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    Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men

Co-ordination meeting of the contact parliamentarians involved in the parliamentary dimension of the Council of Europe campaign to combat violence against women, including domestic violence (2006-2008)

    Strasbourg, Thursday 19 October 2006 (Room 1)

    Programme

    8.30 am Enrolment of participants

    Main lines of the Council of Europe campaign to combat violence against women, including domestic violence (2006-2008)

    Moderator: Ambassador Peteris Elferts, Thematic Coordinator on Gender Equality of the Committee of Ministers

    9 am Opening by Ms Carina Hgg, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Assembly Sub-Committee on Violence against Women

    [AS/Ega/Inf (2006) 02 rev2]

    9.15 am Presentation of the main lines of the campaign
    Ms Simonovic, Chairperson of the Council of Europe Task Force to combat violence against women, including domestic violence

    [CM(2006)93 Addendum final]

    9.30 am Technical preparation of the campaign: state of play and prospects
    Ms Marta Requena, Head of the Equality Division, Directorate General of Human Rights

    9.45 am Involvement of national governments in the campaign: the example of Finland
    Ms Helena Ewalds, Senior Officer, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Department of Family and Social Affairs

    10am Discussion

    10.30 am Coffee break

    Participation of the Parliamentary Assembly in the launch of the Council of Europe campaign to combat violence against women, including domestic violence (2006-2008)

    Moderator: Ms Minodora Cliveti, Parliamentary Assembly Rapporteur on “Parliaments united in combating domestic violence against women” and Chairperson of the Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men

    10.45 am Launch of the Council of Europe campaign in Madrid
    Presentation of the launching conference by Mr Llus Maria de Puig (Spain) (tbc)

    [Programme of Madrid Conference]

    11.00 am Parliamentary day of action to combat domestic violence against women
    Proposal for parliamentary action - presentation by Mr Mendes-Bota (Portugal)

    11.15 am Presentation of a proposal for a solemn declaration by national parliaments, by Ms Lydie Err (Luxembourg)

    [AS/Ega/Inf (2006) 06 rev]

    11.30 am Discussion

    12.15 pm Appointment of regional parliamentary co-ordinators

    [AS/Ega/Inf (2006) 11]

    12.30 pm Official group photo

    12.45 pm Buffet lunch offered by the Parliamentary Assembly

    Preparations for the conduct of the parliamentary dimension of the Council of Europe campaign in 2006-2008

    2 pm The parliamentary dimension of the campaign

    Moderator: Mr Jean-Guy Branger, former rapporteur for the Parliamentary Assembly

      Review of Parliamentary Assembly decisions

    [Resolution 1512 (2006)]
    [Recommandation 1759 (2006]
    [Doc 10934]

      Preparation of activities proposed by the Parliamentary Assembly (including regional seminars) - planning of activities and selection of working themes

      [AS/Ega/Inf (2006) 10]

      Co-operation with regional and international parliamentary assemblies, the European Parliament and regional parliamentary networks (Nordic Council, Gender Task force of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, Forum of Parliaments of European Small States)

      Consideration of the proposed information kit for parliamentarians

    [AS/Ega/Inf (2006) 07 rev]

      Organisation of the network of contact parliamentarians and presentation of the web site of the campaign

    [AS/Ega/Inf (2006) 08 rev]

    3 pm How can parliamentarians back other initiatives?

    Moderator: Ms Sandra Barnes, Member of the Congress of Local and Regional of the Council of Europe

    Introductory statement by Ms Hilary Fisher, Director of the Campaign “End child poverty”

      Liaising with national governments

      Testimony from NN., representative of the Institute for Women, Spain (tbc)

      Backing support and cooperation programmes of the Council of Europe

      Statement by Mr Andre Konze, Manager of the Council of Europe Programme  Police and Human Rights

      Partnership with local authorities

      Testimony from Mr Pascal Mangin, Deputy Mayor of Strasbourg and member of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe

      Cooperation with non-governmental organisations

      Outcome of the discussion concerning NGO involvement in the parliamentary dimension of the campaign

      Contacts with the media

      Ms Cathie Burton, Team Leader, Directorate of Communication and Research, Council of Europe

      With the participation of Ms Renate Zikmund, in charge of the relations with the media, Directorate General of Human Rights and
      Mr Angus Macdonald, Press Officer, Secretariat of the Parliamentary Assembly

    4.30 pm Discussion

    5.15 pm Conclusions by Ms Minodora Cliveti, Chairperson of the Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men

    5.30 pm End of the meeting