE);
- Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR-OSCE);
- United Cities and Local Government (UCLG);
- Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR);
- Assembly of European Regions (AER);
- International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP);
- UN Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat);
- Benelux Union.

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2010


15th Session of the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Spatial/Regional Planning (CEMAT) (Spring 2010, Russian Federation)
(984/1.5, 1017/1.5)

Theme:

(984/1.5)

Challenges of the future: Sustainable spatial development of the European continent in a changing world.

Responsible body:

(984/1.5)

Committee of Senior Officials of the CEMAT.

Participants:

(984/1.5)

- Member states of the Council of Europe;
- Committee of Ministers;
- Parliamentary Assembly;
- Congress of Regional and Local Authorities of the Council of Europe;
- Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB).

Guests:

(984/1.5)

European Commission.

Observers:

(984/1.5, 1017/1.5)

- Holy See;
- United States of America;
- Canada;
- Japan;
- Mexico;
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD);
- World Bank;
- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD);
- European Investment Bank;
- Nordic Environment Financing Co-operation (NEFCO);
- European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT);
- Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UN-ECE);
- United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (UN-CSD);
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO);
- United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP);
- United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat);

- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP);
- United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR);
- Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Co-operation (PABSEC);
- Central European Initiative;
- European Environmental Agency (EEA);
- Commonwealth of Independent States;
- United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK);
- NGOs admitted by the Committee of Senior Officials in conformity with the rules governing relationships between this committee and NGOs: International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP); “NGO-Cities” Group of NGOs enjoying consultative status with the Council of Europe; International Association Rurality-Environment-Development (RED);
- European Council of Town Planners (ECTP);
- Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE);
- Visions and Strategies around Baltic Sea 2010 (VASAB).

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23rd Session of the Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education
(21-22 May 2010, Slovenia)

(998/1.5, 1047/1.5)

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6th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Cultural Heritage and Landscape (October 2010, Romania)
(1045/1.5, 1047/1.5)

Theme:

(1047/1.5)

Cultural heritage and landscape.

Responsible body:

(1047/1.5)

Steering Committee for Cultural Heritage and Landscape (CDPATEP).

Participants:

(1047/1.5)

- Parties to the European Cultural Convention;
- Committee of Ministers;
- Parliamentary Assembly;
- Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe;
- European Court of Human Rights;
- Steering Committee for Culture (CDCULT);
- Committee of Senior Officials of the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Spatial/Regional Planning (CEMAT);
- Council of Europe Development Bank.

Guests:

(1047/1.5)

European Commission.

Observers:

(1045/1.5)

- Canada;
- Japan;
- Mexico;
- United States of America;
- Israel;
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO);
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD);
- Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE);
- Nordic Council of Ministers;
- European Free Trade Association (EFTA);
- United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE);
- International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM);
- Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation (ALECSO);
- European Association of Archaeologists (EAA);
- Europae Archaeologiae Consilium (EAC);
- Europa Nostra;
- International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS);
- Organisation of World Heritage Cities (OHWC);
- International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP);
- European Federation of Landscape Architecture (EFLA);
- European Council of Town Planners (ECTP);
- European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS).

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7th Council of Europe Ministerial Conference on Equality between Women and Men
(Azerbaijan)

(1017/1.5, 1033/1.5, 1045/1.5, 1047/1.5)

Theme:

(1017/1.5)

Bridging the gap between de jure and de facto gender equality.

Sub-themes:

(1033/1.5, 1047/1.5)

- Positive action and gender mainstreaming for achieving de facto gender equality;
- Combating gender stereotypes: the role of education and media.

Participants:

(1045/1.5)

- Member states of the Council of Europe;
- Committee of Ministers;
- Parliamentary Assembly;
- Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe;
- Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights;
- Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe;
- Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH);
- Governmental Committee of the European Social Charter (T-SG);
- European Committee for Social Cohesion (CDCS);
- Steering Committee for Education (CDED);
- Steering Committee on the Media and New Communication Services (CDMC).

Guests:

(1045/1.5)

- European Commission;
- European Parliament;
- Secretariat General of the Council of the European Union.

Observers:

(1045/1.5)

- Canada;
- Holy See;
- Japan;
- Mexico;
- United States of America;
- United Nations:
* Secretariat General;
* Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women;
* Commission on the Status of Women (CSW);
- United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM);

- International Research and Training Institute for the advancement of Women (INSTRAW);
- Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights;
- UNICEF;
- UNESCO;
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP);
- United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA);
- World Bank;
- World Health Organisation (WHO);
- International Labour Organisation (ILO);
- United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE);
- Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE);
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD);
- Nordic Council of Ministers;
- Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS);
- Inter-Parliamentary Union ;
- International/European Federation of Journalists;
- European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC);
- BusinessEurope (formerly UNICE);
- Amnesty International;
- European Newspaper Publishers’ Association;
- European Advertising Standards Alliance;
- Culture, Science and Education Committee of the Conference of INGOs;
- Gender Equality Transversal Group of the Conference of INGOs.

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Other Ministerial Meetings

● 15th Ministerial Conference of the Pompidou Group (Autumn 2010, Place to be determined)

Responsible body:

Permanent correspondents of the Pompidou Group

Participants:

- Member States of the Council of Europe;
- Committee of Ministers;
- Parliamentary Assembly;
- Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe.

Guests:

- Council of European Union;
- European Commission.

Observers:

- Canada;
- Holy See;
- Japan;
- Mexico;
- United States of America;
- Australia;
- EUROPOL;
- INTERPOL;
- European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA);
- International Narcotics Control Board (INCB);
- World Health Organisation (WHO);
- WHO Europe;
- United Nations on Drugs and Crime (UNODC);
- Countries member of the MedNET network (Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia).



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