1099th (Budget) meeting – 23 November 2010

Item 11.1
Part 1

COUNCIL OF EUROPE BUDGETS
Financial Year 2011

Ordinary Budget, Subsidiary Budgets – Services, Subsidiary Budget of the European Youth Centres,
Subsidiary Budget for Publications and adjustment of the scales of contributions of member states
to the budgets of the Council of Europe

(CM(2010)130, CM(2010)130 corr2, CM(2010)130 corr3, CM(2010)130 corr4, CM(2010)135, CM(2010)153 rev, CM(2010)86, CM(2010)123, GR-PBA(2010)13 final)

Decisions

The Deputies

1. adopted Resolution CM/Res(2010)27 on the adjustment of the scale of contributions to the Council of Europe Ordinary Budget and Budget of the European Youth Foundation, with effect from 1 January 2011, as it appears at Appendix 3 to the present volume of Decisions, and fixed, as follows, the rates of contribution to the special accounts for cultural and sports activities for 2011 of the non-member state partie to the European Cultural Convention:

- Belarus 0.3907%

- Kazakhstan 0.7489%

2. approved the amounts for the rates of the various retainers, honoraria and daily allowances with effect from 1 January 2011, as they appear at Appendix 4 to the present volume of Decisions;

3 fixed, as follows, with effect from 1 January 2011, the rates of the annual representational allowances for specially appointed officials:

- Secretary General €24 038

- Deputy Secretary General and Secretary General of the Assembly

having the rank of Deputy Secretary General €9 799

4. fixed, as follows, with effect from 1 January 2011, registration fees for the activities of the European Youth Centres:

- Training courses €60

- Symposia or conferences €40

- Study sessions €50

- Intercultural Dialogue applied to youth work through a foreign language €100

5. fixed the total appropriations for staff-related expenditure at €144 249 100, noting that in accordance with their decision adopted at their 971st meeting (12 July 2006, item 1.6), any increase in this total would require their approval;

6. authorised the Secretary General to make vote to vote transfers of appropriations when the requirement for such transfers arose from the redeployment of permanent posts effected by the Secretary General under the powers conferred on him by Resolution Res(81)6 and to make vote to vote transfers of appropriations between the various heads covering staff expenditure, to deal with any budgetary problems arising from the charging of staff expenditure to a variety of sub-heads of the budget;

    7. authorised the Secretary General to make transfers of appropriations between the various votes of the budget in respect of placement of national civil servants on secondment;

    8. approved the table of permanent posts, as it appears at Appendix 5 to the present volume of Decisions;

    9. took note of the table of positions, as it appears in document CM(2010)130 corr3;

10. approved the organisation chart, with effect from 1 January 2011, as it appears at Appendix 6 to the present volume of Decisions;

11. adopted Resolution CM/Res(2010)28 approving the Programme and Ordinary Budget for the 2011 financial year, as it appears at Appendix 7 to the present volume of Decisions;

12. took note of the Medium-term Investment Plan 2012-2015, as it appears at Appendix V of document CM(2010)130;

13. approved the Investment Programme for 2011, as it appears at Appendix V of document CM(2010)130, for a total of €5 165 000;

    14. agreed to the Secretary General’s proposal that the terms of reference of all steering and ad hoc committees, and their subordinate groups, would come to an end on 31 December 2011, and consequently, authorised the operation of the steering and ad hoc committees, and subordinate groups, as set out in document GR-PBA(2010)13 final, until the end of 2011;

    14bis. invited the Committee of Experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER) to reflect on a possible prioritisation of its tasks;

15. having regard to Article 31 of the Financial Regulations1 governing transfers from one vote to another, agreed that transfers of appropriations, other than those covered under decisions 6 and 7 above, to or from the European Court of Human Rights, the Parliamentary Assembly and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe would require their prior authorisation;

16. took note of the timeframe for the implementation of the recommendations of the External Auditor, as set out in document CM(2010)103 on the “Follow up to the Report of the External Auditor”;

17. encouraged the Secretary General to continue the comprehensive reform process underway in the Organisation, including of the programme of activities and intergovernmental structures, reinforcing effectiveness, relevance, impact and efficiency and further streamlining administrative procedures and structures.

1 “In case of need, the Secretary General may effect transfers within each vote of the budget, subject to the conditions and limitation fixed by the Committee of Ministers at the time of its approval. Transfers from one vote to another may be made only with the authorisation of the Committee of Ministers after receiving the opinion of the Budget Committee.

The Secretary General is authorised to make vote to vote transfers of appropriations when the requirement for such transfers arises from the redeployment of permanent posts effected by the Secretary General under the powers conferred on him by Resolution Res(81)6 and on the basis of the annual budget decisions to make vote to vote transfers of appropriations between the various
sub-heads covering staff expenditure, to deal with any budgetary problems arising from the charging of staff expenditure to a variety of heads of the budget.”



 Top

 

  Related Documents
 
   Meetings
 
   Other documents