Dec 15, 2021
“Decentralisation reforms underway in many CORLEAP countries must be brought to completion in line with the European Charter of Local Self-Government,” says Congress PresidentCo-operation Brussels, Belgium 15 December 2021
President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities Leendert Verbeek addressed the 10th...
Dec 2, 2021
"Rebuilding citizens’ confidence in the political system is the only way to reverse the spread of disinformation”, says Congress PresidentPresidency Brussels, Belgium 2 December 2021
“Local and regional elected representatives throughout Europe are constantly confronted with the...
Nov 26, 2021Elections Strasbourg, France 26 November 2021
A delegation from the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, led by...
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.
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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.