EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
 


 PRESENTATION

The Executive Committee is the decision-making statutory organ of the Centre.
On 5 May, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted a new statutory resolution for the North-South Centre.
One of the main lines of the Centre's new statute, which entered into force on 1 June 2011, concerns its statutory bodies. In fact, the two former statutory organs of the Centre merged into a new "Executive Committee".



  COMPOSITION
 

The Executive Committee has the following composition:

a. a government representative designated by each member state of the Centre and a representative designated by the European Union once the European Union becomes a member of the Centre;

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

c. four members representing local or regional authorities, two of whom designated by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe and two of whom designated by the Committee of the Regions of the European Union;

d. four members representing organised civil society, two of whom designated by the relevant structures of the Council of Europe responsible for civil society and youth, and two of whom designated by the Executive Committee following proposals by the Bureau, selected from non-governmental organisations active in priority activity areas of the Centre and ready to engage in a concrete co-operation with the Centre to serve common objectives;

e. the Secretary General of the Council of Europe or his/her representative, in an advisory capacity;

f. a representative of the European Commission/Union (as long as the European Union is not a member of the Centre).

See the composition

The decisions concerning the adoption of the budget of the Centre are taken by the Executive Committee in its composition restricted to the members designated (a government representative designated by each member state of the Centre and a representative designated by the European Union once the European Union becomes a member of the Centre), with a two-thirds majority of the votes cast and a majority of the members entitled to vote.

All other decisions are taken by the Executive Committee as a whole, with a two-thirds majority of the votes cast and a majority of the members of the Executive Committee, including the favourable vote of at least half of the members voting, as designated above (a government representative designated by each member state of the Centre and a representative designated by the European Union once the European Union becomes a member of the Centre).

The Executive Committee meets twice a year, in principle in Lisbon and in Strasbourg. It may, if the need arises, decide to organise meetings in other venues.


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AGENDA

6th Meeting of the Executive Committee on
28 June 2013
. Decisions


5th Meeting of the Executive Committee on
7 December 2012
. Decisions


4th Meeting of the Executive Committee on
5 October 2012
. Decisions


3rd Meeting of the Executive Committee on
29 June2012
. Decisions


Meeting on
2 November 2011
. Decisions


 Constitutive meeting
24 June 2011, Strasbourg
. Decisions


Constitutive meeting of the North-South Centre's Executive Committee
The new statute of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, following the adoption of Resolution CM / Res (2001) 6 by the Committee of Ministers on 5 May 2011, came into force on 1 June. The constitutive meeting of the new "Executive Committee ", merging the former Member State Committee and Executive Board took place on 24 June in Strasbourg.
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Agenda of the Constitutive meeting of the Executive Committee
. Opening speech by Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe
. Photos

DECLARATIONS/Speeches of the President of the Executive Committee

. Speech of J-M Heydt on the occasion of the 2013 Council of Europe Exchange on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue, 2-3 September in Yerevan

. Speech of Jean-Marie Heydt, President a.i. of the Executive Committee on the occasion of the Symposium: "Women in the monotheistic religions". (In french only) - May 2013