How to take part in ELDW?

ELDW is targeted specifically at local and regional authorities (local communities, cities, municipalities, provinces, regions).
In order to take part in ELDW as Partner of the Week, simply follow these simple recommendations:

After ELDW, local authorities may be asked to send the Congress secretariat materials, pictures, comments on their experience, responses to questionnaires, etc.
In return, the list of all participating local authorities and their planned events will be continually updated on this website.
Here, news articles about the activities, brief comments from the mayors of the participating cities and towns, pictures, etc. will also be published.

Organise the ELDW as “12 Star City”?

Towns, cities and municipalities wishing to give special prominence to their participation in European Local Democracy Week, may organise their Week as a “12-Star City”.
This title is intended to highlight the commitment with which a city council/a municipality raises its citizens’ awareness of local democracy and encourages them to make use of all the opportunities provided through participatory democracy processes.

In order to take part in European Local Democracy Week as a “12-Star City”, municipalities/ other local entities must undertake to fulfil five criteria and conditions. To know more click here.

Those authorities who are not able to fulfill all of these criteria are more than encouraged to organize events as Partner of the ELDW, and the Congress will reckon their involvement in the ELDW.