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41st Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, 26-28 October 2021Strasbourg, France 19 October 2021
The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities will hold its 41st session, from 26 to 28 October...
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On the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - European Day against...
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Congress Secretary General addressed the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers at Deputies’ levelPolitical dialogue Strasbourg, France 13 October 2021
Congress Secretary General Andreas Kiefer addressed the Committee of Ministers at Deputies level...
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.
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.
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
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.
Download on Youtube a short video clip which presents the role of the Congress and its main activities to promote local and regional democracy in Europe.
Download on Youtube a short video clip which presents the monitoring of the implementation of the European Charter of Local Self Government and the observation of local and regional elections.