Statutory report 2008

7. Cultural co-operation

General
Education
Higher Education
Culture
Cultural heritage
Eurimages
European Centre for Modern Languages

General

At their 1044th meeting (10 December 2008) (CM/Del/Dec(2008)1044/7.4), the Deputies adopted the reply to Recommendation 222 (2007) of the Congress on “Language education in regional or minority languages”.

At their 1044th meeting (10 December 2008), the Deputies adopted replies to Parliamentary Assembly Recommendations 1831 (2008) on “European Muslim communities confronted with extremism” (CM/Del/Dec(2008)1044/7.1) and 1833 (2008) on “Promoting the teaching of European literature” (CM/Del/Dec(2008)1044/7.2).

At their 1036th meeting (16 September 2008) (CM/Del/Dec(2008)1036/7.2), the Deputies adopted the joint reply to Parliamentary Assembly Recommendations 1804 (2007) on “State, religion, secularity and human rights” and 1805 (2007) on “Blasphemy, religious insults and hate speech against persons on grounds of their religion”.

At their 1032nd meeting (9 and 10 July 2008) (CM/Del/Dec(2008)1032/7.1), the Deputies approved the Co-operation Agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of Norway and the Council of Europe with respect to the European Resource Centre on Education for Intercultural Understanding, Human Rights and Democratic Citizenship (CM(2008)104) and authorised the Secretary General to sign it.

At their 1031st meeting (2 July 2008) (CM/Del/Dec(2008)1031/7.1), the Deputies decided to communicate Congress Recommendation 222 (2007) on “Language education in regional or minority languages”, as well as the relevant draft reply (CM/Cong(2008)Rec222 prov) to the following committees, for comments by 1 September 2008: Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH), the European Committee on Migration (CDMG), the Committee of Experts on Roma and Travellers (MG-S-ROM) and the Committee of Experts on Issues relating to the Protection of National Minorities (DH-MIN).

At their 1025th meeting (30 April, 2 and 5 May 2008) (CM/Del/Dec(2008)1025/7.2), the Deputies approved the Council of Europe White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue (CM(2008)30 final), and agreed to transmit it to the 118th Ministerial Session.

At their 1025th meeting (30 April, 2 and 5 May 2008) (CM/Del/Dec(2008)1025/7.1), the Deputies adopted the reply to Congress Recommendation 209 (2007) on “Intergenerational co-operation and participatory democracy”.

At their 1016th meeting (30 January 2008) (CM/Del/Dec(2008)1016/7.1), the Deputies adopted the terms of reference of the Steering Committee for Culture (CDCULT), of the Advisory Group of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (CULT-CR), and of the Steering Committee for Education (CDED).

Also at their 1016th meeting (30 January 2008) (CM/Del/Dec(2008)1016/7.2), the Deputies adopted the terms of reference of the Steering Committee for Cultural Heritage and Landscape (CDPATEP).

At their 1015th meeting (16 January 2008) (CM/Del/Dec(2008)1015/7.1), the Deputies adopted replies to Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1740 (2006) on “The place of mother tongue in school education” and Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1787 (2007) on “The precautionary principle and responsible risk management” (CM/Del/Dec(2008)1015/7.2).

Education

A public website giving access to information concerning all areas of activity within the Directorate of School, out-of-School and Higher Education (including Higher Education, Co-operation and Technical Assistance, Education policy, Education for democratic citizenship, Language policy and Learning) is located at the following address: http://www.coe.int/T/E/Cultural_Co-operation/education/

CDED (Steering Committee for Education)

At their 1044th meeting (10 December 2008) (CM/Del/Dec(2008)1044/7.3), the Deputies adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2008)12 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the dimension of religions and non-religious convictions within intercultural education and took note of the relevant Explanatory Memorandum (CM(2008)166 add).

At their 1031st meeting (2 July 2008) (CM/Del/Dec(2008)1031/7.2), the Deputies adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2008)7 on the use of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and the promotion of plurilingualism and took note of its Explanatory Memorandum (CM(2008)64 addrev).

At their 1029th meeting (11 June 2008) (CM/Del/Dec(2008)1029/7.2), the Deputies adopted the terms of reference of the Ad hoc Advisory Group on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights (ED-EDCHR), of the Ad hoc Advisory Group on History Teaching (ED-HIST), and of the European Language Portfolio Validation Committee (ED-EVC).

With the understanding that the GR-C will resume consideration of draft Recommendation CM/Rec(2008)… of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the use of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and the promotion of plurilingualism (CM(2008)64 Appendix 4) at one of its forthcoming meetings, the Deputies went on to take note of the abridged report of the 7th plenary session of the CDED (CM(2008)64).

Higher Education

(http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/highereducation/default_EN.asp?)

CDESR (Steering Committee for Higher Education and Research)

At their 1036th meeting (16 September 2008) (CM/Del/Dec(2008)1036/7.4), the Deputies adopted the terms of reference for the Joint Council of Europe/UNESCO European Network of National Information Centres on Academic Mobility and Recognition (ENIC).

At their 1029th meeting (11 June 2008) (CM/Del/Dec(2008)1029/7.3), the Deputies took note of the abridged report of the 7th plenary session of the CDESR (CM(2008)63).

Culture

(http://www.coe.int/T/DG4/cultureHeritage/)

CDCULT (Steering Committee for Culture)

At their 1036th meeting (16 September 2008) (CM/Del/Dec(2008)1036/7.3), the Deputies took note of the abridged report of the 7th meeting of the CDCULT (CM(2008)120).

Cultural heritage

CDPAT (Steering Committee for Cultural Heritage)

At their 1036th meeting (16 September 2008) (CM/Del/Dec(2008)1036/7.1), the Deputies decided to communicate Congress Recommendation 195 (2006) on “Reconciling heritage and modernity” as well as the relevant draft reply, (CM/Cong(2008)Rec195 prov2), to the CDPATEP for information and possible comments by 31 December 2008.

Eurimages

(http://www.coe.int/T/DG4/Eurimages/Default_en.asp)

European Centre for Modern Languages

(http://www.ecml.at/)



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