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CM/Inf(2011)8       3 February 2011

Forthcoming Conferences of Specialised Ministers



Other Ministerial Meetings

This document contains information (dates, places, themes etc.) on Conferences of Specialised Ministers approved by the Ministers' Deputies. Figures in brackets refer to the relevant decisions of the Committee of Ministers. It also contains details of other ministerial meetings.

“The Committee of Ministers considered that an adequate legal framework exists, under Resolution (71) 44 and Resolution (89) 40, for the preparation of Conferences of Specialised Ministers. It called on all parties involved in the preparation of Conferences of Specialised Ministers to ensure that the provisions of these resolutions are applied.

The Committee of Ministers decides whether or not an event falls within the scope of Resolution (71) 44 on Conferences of Specialised Ministers. It is also recalled that when a member state takes the initiative of convening a Conference of Specialised Ministers for which no special working relationship already exists under the provisions of Resolution (71) 44, the agreement of the Committee of Ministers should be sought for the establishment of such a relationship and/or for the provision of secretarial services by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

To assist in the implementation of the provisions of these resolutions, the Committee of Ministers agreed the following:

(i) upon receipt of the notification that the government of a member state of the Council of Europe proposes to convene a Conference of Specialised Ministers which has never met before, the competent rapporteur group should examine the matter, in the light of an opinion to be received from the relevant steering committee; the proposal to hold the conference at a Ministerial level should be clearly justified and include budgetary implications;

(ii) steering committees should include in their abridged meeting reports a brief outline of the reasons for proposing a particular theme for a Conference of Specialised Ministers. All the aspects of the preparation of Conferences of Specialised Ministers, including budgetary implications, will be examined by the competent rapporteur group, who will hold an exchange of views and, if need be, will bring specific comments to the attention of the steering committee and of the Deputies when taking the relevant decisions;

(iii) the Secretariat should communicate to Permanent Representations any draft texts to be adopted by the conference four to six weeks before the conference. This would enable delegations which so wish to liaise with their competent ministries. If need be, a Permanent Representation may ask to raise any relevant matter with the competent steering committee and in the competent rapporteur group.” (CM/Del/Dec(2009)1055/1.8 (April 2009))


● 9th Council of Europe Conference of Health Ministers
(29-30 September 2011, Lisbon, Portugal)

(1076/6.3, 1094/6.2)

Theme (provisional):


Child-friendly health care.

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● 17th Session of the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Local and Regional Government (first half of November 2011, Kyiv, Ukraine)

(1079/1.5, 1102/1.5)



- Local government: responses to recession across Europe;

- Overcoming obstacles to transfrontier co-operation;

- Partnership between the Committee of Ministers and the Ministerial Conference;

- Report by Minister Chaves on the reviews agreed in the Utrecht Declaration.

Responsible body;


European Committee on Local and Regional Democracy (CDLR).



- Member states of the Council of Europe;

- Committee of Ministers;

- Parliamentary Assembly;

- Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe;

- Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe;

- Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB).



- European Commission,

- European Parliament,

- Secretariat General of the Council of the European Union:

- Committee of the Regions.



- Canada;

- Holy See;

- Japan;

- Mexico;

- United States of America;

- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD);

- United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN/ECE);

- Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR-OSCE);

- United Cities and Local Government (UCLG);

- Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR);

- Assembly of European Regions (AER);

- International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP);

- UN Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat);

- Benelux Union.

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● 2nd Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Social Cohesion
(September 2012, Istanbul, Turkey)

(1074/1.5, 1089/6.1a)



Building a secure future for all.

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● 9th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Youth
(September 2012, St Petersburg, Russian Federation)




Young people’s access to rights: development of innovative youth policies.



- Social inclusion of young people;

- Democracy, including e-Democracy;

- Living together in diverse societies.

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