Good governance

Strategy for Innovation and Good Governance at Local Level

 

The Strategy for Innovation and Good Governance at Local Level is a practical instrument consisting of twelve principles aiming at improving the governance at the local level and the quality of citizens’ life as a result.

The Strategy was launched in 2007, in Valencia (Spain), by the European Ministers responsible for Local and Regional Government and then endorsed by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in 2008 (1022nd meeting – 26 March 2008).

A Council of Europe’s Stakeholders’ Platform steers this instrument and a European Label of Governance Excellence (ELoGE) is awarded to local authorities having achieved a high overall level of governance and implementing the Strategy.

Booklet presenting the Strategy and its tools

Brochure: Bulgarian | English | French | German | Italian | Norwegian | Russian

 

The 12 Principles

The 12 principles for good governance at local level, with tools for implementation

 

Label ELoGE

 

The Label of excellence ELoGE is a European price awarded to local authorities having achieved a high overall level of governance (more...)

 

 

 

Stakeholders' Platform

 

The European stakeholders’ platform is a body that follows and gives guidance regarding the implementation of the Strategy, and develops it in the light of experience. (more...)

 

Country action plans

 

Towards the implementation

Belgium (Walloon Region)

Bulgaria

Netherlands

Norway

Ukraine