Human Rights Day: "Raising awareness among local and regional elected officials to ensure their implementation in the territories"Presidency Strasbourg, France 10 December 2019
"Good local and regional governance cannot exist without full respect for fundamental freedoms...
Political dialogue Strasbourg, France 10 December 2019
“Local authorities in Iceland contribute around 60 % of the implementation of the Sustainable...
Monitoring Committee Austria 10-12 December 2019
A Congress delegation will carry out a monitoring visit to Austria from 10 to 12 December 2019,...
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.
Download on Youtube a short video clip which presents the role of the Congress and its main activities to promote local and regional democracy in Europe.
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.
Youth delegates: Call for applications for young people to take part in the 2020 edition of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities’ “Rejuvenating politics” initiative: English - French
Deadline for submitting completed applications : 3 January 2020.