Ministers’ Deputies
Notes on the Agenda

CM/Notes/954/8.1b 23 January 20061
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954 Meeting, 1 February 2006
8 Youth and sport


8.1b Council of Europe and the World Anti-Doping Agency

(WADA) – Executive Committee

Reference documents
CM/Del/Dec(2000)718/7.1 and 952/1.1, CM(2004)213

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Action

- To define a procedure for the designation of the European representative to the Executive Committee;

- To confirm the designation of Minister J-F. Lamour (France) as the European representative on the Executive Committee until the end of 2006.

1. The Executive Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) counts: 5 members (one from each continent) representing the public authorities and 5 representatives of the Olympic Movement. All are elected by WADA’s Foundation Board for a term of office of one year. One seat on the Executive Committee is allocated to the European continent.

2. The designation of the European candidate for the election to the Executive Committee has in the past been decided either by the Conference of European Ministers responsible for Sport (9th Conference, Bratislava, 2000; 10th Conference, Budapest, 2004) or at Informal Meetings of Sports Ministers (17th Meeting, Warsaw 2002) on an ad hoc basis. The Committee of Ministers has always subsequently taken note of such appointments. Considering that the future of the Conference of European Ministers responsible for Sport is at the moment uncertain, some clarification is needed concerning the designation process of the European member of the Executive Committee.

3. The designation of a candidate to the position of the European representative of public authorities on the Executive Committee of WADA should occur after consultation of all countries of the region and a subsequent appropriate agreement or decision by a representative body. For instance, the proposal of a candidate for election/re-election to the Executive Committee could be discussed in the framework of the meeting of the European Co-ordination Forum as part of its preparation for meetings of the WADA Foundation Board.

4. However, the designation of a new candidate should continue to be discussed, whenever possible, in the context of a meeting of Ministers responsible for Sport of States party to the European Cultural Convention and subsequently taken note of by the Committee of Ministers.

5. With regard to the criteria for the designation of such a candidate, one could possibly model them on the criteria for the designation of the WADA Foundation Board’s members (see item 8.1.a of the present meeting), with an exception to the reference of “not being a member of the European Union” as it is not relevant in the present case.

6. If this procedure is acceptable to the Deputies, they are invited to adopt the decisions below. Otherwise, they can refer the question to the GR-C.

7. It this context it should be recalled that at their 10th Conference, on 14 and 15 October 2004, the European Ministers responsible for Sport, approved “the designation of Minister J.-F. Lamour (France) as the representative of the European continent on the Executive Committee of WADA”. On 12 January, at its 911th meeting, the Deputies took note of this designation. On 16 November 2005, consultation in the European
Co-ordination Forum on WADA showed that the delegates wished Minister Lamour to continue in this capacity. On 21 November, the Foundation Board of WADA elected unanimously Minister J.-F. Lamour to the Executive Committee for 2006.

Financing assured: YES

DRAFT DECISIONS

954th meeting – 1 February 2006

Item 8.1b

Council of Europe and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) – Executive Committee
(CM/Del/Dec(2000)718/7.1 and 952/1.1, CM(2004)213)

Decisions

The Deputies

With regard to the procedure of designation of the European member of the WADA Executive Committee,

1. agreed that position on the Executive Committee of WADA should be filled by a person at the highest possible level from a state party to the European Cultural Convention, which fulfils the following criteria:

i. has paid its contribution to WADA for the years 2005 and 2006 and has given a firm
commitment to pay in the following years;
ii. is a party to the Anti-Doping Convention;
iii. is committed to supporting WADA and the World Anti-Doping Code;

2. agreed that members of the WADA Foundation Board designated by the Council of Europe, when called upon to appoint the European member of the WADA Executive Committee, shall take account of any relevant discussion within the European Co-ordination Forum on WADA, the Conference of European Ministers responsible for Sport and the Committee of Ministers;

3. took note of the election of Minister J.-F. LAMOUR (France) as the representative of the European continent on the Executive Committee of WADA until the end of 2006.

Note 1 This document has been classified restricted at the date of issue. Unless the Committee of Ministers decides otherwise, it will be declassified according to the rules set up in Resolution Res(2001)6 on access to Council of Europe documents.


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