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SUMMER SESSION

CIVIL SOCIETY AND
DEMOCRACY COMMITTEE

    SUSTAINABLE TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
   

CONF/CIV/TER(2010)SYN1

The Civil Society and Democracy Committee and the Sustainable Territorial Development Committee, meeting on Wednesday 23 June 2010 from 9 am to 12.30 pm and jointly chaired by Antonella Valmorbida and Anne-Marie Chavanon,

1. adopted the agenda [CONF/CIV/TER(2010)OJ1] as it stood;

2. adopted without amendment the synopses of the Civil Society and Democracy Committee – meeting of 27 April 2010 [CONF/CIV(2010)SYN2] and the Sustainable Territorial Development Committee – meeting of 26 January 2010 [CONF/TER(2010)SYN1];

3. heard an assessment of “European Biodiversity Day” held in Strasbourg on 28 April 2010, and noted that the Declaration “Working together for biodiversity, protection of natural areas and the fight against climate change”, signed by the Presidents of the Parliamentary Assembly, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities and the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe, had been officially transmitted to the Committee of Ministers;

4. Round Table: from Utrecht to Moscow, governance and sustainable territorial development, future challenges

5. adopted in the form of a declaration a text contributing to the 15th session of the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Spatial/Regional Planning – CEMAT (8-9 July 2010, Moscow) on the theme of “Future challenges: sustainable territorial development of the European continent in a changing world” presented by Anne-Marie Chavanon, Jean-Pierre Estival and Patrice Collignon; (link to declaration)

6. took stock, under Antonella Valmorbida’s guidance, of possible actions in connection with European Local Democracy Week (ELDW) from 13 to 16 October 2010;