The European Committee on Democracy and Governance (CDDG) places a strong emphasis on local and regional democracy in its work. This is in line with its history, as the Committee builds on the legacy of the former European Committee on Local and Regional Democracy (CDLR) and the outcomes of specialised Conferences of Ministers.

The most recent work of the CDDG in the area of local and regional democracy has led to the adoption by the Ministers’ Deputies of Recommendation CM/Rec (2019)3 on supervision of local authorities’ activities. With a view to complementing this work, in 2020-2021 the CDDG is preparing a draft recommendation on the democratic accountability of elected officials and bodies at local and regional level.

In addition, the CDDG has worked on the following topics:

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