Strasbourg, 1 April 2021

CDDG(2021)OJ1

EUROPEAN COMMITTEE ON DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE (CDDG)

13th meeting via videoconference

15 April 2021, 10.30-1.00 and 2.30-5.00 pm (CET)

16 April 2021, 10.30-1.00 and 2.30-5.00 pm (CET)

DRAFT AGENDA

 

1. Opening of the meeting and adoption of the agenda
Annotated agenda and order of business

 

2. Information on recent activities and developments

  • Statement by the Chair
  • Report of the Bureau meeting
    [CDDG-Bu(2021)10]
  • Exchange of views with Ms Claudia Luciani, Director of Human Dignity, Equality and Governance
  • Information by the Secretariat

 

3. State of implementation of the CDDG activities according to its terms of reference 2020-2021

3.1 Democracy and technology

  • Report of the 4th meeting of the Working Group on democracy and technology
    [GT-DT(2021)3]
  • Report by Mr Peter Andre, CDDG Rapporteur, on developments at the CAHAI
    [CDDG(2021)3]

3.1.1 Specific task i: Impact of digital transformation on democracy and good governance

3.1.2 Specific task ii: Develop standards on new technologies and the different stages of the electoral process (including voter registration, transmission and tabulation of results, etc.) in the form of a Committee of Ministers’ recommendation or guidelines

3.2 Specific task iii: Democratic accountability

  • Report of the 3rd meeting of the Working Group on accountability
    [GT-RE(2021)2]
  • Consideration of a preliminary draft recommendation for the Committee of Ministers on democratic accountability of elected officials and bodies at local and regional level
    [CDDG(2021)7 + Addendum]
  • Presentation by Mr Jorge Valladares, Research and Policy Expert, Political Integrity, Transparency International (international secretariat)

 

4. Promoting democratic governance through shared experience

  • Exchange of views with Mr Viacheslav Nehoda, Deputy Minister for Communities and Territories, Ukraine
  • Exchange of views with Mr Frederic Vallier, Secretary General of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR)
  • Presentation of current developments or ongoing reforms by members of the CDDG

 

5. Introduction of a 4-year Strategic Framework

  • Exchange of views on the implications and possible CDDG priorities for 2022-2025
    [CDDG(2021)8]
    [SG/Inf(2020)34]

 

6. Activities of the Centre of Expertise for Good Governance

  • Presentation by Ms Alina Tatarenko, Head of the Centre of Expertise for Good Governance
  • Update as regards the European Label of Governance Excellence (ELoGE)
    [DG-SP(2021)3]

 

7. Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers

  • Activities of the Presidency of Germany (November 2020-May 2021)
    Events
  • Priorities of the Presidency of Hungary (May-November 2021)

 

8. Activities of the Committee of Ministers and other Council of Europe bodies

  • Exchange of views with Ambassador Marten Ehnberg, Permanent Representative of Sweden, Chair of the Committee of Ministers’ Rapporteur Group on Democracy (GR-DEM)
  • Parliamentary Assembly: presentation by Ms Sibel Arslan, General Rapporteur on local and regional authorities, member of the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development
  • Congress of Local and Regional Authorities: presentation by Mr Andreas Kiefer, Secretary General of the Congress
  • World Forum for Democracy (WFD)
    [CDDG(2021)10]
  • INGOs Conference: presentation by Mr Gerhard Ermischer, Civilscape
  • Activities of the Committee of Ministers and other Council of Europe bodies
    [CDDG(2021)9]

 

9. Gender mainstreaming in the work of the CDDG

  • Presentations by the CDDG gender equality rapporteurs
  • Approval of guidelines on gender mainstreaming in the work of the CDDG
    [CDDG(2021)11]

 

10. Other business

 

11. Adoption of the abridged meeting report
[CDDG(2021)12]

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