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.
Albania Armenia

Ukraine Eastern Partnership Programmatic Co-operation Framework (PCF)

Call for tenders for the provision of training services for young local leaders on local and regional democracy in Ukraine

The Congress is looking for international experts to contribute to the implementation of bilateral and regional 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 Field Offices (in target countries). A call for tenders has been published for the provision of training services for young local leaders on local and regional democracy in Ukraine.

Tenders are to be submitted by 2 March 2016

Call for tenders - More details
Call for tenders - Act of Engagement


Marité Moras,

Head of the Cooperation activities Unit

Anna Onipenko
Assistante: Tel: +33 3 88 41 31 75