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    CM/Inf(2002)5 16 January 2002
    (See Corrigendum )

    Granting and withdrawal of consultative status to international non-governmental organisations
    Communication of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe


    1. In accordance with Committee of Ministers Resolution (93) 38 on relations between the Council of Europe and international non-governmental organisations, the Secretary General communicated on 21 September 2001, to the Committee of Ministers (CM/Inf(2001)35), and to the Parliamentary Assembly (doc 9211), the names of the international non-governmental organisations to which he had decided to grant consultative status.

    2. In the absence of any objection founded on the conditions set out in paragraph 9 of the appendix to Resolution (93) 38, the decision of the Secretary General should be considered as a decision of the Committee of Ministers after a period of three months following this communication.

    3. As no objection has been raised either by the Committee of Ministers or by the Parliamentary Assembly during this period, the following fourteen international non-governmental organisations have been granted consultative status with the Council of Europe from 21 December 2001:

    - Association of Central and Eastern European Electoral Officials (ACEEEO);
    - Association of Women of Southern Europe (AFEM);
    - Centre International de Droit Comparé de l’Environnement (CIDCE);
    - Disabled People’s International (DPI);
    - European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF);
    - European Drama Encounters (EDERED);
    - European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM);
    - Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES);
    - International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care (ISTAHC);
    - Médecins du Monde;
    - Partners for Democratic Change;
    - Simon Wiesenthal Centre;
    - Transparency International;
    - World Organisation of Talented Children (WOTC).

    4. Further to their request, the names of the following five NGOs have been removed from the list of NGOs enjoying consultative status with the Council of Europe:

    - European Federation of Community Radios (EFCR);
    - European Working Group of Practitioners and Specialists in Free Practice;
    - International Commission of Agricultural Engineering;
    - International Dental Federation;
    - International Literary and Artistic Association.

    5. In view of the establishment of a different type of institutional relationship with the Council of Europe, Socialist International, following its request, has been removed from the list of NGOs enjoying consultative status.

    6. The Secretary General having decided to grant consultative status to the World Family Organisation, the International Association for Counselling, and the Standing Committee of European Doctors, following a change in name and the adoption of new statutes, the names of these three NGOs have also been added to the list.

    7. The names of the following 54 NGOs will be removed from the list of those enjoying consultative status due to their failure to comply with the obligations under the rules set out in paragraph 5 of the Appendix to Resolution (93)38, ie failure to submit a biennial report for the period 1998-1999:

    - Association of European Journalists (AEJ);
    - Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE);
    - Association MAP.TV (Memory-Archives-Programmes);
    - Association of European Pharmaceutical Inspectors;
    - Association of European Research Libraries;
    - Association Internationale de la Mutualité (AIM);
    - Committee of National Institutes of Patent Agents (CNIPA);
    - European Academy of Environmental Affairs;
    - European Association for Adult Education (AEEA);
    - European Association for Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL);
    - European Association of Advertising Agencies (EAAA);
    - European Committee for Young Farmers' and 4H Clubs;
    - European Confederation of Agriculture;
    - European Conference of Music (CEM);
    - European Dyslexia Association (EDA);
    - European Federation for Transport and Environment (T & E);
    - European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI);
    - European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries' Associations (EFPIA);
    - European Federation of the Associations of Dieticians (EFAD);
    - European Forum on Development Service (FORUM);
    - European Group of Television Advertising (EGTA);
    - European Industrial Space Study Group (EUROSPACE);
    - European Nursing Group (ENG);
    - European Showmen's Union (ESU);
    - European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI);
    - European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE);
    - European Training and Development Centre for Farming and Rural Life (CEPFAR);
    - European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS);
    - Federation of Air Transport User Representatives in the European Community (FATUREC);
    - Federation of European Direct Marketing (FEDMA);
    - Foundation of the Europe of Sciences and Cultures (FESAC);
    - International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE);
    - International Association of Art (IAA);
    - International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism (AIEST);
    - International Centre for European Training (CIFE);
    - International Commission for the Protection of the Alps (CIPRA);
    - International Community Education Association (ICEA);
    - International Federation of Resistance Movements;
    - International Federation of the Periodical Press Limited (FIPP);
    - International Good Templar Youth Federation (IGTYF);
    - International Prevention of Road Accidents (PRI);

    - International Society for History Didactics (ISHD);
    - International Union of Architects (UIA);
    - International Youth Federation for Environmental Studies and Conservation (IYF);
    - Northern Nurses' Federation (NNF);
    - Organisation for International Economic Relations (IER);
    - Property Owner International Union (UIPI);
    - Society of Comparative Legislation (SLC);
    - The National Unions of Students in Europe (ESIB);
    - Tourism in Rural Europe (EUROTER);
    - Union of European Foresters (UEF);
    - Union of European Historic Houses Associations;
    - Union of European Practitioners in Industrial Property (UEPIP);
    - Youth for Development and Co-operation (YDC).

    8. Due to a technical error, the name of the International Association Autism-Europe figured among the list of those NGOs from which the Secretary General intended to withdraw consultative status. The name of this NGO will remain on the list.

    9. The names of the following three NGOs enjoying consultative status, having ceased their activities, will be withdrawn from the list:

    - European Advertising Tripartite;
    - European Help Centre for Non-Profit Organisations
    - International Federation for School Correspondence and Exchange Organisations (FIOCES).

    10. At present, 374 NGOs enjoy consultative status with the Council of Europe.



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