Ministers’ Deputies
Notes on the Agenda

CM/Notes/1064/2.1bis 8 September 20091
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1064 Meeting, 9 September 2009
2 Democracy and political questions


2.1bis Current political questions

a. Activities for the development and consolidation of democratic stability

. Draft Additional Protocol to the European Charter of Local Self-Government on the right to participate in the affairs of a local authority and its Explanatory Report
. Draft Protocol No. 3 to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities concerning Euroregional Co-operation Groupings (ECGs) and its Explanatory Report

Item prepared by the GR-DEM of 8 September 2009

Reference documents
CM/Del/Dec(2009)1063/2.5, CM(2009)76 and CM(2009)77

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In accordance with the decision taken by the Ministers’ Deputies at their 1063rd meeting (8-9 July 2009), the Rapporteur Group on Democracy (GR-DEM) examined the two above-mentioned draft Protocols at its meeting on 8 September 2009.

Following this examination, the GR-DEM agreed to recommend to the Ministers’ Deputies to adopt the draft Protocols and to open them for signature on the occasion of the 16th Session of the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Local and Regional Authorities (Utrecht, the Netherlands, 16-17 November 2009).

Action

To adopt the following decisions.

Financing assured: Yes

DRAFT DECISIONS

1064th meeting – 9 September 2009

Item 2.1bis

Current political questions

a. Activities for the development and consolidation of democratic stability
. Draft Additional Protocol to the European Charter of Local Self-Government on the right to participate in the affairs of a local authority and its Explanatory Report
. Draft Protocol No. 3 to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities concerning Euroregional Co-operation Groupings (ECGs) and its Explanatory Report
(CM/Del/Dec(2009)1063/2.5, CM(2009)76 and CM(2009)77)

Decisions

Draft additional Protocol to the European Charter of Local Self-Government on the right to participate in the affairs of a local authority and its explanatory report
(CM(2009)76)

The Deputies

1. took note of the opinions of the Parliamentary Assembly and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities on the draft additional Protocol to the European Charter of Local Self-Government on the right to participate in the affairs of a local authority;

2. adopted the additional Protocol, as it appears at Appendix … to the present volume of Decisions (see also document CM(2009)76);

3. took note of the explanatory report thereto, as it appears in appendix to document CM(2009)76;

4. decided to open the additional Protocol for signature on the occasion of the 16th Session of the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Local and Regional Authorities (Utrecht, the Netherlands, 16-17 November 2009).

Draft Protocol No. 3 to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities concerning Euroregional Co-operation Groupings (ECGs) and its explanatory report
(CM(2009)77)

The Deputies

1. took note of the opinions of the Parliamentary Assembly and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities on draft Protocol No. 3 to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities concerning Euroregional Co-operation Groupings (ECGs);

2. adopted the Protocol, as it appears at Appendix … to the present volume of Decisions (see also document CM(2009)77);

3. took note of the explanatory report thereto, as it appears in appendix to document CM(2009)77;

4. decided to open the Protocol for signature on the occasion of the 16th Session of the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Local and Regional Authorities (Utrecht, the Netherlands, 16-17 November 2009).

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.


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