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Last meeting of the Executive Council
On 28 March 2011, the Executive Council held its 45th (and in principle last) meeting, in Lisbon. The Chair, Deborah Bergamini, praised the work made by the council since its first meeting, 21 years ago (on 23-24 April 1990 in Lisbon). In this context she paid tribute to her predecessors : Claude Frey (Switzerland), Miguel Angel Martinez (Spain, who was present at the meeting, as representative the European Parliament), Vitor Crespo (Portugal) and Harry Aarts (Netherlands). According to the proposed new statutory Resolution, the two present statutory bodies of the North-South Centre (i.e. the Executive Council and the Committee of Member States) will be merged into a new "Executive Committee" which will be the unique decision making body of the Centre. It is foreseen that this new body will hold its constitutive meeting in June in Strasbourg.
. See the final decisions


AT THE CROSSROAD...
In 2010, the North-South Centre successfully celebrated its 20th anniversary. The permanent processes implemented by the Centre during its history have been strengthened and now constitute the backbone of its programme of activities. The relationship with the EU is stronger than ever and the Centre has developed privileged co-operation links with the Alliance of Civilizations. All this gives the North-South Centre solid assets to project itself into the future in a radically changing international environment.
. More

Chair of the North-South Centre Executive Council

Statements by the President of the  Executive Council of the North-South Centre

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concerning the international day for tolerance 2010
. More
- concerning the creation of UN Woman
. Declaration

- concerning the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
. Declaration

. More information...
- regarding the request of Cape Verde to join the North-South Centre
. Declaration

- on the occasion of the re-election of Mr. José Manual Barroso as President of the European Commission
. Declaration
- on the occasion of the International Youth Day,
 
Declaration

- on the adoption of the law criminalizing domestic violence in Pakistan
 
Declaration
- concerning Morocco's membership to the North-South Centre on 1 July 2009
 . Statement by the Chair of the Executive Council concerning Morocco's membership to the North-South Centre
Statement of the Chair of the NSC Executive Council, Ms Bergamini, who took her function in Lisbon on 1 April.
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Statement
- concerning the situation in Iran
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Declaration
- on the occasion of the Women’s Day (8 March 2010)
. See the Declaration

. See the Contest winners - Action for Women


44th meeting of the Executive Council of the North-South Centre
The 44th meeting of Executive Council of the North-South Centre took place on 3 November 2010, in Lisbon.
. Adopted decisions

The Executive Council adopts its opinion on the proposition of a new Statutory Resolution for the NSC
At its meeting on 17 May, the Executive Council adopted a series of important decisions including its opinion on Recommendation 1893 (2009).
. Link to the opinion
. Link to the decisions

  PRESENTATION

The Executive Council meets twice yearly (spring and autumn) and has a total of 27 seats, composed of the following members: 

-          eight representatives from the member States of the Partial Agreement, designated by the Committee of Representatives of the member States;

-          four parliamentarians, two of whom are designated by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and two of whom are designated by the European Parliament;

-          four representatives of local and regional authorities, designated by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe;

-          six civil society representatives, two of whom are designated by the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe;

-          a representative from the European Commission;

-          three representatives from the South, invited by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, on the advice of the Bureau of the Executive Council;

-          a representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe. 

Mrs Deborah Bergamini (Italy) is the Chair of the Executive Council and Ambassador Eberhard Kölsch (Germany) is the Vice-Chair. 



  COMPOSITION
 

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS
 

COMPOSITION OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

 

Representatives of the member States:

1

 Cyprus

 

2

 Finland

 

3

 Germany*

 

4

 The Netherlands

 

5

 San Marino

 

6

 Serbia

 

7

 Spain*

 

8

 Switzerland

Parliamentarians:

 

 

          Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe(1)

9

Mr Kimmo Sasi*

                                

10

Ms Ana Catarina Mendonça

                              European Parliament(2)

11

Mr Miguel Angel Martínez

 

12

Ms Birgit Schnieber-Jastram

 

 

 

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities
of the Council of Europe
(3)

13

Mr Jean-Claude Frecon

 

14

Mr Ian Micallef

 

15

Mrs Ludmila Sfirloaga*

 

16

 

Civil society Representatives: 

 

 

Conference of INGOs of the Council
of Europe

17

Mr Jean-Marie Heydt*

 

18

Mr Michel Julien

European Youth Forum

19

Mr Christoffer Grønstad

Global Education Network Europe (GENE)

20

Mr Helmuth Hartmeyer

European NGO confederation for relief
and development (CONCORD)

21

Ms Rilli Lappalainen

European Institute of Cultural Routes

22

Ms Erna Hennicot-Schoepges

Secretary General of the Council of
Europe or his/her representative:

23

Mrs Gabriella

Battaini-Dragoni

European Commission(4):

24

Mrs Luisella

Pavan-Woolfe*

Representatives from the South:

 

 

       Member of Parliament, South Africa

25

Mr Habib Ben Yahia

      Secretary General of the Arab Maghreb Union

26

 

 

 

 

 Seat allocated on an exceptional
 basis(5)                                   

27

Italy*

 

 

 

* Bureau member

 

 

(1) Substitute members:
Mrs Maryvonne Blondin and
Mrs Antigoni Papadopoulos

 

 

(2) Substitute members:
Mr Charles Goerens and
Ms Gabriele Zimmer

 

 

(3) Substitute members: Mr Michel Guegan and Mrs Esther Maurer

 

 

(4)  Substitute member:
Mr Jerôme Legrand

 

 

   (5) At its 41st meeting of 17 March 2009, the Executive Council allocated, on an exceptional basis, a seat to Italy until the end of the present Executive Council mandate in spring 2010.

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AGENDA

 Last meeting
2 November 2011
Strategy Document


PAST MEETING REPORTS

- 45th meeting (28 March 2011)

- 44th meeting (3 November 2010)
 

- 43rd meeting (17 May 2010)

- 42nd meeting (12 November 2009)

During the meeting the Executive Council adopted several decisions, in particulary the Programme of activities for 2010.
 

- 41st meeting
(17 March 2009)
 

- 40th meeting
(12 November 2008) 
 

- 39th meeting
(31 March 2008) 
 

- 38th meeting
(15 November 2007) 
 

- 37th meeting
(17 March 2007)