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
 AMPHICTYONY OF TWINNED CITIES AND AREAS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

 ARAB TOWNS ORGANISATION

 ASSEMBLY OF EUROPEAN REGIONS

 ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN BORDER REGIONS

 ASSOCIATION OF KOSOVO MUNICIPALITIES

 ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL DEMOCRACY AGENCIES

 ASSOCIATION OF PALESTINIAN LOCAL AUTHORITIES

 ASSOCIATION OF WORKING COMMUNITIES OF THE ALPINE REGIONS

 CHINESE PEOPLE'S ASSOCIATION FOR FRIENDSHIP WITH FOREIGN COUNTRIES

 COMMONWEALTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT FORUM

 CONFERENCE OF EUROPEAN REGIONAL LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLIES

 CONFERENCE OF PERIPHERAL MARITIME REGIONS OF EUROPE

 COUNCIL FOR COOPERATION OF LOCAL SELF-GOVERNANCE BODIES UNDER THE COUNCIL OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

 COUNCIL OF EUROPEAN MUNICIPALITIES AND REGIONS

 COUNCIL OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (JAPAN)

 EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES FROM MOUNTAIN REGIONS

 EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR THE REGIONS OF THE EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

 EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHIEF EXECUTIVES OF EUROPE

 EUROPEAN ROMA AND TRAVELLERS FORUM

 FOUNDATION FOR THE ECONOMY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE REGIONS OF EUROPE

 LEV SAPIEHA FOUNDATION (BELARUS)

 LOCAL AUTHORITIES CONFRONTING DISASTERS AND EMERGENCIES

 NETWORK OF ASSOCIATIONS OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES OF SOUTH-EAST EUROPE

 STANDING COMMITTEE EURO-MEDITERRANEAN PARTNERSHIP OF THE LOCAL AND REGIONAL AUTHORITIES (COPPEM)

 UNION OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN ISRAEL

 UNION OF THE BALTIC CITIES

 UNITED CITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 WORLD MOUNTAIN PEOPLE ASSOCIATION