16 Jun 2021 15:59:00
The Congress calls on Poland to withdraw anti-“LGBT ideology” resolutions and to protect the rights of LGBTI people40th Session Strasbourg, France 16 June 2021
At its 40th Session, 16 June 2021, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council...
16 Jun 2021 15:49:00
The Congress discussed the situation of local democracy in Armenia and held a debate on the “post-COVID” city40th Session Strasbourg, France 15 June 2021
Today at the opening of the 40th Session, the President of the Congress Leendert Verbeek stressed...
04 Jun 2021 14:38:0040th Session Strasbourg, France 15-17 June 2021
The Congress will hold the second part of its 40th Session from 15 to 17 June 2021. The session...
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.