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PACE 'enlarged' Standing Committee to debate support for people with autism and their families, and rights and obligations of NGOs assisting migrants

The Standing Committee (*) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will meet by videoconference in its enlarged format on Friday 4 December 2020.

After the opening of the meeting by PACE President Rik Daems, the parliamentarians will discuss support for people with autism and their families.

Other items on the agenda include the rights and obligations of NGOs assisting refugees and migrants in Europe, effective guardianship for unaccompanied and separated migrant children, and investment migration.

Under the “enlarged” format, all PACE members may attend the meeting and take the floor, though only members of the Standing Committee may vote.


(*) The Standing Committee, which acts on the Assembly’s behalf between plenary sessions, is made up of the President and Vice-Presidents of the Assembly, the chairpersons of political groups, the chairpersons of national delegations and the committee chairpersons, totalling some 60 parliamentarians from the Council of Europe's 47 member States.

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The meeting of the Standing Committee, which will take place on Friday 4 December from 2 pm to 5.30 pm will be streamed live (in English, French, German, Italian and Russian).