Poland-Ukraine : Cross-Border Cooperation Academy

29-30 September 2020 Poland

The Centre of Expertise for Good Governance supports the "Leadership Academy for Cross Border Cooperation" for the local authorities along the Ukrainian-Polish border. The project has been carried out in cooperation with the Polish Foundation to Support Local Democracy since 2019. Sixteen local...

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Ethics and Compliance Academy in Croatia

17 September 2020 Zagreb, Croatia

The Centre of Expertise for Good Governance supports the Ethics and Compliance Academy which will provide training on public ethics to the Croatian local authorities. The training based on the Council of Europe Toolkit on Public Ethics will run from 17 September until the end of the year. More...

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Third round of ELoGE in the Basque Country, Spain

15 September 2020 Bilbao, Spain

The third round of ELoGE - the European Label of Governance Excellence – will be launched by the Association of Basque Municipalities (EUDEL) in the Basque Country (Spain), with the support of the Centre of Expertise for Good Governance. ELoGE has already been successfully implemented in the...

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European Committee on Democracy and Governance held its 11th plenary meeting

10-11 September 2020 Online

The European Committee on Democracy and Governance (CDDG) held its 11th plenary meeting on 10-11 September 2020, by video-conference. As a forum for discussion and exchange of information and practice amongst Council of Europe member States, the CDDG discussed a draft report on “Democratic...

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Launch of ELoGE in Slovakia

10-11 September 2020 Slovakia

The Centre of Expertise for Good Governance, in cooperation with the partner institution Dobrý úradník, is providing support to the implementation of ELoGE - European Label of Governance Excellence - in Slovakia. The ELoGE process enables local authorities to measure their compliance with the...

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3rd Stage of the Leadership Academy Programme in Slovakia

8 - 10 September 2020 Online

The Centre of Expertise for Good Governance is organising the third stage of the Leadership Academy Programme for local authorities, in cooperation with PDCS - Partners for Democratic Change Slovakia. This innovative capacity building programme for mayors and senior local officials will focus on...

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Capacity building training on Civil participation in local decision-making in Lithuania

27-28 August 2020 Druskininkai, Lithuania

On 27-28 August 2020, a capacity building training on “Civil participation in local decision-making” will take place in Druskininkai, Lithuania. The training will bring together 28 representatives of consolidated communities in the country, including elected officials and municipality staff...

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Third Stage of Leadership Academy Programme in Lithuania

4 - 6 August 2020 Druskininkai, Lithuania

The Centre of Expertise for Good Governance is organising the third stage of the Leadership Academy Programme (LAP) for local authorities, in cooperation with DAINAVA - the Training Center for Civil Servants and Local Administration in Lithuania. The innovative training sessions for mayors and...

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Inter-Municipal Cooperation and Internal Audit Workshops in Greece

20-25 July 2020 Athens, Greece

The Centre of Expertise for Good Governance organised its first post-lockdown meetings in Greece, in order to participate in the practical workshops, take stock of recent developments, and agree on the next steps with the stakeholders of the CoE-EU Joint Project “Delivering Good Governance in...

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Establishing a best practice programme in Turkey

24 July 2020 online

Municipalities in Turkey can learn from one another on a variety of different topics of relevance to local governance. This is the spirit behind the Union of Turkish Municipalities' intention to set up a best practice programme in line with Council of Europe standards. To this end, on 24 July...

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Lithuania: Strengthening Civil Participation in Decision-Making

29-30 July 2020 Druskininkai, Lithuania

The Centre of Expertise for Good Governance will deliver an online training on “Civil participation in local decision-making” in Lithuania. The training will bring together international and national experts to present and promote the implementation of the Council of Europe Toolkit on Civil...

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Lithuania: Strengthening of Inter-Municipal Cooperation

23-24 July 2020

The Centre of Expertise for Good Governance is providing capacity-building support to Lithuanian local authorities with the aim of improving efficiency and effectiveness, as well as boosting regional development. A two-day online training on Inter-Municipal Cooperation will be organised for the...

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How the Council of Europe helped improve governance in the Ukrainian Bessarabia

15 July 2020 Ukraine

This is a story about small multi-ethnic communities at the extremity of Ukraine, who were strongly opposed to reforms, fearing that the reforms could threaten ethnic identity and traditions. What made them change their minds? More information

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Leadership for Cross-Border Cooperation: a new training programme for local authorities of Greece and North Macedonia

10 July 2020

The Centre of Expertise for Good Governance, in cooperation with the Central European Service for Cross-Border Initiatives Balkans (CESCI-Balkans), and Institute of International Sociology Gorizia (ISIG), is launching a new training programme on Leadership for Cross-Border cooperation designed...

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Ukraine: Online Training on modern approaches to public administration

30 June 2020

Under the framework of the Memorandum of co-operation between the Centre of Expertise for Good Governance, the Association of Amalgamated Territorial Communities and the Volyn Regional Training Centre, a series of online trainings were conducted by the Volyn Regional Training Centre based on...

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Greek Islands Establish an Inter-Municipal Cooperation Network

June 2020 Greece

The Centre of Expertise for Good Governance promotes innovative solutions to improve the performance of public authorities. Under the framework of the Technical Assistance Project for Delivering Good Governance in Greece, co-funded by the European Union, the Centre of Expertise has supported the...

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Strengthening Local Governance in Slovakia

1 - 3 July 2020 Slovakia

The Centre of Expertise for Good Governance is helping the Government of the Slovak Republic to draft the National Strategy to Strengthen Local Governance, in the framework of the joint CoE-EU Project Delivering Good Governance in Slovakia. To this end, a series of round tables with the...

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Ukraine: Developing metropolitan governance – survey launched in Kyiv sub-region

29 June 2020

Residents of the so-called “Kyiv Agglomeration” – the Kyiv sub-region and Kyiv City – will be questioned over the summer months on attitudes towards metropolitan governance following a joint initiative between the Council of Europe and the “Kyiv agglomeration” local government association. The...

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Armenia: Package of laws to strengthen local government and further decentralisation adopted

18 June 2020

A legislative package including amendments to the Electoral code, the Law on political parties, and the Law on local self-government was adopted by the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on 18 June 2020. The changes will see the introduction of proportional representation in elections...

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Ukraine: Distribution of powers and competences between tiers of local authorities discussed in a series of online meetings supported by the Council of Europe

25 June 2020

The distribution of powers and competences between local authorities of different levels in Ukraine, based on the principle of subsidiarity, was discussed in a series of online meetings supported by the Council of Europe. These exchanges were initiated and facilitated by the Ministry for...

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