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Training Seminar on Introduction to modern Human Resources Management at local level and workshop on e-learning platform on good governance

A training seminar on Introduction to modern Human Resource Management (HRM) took place in Minsk on 12-14 December 2017 within the framework of bilateral co-operation under the Partnership for Good Governance between the European Union and the Council of Europe. The event gathered the heads and...

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Andreas Kiefer: “Mayors and councillors are the knots of the net of democracy”

6 December 2017 Tbilisi, Georgia

Opening the conference on “Ethics and transparency at local level: strategies and tools”, in Tbilisi, on 6 December 2017, Congress Secretary General Andreas Kiefer underlined the key elements for a successful local self-government: an adequate legislative framework, mayors and elected...

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EU Ambassador Janos Herman: “The Partnership for good governance serves our common goals”

6 December 2017 Tbilisi, Georgia

Ambassador Janos HERMAN, the European Union Delegation to Georgia, addressed the participants of the regional conference on ‘Ethics and transparency at local level: strategies and tools’ at the opening on 6 December 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The event was organised by the Congress of Local and...

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Regional conference in Georgia: a shared vision for improved local governance

6 December 2017 Tbilisi, Georgia

“We need to make municipalities more transparent and open, basing our work on the principle of participatory democracy. We have the opportunity here to improve our governance, to meet the standards of our citizens and move closer to those of Europe” emphasised Zurab ALAVIDZE, Minister of...

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Publications Publications
Territorial Amalgamation Toolkit
Territorial Amalgamation Toolkit
Inter-Municipal CooperationToolkit in Ukraine
Inter-Municipal CooperationToolkit in Ukraine
Local Finance Benchmarking Toolkit: piloting and lessons learned. Geogia. Phase I
Local Finance Benchmarking Toolkit: piloting and lessons learned. Geogia. Phase I
Local Finance Benchmarking Toolkit: piloting and lessons learned. Republic of Moldova
Local Finance Benchmarking Toolkit: piloting and lessons learned. Republic of Moldova
Local Finance Benchmarking Toolkit: piloting and lessons learned. Armenia
Local Finance Benchmarking Toolkit: piloting and lessons learned. Armenia
Mapping obstacles to Inter-Municipal Cooperation in Eastern Partnership counties
Mapping obstacles to Inter-Municipal Cooperation in Eastern Partnership counties
Local finance benchmarking: a shared tool for improved financial management
Local finance benchmarking: a shared tool for improved financial management
Study on roles and responsibilities of mayors and local councillors in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus Study on roles and responsibilities of mayors and local councillors in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus

Mayors and local councillors play a vital leadership role in promoting the principles of local democracy in their communities. The study takes an integral look at the execution of roles and functions of local elected representatives, the division and scope of their responsibilities, the situation of local finances and the quality of local democracy. It is developed with the aim to strengthen the local leaders in order for them to further contribute to the development of local democratic governance.

Handbooks on Transparency and Citizen participation Handbooks on Transparency and Citizen participation

Reducing corruption risks, promoting citizen participation, and developing effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels are key components of just and inclusive societies. These country-specific handbooks provide practical guidance on transparency policies and citizen participation mechanisms, and identify the most prevalent corruption risks. They identify the relevant international standards and national legislation and provide case-law examples and best practices which local and regional authorities are recommended to promote and apply.

Study on institutionalised citizen participation: assessment of existing mechanisms in Georgia Study on institutionalised citizen participation: assessment of existing mechanisms in Georgia

Through an approach involving in-depth interviews and desk surveys, with the support of local authorities and civil society organisations, this comprehensive overview sets out the main directions for improvement of citizen participation in Georgia. It is comprised of three parts: evaluation of the existing legal bases, description of the challenges and successes in practice, with regard to the implementation of existing mechanisms in practice, and recommendations to improve the current situation.

Management of change: a tool guide for local and regional authorities Management of change: a tool guide for local and regional authorities

This tool provides step-by-step guidance for local authorities towards the successful assessment of local policies’ efficiency and effective management of change. It aims to support local public administrations in leading in a more informed manner, addressing the needs of their communities, and developing demand-driven and responsive policies.

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