Corruption continues to pose a major threat to local and regional governance and democracy in Europe, which governments and parliaments at all levels urgently need to address. To tackle this challenge using the whole range of its activities and tools, and send a clear signal of its intention to make this a priority activity, the Congress has adopted at its 31st session a “Roadmap of activities for preventing corruption and promoting public ethics at local and regional levels”.

This comprehensive and long-term approach has several objectives:

  • to deepen the understanding of the various risks and forms of corruption that exist at the local and regional levels;
  • to provide European local and regional governments with a set of principles and standards of conduct, through the revision of the 1999 European Code of Conduct on the political integrity of local and regional elected representatives;
  • to strengthen its cooperation activities and elaborate continuous training programmes for elected representatives and public officials in targeted countries.
Road map of activities for preventing corruption and promoting public ethics Road map of activities for preventing corruption and promoting public ethics

On 19 October 2016, Congress adopted a Road map of activities for preventing corruption and promoting public ethics at local and regional levels, based on three objectives:

  • a better understanding of the risks of corruption through the preparation of thematic reports;
  • the revision and extension of the scope of the European Code of Conduct;
  • the implementation of cooperation activities.

As part of the road map, the Congress instructs its Governance Committee to prepare the following thematic reports:

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