Monitoring Monitoring

The European Charter of Local Self-Government lays down standards for protecting the rights of local authorities and requires states which have ratified it to comply with a number of principles. The Congress is responsible for evaluating the application of the Charter in each Member State.

In the field In the field

Cooperation and thematic activities complement, in the field, the normative work of the Congress. They are based on the political dialogue and the monitoring of the application of the European Charter of Local Self-Government, and enable the implementation of the adopted recommendations and resolutions.

Election observation Election observation

The Congress periodically observes local and regional elections in Council of Europe member States and, sometimes, beyond. This activity, which may be organised in cooperation with other international organisations, complements the political monitoring of the European Charter of Local Self-Government

Postmonitoring Postmonitoring

Post-monitoring and post-electoral dialogue aims to support national authorities in order to ensure the implementation of the recommendations adopted by the Congress and addressed to the national authorities of member states by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

Russian Federation Russian Federation

In view of the decision of the Committee of Ministers of 16 March 2022, the Russian Federation ceases to be a member State of the Council of Europe as of 16 March 2022. The Congress website will be updated as soon as possible to reflect this new situation.

Election Election

The members of the Governance Committee elected Linda GILLHAM (United Kingdom, ILDG) as 5th Vice-Chair of the Committee on 4 July 2022.

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