A new online tool CARTA-MONITOR was launched on the occasion of the 37th session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. This database presents the reports on the application of the provisions of the European Charter of Local Self-Government.
CARTA-MONITOR database allows to consult the analysis, article-by-article and paragraph-by-paragraph, made during the monitoring missions, as well as to make comparative analysis of several provisions and countries.
It is also possible to make research on the ratification of the provisions, the conformity of their implementation and the recognition of the principle of local self-government in the Constitution. or the national legislation of the States.
In addition, CARTA-MONITOR facilitates the online sharing of content, by email or via social networks, as well as the download of results in PDF format.
The European Charter of Local Self-Government sets standards to protect the rights of local authorities and commits states that have ratified it to respect a number of principles. Opened for signature on 15 October 1985 and entered into force on 1 September 1988, the Charter has been ratified by the 47 member states of the Council of Europe.
The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe ensures the respect of the principles of the Charter through a systematic monitoring process and a close political dialogue with the governments. Every five years, it carries out a general regular monitoring visit, country by country, to the 47 member states of the Council of Europe.
** 37th Session of the Congress **