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).

Under the authority of the Committee of Ministers, the overall aim of the CDDG is to share information about national policy, disseminate best practice and develop, as appropriate, proposals for standards in the field of its activities and competence.

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

2014/2015 CDDG Terms of reference
Graph of the CDDG


Plenary Sessions

1st Meeting: Meeting report | Working Documents

Strasbourg, 3-4 April 2014



1st meeting of the Bureau

Strasbourg, 3 July 2014



Alfonso Zardi

+33 388 41 39 06


Severina Spassova

+33 388 41 25 75


Isabelle Etter

+33 388 41 38 80


Working Group on democratic governance (GT-GD)

1st meeting : Meeting report | Working documents Strasbourg, 3 June 2014

2nd meeting: Strasbourg, 7 October 2014


Working Group for the preparation of a reference text on democracy (GT-TD)

1st meeting: Meeting report | Working documents Strasbourg, 19 June 2014

2nd meeting : Strasbourg, 6 October 2014