849th meeting – 16 July 2003

    Item 8.1

    Council of Europe and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
    Conclusions of the ad hoc consultation meeting of the Parties to the European Cultural Convention (Strasbourg, 30 April 2003)

    (CM/Del/Dec(2003)844/8.1 and 848/8.1, CM(2003)77)

    Decisions

    A. With regard to the general terms of reference for the two members of the WADA Foundation Board appointed by the Council of Europe,

    The Deputies adopted the general terms of reference for the two members of the WADA Foundation Board appointed by the Council of Europe as they appear in Appendix 8 to the present volume of Decisions.

    B. With regard to a future forum for the co-ordination of positions on questions relating to WADA,

    The Deputies, under the terms of Article 17 of the Statute of the Council of Europe,

    i. set up the European Co-ordination Forum for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as an ad hoc Committee of Experts;

    ii. invited the Secretary General to convene meetings of the Forum on a regular basis, immediately before or after the meetings of the Monitoring Group of the Anti-Doping Convention, for the co-ordination of parties to the European Cultural Convention with regard to questions relating to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA);

    iii. adopted Decision No. CM/857/16072003 assigning ad hoc terms of reference to the European Co-ordination Forum for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), asking it to co-ordinate the positions of all parties to the European Cultural Convention with regard to questions relating to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), as it appears at Appendix 9 to the present volume of Decisions.

    iv. took note of the statement of the European Union as it appears at Appendix 10 to the present volume of Decisions.

    C. With regard to the co-ordination of the representatives of Europe's region on the WADA Foundation Board,

    The Deputies decided to propose that this item be included on the agenda of a forthcoming high-level meeting between the Council of Europe and the European Union.



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