Non-Governmental Organisations

    STANDING COMMITEE
    CONF/SC(2012)SYN2

    Strasbourg, 31 January 2012

    DRAFT SYNOPSIS
    OF THE MEETING HELD ON
    Friday 27 January 2012

    1. Opening of the meeting by Jean-Marie Heydt, President of the Conference of INGOs and appointment of Veysel Filiz as rapporteur.

    2. Adopted the agenda, subject to a change in the order of discussion of items 4 and 5.

    3. The new Bureau of the Conference of INGOs and the New Standing Committee were in place.

    4. Discussion of the participation of the Conference of INGOs in intergovernmental steering committees: see appended list of representatives appointed to represent the Conference of INGOs. Travel expenses could only be reimbursed for one representative per meeting.

    Alfonso Zardi, Head of the Democratic Governance, Culture and Diversity Department, made a statement on the reduction in the number of committees and the terms of reference of the new committees in the context of the reform of the Council of Europe.

    Michel Muller, Chair of INGO-Service, made a statement on the operating accounts. Reimbursements had to be requested in advance. Each committee would have a sum of €2 500 and the reimbursements for Cyril Ritchie, Chair of the Expert Council, and Betty Doornenbal, Gender Equality Co-ordinator, would be considered on a case-by-case basis; €3 500 would be available for the travel expenses of the members of the Bureau and the Standing Committee for participation in intergovernmental committees and conferences of the Council of Europe and partners.

    Jutta Gützkow, Head of the Civil Society Division, said that the Council of Europe would reimburse the travel expenses of the representatives of the Conference of INGOs at meetings of committees, ministerial conferences and other events up to a maximum of €6 000.

    5. Expert Council on NGO Law: Implementation of the decision taken by the Conference of INGOs on 25 January. Update by Cyril Ritchie, whose term had been extended: He proposed that draft terms of reference be drawn up on the basis of those from 2008 and the decisions taken the previous day by the Conference of INGOs for adoption by the Conference in June. The Secretariat underlined the importance of consulting the various Council of Europe players before submitting the proposal.

    6. Co-operation with the project “Building a Europe for and with children”: establishment of a working group to co-ordinate co-operation with national and international NGOs working on children’s rights: Anna Rourka could take charge of family and childhood issues. She could act as co-ordinator and set up a specific group while liaising with the people active in this area such as Brigitte Kahn.

    7. Other business: The Conference could take part in the forthcoming UNAOC Forum; it would be worthwhile contacting the Permanent Delegation of Austria to that end.

    8. Date of the next meeting: The Standing Committee would meet on Monday 23 April at 2 pm and Tuesday 24 April at 9 am. The Bureau of the Conference would meet on Monday 23 April at 9 am.

    During the next session of the Conference of INGOs, the Bureau and the Standing Committee would meet in the morning of Monday 25 June. The committees would meet in the afternoon of 25 June and the whole day on 26 June. The Conference of INGOs would hold its plenary summer session in the morning of Wednesday 27 June, followed by a meeting of the Standing Committee in the afternoon.

Liste des comités intergouvernementaux, des membres du Secrétariat responsables
ainsi que des représentants de la Conférence des OING / List of intergovernmental Committees, members of the Secretariat in charge, and representative of the Conference of INGOs

    Type

    Acronyme

    Nom du comité

    Site web

    Secrétariat

    DG

    Conférence des OING

    Commentaires

    Comité directeur

    CDDH

    Comité directeur pour  les droits de l'homme/Steering Committee on Human Rights

    public

    Alfonso
    DE SALAS

    DGI

    Giuseppe GUARNERI
    Marc LEYENBERGER

     

    Organe subordonné

    DH-GDR 

    Comité d’experts sur la réforme de la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme / Committee of Experts on the Reform of the Court

    public

    David
    MILNER

    DGI

    Giuseppe GUARNERI

     

    Organe subordonné

     GEC 

    Commission pour l’égalité entre les femmes et les hommes  / Gender Equality Commission

     

    Simon
    TONELLI

    DGI

    Betty DOORNENBAL

     

    Comité directeur

    CDPC 

    Comité européen pour les problèmes criminels / European Committee on Crime Problems

    public

    Carlo 
    CHIAROMONTE

    DGI

    Gérard GRENERON

     

    Comité directeur

    CDCJ

    Comité européen de coopération juridique / European Committee on Legal Co-operation 

    public

    Edo
    KORLJAN 

    DGI

    Cyril RITCHIE

     

    Comité directeur

    CDMSI 

    Comité directeur sur les médias et la société de l’information / Steering Committee on Media and Information Society

     

    Jan
    MALINOWSKI 

    DGI

    Gabriel NISSIM
    Harry ROGGE

     

    Comité ad hoc

    CAHDI 

    Comité des conseillers juridiques sur le droit international public / Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law

    public

    Christina
    OLSEN 

    DLAPIL

    Gérard GRENERON

     

    Comité directeur

    CDPPE 

    Comité directeur pour les politiques et pratiques éducatives /  Steering Committee for Educational Policy and Practice
     

     

    Villano
    QIRIAZI

    DGII

    Sabine ROHMANN

     

    Comité directeur

    CDCPP 

    Comité directeur de la culture, du patrimoine et du paysage / Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape

     

    Daniel
    THEROND 

    DGII

    Anne-Marie CHAVANON
    Patrice COLLIGNON

    Autre représentant sur désignation de la Commission

    Type

    Acronyme

    Nom du comité

    Site web

    Secrétariat

    DG

    Conférence des OING

    Commentaires

    Comité directeur

    CDLR 

    Comité européen sur la démocratie locale et régionale / European Committee on Local and Regional Democracy

    public 

    Frank
    STEKETEE 

    DGII

    Anne-Marie CHAVANON

     

    Comité ad hoc

    CCJ 

    Conseil consultatif sur la jeunesse / Advisory Council on Youth
     

    public 
    restreint
     

    Anna
    TRIGONA

    DGII

    Israël MENSAH

     

    Comité ad hoc

    CMJ 

    Comité mixte sur la jeunesse / Joint Council on Youth

    public 
    restreint

    André-Jacques
    DODIN 

    DGII

    Israël MENSAH

     

    Comité directeur

    CDCS 

    Comité européen pour la cohésion sociale / European Committee for Social Cohesion

    public 
    restreint
     

    Thorsten
    AFFLERBACH 

    DGII

    Vera JOHN-MIKOLAJEWSKI
    Anne-Marie CHAVANON

    Consulter Daniel ZIELINSKI sur la poursuite de son mandat

    Organe subordonné 

    CS-RPD 

    Comité d’experts sur les droits des personnes handicapées / Committee of Experts on the rights of people with disabilities

     

    Irena 
    KOWALCZYK-KEDZIORA  

    DGII

    Marie-José SCHMITT

    Luk ZELDERLOO également ?

Comités établis par une convention / Committees established by a Convention

    Acronyme

    Nom du Comité

    Lien au  ETS/CETS

    Lien au site Web

    DG

    Conférence
    des OING

    T-PVS

    Comité permanent de la Convention relative à la conservation de la vie sauvage et du milieu naturel de l’Europe (Convention de Berne) / Standing Committee of the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats

    STE 104 (article 14)

    Public

    DG II

    Jean-Pierre RIBAUT
    Edith WENGER

    THB-CP

    Comité des Parties à la Convention du Conseil de l’Europe sur la lutte contre la traite des êtres humains / Committee of the Parties of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

    CETS 197 (article 37)

    Public 

    DG I

    Karin NORDMEYER

     T-ES

    Comité des Parties à la Convention du Conseil de l’Europe sur la protection des enfants contre l’exploitation et les abus sexuels / Committee of the Parties to the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse

    CETS 201 (article 39)

    Public

    DG I

    Anna RURKA