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.

  

The 12 Principles

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

Booklet presenting the Strategy and its tools

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

On-line training module on good governance - Pilot program results - How can these be used elsewhere?

 

 

Country action plans

 

Regulations on Strategy for Good Governance and Rules of Accreditation for ELoGE

Belgium (Walloon Region)

Bulgaria

Netherlands

Norway

Ukraine

 

 

 

 

European Stakeholders' Platform

 

The Stakeholders’ Platform of the Council of Europe (‘The European Platform’) is the body that promotes the implementation of the Strategy for Innovation and Good Governance and delivers accreditation to national (or regional) platforms or bodies for granting the European Label of Governance Excellence (ELoGE). It also provides the necessary technical assistance to member States for developing such arrangements at the national level. (more...)

Meetings of the Stakeholders’ Platform

 

Label ELoGE

 

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