12 Aug 2022 09:46:00
International Youth Day : “Creating stronger links between youth and other generations can help us find solutions to today’s challenges” says Congress SpokespersonInternational Youth Day Strasbourg, France 12 august 2022
On International Youth Day, 12 August 2022, Congress Spokesperson on Youth, Laura Lauro (Italy,...
09 Aug 2022 11:16:00
The right to a healthy environment, a universal human right and an emergency for all levels of governanceHuman rights Strasbourg, France 9 August 2022
Following the resolution just adopted by the United Nations General Assembly declaring access to...
15 Jul 2022 13:53:00
2022 High Level Political Forum: "Local and regional authorities must be given the means to implement responses to crisis situations”Presidency New York, USA 15 July 2022
At the 2022 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the United Nations...
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.