The Secretariat, headed by an Executive Secretary, under the responsibility of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe:

  • prepares the statutory meetings of the Agreement and ensures their follow-up;
  • controls the application of the measures defined in the Medium Term Plan of the Agreement;
  • examines and analyses the specific projects in close relation with its partners;
  • follows the projects developed by the Specialized Centres.

Based at the Council of Europe Headquarters in Strasbourg, the members of the team are:

  • Gianluca Silvestrini - Executive Secretary
  • Catherine Emezie - Relations with the Specialised Centres, finances and administration
    Relations with the Committee of Permanent Correspondents, meetings, web and communication
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