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


Type of status with
reference to the Congress Rules and Procedures

Organisation

Date of the
Bureau’s decision

Statutory Partner with the Congress (Rule 72)

Assembly of European Regions (AER)

10 February 2017

Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR)

10 February 2017

Institutional Partner with the Congress (Rule 73)

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 73)

Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities (CAAC)

16 June 2017

Observer Partner with the Congress
(Rule 74)

Confederation of Outermost Municipalities (CMU)

27 March 2017

Guest Observer with the Congress
(Rule 75)

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

Guest Observer with the Chamber of Local Authorities (Rule 75)

Association of Kosovo Municipalities (AKM)

10 February 2017

Partner for Local democracy status Partner for Local democracy status

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

More information:

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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 XVI)
  • For the Partner for local democracy status (See Chapter XV, Article 69)
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