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Armenia - Georgia Cross-Border Cooperation: a Promising Start

17 May 2022 Lori, Armenia

Breaking down barriers, overcoming obstacles, building friendship, and promoting a common vision for a shared space are among the expectations of Mayors and senior local officials from Armenia and Georgia who have come together in the Debed River valley for the 1st Stage of Leadership Academy...

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Community Consultations: strengthening local democracy in Armenia

10 May 2022 Yerevan, Armenia

How to consolidate democratic development, decentralisation and good governance in Armenia by simplifying the legal framework for local self-government? This was the key question discussed by local stakeholders at a public consultation meeting in Yerevan, Armenia yesterday. Proposals that address...

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Première réunion du Groupe de travail sur la démocratie délibérative

5-6 mai 2022 Strasbourg, France

Face à la montée de l'insécurité, au recul de la démocratie et au manque croissant de confiance des citoyens dans les institutions et les processus démocratiques, un nombre croissant d'États membres du Conseil de l'Europe ont cherché des moyens de renforcer les pratiques démocratiques. La...

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How do you promote effective democracy and good governance at all levels in Romania? Launch ELoGE!

4 May 2022 Bucharest, Romania

Building citizens trust in public decision-making is essential to improving the quality and transparency of governance. The General Secretariat of the Government of Romania recently requested accreditation to deliver the European Label of Governance Excellence (ELoGE) in Romania with the aim of...

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ELoGE Launched in Latvia

29 April 2022 Riga, Latvia / online

Good Democratic Governance provides a foundation for delivery of quality public services, accountable management of resources and participation of citizens in decision making at the local level. It is a dynamic system of rules and practices which constantly needs to be improved at all levels of...

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Points forts du 15e CDDG : Démocratie délibérative et gouvernance démocratique

21-22 avril 2022 Strasbourg / format hybride

La 15ème réunion du Comité européen sur la démocratie et la gouvernance (CDDG) a eu lieu les 21-22 avril 2022 à Strasbourg, dans un format hybride. Dans le contexte actuel d'instabilité, d'hostilité et de recul démocratique en Europe, les tâches spécifiques actuelles du CDDG visant à élaborer une...

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Tutte le strade portano a ELoGE: the importance of good democratic governance in Italy

11 April 2022 Venice, Italy

A launch conference for the European Label of Governance Excellence (ELoGE) was held under the Italian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in Venice on 11 April. Good Democratic Governance is encapsulated in the 12 Principles which are interrelated and most effective...

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Strengthening the capacity of the Association of Estonian Cities and Municipalities

8 April 2022 Tallinn and online

European experience shows that strong decentralisation is needed to deliver high quality local public services, thereby improving the quality of life for all citizens. This makes constant demands on both central authorities and local government, which can be best facilitated by a strong national...

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Local governments unite for welfare and peace”: online marathon series between Ukrainian local leaders and their international counterparts

8 April 2022 online

The Council of Europe through its Centre of Expertise for Good Governance in cooperation with the Ministry for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine has held a series of online conferences “Local governments unite for welfare and peace” from 18 March to 7 April 2022. Amid the ongoing...

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Measuring democratic governance by European standards: ELoGE launch event in Pristina

6 April 2022 Pristina, Kosovo*

At a launch event for the European Label of Governance Excellence in Kosovo*, Minister Krasniqi stated that it is the ambition of the Ministry of Local Government Administration to promote good democratic governance in all municipalities throughout the territory, and to help measure performance...

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Evaluation of good democratic governance at the local level in Latvia

6 April 2022 Riga, Latvia

Good democratic governance at the local level is essential for the development of a strong and sustainable society. The Council of Europe Centre of Expertise for Good Governance promotes such good governance through an innovative and stimulative approach, by implementing its tool European Label...

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Supporting decentralisation and good democratic governance through sound financial management

31 March 2022 – 22 April 2022 Armenia

How can we help ensure that local officials are efficient and effective in their use of public resources and prudent and productive in their use of public funds? Sound financial management is a key component of the 12 Principles of Good Democratic Governance and so the Centre of Expertise for...

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Human Resources Management in Lithuania – a manual adaptation to the local and regional needs

5 April 2022 Vilnius, Lithuania

Good Human Resources Management (HRM) is important for ensuring good democratic governance. It is vital for maintaining competent and capable local and regional public administration, and an effective performance of their staff responsible for delivering quality public services. The Centre of...

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Le CDDG adopte une déclaration sur l'agression de l'Ukraine par la Fédération de Russie

28 mars 2022 Strasbourg, France

Le 28 mars 2022, le Comité européen sur la démocratie et la gouvernance (CDDG) a adopté par procédure écrite une déclaration publique dans laquelle il condamne l'agression et rappelle les actions continues menées par l’Ukraine collectivement avec les États membres, par le biais de programmes...

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CDDG Bureau: Recommending Good Governance, Deliberating Democracy

24-25 March 2022 Strasbourg, France

The CDDG Bureau discussed a draft recommendation on the Principles of Good Democratic Governance, acknowledging how essential they are to peaceful and prosperous European democracies based on common values. A presentation of a study on deliberative and participatory democracy, carried out by the...

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#StandWithUkraine – CONFERENCE – Local Governments Unite for Welfare and Peace

18 March 2022 Kyiv, Ukraine and online

The Council of Europe through its Centre of Expertise for Good Governance is supporting a series of online conferences dedicated to discussing the emergency situation in Ukraine and offering advice and support to the Ukrainian local authorities. The series is designed to offer an opportunity for...

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Promoting Good Democratic Governance in Bosnia Herzegovina

17 March 2022 Zavidovicí, Bosnia-Herzegovina

How can civil society and local authorities cooperate to promote good democratic governance in Bosnia-Herzegovina? Introducing the European Label of Governance Excellence (ELoGE) is one avenue that was launched at a Forum held in Zavidovicí today. The Forum was organised in the context of the...

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Local Finance Benchmarking in Slovakia: training for experts

15 March 2022 Slovakia, online

Sound financial management at the local level is one of the 12 Principles of good democratic governance. It helps ensure financial autonomy of the municipality, continuous delivery of public services and demonstrates accountability by the local leadership to its electorate. The Centre of...

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Strategic Municipal Planning in Slovakia: training for experts

10 March 2022 Slovakia, online

The Centre of Expertise for Good Governance is supporting the Slovak authorities in increasing the capacity of its municipalities to create strategic development plans thereby contributing to good democratic governance at local level. To this end, the Centre of Expertise has started implementing...

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ELoGE in Spain: First Round in the Region of Murcia

3 March 2022 Murcia, Spain

The European Label of Governance Excellence (ELoGE) was launched for the first time in the Spanish Region of Murcian on 3 March at the premises of the University of Murcia, the accredited entity to implement ELoGE through its Chair on Good Governance and Public Integrity. During the event,...

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