An international conference on the Twelve Principles of Good Democratic Governance is taking place in Strasbourg on 28 October.
The event has been organised by the Council of Europe Centre of Expertise for Good Governance, within the framework of the French presidency of the Council’s Committee of Ministers. It will be followed by a ceremony to award the European Label of Governance Excellence (ELoGE) to several French municipalities.
Participants include representatives of French municipalities, the National Centre of Training for Local Authorities (CNFPT) and other ELoGE accredited organisations, municipalities from 20 other member states, the European Committee for Democracy and Governance, the Centre of Expertise for Good Governance, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
The Council of Europe’s Twelve Principles of Good Democratic Governance include fundamental values defining a common vision of democratic governance in Europe. The European Label of Governance Excellence (ELoGE) is awarded to local authorities who demonstrate their respect for the 12 Principles, as measured against the relevant benchmarks.
In 2019, the 12 principles evaluations were conducted in France. The conference will present the results of the ELoGE project in France, share the experience of the French municipalities and promote good governance among all member states. The cities of Metz, Sceaux, Strasbourg and Suresnes are among this year’s candidates for the Label award.