Ministers’ Deputies

Notes on the Agenda

CM/Notes/1113/1.10       2 May 20111



1113 Meeting, 4 May 2011

1 General questions

1.10 Framework for Council of Europe work on migration issues 2011-2013 – Proposal by the Secretary General

Reference documents
CM/Del/Dec(2011)1112/1.8, Parliamentary Assembly REC_1967 (2011) and SG/Inf(2011)10



Action

To examine the Secretary General’s proposals contained in document SG/Inf(2011)10 with a view to adopting the draft decisions below.

In document SG/Inf(2011)10, the Secretary General sets out his proposal for the framework for Council of Europe work on migration issues 2011-2013 as well as proposals (cf. Appendix I of document) for possible Council of Europe action in case of a massive arrival of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants developed following the Committee of Ministers’ debate held on 15 March 2011.

The Deputies are invited to examine the Secretary General’s proposals with a view to adopting the draft decisions below.

Financing assured: subject to the adoption of the Council of Europe Programme and Budget 2012-2013 and to extrabudgetary contributions.

DRAFT DECISIONS

1113th meeting – 4 May 2011

Item 1.10

Framework for Council of Europe work on migration issues 2011-2013 – Proposal by the Secretary General

(CM/Del/Dec(2011)1112/1.8, Parliamentary Assembly REC_1967 (2011) and SG/Inf(2011)10)

Decisions

The Deputies

1. took note of the Secretary General’s proposal for the framework for Council of Europe work on migration issues 2011-2013 as contained in document SG/Inf(2011)10 and noted that this would form the basis of the Secretary General’s proposal for the transversal programme in this area in the draft Council of Europe Programme and Budget 2012-20132;

2. took note of the Secretary General’s proposals for possible Council of Europe action in case of a massive arrival of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants contained in Appendix I of SG/Inf(2011)10; and

3. called on member states to provide voluntary contributions so that the Secretary General could implement the activities proposed.

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.

2 Cf. CM(2011)48 rev - Priorities for 2012-2013 and their budgetary implications.



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