Ministers’ Deputies
Notes on the Agenda

CM/Notes/1018/8.1 4 February 20081
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1018 Meeting, 20 February 2008
8 Youth and sport


8.1 Partial Agreement on the Youth Card –

Appointment of eight governmental members of the Board of Co-ordination

Reference documents
Resolution ResAP(2003)1 and
CM(2008)20 bil

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Action:

The Deputies, in their composition restricted to the member States Parties to the Partial Agreement on the Youth Card,2 are invited to appoint among themselves eight member states to sit on the Board of
Co-ordination of the Partial Agreement in 2008-2009.

1. The Partial Agreement on the Youth Card was instituted by Resolution Res (91) 20. This resolution was replaced by Resolution ResAP(2003)1. It is aimed at developing the Youth Card scheme with a view to facilitating young people's mobility, particularly at European level, as well as their access to the various goods and services necessary for their personal and cultural development.

2. Paragraph 2 of Appendix I to Resolution ResAP(2003)1 states that the organs of the Partial Agreement are:

- the Committee of Ministers with its membership restricted to member states of the Council of Europe who are members of the Partial Agreement;
- the Board of Co-ordination.

3. The Board of Co-ordination is responsible, in particular, for monitoring the implementation of the Youth Card scheme in all the states concerned, awareness-raising, drawing up the draft budget and the programme of the Partial Agreement and managing and implementing them as adopted by the Committee of Ministers.

4. Paragraph 5 of Appendix I to Resolution ResAP(2003)1 stipulates that the Board of Co-ordination shall be composed of seventeen members:

- eight representatives of Partial Agreement member states in which there are national Youth Card
bodies, who shall be appointed by the Committee of Ministers;

- eight members of the European Youth Card Association appointed by the latter;

- one representative appointed by the Advisory Council on Youth.

5. Members of the Board of Co-ordination shall be appointed for a renewable two-year period.

6. Consequently, the Ministers' Deputies, in their composition limited to the seventeen member States Parties to the Partial Agreement on the Youth Card are now invited to designate the eight countries out of the seventeen Partial Agreement member states, the representatives of which will sit on the Board of Co-ordination in 2008-20093. It should also be recalled that paragraph 5 of Appendix I to Resolution ResAP(2003)1 also states that, when appointing members of the Board of Co-ordination, the Committee of Ministers should make a point of ensuring equitable geographical distribution of representatives.

7. Following a call for candidatures, expressions of interest have been received from the following nine countries: Andorra, Austria, Croatia, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Serbia, Spain and Switzerland.

8. For the first time since the creation of the Partial Agreement, there are more candidatures than places to fill on the Board of Co-ordination. It should be noted that Resolution ResAP(2003)1 does not provide any specific procedure for the designation of the eight Board of Co-ordination members. The Chairman, after consultation of the Bureau, would therefore recommend that the Ministers’ Deputies, in their composition limited to the seventeen member States Parties to the Partial Agreement procede to an election and choose, among the nine candidatures presented, the eight candidates with the largest number of votes.

Financing assured: YES

DRAFT DECISION

1018th meeting – 20 February 2008

Item 8.1

Partial Agreement on the Youth Card –
Appointment of eight governmental members of the Board of Co-ordination

(Resolution ResAP(2003)1 and CM(2008)20)

Decision

The Deputies, in their composition restricted to member States Parties to the Partial Agreement on the Youth Card,4 appointed the following eight member states to sit on the Board of Co-ordination of the Partial Agreement in 2008-2009:

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Note 1 This document has been classified restricted at the date of issue; it will be declassified in accordance with Resolution Res(2001)6 on access to Council of Europe documents.
Note 2 Andorra, Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Spain and Switzerland.
Note 3 The outgoing members of the Board of Co-ordination are the following: Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Montenegro, Spain.
Note 4 Andorra, Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Spain and Switzerland.


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