|Communications and reports presented to the Committee of Ministers|
|Secretary General Andreas Kiefer presents the Congress activity report for the period November 2012 to April 2013|
In his communication on 3 April 2013 , Andreas Kiefer, Secretary General of the Congress, presented the Congress activities since November 2012, which include, among others the thematic debates of the 24th session, placed under the general theme of the crisis, several monitoring visits to member States, local election observation missions, the launching of the first pilot activities of the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion, as well as the launching of an interactive online platform to demonstrate good local and regional practices in combating the sexual violence against children and the preparation of the 2013 European Local Democracy Week. He also highlighted the adoption of the Resolution on the post-monitoring of local and regional democracy and recalled that the Congress intends to increase the follow up of the implementation of its recommendations by the Member States, in stepping up political dialogue and taking actively part in the Council Europe action plans and cooperation programs.
|Publication "The state of the Congress 2012"|
|"The State of the Congress" is an annual publication, available in French and in English, which presents the activities of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, in particular Session debates, information on the work of the Statutory Committees, observation of local and regional elections, Congress action in the field, as well as Congress cooperation with its partners, in particular with the EU Committee of the Regions.