European Committee on Democracy and Governance (CDDG)


Since 1 January 2014, the European Committee on Democracy and Governance (CDDG) is responsible to implement the Council of Europeís intergovernmental work in the field of democratic governance. It is a forum where senior officials meet to share information, views and good practice on issues concerning territorial reforms, citizensí democratic participation in public life, the modernisation of public administration, the dialogue and relations between tiers of government, public finances and transfrontier cooperation. The Committee also responds to requests from member States for targeted activities of exchange and assistance (for instance through peer reviews or thematic workshops).

The CDDG also builds on the achievements of the former European Committee on Local and Regional Democracy (CDLR).

2016/2017 CDDG Terms of reference
CDDG and other bodies


Plenary Sessions

5th Meeting, Strasbourg, 19-20 May 2016

Meeting report | Working Documents

4th Meeting, Strasbourg, 7-8 December 2015

Meeting report | Working Documents

3rd Meeting, Strasbourg, 16-17 April 2015

Meeting report | Working Documents | Special guests

2nd Meeting, Strasbourg, 4-5 December 2014

Meeting report | Working Documents | Special guests

1st Meeting, Strasbourg, 3-4 April 2014

Meeting report | Working Documents | Special guests



Meeting of the Bureau, 4 March 2016

Meeting report 

Previous meetings of the Bureau


Public consultation

Consultation on the draft guidelines guidelines for meaningful civil participation in political decision-making [deadline: 4 September 2016]



Working Group on Guidelines for Civil Society Participation in Political Decision-Making - First Meeting (26-27 April 2016)

Budapest CDDG Workshop, 7-8 May 2015: "The current state of use of electronic tools in the context of citizensí participation"

Brussels CDDG Workshop, 1 April 2015: "Electronic tools of local democracy: collection, decision-making and transmission"

European Local Democracy Week, 12-18 October 2015