Good governance

Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Local and Regional government


HELSINKI 2002: "Regional Self Government: Different methods of Implementation"


Conference theme

Ministers responsible for local and regional government from the Council of Europeís 44 member States, meeting in Helsinki, agreed on a set of principles for regional self-government, which should serve as common European standards for regional democracy based on the principle of subsidiarity.



Helsinki Declaration on Regional Self-Government