Good governance

Stakeholders' Platform


The Stakeholders’ Platform is a unique co-operation body whose role it is to create synergies between all the Council of Europe bodies in order to enhance the quality of governance at local level.

The composition of the Stakeholders’ Platform is as follows:

“The Stakeholders’ Platform established within the Council of Europe will comprise of (representatives of) the Committee of Ministers, the Parliamentary Assembly, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, the European Committee on Democracy and Governance (CDDG) and the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe. The Commissioner for Human Rights is an observer to the Platform.

The Platform’s brief will be to follow and give guidance to the implementation of the Strategy and further develop it in the light of experience and to that end it will:

provide support, upon request, to national and regional governments and local government associations when they are developing initiatives and programmes of action to deliver good democratic governance for the implementation of the Strategy;

endorse such programmes of action;

further develop the European Label of Innovation and Good Governance in the light of the experience of testing by governments and associations that have volunteered to do so;

subsequently promote the European Label of Innovation and Good Governance across the continent;

approve arrangements for awarding the Label to local authorities within individual member states and, upon request, provide the necessary technical assistance for developing such arrangements.”