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Standing Committee (4 December 2020)

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) met by videoconference in its enlarged format on Friday 4 December 2020.

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

Other items on the agenda included 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 were able to attend the meeting and take the floor, though only members of the Standing Committee could 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.