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.

Current Presidency

Past and future