26 Feb 2021 11:47:00
Human Rights Handbook for Local and Regional Authorities aimed at promoting social rights at local levelHuman Rights Strasbourg, France 26 February 2021
Following the publication in 2018 of the first volume of the Human Rights Handbook for Local and...
18 Feb 2021 12:02:00Monitoring Committee Strasbourg, France 23 to 25 February 2021
A delegation from the Congress carried out the monitoring of Azerbaijan’s compliance with the...
12 Feb 2021 13:15:00Statutory Forum Strasbourg, France 12 February 2021
On 12 February 2021 the Congress adopted a new Code of Conduct for its members and revised its...
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.
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.
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
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.
Download on Youtube a short video clip which presents the role of the Congress and its main activities to promote local and regional democracy in Europe.
Download on Youtube a short video clip which presents the monitoring of the implementation of the European Charter of Local Self Government and the observation of local and regional elections.