Co-operation activities and partnerships
On the basis of the provisions of the European Charter of Local Self Government and its monitoring visits to member states, the Congress helps national and local and regional authorities to implement the changes suggested in its Recommendations.
It develops co-operation projects which are part of the democracy component of the Council of Europe's Action Plans for its member states.
In partnership with the Council of Europe Centre of Expertise on Local Government Reform, the Congress, through its members and experts, offers states its expertise in the following fields:
Co-operation programmes are currently being implemented in Albania, Armenia and Ukraine; financed by volontary contributions. Bilateral or regional activities are being discussed for other member states in the framework of regional activities and of the Council of Europe's Neighbourhood Policy.
The Congress supports local authority associations in collaboration with their European networks (CEMR and AER) and encourages the establishment of various networks.
Eastern Partnership Programmatic Co-operation Framework (PCF)
Framework document on the cooperation activities
Improving the impact of Congress recommendations : Guidelines for co-operation activities in Council of Europe member States
Document « Congress Cooperation activities in the framework of the Eastern Partnership countries»
Information document - Congress Bureau
Call for expression of interest -
The Congress is looking for international experts to contribute to the implementation of current, and forthcoming, co-operation projects under the guidance of its Secretariat both in the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg (France) and in the Council of Europe Offices located in target countries. Candidates must submit their curriculum vitae in English or French possibly in Europass format to email@example.com with a subject line 'Call for experts'.
Call for interest – more information