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9-15 October 2017 - the Week of Local Democracy

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, their associations, citizens and NGOs  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

Video clip : three minutes to understand the ELDW

writenWritten the 04/04/2017

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,...
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Congress debate on the 10th anniversary of the European Local Democracy Week

writenWritten the 29/03/2017

In the context of its 32nd Session, the Congress held an exchange of views on European Local Democracy Week (ELDW). The Week celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017 and the theme is: “Citizen participation, consultation and commitment for a thriving local democracy” – Since it was first launched in 2007,...
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Registration for the 2017 European Local Democracy Week is open!

writenWritten the 06/03/2017

Local and regional authorities and their associations across Europe and beyond are invited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the European Local Democracy Week (ELDW), officially held from 9 to 15 October 2017, under the theme “Citizen participation, consultation and commitment: for a thriving local...
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The World Forum for Democracy returns with a sixth edition! – Call for submissions

writenWritten the 06/03/2017

The 2017 World Forum for Democracy (WFD) will be held in Strasbourg on 8-10 November. This year, the role of political parties and the media in the context of rising populism will be at the centre of discussion, with themes such as “From democracy of parties to democracy of citizens?” and “Media - friend or...
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Theme of the ELDW 2017: “Citizen participation, consultation and commitment: for a thriving local democracy”

writenWritten the 14/02/2017

At its meeting in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 10 February, the Congress Bureau approved the annual theme of European Local Democracy Week (ELDW) 2017: “Citizen participation, consultation and commitment: for a thriving local democracy”. From 9 to 15 October 2017 – the official dates of ELDW – but also during the...
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