Agora, Room B4.06.C, Strasbourg

5-6 November 2015

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 9.30


1. Opening of the meeting

Mr Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe

  2. Adoption of the agenda
  3. Information from the Chair
  List of decisions: Bureau meeting, 4 November
CM(2015)126 COP to CETS 198 report of activities
C198-COP(2014)REP6 List of decisions of COP6

4. Information from the Secretariat

  • Presentation of the Executive Secretary
  • Points of information of relevance to the work of the COP

5. The state of signatures and/or ratifications of the Council of Europe Convention on laundering, search, seizure and confiscation of the proceeds from crime and on the financing of terrorism

Information by delegations

C198-COP(2015)1 Secretariat paper

6. Review and discussion of reservations and declarations with respect to CETS no. 198


C198-COP(2015)2 Secretariat paper

7. Monitoring of Parties’ implementation of CETS no° 198

Examination with a view to adoption of the assessment report:

  • Party assessed: Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Rapporteur Party: Romania, “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”
C198-COP(2015)RASS6prov (restricted) Draft report

8. Follow-up by the Conference of the Parties of progress made by assessed Parties

Examination with a view to adoption of the progress report :

  • Party assessed: Poland
  • Rapporteurs: Albania
C198-COP(2015)PROG3prov (restricted) Draft Follow-up report
C198-COP(2015)PROG3_ADD (restricted) Questionnaire response from Poland - addendum

Friday, 6 November 2015, 9.30

  9. Election of Chair, Vice Chair and other Bureau members
C198-COP(2015)3 Secretariat paper

10. Taking stock of joint monitoring processes: lessons learnt and proposals for future action


C198-COP(2015)4 (restricted) Secretariat paper

11. Gathering examples of cases of use or implementation of Convention’s provisions

Adoption of draft questionnaire

C198-COP(2015)5 (restricted) Secretariat paper
  12. Effective monitoring by the COP of the adequate imple-mentation of the Convention’s provisions: exchange of views on working methods and means to strengthen the monitoring process
C198-COP(2015)6 (restricted) Secretariat paper
  13. Information on other relevant reports and activities of the Council of Europe and co-operation
  Review of Council of Europe Conventions
PC-OC Mod(2015)06Rev Bil PC-OC MOD questionnaire on the use and efficiency of Council of Europe instruments as regards international co-operation in the field of seizure and confiscation of proceeds of crime
  Additional Protocol to the Convention on Prevention of Terrorism CETS No.217
CM(2015)74add final Council of Europe Action Plan to combat extremism and radicalisation leading to terrorism (2015-2017)
  Council of Europe draft Action Plan on transnational organised crime
  14Gender equality rapporteur – discussion of the role of a gender equality rapporteur in the COP

Council of Europe Gender equality strategy


15. Communication on other relevant activities in other international fora



16. Revised  work programme of the Conference of the Parties

  • Future assessments of the COP and rapporteurs
  • Training of rapporteurs
  • Awareness raising activities and next meetings 
C198-COP(2015)7 (restricted) Work Programme 2016-2017
C198-COP(2015)8 (restricted) List of rapporteurs 2016
  17. Other business
  18. Adoption of decisions
C198-COP(2015)LD1 List of decisions of COP 7
  Close of the meeting: 4.00 pm