Rules of Procedure of the Assembly (October 2017)

(Resolution 1202 (1999) adopted on 4 November 1999) with subsequent modifications of the Rules of Procedure* * Resolutions ,
1234 (2000), 1235 (2000), 1266 (2001), 1275 (2002), 1284 (2002),
1296 (2002), 1325 (2003), 1343 (2003), 1348 (2003), 1356 (2003),
1368 (2004), 1369 (2004), 1379 (2004), 1395 (2004), 1431 (2005),
1432 (2005), 1445 (2005), 1447 (2005), 1448 (2005), 1490 (2006),
1491 (2006), 1503 (2006), 1504 (2006), 1515 (2006), 1529 (2006),
1554 (2007), 1583 (2007), 1584 (2007), 1585 (2007), 1658 (2009),
1698 (2009), 1699 (2009), 1712 (2010), 1780 (2010), 1799 (2011),
1841 (2011), 1842 (2011), 1854 (2011), 1903 (2012), 1911 (2012),
1937 (2013), 1965 (2013), 2002 (2014), 2058 (2015), 2102 (2016),
2169 (2017), 2182 (2017)

Rules of Procedure of the Assembly

Parts: I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. XI. XII. XIII. XIV. XV. XVI. XVII.

Complementary texts

Parts: I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. XI. XII. XIII. XIV. XV. XVI. XVII. XVIII. XIX. XX. XXI. XXII.

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      xvii. - Co-operation agreement between the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity (North-South Centre) (18 January 2005) See Doc. 10405.

      A. Aim of the agreement
      1. The aim of this agreement is to enhance co-operation between the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity, referred to hereafter as the “North South Centre”, while fully respecting their respective competences as stated in the Statute of the Council of Europe and Resolution (93) 51 on the European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity Resolution CM/Res(2011)6 on the European Centre for Global
Interdependence and Solidarity (North-South Centre), adopted by
the Committee of Ministers on 5 May 2011, replaces Resolution (93)
51 confirming the continuation of the European Centre for Global
Interdependence and Solidarity, adopted by the Committee of Ministers
on 21 October 1993..
      B. Institutional links
      2. The Parliamentary Assembly is institutionally represented in the organs of the North-South Centre. Two of the 27 members of the Executive Council are members of the Parliamentary Assembly and designated by its Bureau for a period of two years The Executive Council meets
twice a year and is composed of a government representative designated
by each member State, two parliamentarians designated by the Parliamentary
Assembly and two designated by the European Parliament, four local
or regional authority representatives, four members representing
organised civil society, the Secretary General of the Council of
Europe or his/her representative, a representative of the European
Commission/Union..
      3. Those Assembly Committees which have a specific mandate concerning the North-South Centre in their newly adopted terms of reference follow the activities of the North-South Centre and report to the Bureau at least once a year.
      C. General co-operation
      4. The Parliamentary Assembly reaffirms its support to the priority aims of the North-South Centre, namely to provide a framework for European co-operation to raise public awareness of global interdependence issues on the one hand, and to promote policies of solidarity complying with the Council of Europe’s aims and principles, on the other hand.
      5. With a view to broadening the mandate of the Organisation by maintaining partnerships and sharing values with Europe’s neighbouring countries, the Parliamentary Assembly considers it important to consolidate the dialogue and partnership between continents and to continue encouraging the North-South debate among the Council of Europe member states.
      6. The Parliamentary Assembly and its committees will therefore make increased use of the expertise and know-how of the North-South Centre, so as to take advantage of its role of think-tank on North-South issues and interface between the Council of Europe and the South in order to generate new ideas and proposals for constructive relations.
      7. The Parliamentary Assembly will, within the Council of Europe, promote the North-South Centre’s position, to act as a catalyst and facilitator of North-South dialogue, as a centre of competence and a valuable source of information and expertise on issues of global interdependence and solidarity.
      D. Parliamentary co-operation in the framework of the North-South Centre
      8. The Parliamentary Assembly considers that parliamentary co-operation at a global level strengthens the Council of Europe’s main aims: to defend human rights, parliamentary democracy and the rule of law and to promote awareness of a European identity based on shared values and cutting across different cultures.
      9. The Parliamentary Assembly therefore will promote the involvement of parliamentarians in the outreach of the North-South Centre and its programme of activities, mainly in the areas of trans-Mediterranean co-operation and Europe-Africa dialogue.
      E. Practical co-operation
      10. The Parliamentary Assembly and its committees will make use of the North-South Centre’s ability to provide firsthand information and analyses on issues falling within its competence.
      11. The Parliamentary Assembly and its committees will make use of the North-South Centre’s ability, through its quadrilogue The North-South
Centre understands the ‘quadrilogue’ as a unique co-management system,
the combination of four partners from political institutions and
civil society – governments, parliaments, local and regional authorities
and NGOs – who take part in running the North-South Centre as members
of its decision-making bodies. network and its pool of experts, to assist the Assembly in identifying experts on North-South issues if meetings, hearings or conferences are organised in the framework of the preparation of reports.
      12. The Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly will, when proposing to refer to a committee a motion on an issue concerning the areas covered by the North-South Centre’s mandate, include in the same reference to the Committee the proposal to consult and to co-operate with the North-South Centre.
      13. The Executive Council of the North-South Centre may submit proposals to the Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly concerning possible guest speakers from the South in the Parliamentary Assembly when North-South issues are to be dealt with on its agenda.
      14. Upon request, members of the Executive Council of the North-South Centre can be included in the mailing lists for non-confidential documents of the Assembly
      15. The Parliamentary Assembly will, through its representatives in the Executive Council, propose laureates to the jury of the North-South Prize, which is awarded annually.
      F. Final provision
      16. This Co-operation Agreement enters into force on the day of signature. It may be amended by mutual consent or suspended or annulled by either one of the parties.