from 1997 to the
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The Charter in the field
|Specific activities on the European Social Charter have been
organised since 1994. The annually increasing number of activities in
all the new member States has resulted in a parallel rise over recent
years in the number of signatures and ratifications of Charter
These activities include various kinds of seminars and meetings organised in member States among which are the following:
Information and technical seminars
Meetings have already been held in a number of member States in order to explain, on the one hand, the substance of the rights guaranteed by the Charter and on the other, to construct compatibility studies of national legislation and practice with the Charter's standards.
Seminars for the preparation of first reports
This activity targets States which have ratified either the 1961 Charter or the Revised Charter, and is designed to help them compile their first national report, ensuring that it contains the necessary information to enable the European Committee of Social Rights to assess whether the country concerned fulfils its obligations under the Charter.
Seminars organised within the framework of the Third Summet Action Plan
Their goal is to provide assistance to a State in the protection of social rights through a wider implementation of the European Social Charter. They aim in particular to reinforce dialogue with a State and broaden its knowledge of the Charter in order to quicken the process of ratification and to promote knowledge of the Charter among competent national players (public authorities, Parliament, judges, civilians).
Joint co-operation programmes between the Council of Europe and the
on on non-accepted provisions (procedure provided for in Article 22 of
the 1961 Charter)