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CM/Inf(2013)27       14 June 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

● 1st Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Media and Information Society2
(7-8 November 2013, Belgrade, Serbia)

(1107/1.5, CM(2011)131 final, 1161/1.5, 1170/1.5, 1173/1.5)

Themes:

(1161/1.5, 1173/1.5)

- Access to Internet and fundamental rights;

-How do we address the current threats to journalism?;

-Pluralism, diversity and quality in the new media ecosystem – opportunities and risks;

- Hate speech on-line.

Responsible body:

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

Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI)

Participants:

(1173/1.5)

- 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;

- Council of Europe European Youth Centre;

- European Steering Committee on Youth (CDEJ);

- Advisory Council on Youth;

- other Council of Europe intergovernmental committees as appropriate;

- Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe;

- participants and observers according to the mandate of the CDMSI.

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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).

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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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