Support programmes
The Congress actively participates in projects aiming at reinforcing local democracy and trans-border co-operation in Europe. That is why it is encouraging the creation of Associations of Local and Regional Authorities such as LDA, NALAS, ENTO or NALAG. These projects are supported by the Congress, with its experience notably in the fields of training.


Local Democracy Agencies (ADL)

Created by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, the Local Democracy Agencies (LDAs) were conceived so as to furnish the municipalities devastated by warfare in the former Yugoslavia with assistance under a partnership arrangement with towns in Western Europe. (more...)


Euroregions of the Council of Europe

The Congress launched the establishment Euroregions around these seas such as, the Adriatic Euroregion and the Black Sea Euroregion project. These Euroregions are new associative structures, which bring together coastal cities and regions in order to achieve a sustainable management of their sea basins according to the specific needs of coastal populations. (more ...)



European Network of Local and Regional Authority Training Establishments (ENTO)

ENTO is a European network grouping together the local and regional authority training establishments of virtually all of the Council of Europe’s 47 member states. First thought up by the Council of Europe, ENTO has, since 1995, been an independent association grouping a very wide variety of members,(more ...)


National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia (NALAG)

The association was set up to represent, at national level, the interests of all of Georgia's local authorities and to encourage the development of a culture of partnerships between local and central authorities, the association strives to improve local democracy.. (more ...)



Network of Associations of Local Authorities of South-East Europe (NALAS)

The NALAS network was set up in 2001 to further the process of democratisation and decentralisation in south-east Europe and is made up of the national associations of local authorities from the region. (more ...)