Within the institutional framework of the Council of Europe, based in Strasbourg, France, the secretariat assists in the preparation, implementation and facilitation of the Pompidou Group’s activities and organises its meetings. It is headed by the Executive Secretary of the Pompidou Group.
Each field of activity is supported by a dedicated member of the secretariat. The Chair of the Pompidou Group provides regular guidance to the secretariat. Where necessary, external experts supply specific expertise.
The secretariat’s duties also include monitoring synergies with relevant activities within the Council of Europe, and working in close co-operation with international partner organisations.
The secretariat also manages the Group’s communication strategy, which concerns webpages, social media platforms and various restricted websites for experts participating in the activities concerned.