Texts adopted by the Congress of local and regional authorities


The Congress prepares draft European agreements (conventions or charters) within the Council of Europe’s institutional framework. The Council’s Committee of Ministers approves these texts, which then go to the member states for signature and ratification.

Recommendations are proposals to the Committee of Ministers, and implementing them is a matter for governments. They are sometimes addressed to other international institutions.

All Recommendations per year since 1994

Commitee of Ministers Replies to the Congress Recommendations since 2003

Commitee of Ministers Replies to the Congress Recommendations before 2003

All Recommendations available in German since 1994

All Recommendations available in Italian since 1994

All Recommendations available in Russian since 1994


Resolutions embody advice to local and regional authorities and their associations, and cover all issues dealt with by the Congress.

All Resolutions between 1957 and 1993

All Resolutions per year since 1994

All Resolutions available in German since 1994

All Resolutions available in Italian since 1994

All Resolutions available in Russian since 1994


When asked to do so by the Committee of Ministers or the Parliamentary Assembly, the Congress produces opinions on questions with a bearing on the interests and powers of the local and regional authorities which it represents.

All Opinions between 1957 and 1993

All Opinions per year since 1994

All Opinions available in German since 1994

All Opinions available in Italian since 1994

All Opinions available in Russian since 1994


Final declarations are adopted at the end of international conferences and meetings organised by the Congress. They contain proposals for action by local, regional and government authorities, and by European organisations.

Declarations per year since 1994