The chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers is held for a six-month term in turn by the representatives of the members in English alphabetical order. The chairmanship is transferred from one member State to the next in mid-May and mid-November, at a date fixed by the Committee based on a joint proposal by the incoming and outgoing Chairs.
At the handover ceremony, the incoming Chair presents the priorities of his/her country's chairmanship to the Committee of Ministers and the outgoing Chair presents a stocktaking report of the last six months.
The Chair acts in a neutral way and ensures that the rules and guidelines are respected. He/she guides the discussions, put proposals to the vote and announces decisions.
Iceland - 9 November 2022 - 17 May 2023
President of the Committee of Ministers
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland
President of the Ministers' Deputies
Permanent Representative of Iceland to the Council of Europe
May - November 2023
November 2023 - May 2024
May - November 2024
November 2024 - May 2025
May - November 2025
- Republic of Moldova
November 2025 - May 2026