CFR.02 The Charter Convention travaux préparatoires

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Zantedeschi, Francesca

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This part collates the entire CHARTE document series, and non-CHARTE documents from the Charter Convention, such as over 400 pages of amendments deposited over summer in respect of the near-final 28 July 2000 draft; the mandate, agendas and work plans; and documents of the European Parliament delegation.

Arrangement: Council Note 6933/15, partly following the CHARTE documents’ internal sub-classification, divides the documents into Outcomes (that is, meeting minutes of, both, the Convention’s plenary and its Praesidium), Drafts (including compiled amendments) and Contributions (including Convention members and NGOs’ amendments and contributions). In practice there is some fluidity between these categories, in particular, as regards the amendments submitted by the Convention’s members. Editors have adopted the following arrangement:
1. The mandate
2. Meeting records
3. Drafts, and members’ amendments and contributions
4. NGOs’ and others’ amendments and contributions
5. Miscellaneous documents: member lists, agendas and timetables, and European
Parliament delegation documents.
In doing this, editors did not take a position on the degree of influence of NGO and others on the Convention. They rather sought to separate the ‘internal’ written debate from the ‘external’ one. This in particular avoids Convention members’ amendments and proposals being split between two categories, as in the Council Note’s classification (where they appear in both Drafts and Contributions). This division has still led to some arbitrary choices: for instance, where a contribution is drafted by an external body but submitted by a member, we have classified these as internal.

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