This page is intended to give Congress delegates a clear overview of their commitments with regard to membership as well as easy access to relevant information concerning their participation in the Congress’ work.
Code of conduct
Congress delegates must commit themselves to respecting the Code of Conduct and must sign the following declarations:
- Declaration of adherence to the values of the Council of Europe
- Declaration of interests and conflicts of interest
A form for submission of allegations of breach of this code can also be found on this page.
During the course of their participation in the work of the Congress, members may find it necessary, where applicable, to make a declaration relating to gifts worth more than €100.
The practical arrangements for Congress meetings are detailed below, in particular, the reimbursement of travel and subsistence expenses, interpretation for statutory meetings and translation of documents into unofficial languages.
Declaration of adherence to the principles of the Council of Europe
In accordance with Rule 6 of the Congress Rules and Procedures, all delegates are required to sign the statement concerning the aims and basic principles of the Council of Europe, via their Who's who personal account.
Declaration of interests and conflicts of interest
In accordance with Rule 62 of the Congress Rules and Procedures, all delegates must sign a declaration of interests and conflicts of interest.
Code of Conduct of the members of the Congress
The Code of Conduct, appended to the resolution 436 (2018), gives Congress members clear provisions covering conflicts of interest, strong rules dealing with unethical behaviour and procedures for instituting disciplinary action.
Declaration of gifts and other advantages
In accordance with Rule 61 of the Congress Rules and Procedures, all gifts whose value exceeds 100 euros shall be entered into the Congress Gift Register.
Allegations of breach of the Code of Conduct
Reimbursement process for travel and subsistence expenses
Reimbursement of travel expenses, payment of subsistence allowances and prepaid ticket requests for members and experts.
More information (pdf)
Interpretation for Congress statutory meetings
Interpretation from/to the two official languages of the Council of Europe (English and French) is provided by the Council of Europe Interpretation Department (CoE ID).
For the specific procedure to be followed if additional languages are required, please click on the following link.
Translation of documents into non-official languages
All Congress documents are made available in English and French, the official languages of the Council of Europe. Session documents are available online 20 days before each session.
Session documents translated into non-official languages may be published online and made available by the Congress Secretariat.
For the specific procedures to be followed, please click on the following link.