28 May 2020 14:25:00
Congress Chamber President calls for suspension of territorial reform in Latvia to allow for proper consultationMonitoring Committee Strasbourg, France 28 May 2020
Following the information received by the Latvian Association of local and regional governments...
18 May 2020 22:31:00Presidency Strasbourg, France 18 May 2020
In reaction to reports about further suspensions of mayors in the southeast of Turkey, the...
15 May 2020 15:48:00
Congress supports the priorities of the Greek Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers to respond to the COVID-19 crisisPresidency Strasbourg, France 15 May 2020
Congress President Anders Knape participated, during an online meeting on 15 May 2020, in the...
The European Charter of Local Self-Government lays down standards for protecting the rights of local authorities and requires states which have ratified it to comply with a number of principles. The Congress is responsible for evaluating the application of the Charter in each Member State.
Post-monitoring and post-electoral dialogue aims to support national authorities in order to ensure the implementation of the recommendations adopted by the Congress and addressed to the national authorities of member states by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.
The Congress periodically observes local and regional elections in Council of Europe member States and, sometimes, beyond. This activity, which may be organised in cooperation with other international organisations, complements the political monitoring of the European Charter of Local Self-Government
Cooperation and thematic activities complement, in the field, the normative work of the Congress. They are based on the political dialogue and the monitoring of the application of the European Charter of Local Self-Government, and enable the implementation of the adopted recommendations and resolutions.
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