Terms of reference

On 7 October 2021, in the light of the decisions taken at the 131st Session  of the Committee of Ministers and the Deputies’ follow-up decisions (CM/Del/Dec(2021)1407/1.6), and in particular recalling the devastating social and economic consequences of the Covid 19 pandemic and its impact on social rights in many member States, the Deputies agreed to set up an ad hoc working party on improving the European Social Charter system (GT‑CHARTE) open to all delegations within the Committee of Ministers with the understanding that a Deputy may be accompanied by advisers or experts.