Steering Committee on Media and Information Society
(CDMSI)

On 1 January 2012, the Steering Committee on Media and new Communication Services (CDMC) was replaced by the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI).
This change should enable the Council of Europe to keep pace with the changes occurring in the media and the information society. It will thus embrace the forward looking dimension of the new notion of media, adopted by the Committee of Ministers, in its standard setting work, still pursuing the multi-stakeholder approach adopted by the CDMC.
Terms of reference

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Criteria for observers

Together with representatives of Council of Europe members states, steering committees can benefit from the participation of other organisations as observers, including “Civil society and representatives of business, technical, professional and academic communities”( without the right to vote and without defrayal of expenses).
Some criteria have been defined for granting observer status to the steering committee. The organisations (associations, foundations, NGOs) should demonstrate:

    - a broad experience in the areas of competence of the CDMSI – or its subordinate bodies;
    - an ability to make an effective and high quality contribution to its activities (necessary human and material resources;
    - a representation at a Europe-wide, and where relevant a broader, level.

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Meeting documents

Meeting documents will not be made available in paper form in the meeting room.
Experts are therefore asked to ensure that they bring all relevant working documents with them to meetings
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Next meetings of the CDMSI

See the calendar of meetings and events relevant to the CDMSI 2014

7th meeting: 18-21 November 2014, Strasbourg
Annotated agenda
Abriged report
Report
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Previous meetings of the CDMSI

See the up-dated CDMSI follow-up chart

6th meeting: 20-23 May 2014, Strasbourg
Annotated agenda
Abriged report
Report

5th meeting: 3-6 December 2013, Strasbourg
Annotated agenda
Abridged report
Report

4th meeting: 6 November 2013, Belgrade
Annotated agenda

3rd meeting: 23-26 April 2013, Strasbourg
Report
Abridged report
Annotated agenda (Revised version of 16 April including order of business

During the meeting, a presentation was made by Fiona Harrisson, Access Info Europe, on a study on Transparency of Media Ownership in Europe. See here the presentation and the Powerpoint..

2nd meeting of the CDMSI, Strasbourg, 27 to 30 November 2012

Report
Abridged report
Annotated agenda

1st meeting of the CDMSI, Strasbourg, 27 to 30 March 2012
Report
Abridged report
Draft agenda
Annotated agenda