21.2.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 47/67


DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE

No 131/2007

of 28 September 2007

amending Protocol 31 to the EEA Agreement, on cooperation in specific fields outside the four freedoms

THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE,

Having regard to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, as amended by the Protocol adjusting the Agreement on the European Economic Area, hereinafter referred to as ‘the Agreement’, and in particular Articles 86 and 98 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Protocol 31 to the Agreement was amended by Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 65/2007 of 15 June 2007 (1).

(2)

It is appropriate to extend the cooperation of the Contracting Parties to the Agreement to include Decision No 779/2007/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2007 establishing for the period 2007-2013 a specific programme to prevent and combat violence against children, young people and women and to protect victims and groups at risk (Daphne III programme) as part of the General Programme ‘Fundamental Rights and Justice’ (2).

(3)

Protocol 31 to the Agreement should therefore be amended in order to allow for this extended cooperation to take place with effect from 1 January 2007,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

Article 5 of Protocol 31 to the Agreement shall be amended as follows:

1.

paragraph 5 shall be replaced by the following:

‘5.   The EFTA States shall participate in the Community programmes and actions referred to in the first two indents of paragraph 8 as from 1 January 1996, in the programme referred to in the third indent as from 1 January 2000, in the programme referred to in the fourth indent as from 1 January 2001, in the programmes referred to in the fifth and sixth indents as from 1 January 2002, in the programmes referred to in the seventh and eighth indents as from 1 January 2004 and in the programmes referred to in the ninth, tenth and eleventh indents as from 1 January 2007.’;

2.

the following indent shall be added in paragraph 8:

‘—

32007 D 0779: Decision No 779/2007/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2007 establishing for the period 2007-2013 a specific programme to prevent and combat violence against children, young people and women and to protect victims and groups at risk (Daphne III programme) as part of the General Programme “Fundamental Rights and Justice” (OJ L 173, 3.7.2007, p. 19).’

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the day following the last notification to the EEA Joint Committee under Article 103(1) of the Agreement (3).

It shall apply from 1 January 2007.

Article 3

This Decision shall be published in the EEA Section of, and in the EEA Supplement to, the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 28 September 2007.

For the EEA Joint Committee

The President

Stefán Haukur JÓHANNESSON


(1)  OJ L 304, 22.11.2007, p. 47.

(2)  OJ L 173, 3.7.2007, p. 19.

(3)  Constitutional requirements indicated.