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Good Governance, Resilience Building, and the functioning of local administration in times of COVID: a Conference in Poland

28 September 2021 Warsaw, Poland

Centre of Expertise toolkits and standards such as the 12 Principles of Good Democratic Governance; the European Label of Governance Excellence (ELoGE); and the new Resilience Building Strategies toolkit feature prominently on the agenda of the 5th National Congress of Executive Secretaries of...

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New Guidelines on the Use of ICT in the Electoral Process

24 September 2021 Strasbourg, France

The European Committee on Democracy and Governance (CDDG) is pursuing its work on the draft Guidelines on the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the electoral process. The CDDG’s working group on democracy and technology (GT-DT) met on 24 September for the last time to...

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Webinar: Public Administration as a green leader

23 September 2021 (16h00-17h00) Online

The 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report concluded that climate change is widespread, rapid and intensifying. The report also highlighted the urgency of taking decisive steps towards the transition to a low carbon economy in order to be able to tackle and mitigate the...

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Human Resources Management and Internal Control in the Public Sector in Lithuania

24 September 2021 Vilnius, Lithuania

Human Resource Management is essential for Good Governance. This is why the Centre of Expertise for Good Governance is supporting the administration of the Lithuanian Regional Development Councils in building up knowledge and skills in the area of modern and effective Human Resources Management,...

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Human Resource Management System at Local Level in Serbia: Programme results

Hotel Metropol, Belgrade, Serbia 21 September 2021

A Conference on the "Overview of the Human Resource Management System in Local Self-Governments” will take place on 21 September 2021 at 9:30h, at the Hotel Metropol in Belgrade. It is organised by the joint EU-CoE Programme "Human Resources Management in Local Self-Government – phase 2". The...

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ELoGE in Spain: Fourth Round in the Basque Country

17 September 2021 Bilbao, spain

The Centre of Expertise for Good Governance of the Council of Europe has been supporting the implementation of the European Label of Governance Excellence (ELoGE) in the Basque Country since 2017. On 17 September 2021, the fourth round of ELoGE was launched by the Association of Basque...

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Slovakia: Experts meeting on Public Ethics Benchmarking

10 September 2021 Slovakia

In the framework of the joint EU - Council of Europe Project "Delivering Good Governance in Slovakia II Phase", the Centre of Expertise for Good Governance is organising a meeting of local experts to discuss the first draft of the National Score Card prepared on the basis of the Centre’s Public...

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Budapest Conference: Council of Europe instruments and tools to support cross-border cooperation

10 September 2021 Budapest, Hungary

The aim of the Council of Europe is to bring countries closer together based on shared principles and common heritage which transcend boundaries. To this end it has played a very important, pioneering role in the promotion of cross-border cooperation in Europe. Through a combination of...

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CDDG releases a study on the impact of digital transformation on democracy and good governance

6 September 2021 Strasbourg, France

The European Committee on Democracy and Governance (CDDG) prepared a study on the impact of the digital transformation, including artificial intelligence and automated decision-making, on democracy and good governance. The study explores the impact of digital transformation on democracy and good...

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Malta: ELoGE workshop

29 July 2021 online

ELoGE - European Label of Governance Excellence is awarded to municipalities which have demonstrated compliance with the 12 Principles of Good Democratic Governance, measured against a Council of Europe benchmark. Currently, ELoGE is being implemented in about 20 of the Council of Europe member...

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Decentralisation in Ukraine: A Successful Reform

28 July 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

Decentralisation has been at the core of reform processes in several European countries during the last decades. Ukraine has not been an exception, as it launched its decentralisation reform in 2014. The Centre of Expertise for Good Governance has been supporting Ukraine in designing and...

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ELoGE award ceremony in Friuli Venezia Giulia

27 July 2021 Friuli Venezia Giulia Regional Council, Trieste

Over the past 10 years, the ELoGE - European Label of Governance Excellence programmes have been promoted and implemented in many Council of Europe member states such as Bulgaria, Norway, France, Ireland, Greece, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Malta, Poland, Portugal, and Spain (Basque Country)....

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Online Briefing for the Serbian Media

15 July 2021 Serbia

A second briefing for media representatives of the municipalities of Kragujevac, Čačak, Užice, Bajina Bašta, Nova Varoš and Priboj was held online on 15 July 2021, in the framework of the European Union – Council of Europe Joint Programme “Human Resources Management in Local Self-government –...

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Environment and the private sector

In the framework of the World Forum for Democracy, the Democratic Governance Division is organising a series of webinars to explore the intersection of the environment, governance and democracy. The webinar on “Public private partnerships for green city solutions” took place on 20 July 2021....

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Good governance in Spain

16 July 2021 online

The Centre of Expertise for Good Governance of the Council of Europe is supporting different initiatives to promote good governance at a local level in Spain. On 16 July, the Centre participated in the online seminar entitled “Tools for Good Governance of Local Authorities and Public Sector...

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Press Briefing on the Programme Achievements in Serbia

1 July 2021 Serbia

In the framework of the European Union – Council of Europe Joint Programme "Human Resources Management in Local Self-Government – Phase 2", a media briefing was held on 1 July 2021 for journalists and representatives of the municipalities of Bečej, Kovin, Zrenjanin, Pančevo, Plandište and...

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Resilience Building Strategies: Training for Cyprus

15 July 2021 Online

Strengthening resilience at local level is a key element in order to ensure sustainability and long-term orientation, in line with one of the 12 Principles of Good Democratic Governance. For this reason, and as a part of implementation of the National Training Strategy in Cyprus, the Centre of...

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ELoGE in Hungary: First Workshop for Local Authorities

13 July 2021 Online meeting

ELoGE - European Label of Governance Excellence is awarded to municipalities which have demonstrated compliance with the 12 Principles of Good Democratic Governance, measured against a Council of Europe benchmark. Currently, ELoGE is being implemented in about 20 of the Council of Europe member...

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Webinar: Public Private Partnerships for Green City Solutions

20 JULY 2021 from 4.00-5.00 p.m. CET online

Can democracy save the environment? This is the guiding question of this year’s edition of World Forum for Democracy. In July, the World Forum for Democracy seeks to address this question by focusing on the intersection of the environment and the economy. In the framework of the World Forum for...

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7 Portuguese municipalities awarded European Label of Governance Excellence

28 June 2021 Loulé, Portugal

“Good quality governance is a foundation of democracy” acknowledged the Deputy Mayor of Loulé (Portugal) in receiving the European Label of Governance Excellence (ELoGE), symbolised by a crystal dodecahedron at the first ELoGE award ceremony in Portugal. The award ceremony was organised following...

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