Within the institutional framework of the Council of Europe, which is based in Strasbourg, France, the Secretariat assists in the preparation, implementation and facilitation of the Pompidou Group’s activities.
Each field of activities is supported by a member of the Secretariat assigned to this task. The chairman of the Pompidou Group gives guidance to the Secretariat. Where necessary, external experts supply specific expertise.
The Secretariat’s duties also include monitoring the synergy of relevant activities within the Council of Europe and works in close co-operation with the platforms' coordinators to ensure coherence between their work.
The Secretariat also manages a public internet site and various restricted sites with limited access for experts who take part in the concerned activities.