Law No. 48 Of 5 June 1996

Original Language Title:  LEGE nr. 48 din 5 iunie 1996

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LAW No. 48 of 5 June 1996 concerning Romania's accession to the agreement partly widened for the formation of the European Centre for Modern Languages in Graz, approved by the Council of Europe on 8 April 1994 [resolution (97) 10 of the Committee of Ministers] ISSUING the PARLIAMENT Published in MONITORUL OFICIAL NR. 119 of 7 June 1996, the Romanian Parliament adopts this law.


Article 1 Romania join the enlarged partial Agreement establishing the European Centre for Modern Languages in Graz, approved by the Council of Europe on 8 April 1994 [resolution (97) 10 of the Committee of Ministers].


Article 2 Costs arising from accession and participation of Romania in the Center's programs will be covered from the annual approved budget allocations to the Ministry of Education for educational action.
This law was adopted by the Senate at its meeting on 20 February 1996, in compliance with the provisions of art. 74 para. (2) of the Constitution of Romania.
SENATE PRESIDENT CARLOS p. VALADON this law was adopted by the Chamber of deputies at its meeting on 20 May 1996, in compliance with the provisions of art. 74 para. (2) of the Constitution of Romania.
p. GILBERT CHAMBER of DEPUTIES PRESIDENT R COUNCIL of EUROPE COMMITTEE of MINISTERS ' RESOLUTION (97) 10 concerning the agreement partly widened for the formation of the European Centre for modern languages (adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 8 April 1994 within the framework of the 511-meeting of Ministers delegates) Representatives in the Committee of Ministers of Austria, France, Greece, Liechtenstein, Malta, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Switzerland, taking into account the proposal of the Ministers of education in Austria and the Netherlands to set up a european Centre for modern languages , constatind with satisfaction that a large number of Member States have already expressed their intention to participate in the activities of the Centre, taking into account Resolution "basis (93) 28 of the Committee of Ministers concerning the partial agreements and many, believing that the Centre will constitute a fundamental instrument of cultural cooperation in Europe, in view of the decision of 8 April 1994, by which the Committee of Ministers authorizes the Member States to achieve this goal within the framework of the Council of Europe by means of a partial agreement domains: decide to set up the European Centre for modern languages, which is based on the statute annexed thereto;
agree to establish the Centre for an initial period which will expire on 31 December 1997;
agree to analyse the functioning of the Centre in order to decide on the continuation of its work after that date.


Appendix to Resolution (97) 10 on the STATUTE of the EUROPEAN CENTRE for MODERN LANGUAGES Centre Article 1 aims:-to ensure the improvement of trainers of teachers, authors of textbooks and experts in the field of drawing up programmes of education, educational standards and assessment methods;
-to bring together researchers and representatives of educational policies from all over Europe;
-to facilitate the exchange of information on innovations and research in the field of modern language learning and teaching;
-to establish a center of documentation available to specialists and trainers agents a wide range of pedagogical means and auxiliary information on research results.


Article 2 1. Any Member State of the Council of Europe or part of Europe's cultural Convention may join the enlarged partial Agreement at any time by notification addressed to the Secretary general of the Council of Europe.
2. the Committee of Ministers, in its limited to representatives of Member States of the enlarged partial Agreement, hereinafter referred to as the Committee of Ministers may decide to invite any non-Member State to accede to the enlarged partial Agreement, following consultation of the non-Member States already participating.


Article 3 1. The Steering Committee shall be composed of one representative of each State member of the enlarged partial Agreement.
A representative of the Austrian Association, referred to in art. 6 paragraph 1. 3, is authorized to pursue the work of the Steering Committee as an observer.
2. The Steering Committee shall elect from among its members a Bureau consisting of a President, two Vice Presidents and two other members for a period of 2 years. However, the term of Office of one of the Vice Presidents and one of the other members be appointed to his first choice, nominated by drawing lots, will expire at the end of the first year.


Article 4 1. The Steering Committee shall:-adopt the programme of activities of the Centre in accordance with the budgetary resources available;
-supervises the implementation of the programme of activities and the management of funds;
-Committee of Ministers transmit an activity report, noting, too, the main thrust of future activities.
2. the decisions of the Steering Committee are taken by a two-thirds majority of the votes cast. Procedural issues are resolved with majority of votes cast.
3. The Steering Committee shall bring together at least once a year, at the headquarters of the Centre, except contrary decision on his part.
4. The Steering Committee shall adopt its own rules or, as well as any other available on the functioning of the Centre.


Article 5 1. Expenditure relating to the implementation of the programme of activities of the Secretariat and the working costs will be covered by a budget of the enlarged partial Agreement, created through the contribution of Member States and non-Member States participating in the Agreement partially expanded.
2. the budget and the level of contributions shall be adopted annually by a body composed of representatives of the Committee of Ministers of the Member States of the enlarged partial Agreement and, where appropriate, of representatives of non-Member States, who will have the right to vote.
3. In addition, the Centre may accept voluntary contributions and other contributions, which will be deposited in a special account opened pursuant to art. 4.2 of the financial regulation of the Council of Europe. These contributions can be assigned to a particular goal.
4. The financial regulation shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the adoption and management of the budget of the Centre.


Article 6 1. The Republic of Austria will put at the disposal of the centre free of an establishment and a secretariat.
2. Expenditure relating to the functioning of the Secretariat, and the Centre will be supported by the Republic of Austria.
3. The Republic of Austria may entrust the execution of his duties pursuant to this article, an Association of Austrian law, created for this purpose.


Article 7 1. The Secretariat of the Centre, under the leadership of a director, shall be provided by the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe.
2. The Director may call upon the institutions and independent experts in the field of language teaching and learning.
3. personnel made available by the Austrian authorities for the Center is not part of the staff of the Council of Europe.
4. the Centre's Headquarters is located in Graz.


Article 8 the Committee of Ministers may adopt amendments to this Statute by a majority vote, as provided for in art. 20 lit. d of the Statute of the Council of Europe).
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