Within the institutional framework of the Council of Europe, which is based in Strasbourg, France, the Secretariat
assists in the preparation, implementation and facilitation of the Pompidou Group’s activities.
Each field of activities is supported by a member of the Secretariat assigned to this task.
The chairman of the Pompidou Group gives guidance to the Secretariat. Where necessary, external
experts supply specific expertise.
The Secretariat’s duties also include monitoring
the synergy of relevant activities within the Council of
Europe and works in close co-operation with the
platforms' coordinators to ensure coherence between
The Secretariat also manages a public
internet site and various restricted sites with limited
access for experts who take part in the concerned