ELoGE: European Label of Governance Excellence
European Label of Governance Excellence (ELoGE) is
symbolised by a crystal dodecahedron engraved with the
twelve European principles of good democratic
governance, as enshrined in the
European Strategy for Innovation and Good Governance at Local Level.
The Label is awarded to local authorities having achieved a high overall level of governance, by a national or regional
Stakeholders’ Platform. This platform needs to be accredited by the stakeholders’ platform of the Council of Europe.
Local authorities who wish to apply for the Label are evaluated according to the following tools: a matrix evaluating their action, a questionnaire addressed to citizens, a questionnaire addressed to local elected representatives.
The evaluation allows to local authorities to understand their strengths and their weaknesses when providing public services to the local community and exercising public authority. To improve the quality of local governance, local authorities can use the various tools developed by the Centre of expertise and take inspiration from their colleagues’ best practices.