Type of status with
reference to the Congress Rules and Procedures


Date of the
Bureau’s decision

Statutory Partner with the Congress (Rule 76)

Assembly of European Regions (AER)

10 February 2017

Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR)

10 February 2017

Institutional Partner with the Congress (Rule 77)

Network of Associations of Local Authorities of South-East Europe (NALAS)

27 March 2017

Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR)

16 June 2017

European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA)

18 June 2018

Institutional Partner with the Chamber of Local Authorities (Rule 77)

Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities (CAAC)

16 June 2017

Observer Partner with the Congress
(Rule 78)

Confederation of Outermost Municipalities (CMU)

27 March 2017

Foundation for the Economy and Sustainable Development of the Regions of Europe (FEDRE)

22 March 2022

Guest Observer with the Congress
(Rule 79)

Lev Sapieha Foundation (Belarus)

10 February 2017

Council for Co-operation of Local Self-Governance Bodies under the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus

10 February 2017

China International Friendship Cities Association (CIFCA)

10 February 2017

Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR)

16 June 2017

Federation of Local Authorities in Israel (FLAI)

28 September 2020

Union of Local Self-Government Bodies of the Kyrgyz Republic (Union of LSG KR)

9 June 2023

Guest Observer with the Chamber of Local Authorities (Rule 79)

Association of Kosovo Municipalities (AKM)

10 February 2017

reference document

The statuses granted by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe are defined in the rules and procedures.

  • For the Partnership Status (See Chapter XVII)
  • For the Partner for local democracy status (See Chapter XV, Article 72)

Rules and Procedures of the Congress


For the 4 types of Partnership Status

Sarah Burton
Assistant: Imogen Hattenville
+33 3 90 21 41 58  

For the Partner for Local Democracy Status

Dmitri Marchenkov
+33 3 88 41 38 44