The 'Centre of Government' is the body that provides direct support and advice to the Head of Government and the Council of Ministers, for example:
The CoG meetings began in the 1980s, and were consolidated into an annual event in the 1990s. CoG constitutes a forum for informal discussion and remain one of the OECD’s highest-level policy networks.
The meetings serve three main purposes:
The meetings are hosted each year by one of the members of the network.
2017 Tokyo, JapanDecision making in an environment of uncertainty and change
2016 Stockholm, SwedenSteering and Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of the Centre of Government
2015 Helsinki, FinlandPromoting Inclusive Growth: A New Challenge for the Centre of Government
2014 Vienna, Austria
Vision, leadership, innovation: Driving public policy performance
2013 Santiago, Chile
Recovering public trust in challenging times through a strategic state
2012 London, United Kingdom
The role of the Centres of Governments in meeting today’s economic challenges
2011 Ottawa, Canada
Effective Responses to Modern Challenges
2010 Berlin, Germany
Future Growth, Fiscal Consolidation and Implementation
2009 Paris, France
Managing the Crisis: From Recovery Policies to Long-term Reforms
Political Economy of Reform: Ensuring Stakeholder Support
2007 Bern, Switzerland
Strengthening Public Trust by Delivering on Promises: What Role for the Centre?
2006 Vienna, Austria
Leadership in Managing Risk