The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities has been taking part in the observer missions for local elections in the 47 Council of Europe member countries and, sometimes beyond, since 1990, and has conducted almost 100 election observation missions to date. Observing local elections is one of the Congress’s action priorities. This activity complements the political monitoring of the European Charter of Local Self-Government, which constitutes the cornerstone of local democracy in Europe.

Adopted Texts Adopted Texts
Publications Publications
Calendar Calendar

Calendar of local and regional elections

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

Reports Reports

Reports, recommendations and resolutions relating to the observation of elections in member states are available on the webpage of Congress' adopted texts on observation of elections.

Monitoring Committee Monitoring Committee

The Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by member states of the European Charter of Local Self-Government - Monitoring Committee -  is responsible for monitoring the application of the Charter

Monitoring Committee

Contact Contact

Renate Zikmund
Head of the Election observation Unit
Assistant : Martine Roudolff
Email / 03 88 41 28 29