27 Feb 2020 11:00:00
Anders Knape: "Democratic citizenship and local self-government are essential pillars of the democratic system"Presidency Strasbourg, France 26 February 2020
"We invite member States to make the most of the experience and commitment of local and regional...
27 Feb 2020 13:36:00
Harald Bergmann: “We need to develop strategies that fit local needs to protect the environment and at the same time ensure human rights”Sustainable Development Strasbourg, France 27 February 2020
“Local and regional elected representatives are in a unique position to tackle climate emergency...
30 Jan 2020 17:04:00Secretary General Strasbourg, France 30 January 2020
“Local authorities have a shared responsibility in protecting and implementing human rights in...
The European Charter of Local Self-Government lays down standards for protecting the rights of local authorities and requires states which have ratified it to comply with a number of principles. The Congress is responsible for evaluating the application of the Charter in each Member State.
Post-monitoring and post-electoral dialogue aims to support national authorities in order to ensure the implementation of the recommendations adopted by the Congress and addressed to the national authorities of member states by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.
The Congress periodically observes local and regional elections in Council of Europe member States and, sometimes, beyond. This activity, which may be organised in cooperation with other international organisations, complements the political monitoring of the European Charter of Local Self-Government
Cooperation and thematic activities complement, in the field, the normative work of the Congress. They are based on the political dialogue and the monitoring of the application of the European Charter of Local Self-Government, and enable the implementation of the adopted recommendations and resolutions.
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Download on Youtube a short video clip which presents the monitoring of the implementation of the European Charter of Local Self Government and the observation of local and regional elections.