The Council of Europe has been paying special attention to the promotion of effective local democracy through inter alia facilitated co-operation between local and regional authorities across political and geographical boundaries.

Four conventions, several recommendations and a handful of practical tools embody this work aimed at making cooperation between neighbouring or non-adjacent territorial communities/ authorities legally feasible and practically sustainable.


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International Conference "Cross-Border Cooperation In Europe: Decentralisation, legal frameworks, and practice"

25 May 2018 Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Croatian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (18 May - 21 November 2018) has set support to decentralisation as one of its key priorities. In this context, and in cooperation with the Centre of Expertise for local government reform, the Croatian Government...

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