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CM/Inf(2014)4        31 January 2014

Forthcoming Conferences of Specialised Ministers


July Spatial/Regional Planning (CEMAT) 2

Other Ministerial Meetings 3

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.


● 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)



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

Responsible body:


Committee of Senior Officials of the CEMAT.



- 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.



- 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

● Informal Ministerial Networking Event

(7 February 2014, Sochi, Russian Federation)

(cf. decision of the Bureau of the Governing Board of EPAS, at its meeting on 15 November 2013).


- How can major sports events create a positive legacy?

- Pan-European co-operation on sports events.

Responsible body:

Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS).


- Parties to the European Cultural Convention ;

- EPAS member states, which are not a state party to the European Cultural Convention (Morocco and Israel);

- European Union.


- Canada ;

- Japan ;

- Mexico ;

- United States of America ;

- Australia ;

- Brazil ;

- China ;

- Republic of Korea ;

- Standing Committee of the Spectator Violence Convention (T-RV) ;

- Monitoring Group of the Anti-Doping Convention (T-DO) ;

- Ad Hoc European Committee for the World Anti-Doping Agency (CAHAMA) ;

- European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation (ENGSO) ;

- Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) ;

- The Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA Europe) ;

- International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) ;

- International Sports Federations (SportAccord) ;

- European Women and Sport (EWS).

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● 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))

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● 16th Ministerial Conference of the Pompidou Group

(19-20 November 2014, Strasbourg)


Drugs Policy from a Human Rights Perspective (tbc).