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.

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