Terms of reference

GT-REF.INST (Ad hoc Working Party on Institutional Reforms)

The Deputies set up this ad hoc open-ended working party in May 2000 with a view to studying the proposals on institutional reforms [frequency of summits, duration of the term of office of the Chair, improvements in the organisation of the proceedings at ministerial level] contained in the priorities presented by the Italian Chair of the Committee of Ministers (CM/Del/Dec(2000)710/1.5).

The GT-REF.INST has since been tasked on an ad hoc basis to deal with such questions as Council of Europe Conferences of Specialised Ministers, intergovernmental committees (rationalisation and working methods), the Deputies’ own working methods, follow-up to the Third Summit (Action Plan, Chapter V), and institutional questions concerning relations with the Assembly.

On 19 June 2013, the Deputies approved the Bureau’s recommendation to discontinue the GT-REF.INST as the work planning of the group for the period December 2011 to September 2013 had been completed (CM/Del/Dec(2013)1174/1.4).