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Regional Conference for Europe - ERC (REU-709)

Next Session ERC - 31st Session - 16-18 May 2018 (Voronezh, Russian Federation)
Previous Sessions and documents ERC - 30th Session - May 2016 (Antalya, Turkey)
ERC - 29th Session - April 2014 (Bucharest, Romania)
ERC - 28th Session - April 2012 (Baku, Azerbaijan)
ERC - 27th Session - May 2010 (Yerevan, Armenia)
ERC - 26th Session - June 2008 (Innsbruck, Austria)
ERC - 25th Session - June 2006 (Riga, Latvia)
ERC - 24th Session - May 2004 (Montpellier, France)
ERC - 23rd Session - May 2002 (Nicosia, Cyprus)
ERC - 22nd Session - July 2000 (Porto, Portugal)
ERC - 21st Session - May 1998 (Tallinn, Estonia)
ERC - Reports
Legal Framework
Article of Constitution

Article VI.5

Rules of Procedure

Adopted at the Thirty-sixth Session of the Conference (2009).
See Basic Texts, Vol. I, GRO XXXV - Regional Conferences

Category Cat.1

The functions of the Regional Conferences shall be:

  • To provide a forum for consultation on all matters pertaining to the mandate of the Organization within the region, including any special issues of interest to the Members in the concerned region;
  • To provide a forum for the formulation of regional positions on global policy and regulatory issues within the mandate of the Organization or having implications in respect of the mandate and activities of the Organization, including with a view to promoting regional coherence on global policy and regulatory matters;
  • To advise on and identify the special problems of their respective regions and priority areas of work which should be taken into account in the preparation of the planning, programme and budgetary documents of the Organization and suggest adjustments to these documents;
  • To review and advise on the plans, programmes or projects carried out by the Organization which impact upon the region;
  • To review and advise on the performance of the Organization in the region in contributing to the achievement of results against relevant performance indicators, including any pertinent evaluations.

The Regional Conferences shall report to the Council, through the Programme and Finance Committee, in the areas of their respective mandates, on programme and budget matters and to the Conference on policy and regulatory matters. The reports of the Regional Conferences shall be presented by the Chairperson.

Secretary Mr Goran Stavrik
Chairperson of last Session His Excellency Faruk Çelik, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Livestock of Turkey
Number of Members 54
List of Members
  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • European Union (Member Organization)
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Uzbekistan

Canada, United States of America, Holy See, Sovereign Order of Malta and Faroe Islands (Associate Member).


1/ Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Kyrgyzstan, Malta, Tajikistan, Turkey and Turkmenistan participate as Members both in the Regional Conference for Europe and in the Regional Conference for the Near East;

2/ France, Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation and Uzbekistan participate as Members both in the Regional Conference for Europe and in the Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific.

Languages English, French, Russian and Spanish
Document symbol ERC
Frequency of Sessions Normally one session per biennium in non-Conference years.

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Regional Conference for Europe

First Session Rome, Italy, October 1949