Ministerial Summit Helsinki, Finland 17 May 2019
The Foreign Ministers who met at the Ministerial Summit in Helsinki, Finland, on 17 May 2019,...
The President of the Congress addresses the Foreign Ministers of the Council of Europe: “We need to imagine a new ‘socio-territorial pact’ for our territories”Ministerial Summit Helsinki, Finland 17 May 2019
Speaking at the meeting of the Committee of Ministers in Helsinki on 17 May, Anders Knape...
Ministerial Summit Helsinki, Finland 16 May 2019
On 16 May, as part of the ministerial session held in Helsinki, Gunn-Marit HELGESEN, First...
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.
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.