The "European Local Democracy Week" (ELDW) is an annual European event co-ordinated by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities.
Local authorities from all the 47 member States of the Council of Europe, and their associations are invited to register and organise public events to promote and foster democratic participation at grassroots level.
This initiative also aims at further disseminating the Council of Europe universal values such as democracy and human rights, while also offering the participants the opportunity to join a European network engaged for the promotion of citizen participation at the local level.
For more information, see the presentation of the initiative
On the occasion of the European Local Democracy Week (ELDW)’s 10th anniversary, a video clip has been produced to promote local democracy and citizen participation. In less than three minutes, the clip presents the available tools and concrete examples of initiatives implemented in the framework of the ELDW,...
In an interview following the first meeting of Reflection Group of the Congress on the European Local Democracy Week (ELDW) held on 27 March 2018, Thematic Spokesperson on ELDW Gaye Doganoglu (Turkey, EPP/CCE), reaffirmed the commitment to give this pan-European initiative a new momentum.
The Reflection Group on the European local democracy week (ELDW) met on 27 March 2018, in Strasbourg. This first meeting was the occasion to launch discussions on a new strategy to advance this pan-European initiative.
The annual coordination meeting of the European Local Democracy Week was held on 5 February in Paris. Forty-five participants from participating cities from 6 countries (France, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine) and national associations of local authorities was on hand to evaluate the 2017 edition of ELDW on the occasion of the...
The 2017 edition of the European Local Democracy Week (ELDW), which marks the 10th anniversary of this initiative, will take place from 9 to 15 October 2017 – the official week of the ELDW – and also during the entire month of October. Towns and cities in the 47 member states of the Council of Europe and...