РАМОЧНОЕ СОГЛАШЕНИЕ О СОЗДАНИИ КОНСУЛЬТАТИВНОЙ ГРУППЫ МЕЖДУ МЕСТНЫМИ ВЛАСТЯМИ (АНГЛ.)
к Конвенции Совета
от 21.05.1980 No. 106
2.1 Outline agreement
on the setting up of a consultation group between
Introductory note: Normally, the creation of such a group is possible without
the need for inter-state agreements. There are numerous examples of such a
possibility. However, if legal or other uncertainties exist, an inter-state
agreement would provide the conditions under which such consultation could be
used (see model agreement 1.3).
Purpose of the group and headquarters
The local authorities Parties to this Agreement undertake to
co-ordinate their efforts in the following fields within their powers (specify
the field(s) of responsibility or refer to local problems). For this purpose,
they hereby establish a Consultation Group, hereinafter referred to as "the
Group", with headquarters at .....
The Group"s function shall be to
ensure the exchange of information, co-ordination and consultation between its
members in the fields specified in the preceding sub-paragraph. The member
authorities undertake to supply it with all information necessary for the
discharge of its function and to consult each other, via the Group, prior to the
adoption of decisions or measures affecting the fields specified above.
Each participating local authority shall be
represented in the Group by a delegation of ..... members appointed by it. Each
delegation may, with the Group"s agreement, be accompanied by representatives of
private socio-economic bodies and by experts (this alternative excludes entities
other than local authorities from membership, which distinguishes this
arrangement from the private law association dealt with under 2.3).
Possible variant: The number of members in each delegation may vary. Membership
shall be open to local and regional authorities, socio-economic groups and
private persons subscribing to this agreement. The Group shall decide on the
admission of new members. Each delegation may, with the Group"s agreement, be
accompanied by representatives of private bodies and by experts.
The Group may deliberate on all matters specified
in Article 1. All questions on which a consensus is reached, and recommendations
which the Group decides to make to the relevant authorities or groups, shall be
recorded in the minutes.
The Group shall be authorised to commission
studies and investigations on matters within its competence.
The members of the Group may agree to entrust the Group with the execution of
certain well-defined practical duties. The Group may also carry out any tasks
entrusted to it by other agencies.
shall draw up its own rules of procedure.
The Group shall,
as a general rule, be convened twice a year, or at the request of one-third of
its members proposing the entry of an item on its agenda.
Notice of the
meeting must be given and the agenda circulated at least 15 days in advance, in
order that the deliberations may be prepared by each of the institutions
The Group shall appoint from among its members
a permanent Bureau whose membership and powers it shall determine.
Chair shall be taken in accordance with the rules of procedure or, where they do
not apply, by the oldest member present.
Relations with outside persons and
In relations with outside persons, the
Group shall be represented by its Chairman, except as otherwise provided for in
the rules of procedure. Higher authorities, to which members of the Group
belong, may obtain from the Group such information as they may request on the
Group"s work and shall be authorised to send an observer to its meetings.
Secretariat and finance
Secretarial services shall be
provided by one of the member institutions (with or without a system of annual
Each authority shall be required to contribute to the cost
of secretarial services as specified hereunder: ...
documentation shall normally be circulated in the language of the State from
which it originates.
Accession and withdrawal
Membership of the Group shall be open to such additional local and regional
authorities as may subscribe to this agreement. The Group shall decide on the
admission of new members.
Any member may withdraw from the
Group by notifying the Chairman to that effect. The withdrawal of a member from
the Group shall not affect its operation unless otherwise decided upon by the
The Parties shall inform the Secretary General of
the Council of Europe of the conclusion of this agreement and supply him with