Under the framework overall action plan for the work of the CCPE as approved by the Committee of Ministers at the 981st meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies on 29 November 2006 and by the CCPE at its first meeting in Moscow on 6 July 2006, the Bureau of the CCPE decided, in the light of the Conference of Prosecutors General of Europe (CPGE) held in Celle from 23 to 25 June 2004 on the theme "Discretionary powers of public prosecution: opportunity or legality principle - advantages and disadvantages", to carry out a study on the adoption of alternatives to prosecution with a view to identifying the best practices followed in the Council of Europe member States and promoting them.