03 Jul 2020 12:01:00
Preventing and Combatting Sexism at Local Level in Ukraine: A Guide for Women and Men in Local PoliticsCooperation Strasbourg, France 3 June 2020
On 2 July 2020, the Congress organised a webinar on “Preventing and Combatting Sexism at Local...
19 Jun 2020 11:54:00
Congress spokespersons welcome the Venice Commission opinion on removal of local candidates and mayors in TurkeyElections Strasbourg, France 19 June 2020
The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe - European Commission for Democracy through Law -...
18 Jun 2020 14:29:00
Congress President welcomes significant developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina paving the way for local elections in MostarElection observation 18 June 2020
Welcoming the signatures between party leaders Bakir Izetbegović (SDA) and Dragan Čović (HDZ)...
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.