The ministerial meetings take place in camera in general every four years, circumstances and urgency however being able to justify the special convocation of the group apart from the regular meetings.
Each State is represented in those meetings either by the minister(s) interested by the subject or by the minister charged by his government with coordinating the action of ministries concerned with natural and technological risks hazards problems. For each State, a Permanent Correspondent is named who, in personal connection with the minister(s) taking part in the Ministerial Meetings, is in charge of preparing the meetings of the group; this Permanent Correspondent can be assisted by experts.
13 th Session / Portugal / 26/10/2016
12th Session / St Petersburg / 28/09/2010
11th Session / Marrakech / 30/10/2006
10th Session / San Marino / 12/12/2003
9th Session / Bandol / 3-4/10/2002
8th Session / Vougliameni / 21-22/2/2000
7th Session / Monte Carlo / 24-25/11/1997
6th Session / Brussels / 6/10/1994
5th Session / Moscow / 1-2/10/1993
4th Session / San Marino / 23-24/10/1992
3rd Session / Ankara / 9-10/9/1991
2nd Session / La Valetta / 10-11/10/1989
1st Session / Athens / 22-23/2/1987