Azerbaijani Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers and grassroots democracy
Azerbaijan took over from Austria the Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers for a period of six months beginning on 14 May 2014, on the occasion of the 124th session of the Committee of Ministers.
Elmar Mammadyarov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, presented the priorities of his country’s chairmanship. Among the events co-organized by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities and the Azerbaijani Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers are a seminar on local self-government in Azerbaijan and youth policy, 18 June 2014, in Baku.
17 June, Baku
Meeting of the Bureau
18 June, Baku
Seminar on "Local self-government in Azerbaijan and youth policy" - More information
30 June-1 July
High-level conference on combating corruption
Annual exchange on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue
High-level conference on the Council of Europe Neighbourhood Policy
Conference on public service delivery in the context of human rights and good governance
Event within "No hate speech movement" of the Council of Europe
October 2014, Strasbourg
Participation of a high official of the Government of Azerbaijan (Minister in charge of local administration) in the Congress session
United Nations Global Forum on Youth Policy
Jean-Claude Frécon, the new President of the Congress, addresses the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe [22/10/2014]
“The Congress, an assembly of elected local and regional representatives, has become for both European governments and the other Council of Europe entities a loyal, operational and effective political partner. Within an intergovernmental organisation it has managed to find its rightful place, and it is with your support that this development has been possible”, said Jean-Claude Frécon, the newly elected President of the Congress, during his exchange of views with the Ministers’ Deputies of the Council of Europe on 22 October 2014. “We shall continue to consolidate our activities of monitoring the European Charter of Local Self-Government and observing local elections, while further increasing implementation of our recommendations through political dialogue with governments”, he explained.