Strasbourg, 18 February 2004
Ad Hoc Inter-sectoral Group of Specialists on e-governance (IP1-S-EG)
Adopted at the 873rd meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies
Specific terms of reference
1. Name of committee:
4. Terms of reference:
The task of the Committee is to prepare a draft Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member states that would raise awareness of the possible scope of and provide guidance on appropriate solutions to governments with regard to the development of e-governance strategies at national, regional and local level, where such strategies aim to
The Committee is also asked to consider and make proposals for further work, particularly for the maintenance and enhancement of the guidelines included in the Recommendation.
5. Membership of the committee:
a. The following Council of Europe Steering committees are invited to nominate up to two representatives to the Ad Hoc Inter-sectoral Group of Specialists on e-governance: CDLR, CDMM, CDCJ, CDCS, CD-Cult, CDED. The Liaison Committee of INGOs enjoying participatory status with the Council of Europe may also nominate a representative.
The Council of Europe's budget bears travelling and subsistence expenses of up to two representatives of the above Steering Committees and one representative of the Liaison Committee of INGOs. Other representatives of Steering Committees may attend meetings of the Committee, without any defrayal of expenses by the Council of Europe.
b. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe (CLRAE), and the Council for Democratic Elections may appoint representatives to meetings of the Committee, without defrayal of expenses.
c. The European Commission and the European Parliament may appoint representatives to meetings of the Committee, without defrayal of expenses.
e. The Committee may also, where practical, organise exchanges of view with other Council of Europe bodies.
f. Council of Europe Partial Agreements may appoint representatives to meetings of the Committee, without defrayal of expenses, in particular the following: CD-P-RR ( Committee on the Rehabilitation and Integration of People with Disabilities (Partial Agreement in the Social and Public Health Field)), European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission).
6. Working structures and methods:
The Committee may invite other interested parties in addition to those mentioned above to participate in its meetings and have recourse, where appropriate, to the services of external consultants.
The Committee may use teleconference or videoconference facilities where practical.
These terms of reference shall end on 31 December 2004.