Observers

International associations of local and regional authorities which have consultative status with the Council of Europe also have observer status with the Congress.  Observer status may also be granted to other associations on application to the Standing Committee of the Congress.

This status gives them the right to take part in the work of the Congress, submit memoranda and comment on issues discussed at plenary sessions, but not to vote.

One or more representatives of organisations with observer status may be invited to attend meetings of the Standing Committee, the Bureau, the statutory committees or ad hoc working groups.

Observers