Rapporteur groups are informal working structures of the Ministers' Deputies and have no decision-making power. They prepare decisions for the Committee of Ministers (CM) for adoption, ideally without debate.
Rapporteur Groups are open to all delegations wishing to take part in the activities, to the European Union and to states enjoying observer status with the CM. Their members are permanent representatives or their deputies. They are assisted by the Secretariat (and, where necessary, the Chair or members of committees of experts).
There are currently 7 Rapporteur Groups.
The documents of former groups may be consulted via the search tool by typing the group name or acronym in the "Corporate author" field.iGuide to procedures and working methods >>