The Statutory Forum acts on behalf of the Congress between sessions
Following the adoption by the Committee of Ministers of the revised Charter of the Congress on 19 January 2011, the former Standing Committee has been replaced by a Statutory Forum, comprising the Presidents of all national delegations and the members of the Bureau.
The Forum acts on behalf of the Congress between sessions. The Forum convened by the President, as necessary, between the sessions of the Congress. The chairs of committees and presidents of political groups participate without voting rights.
All the recommendations and opinions to be addressed to the Committee of Ministers and/or the Parliamentary Assembly as well as the resolutions addressed to the local and regional authorities as a whole shall be adopted by the Congress during the sessions, or by the Statutory Forum.