Creating inclusive, safe, and sustainable cities requires good local governance and democratic institutions supporting it. Citizen participation mechanisms must be created, involving all groups of local residents: dialogue is a crucial tool to avoid social fragmentation, promote a culture of living together and build harmonious relationships within the city and the society overall. 

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The approach of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities is based on three key principles: achieving SDGs is the shared responsibility of all levels of government; local and regional authorities must have the necessary competences and financial autonomy to achieve the goals in their respective areas; citizens must always remain at the heart of the action.

The Congress seeks to support local public administrations in leading in a more informed manner, addressing the needs of their communities, and developing demand-driven and responsive policies.

The Congress adopted the following texts in relation to SDG 11:

The following thematic activities of the Congress are particularly related to SDG 11:

Congress has issued the following SDG 11 relevant publications:

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To support local public administrations in leading in a more informed manner, addressing the needs of their communities, and developing demand-driven and responsive policies, the Congress has developed the “Management of Change: Tool Guide for Local and Regional Authorities”.