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Council of Europe opportunities at its Congress of local and regional authorities

Presentation of the Council of Europe (and its Congress of local and regional authorities)
  • Presentation of the Council of Europe (and its Congress of local and regional authorities)
    by JeanPhilippe BOZOULS, Director of the Congress of the Council of Europe
  • Monitoring activities: follow-up of the implementation of the European Charter on Local selfGovernment in the 47 member States through visits on the field.
    by Stéphanie POIREL, Monitoring Committee Unit
  • Observation of local and regional elections in member States of the Council of Europe.
    by Renate ZIKMUND, Election Observation Unit
  • Cooperation activities.
    by Dmitri MARCHENKOV, Cooperation department.

The Council of Europe is the continent’s leading human rights organisation. It comprises 47 member states, 28 of which are members of the European Union. The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities is an institution of the Council of Europe, responsible for strengthening local and regional democracy in its 47 member states. Composed of two chambers – the Chamber of Local Authorities and the Chamber of Regions – and three committees, it brings together 648 elected officials representing more than 200 000 local and regional authorities.

The Council of Europe is an international organisation whose aim is to uphold human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe. Founded in 1949, it has 47 member states and covers approximately 820 million people. The Council of Europe has its headquarters in Strasbourg, France. It employs 2 200 people, and maintains external and liaison offices to other international organisations.

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities is an institution of the Council of Europe, responsible for strengthening local and regional democracy in its 47 member states and assessing the application of the European Charter of Local Self-Government. As the voice of Europe’s municipalities and regions, it works to foster consultation and political dialogue between national governments and local and regional authorities, through cooperation with the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers.

The Congress is made up of two chambers: the Chamber of Local Authorities and the Chamber of Regions. It has 324 representatives and 324 substitutes, all appointed for four years, representing over 200,000 local and regional authorities in the Council of Europe’s 47 member states. The Congress’s work is organised with three committees: a Monitoring Committee, a Governance Committee and a Current Affairs Committee.

For further information, please click on:

https://www.coe.int/en/web/congress/overview

www.coe.int/congress

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13.02.2019
12:30 - 14:30
Salle corporate - Sciences Po Carrières 13 rue de l'Université
75007
Paris France
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