Strasbourg, 20 October 2021

CDDG(2021)OJ2

EUROPEAN COMMITTEE ON DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE (CDDG)

14th meeting, hybrid format

29 November 2021, 10.00-1.00 and 2.30-5.30 pm (CET)

30 November 2021, 10.00-1.00 and 2.30-5.30 pm (CET)

DRAFT AGENDA

1. Opening of the meeting and adoption of the agenda

For decision:

  • Adoption of the agenda

Documents: CDDG(2021)OJ2

Order of business

 

2. Recent activities and developments

For information:

  • Statement by the Chair
  • Information by the Secretariat
  • Report of the Bureau meeting

For discussion:

  • Exchange of views with Claudia Luciani, Director of Human Dignity, Equality and Governance

Documents: CDDG-Bu(2021)18

 

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

For information:

  • Progress of work

Documents: CDDG(2021)13

3.1 Democracy and technology

For information:

For decision:

  • Approval of the draft guidelines (Specific task ii): Develop standards on new technologies in 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

Documents

3.2 Democratic accountability

For information:

  • Reports of the 4th and 5th meetings of the Working Group on accountability

For decision:

  • Approval of a draft Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers on democratic accountability of elected officials and bodies at local and regional level (specific task ii); approval of the complementary Study on Accountability

Documents

 

4. Promoting democratic governance through shared experience

For discussion:

  • Exchange of views with Ms Romina Kuko, Deputy Minister of Interior, Albania
  • Exchange of views with Mr Vendelín Leitner, State Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Slovak Republic
  • Exchange of views with Mr Vache Terteryan, Deputy Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure, Armenia

For information and discussion:

  • Presentation of current developments or ongoing reforms by members of the CDDG
  • State of signatures and ratifications of conventions under the responsibility of the CDDG; feedback from member States

Documents

 

5. Terms of reference of the CDDG (2022-2025) and outlook of activities 2022

For information:

  • Terms of reference 2022-2025

For decision:

  • Workplan for 2022
  • Creation of working groups, composition and terms of reference

Documents

 

6. Activities of the Centre of Expertise for Good Governance (CEGG)

For information:

  • CEGG Annual Report 2021
  • CEGG Strategic Planning for 2022-2025
  • Update on the European Label of Governance Excellence (ELoGE)

Documents

 

7. Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers

For information :

  • Activities of the Presidency of Hungary (May-November 2021) - Priorities of the Presidency of Italy (November 2021-May 2022)
  • Preparation for other upcoming presidencies including the Icelandic Presidency (November 2022 – May 2023)]

Documents

 

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

For discussion:

  • Exchange of views with Mr Leendert Verbeek, new Chair of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities
  • Exchange of views with Mr Gerhard Ermischer, Chair of the Conference of INGOs

For decision:

Comments on Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 2212 (2021) "More participatory democracy to tackle climate change"

For information:

  • Activities of the Committee of Ministers and other Council of Europe bodies: Secretariat
  • Information on the activities of the Division on elections and participatory democracy: Secretariat
  • Information on the World Forum for Democracy (WFD): Secretariat
  • Information on the developments at the Ad hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAHAI): Mr Peter Andre, CDDG Rapporteur
  • Information from the rapporteurs on gender equality: Mr Edwin Lefebre and Ms Siobhan Smyth, CDDG
  • Information from Parliamentary Assembly

Documents

 

9. Review on Recommendation CM/Rec(2017)5 on standards for e-voting

For discussion:

  • Compilation of responses from member States and summary of trends

Documents

 

10. Elections of the Bureau of the CDDG for 2022

For information and discussion:

  • Vacancies and modalities of voting; presentation of candidates

For decision:

  • Election of the chair and vice-chair (for 2022) and five members of the Bureau (2022-2023)

Documents

 

11. Other business

 

12. Abridged meeting report; date of the next meeting; closure of meeting

For decision:

  • Adoption of the abridged meeting report

Documents

  • CDDG(2021)31

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