Committee of Ministers Chairmanship – Netherlands : November 2003 - May 2003 

Dutch proposal on public health sent for opinion to several Council of Europe committees

13.04.2004 - After the discussion held on 7 April concerning the proposal for a strategic approach to public health submitted by the Netherlands Chair of the Committee of Ministers, the Ministers’ Deputies of the 45 Council of Europe member states decided to invite designated Committees – dealing with bioethics and social cohesion, together with the Pompidou Group – to give their opinions on the proposal.

They also instructed the European Health Steering Committee to present them with proposals, in the light of these opinions, on the requisite conditions for making the objectives operational. It is expected that the proposals will considered with a view to adoption not later than the end of 2004.