05 Jul 2022 12:10:00
The Congress Governance Committee approved reports on hate speech and fake news, regional identities as well as smart cities and regionsGovernance Committee Strasbourg, France 5 july 2022
The Governance Committee of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities chaired by 4th...
01 Jul 2022 16:02:00
The Monitoring Committee adopted reports on the situation of local democracy in the Czech Republic and on the observation of elections in Albania, the Netherlands and SerbiaMonitoring Committee Istanbul, Türkiye 1 July 2022
The Congress Monitoring Committee met on 30 June 2022, in Istanbul, Türkiye in the presence of...
30 Jun 2022 14:52:00Presidency Strasbourg, France 30 june 2022
I strongly condemn the continued abduction of local officials in Ukraine, most recently of the...
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
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