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Collaboration between OECD and the Council of Europe in the field of culture and education

Recommendation 1061 (1987)

Parliamentary Assembly
Assembly debate on 2 October 1987 (10th Sitting) (see Doc. 5770 (report of OECD),Doc. 5771, report of the Committee on Economic Affairs and Development, and Doc. 5793, opinion of the Committee on Culture and Education). Text adopted by the Assembly on 2 October 1987 (10th Sitting).

The Assembly,

1 Having noted the contribution of its Committee on Culture and Education to the debate on the activities of OECD in 1986 (Doc. 5793) ;
2 Calling attention to the need for increased resources in order to maintain the viability of intergovernmental co-operation in the field of culture and education at a multilateral level ;
3 Welcoming the contribution made particularly to educational co-operation by OECD, and calling for closer co-ordination between the Council of Europe and OECD in this field ;
4 Regretting that OECD was not associated with the 5th Conference of European Ministers responsible for Cultural Affairs (Sintra, 15-17 September 1987), for which the main themes were the economics and the funding of culture,
5 Recommends that the Committee of Ministers :
a ensure the necessary financial resources for closer and more effective contact between the Council of Europe and OECD in relevant areas of educational and cultural co-operation ;
b ask the governments of member states to improve liaison between representation in OECD and Council of Europe meetings ;
c invite the Council for Cultural Co-operation :
5.3.1 to pursue more direct collaboration with OECD in specific activities (such as teacher policies or the economics of culture) ;
5.3.2 to develop where possible joint activities (for example on university financing) ;
5.3.3 to agree, where appropriate, on a clear division of effort (for example with the Council of Europe concentrating on education and the mass media, and OECD on new information technologies and education).