The Congress proposes four types of partnership status to European and international organisations and associations of cities and regions.

In addition, the Congress has adopted a "Partner for Local Democracy" status which offers the non-member States of the Council of Europe in neighbouring regions the possibility to contribute to the work of the Congress.

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The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities proposes four types of partnership status:

  • Statutory Partner;
  • Institutional Partner;
  • Observer Partner
  • and Guest Observer.

 Request for partnership status with the Congress

  List of partner organisations of the Congress

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Established by Resolution 376 (2014), the Partner for Local Democracy status of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities enables elected representatives of local authorities of countries in the Council of Europe’s neighbourhood to participate, within the Congress, in strengthening local and regional democracy

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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 73)
Rules and Procedures of the Congress
Contacts contacts

For the 4 types of Partnership Status

Dolores Ríos Turón,
Imogen Hattenville, Assistant
+33 3 90 21 41 58  


For the Partner for Local Democracy Status

Dmitri Marchenkov
Secretariat: Julia Barath
+33 3 88 41 38 44