Non-Governmental Organisations


    STANDING COMMITTEE
    CONF/SC(2014)SYN2

    Strasbourg, 31 March 2014

    MEETING OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE
    SYNOPSIS
    OF THE MEETING HELD ON 29 JANUARY 2014

    1. Opening of the meeting by Jean-Marie Heydt, President

    The President welcomed a delegation of NGOs from Ukraine for an exchange of views with the Standing Committee on the current situation in Ukraine. The content of the resolution on “the situation in Ukraine” was discussed and validated.

    2. Preparation of the plenary meeting of the Conference of INGOs on 30 January

    The packed agenda was adopted as well as an agreement on who would moderate the different agenda items.

    A debate followed on the draft recommendation prepared by the task force “Including gender perspectives in political and democratic processes” (facilitator: Anje Wiersinga) with a view to its possible adoption in the plenary meeting: there was still a substantive work to be done under the umbrella of the Standing Committee.

    3. Representation of the Conference of INGOs in the intergovernmental Committees

Steering Committee for Human Rights

Jean Bernard Marie

Committee of experts on the reform of the Court (DH-GDR)

Jean-Bernard Marie

Committee of bioethics (DH-BIO)

no representation

Ad hoc Committee of Experts on Roma Issues (CAHROM)

no representation

Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE)

no representation

Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI)

no representation

European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC)

Gérard Greneron

Committee of Experts on the Operation of European Conventions on Co-operation in Criminal Matters (PC-OC)

no representation

Council for Penological Co-operation (PC-CP)

no representation

European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ)

Cyril Ritchie

Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI)

Harry Rogge

Committee of experts on protection of journalism and safety of journalists (MSI-JO)

Representation not defined at the moment

Committee of experts on cross-border flow of Internet traffic and Internet freedom (MSI-INT)

no representation

Ad hoc committee on data protection (CAH DATA)

no representation

Committee of experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER)

no representation

Ad hoc European Committee for the World Anti-Doping Agency (CAHAMA)

no representation

European Committee on Democracy and Governance (CDDG)

Anne-Marie Chavanon

Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP)

Anne-Marie Chavanon et d’autres selon les thématiques

Committee of experts for the revision of European Convention on Cinematographique Co-production (CDPP-CINE)

no representation

Steering Committee for Educational Policy and Practice (CDPPE)

Sabine Rohmann

European Committee on Social Cohesion, Human Dignity and Equality (CDDECS)

Antonina Dashkina et Maritchu Rall

Gender Equality Commission (DECS-GEC)

Betty Doornenbal

Committee of Experts on the Council of Europe strategy for the rights of the child (2016-2019) (DECS-ENF)

Anna Rurka

Committee of Experts on the Rights of People with Disabilities (DECS-RPD)

Marie-José Schmitt

European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ)

Israël MENSAH

Advisor Council on Youth (CCJ)

Joint Council on Youth (CMJ)

European Committee of Pharmaceuticals and Pharmaceutical Care (Partial Agreement) (CD-P-PH)

no representation

Consumer Health Protection Committee (Partial agreement) (CD-P-SC)

no representation

European Committee on Organ Transplantation (CD-P-TO)

no representation

European Committee on Blood Transfusion (Partial agreement) (CD-P-TS)

no representation

    Israël Mensah was designated as representative of the Conference of INGOs on the Executive Committee of the North-South Centre.

    4. Work achievements of the working groups

    Item postponed to the meeting of the Standing Committee on 7 April.

    5. Assessment of the work of the Conference of INGOs on the theme “living together”

    Item postponed to the meeting of the Standing Committee on 7 April.

    6. Opinion of the Standing Committee on the list of INGOs from which the Secretary General intended to withdraw the participatory status: for validation

    An intense debate took place on the subject, the procedure and on questions of principle. Comments from members of the Standing Committee were to be sent to the President by 17 February at the latest.

Sabine Rohmann