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 for improving governance at local level and the quality of local life as a result. The Strategy consists of twelve principles of Good Democratic Governance:

The Strategy was launched during the Ministerial Conference in Valencia, Spain, where European Ministers responsible for Local and Regional Government endorsed the Strategy on Innovation and Good Governance (see the Valencia Declaration).

The European Label of Governance Excellence (ELoGE) is part of the Strategy for Innovation and Good Governance. The Label is a learning tool which should assist authorities in improving their local governance.

The implementation of the Strategy for Innovation and Good Governance is steered by the Council of Europe’s Stakeholders’ Platform, which comprises 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. The Commissioner for Human Rights is an observer to the Platform.

Currently Belgium, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Norway and Ukraine are implementing the Strategy. Other countries such as Austria, France, Italy and Spain are contemplating their accession. (more...)

Questions and Answers

Towards the implementation

 

The 12 Principles

 

 

Video

 

Brochure

 

French

Bulgarian

German

Italian

Norwegian

Russian

 

Country action plans

Belgium (Walloon Region)

Bulgaria

Netherlands

Norway

Ukraine