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CM/Inf(2013)14       2 April 2013



Forthcoming Conferences of Specialised Ministers1



2013

2014

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 if any.

2013

● 10th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Culture
(15-16 April 2013, Moscow, Russian Federation)

(1147/7.1, 1154/7.2, 1166/1.5)

Theme:

(1154/7.2)

Governance of culture – promoting access to culture.

Sub-themes:

(1166/1.5)

- Roles of governments: new challenges and opportunities;

- Best practices and policy innovation;

- Perspectives for the Council of Europe.

Responsible body:

(1147/7.1)

Steering Committee of Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP).

Participants:

(1154/7.2, 1166/1.5)

- States Parties to the European Cultural Convention;

- Committee of Ministers;

- Parliamentary Assembly;

- Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe;

- Education and Culture Committee of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe;

- European Union.

Observers:

(1154/7.2, 1166/1.5)

- 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 (UN-ECE);

- International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM);

- Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation (ALECSO);

- European Cultural Foundation (ECF);

- European Cultural Centre in Delphi;

- Culture Action Europe;

- European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres (ENCATC);

- European Roma and Travellers Forum (ERTF).

* * *

● 24th session of the Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education
(26-27 April 2013, Helsinki, Finland)

(1146/7.3, 1166/1.5)

Theme:

(1166/1.5)

Governance and quality education.

Sub-themes:

(1166/1.5)

- Decentralisation, social participation and empowerment of local authorities in the governance of education;

- Ethics and integrity in education (with special focus on the ethical behaviour of teachers and the integrity of higher education and research);

- Parents, teachers and student involvement in educational governance and management and quality education.

Responsible body:

(1146/7.3)

Steering Committee for Educational Policy and Practice (CDPPE).

Participants:

(1166/1.5)

- States Parties to the European Cultural Convention;

- Committee of Ministers;

- Parliamentary Assembly;

- Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe;

- Education and Culture Committee of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe;

- European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ);

- Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ);

- European Committee for Social Cohesion (CDCS);

- European Union.

Observers:

(1166/1.5)

- 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;

- Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation (ALECSO);

- European Training Foundation (EFT);

- Conference of European Churches (CEC);

- Education International (EI);

- European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE);

- European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (EURODOC);

- European Cultural Foundation (ECF);

- European Federation of Catholic Universities (FUCE);

- European Science Foundation (ESF);

- European Students’ Union (ESU);

- European University Association (EUA);

- European Wergeland Centre;

- International Association of Universities (IAU).

* * *

● 1st Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Media and Information Society2
(Autumn 2013 (dates to be confirmed), Belgrade, Serbia)

(1107/1.5, CM(2011)131 final, 1161/1.5)

Theme:

(1161/1.5)

Freedom of expression and democracy in the digital age – opportunities, rights and responsibilities.

Responsible body:

(1107/1.5, CM(2011)131 final)

Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI)

* * * * *

2014

● 16th session of the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Spatial/Regional Planning (CEMAT)
(July 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece)

(1118/9.2, 1147/9.1)

Theme:

(1147/9.1)

Territorial democracy: the role of public participation in the process of sustainable territorial development of the European continent.

Responsible body:

(1147/9.1)

Committee of Senior Officials of the CEMAT.

Participants:

(1147/9.1)

- Council of Europe member states;

- Committee of Ministers;

- Parliamentary Assembly;

- Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe;

- Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB);

- European Union.

Observers:

(1147/9.1)

- 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 (CEMT);

- United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE);

- United Nations Commission for Sustainable Development (UNCSD);

- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO);

- United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP);

- United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat);

- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP);

- United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR);

- Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE);

   

- Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Co-operation (PABSEC);

- Central European Initiative;

- European Environment Agency (EEA);

- Commonwealth of Independent States;

- NGOs admitted by the CEMAT Committee of Senior Officials in accordance with the rules governing that committee’s relations with NGOs:

* International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP),
* “NGO-Towns” Grouping of NGOs enjoying consultative status with the Council of Europe,

* International Association Rurality-Environment-Development (RED);

- European Council of Spatial Planners (ECTP-CEU);

- “Visions and Strategies around the Baltic Sea 2010” (VASAB);

- Regional Environmental Centre (REC-Caucasus).

 

* * * * *

Other Ministerial Meetings

● 13th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport
(17-19 September 2014, Macolin, Switzerland)

(cf. decision VII of the 9th meeting of the Statutory Committee of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS))

1 Unless indicated otherwise, Resolution CM/Res(2011)7 on Council of Europe conferences of specialised ministers applies for the organisation of these conferences.

2 Resolution Res(71)44 applies.



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