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    Ministers’ Deputies
    Notes on the Agenda

    CM/Notes/808/6.3 2 September 2002
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    808 Meeting, 18 September 2002
    6 Social Cohesion


    6.3 European Population Committee (CAHP)

    Abridged report of the 3rd meeting (Strasbourg, 3-5 June 2002)

    Reference document
    CM(2002)122

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      Action

      The Deputies are invited to consider the abridged report of the third meeting of the European Population Committee (CAHP) and to take the relevant decisions.

    1. The European Population Committee (CAHP) held its 3rd meeting in Strasbourg from
    3 - 5 June 2002. The Abridged meeting report appears in document CM(2002)122. At its meeting, the CAHP dealt with a number of points, some of which are referred to below.

    2. The CAHP elected as new Chairman Mr Aidan Punch (Ireland) and as Vice Chairman Mr  Richard Gisser (Austria). It thanked the resigning Chairman Mr Robert Cliquet (Belgium) and Mr Kalev Katus (Estonia) for excellent leadership through the reform work of the European Population Committee.

    3. The CAHP agreed to collaborate with the Committee on Migration (CDMG) to improve the Committees’ reporting on migration data within the framework of the joint migration data questionnaire in which the Council of Europe is a partner together with Eurostat and the UN.

    4. The Committee expressed its approval of the Secretariat’s progress report on the international observation and monitoring of the census in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” – a joint activity between the Council of Europe and the European Union to be carried out in November 2002. It also expressed its approval of the proposal to co-organise a conference together with Eurostat in 2003, with financial support from the World Bank and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), on Human resource management in statistical offices in countries of the Balkans, accession countries and TACIS program countries. It agreed to continue focusing its technical assistance on the countries of the South Caucasus and of South-East Europe. The Ministers’ Deputies are invited to take note of this information.

    5. The Committee discussed the content of the draft reports covering its activities for 2002: 1. The economically active population in Europe: trends, perspectives and policies; 2. Very low fertility: the patterns and their implications; 3. Active ageing in Europe and 4.Contraceptive behaviour of young Europeans: trends and implications. It approved the content and quality of the draft reports and concluded that its new working methods were successful and that it would be able to complete its 2002 programme of activities according to schedule. The Ministers’ Deputies are invited to take note of this report on the progress made.

    6. The Committee reaffirmed its wish to promote the organisation and holding of a policy-oriented European Population Conference in 2004. It was however aware of the financial implication of such an undertaking. With this in mind it intended to investigate into financial support from interested partners, such as the UN and Eurostat, and to report back in due time to the Committee of Ministers in order for a formal decision on the organisation of such an event to be made. The Ministers’ Deputies are invited to take note of this information.

    7. The Committee agreed to substitute the 2003 activity on “Changing family formation trends”, proposed at its last meeting, by an activity entitled “Ageing in Europe”. The reason for this was delays in accessing data from the 2000 census round for the original activity, and that continued work on ageing would benefit the Secretary General’s and the DG III’s commitment to prioritise ageing as a follow-up to the UN’s Madrid and Berlin conferences on ageing in 2002.The Ministers’ Deputies are invited to take note of the change in the Committee’s activity program for 2003.

    8. The Committee decided to hold its next meeting on 27-29 November 2002 and suggested that the Secretariat should make arrangements for an informal meeting of the working groups responsible for the Committee’s activity program for 2002 on the afternoon of 26 November, provided that such an informal meeting would not imply any extra cost.

      Financing assured: YES

    DRAFT DECISIONS

    808th meeting – 18 September 2002

    Item 6.3

    European Population Committee (CAHP)
    Abridged report of the 3rd meeting (Strasbourg, 3-5 June 2002)
    (CM(2002)122)

    Decisions

    The Deputies

    1. took note of the information concerning the CAHP’s preparations for the international monitoring and observation of the forthcoming census in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and its proposal to continue focusing its assistance activities on countries in the Caucasus and south East Europe;

    2. took note of the CAHP’s progress report concerning its programme of activities for 2002;

    3. took note of the information that CAHP has set up a task force within its framework of activities to promote a policy-oriented European population conference;

    4. took note of the CAHP’s proposal to change its programme of activities for 2003 by replacing the activity on “Changing family formation trends” with the activity “Ageing in Europe”;

    5. taking into account decisions 1 to 4 above, took note of the abridged report of the European Population Committee’s (CAHP’s) third meeting as a whole (cf. CM(2002)122).



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