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The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe decided, during its session in October 2017, to put in place a ‟Reflection Group on Mostar”. The aim is to contribute to a sustainable solution for restoring local democracy in the city of Mostar, which has not held local elections since 2008 due to a political impasse.

The Reflection Group aims at:

  • advocating, at local and European level, in favour of a sustainable legal and political solution to restore local democracy in the City of Mostar;
  • bringing together major local and European stakeholders to dialogue in order to gradually overcome the obstacles for holding local elections in Mostar;
  • supporting local civil society organisations in their efforts to raise awareness about the current political situation and peaceful interethnic relations among local communities.
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The composition of the Group has been approved by the Bureau of the Congress on 26 March 2018.

Congress Full Members

  • Mr Anders KNAPE (EPP/CCE, Sweden), President of the Chamber of Local Authorities of the Congress
  • Mr Piero FASSINO (SOC, Italy), President of the SOC Group
  • Mr Stewart DICKSON (ILDG, United Kingdom), Thematic Spokesperson on observation of local and regional elections and Rapporteur of the 2016 Election Observation Mission to BiH

Congress Supplementary Members

  • Jos WIENEN (EPP/CEE, the Netherlands), Thematic Spokesperson on observation of local and regional elections
  • Barbara TOCE (SOC, Italy), Vice-President of the Congress
  • Carla DE JONGHE (ILDG, Belgium), Rapporteur of the 2018 Monitoring of local and regional democracy in BiH

EU Committee of the Regions

  • Dr. Franz SCHAUSBERGER, Member of the Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs (CIVEX), Chair of the CoR's Working Group on Western Balkans
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Monitoring Committee and Observation of local and regional elections

Committee Secretary
Stéphanie Poirel
Assistant: Ekaterina Kotnova
Email / + 33 3 90 21 52 44