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Communication on the activities of the Committee of Ministers

Statutory Report 2013


7. Education and culture

General
Replies to Recommendations
Intercultural dialogue
Education and Higher Education
Culture, heritage and landscape
Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes
Eurimages
European Centre for Modern Languages (Graz)

 

General

Replies to Recommendations

Parliamentary Assembly

At their 1161st meeting (5 February 2013) (CM/Del/Dec(2013)1161/7.1), the Deputies adopted Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 2005 (2012) on “The consolidation and international openness of the European Higher Education Area”.

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

Intercultural dialogue

At their 1161st meeting (5 February 2013) (CM/Del/Dec(2013)1161/1.6), the Deputies took note that the 2013 Council of Europe Exchange on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue will be held in Yerevan (Armenia) on 2 and 3 September 2013.

Education and Higher Education

At their 1176th meeting (10 July 2013) (CM/Del/Dec(2013)1176/7.2), the Deputies took note of the Final Declaration of the 24th Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and instructed the Secretariat to transmit it to the Parliamentary Assembly, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, the Conference of INGOs and the relevant intergovernmental committees, for information. They also agreed to bear it in mind when examining the draft programme and budget of the Council of Europe for 2014-2015.

Finally, the Deputies took note of the Secretary General’s report (CM(2013)78) as a whole.

At their 1171st meeting (29 May 2013) (CM/Del/Dec(2013)1171/7.1), the Deputies took note of the abridged report of the 2nd meeting of the Steering Committee for Educational Policy and Practice (CDPPE) (CM(2013)44).

At their 1168th meeting (10 April 2013) (CM/Del/Dec(2013)1168/7.2), the Deputies agreed, in accordance with paragraph 12 of Resolution CM/Res(2011)7, to address their observations on the draft final Declaration of the 24th session of the Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education (Helsinki, 26-27 April 2013) to the Secretary General and to the Steering Committee on Educational Policy and Practice (CDPPE) (CM/Inf(2013)18).

Culture, heritage and landscape

At their 1187th meeting (11-12 December 2013) (CM/Del/Dec(2013)1187/7.2), the Deputies adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2013)4 on the European Landscape Convention Information System of the Council of Europe and its glossary.

In accordance with the rules governing the Landscape Award of the Council of Europe (CM/Res(2008)3), and as proposed by the Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP), the Deputies attributed the Council of Europe Landscape Award for 2013 to: “Preserving ecological value in the landscape of the Szprotawa river valley, Lower Silesian Association of Landscape Parks, Poland” and attributed identical special mentions of the Council of Europe Landscape Award for 2013 to the following three nominations:

    a. The rebirth of Alto Belice Corleonese through the recovery of land confiscated from the mafia organisations, Libera Association names and number against the Mafia, Italy (Special mention for strengthening democracy);

    b. U-parks. U-turn we love, Utena district Municipality, Lithuania (Special mention for giving attention to the urban landscape as a common good);

    c. The Gate of Gornje Podunavlje, NGO “Podunav” Backi Monostor, Serbia (Special mention for contributing to European ideals).

Finally, the Deputies took note of the abridged report of the 2nd meeting of the CDCPP (CM(2013)111).

At their 1176th meeting (10 July 2013) (CM/Del/Dec(2013)1176/7.1), the Deputies took note of the Final Declaration of the 10th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Culture and instructed the Secretariat to transmit it to the forthcoming Council of Europe World Forum for Democracy (Strasbourg, 27-29 November 2013) and to the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Media and Information Society (Belgrade, 7-8 November 2013) so that they might take account of it in their work. They also instructed the Secretariat to transmit it to the Parliamentary Assembly, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, the Conference of INGOs and the relevant intergovernmental committees, for information, and agreed to bear it in mind when examining the draft programme and budget of the Council of Europe for 2014-2015.

Finally, the Deputies took note of the Secretary General’s report (CM(2013)77) as a whole.

At their 1168th meeting (10 April 2013) (CM/Del/Dec(2013)1168/7.1), the Deputies agreed, in accordance with paragraph 12 of Resolution CM/Res(2011)7, to address their observations on the draft final Declaration of the 10th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Culture (Moscow, 15-16 April 2013) to the Secretary General and to the Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP) (CM/Inf(2013)17).

Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes

At their 1187bis meeting (18 December 2013) (CM/Del/Dec(2013)1187bis/7.1ab), the Deputies took note of the activity report of the EPA for the period 2010-2013 (CM(2013)146). They adopted Resolution CM/Res(2013)66 confirming the establishment of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA).

At their 1187bis meeting (18 December 2013) (CM/Del/Dec(2013)1187bis/7.1c), the Deputies adopted Resolution CM/Res(2013)67 revising the rules for the award of the “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” certification, and took note of the Explanatory Memorandum thereto (CM(2013)148 addrev).

Eurimages

At their 1187th meeting (11-12 December 2013) (CM/Del/Dec(2013)1187/7.3), the Deputies adopted Resolution CM/Res(2013)57 modifying Resolution Res(88)15 setting up a European Support Fund for the Co-production and Distribution of Creative Cinematographic and Audiovisual Works “EURIMAGES”.

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