The Congress will organise, in close co-operation with the National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia (NALAG), a workshop “Mayors – Leaders for change” in Tbilisi on 24 – 26 November 2015. This workshop is aimed to provide a platform for exchange on local democracy. By involving members of the Congress, mayors will share best practices and increase their knowledge on standards of local self-governance. They will be invited to reflect on how to lead change, how to enhance trust in local authorities and increase citizen participation in an ethical decision-making process. This workshop is the second country-based event organised within the thematic programme “Strengthening institutional frameworks for local governance”. This programme is funded jointly by the European Union and the Council of Europe, and implemented by the Council of Europe, through the Programmatic Co-operation Framework (PCF) for 2015-2017 for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus. Targeted co-operation activities aim at reinforcing the capacity of Eastern Partnership countries to put domestic reforms into effect in the field of human rights, democracy and the rule of law.