“Human rights at local level” was the leading theme of the Edition 2011 of the European Local Democracy Week. It was received with great interest by European municipalities. The feedback received by the Congress shows that the reputation and popularity of the initiative is increasing year on year in terms of the number of municipalities taking part, the variety of activities taking place and the commitments undertaken by institutional partners.
2011 ELDW – Statistics
Local Authorities: 302 municipalities took part in ELDW 2011, almost three times more than the number that took part in 2010 (115). Since Congress only collects information given by municipalities which registered to participate on the ELDW’s official website or through their national associations, the actual number of municipalities that took part is probably even higher.
Countries: Municipalities from 26 Council of Europe member states took part in the ELDW 2011.
Population: The ELDW 2011 reached a total audience of 32,246,000, much higher than the 23,700,000 from the previous year.
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« 12 Star Cities 2011»
In total, 19 municipalities which qualified as “12 Star City”. They represent 12 European countries, spanning from Sweden to Greece and from Portugal to Turkey.
They include Brussels (for the fifth consecutive year) and Namur from Belgium; Sisak from Croatia; Strasbourg (for the fifth consecutive year) and Angers from France; Festos and Chania from Greece; Mola di Bari (for the second year) from Italy; Utrecht from the Netherlands; Katowice (for the third consecutive year) from Poland; Amadora (for the second year) from Portugal; Belgrade (for the second year) from Serbia; Sundbyberg from Sweden; Mugla (for the second year), Lüleburgaz, Tarsus, Gebze and Gaziantep from Turkey; and Stockton-on-Tees from United Kingdom.