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2017 ELDW Co-ordination meeting

Meeting file


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

Theme of 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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23 partners from 11 countries represented at the annual co-ordination meeting of the European Local Democracy Week

calendarFrom 30/01/2017 to 30/01/2017

The 2017 co-ordination meeting of the European Local Democracy Week (ELDW), held in Strasbourg (France) on 30 January, brought together mayors and local councilors of the cities participating in the 2016 edition, as well as project co-ordinators, national ELDW co-ordinators and partner organisations. “The ELDW...
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ELDW Evaluation Workshop in Budapest

writenWritten the 14/12/2016

An evaluation workshop gathering the most active cities over the last 5 years was held on 18 November 2016 in Budapest, Hungary. Representatives from Amadora (Portugal), Bydgoszcz and Katowice (Poland), Chania and Domokos (Greece), Mioveni (Romania), Reggio Calabria (Italy), Stockton-on-Tees (United Kingdom) and...
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Hanno Pevkur on the ELDW 2016 : “ Identifying ways to promote cultural diversity as richness and not a threat is crucial ”

writenWritten the 21/10/2016

Interior Minister of Estonia Hanno Pevkur addressed Congress members at their 31st Session, on 20 October 2016, in Strasbourg, France. During his intervention, he stressed the role of local and regional authorities in combating radicalisation and extreme violence. The Minister said “A welcomed example is the theme of the European Local...
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Interview with Andreas Kiefer, Secretary General of the Congress on the ELDW

writenWritten the 20/09/2016

The Secretary General of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Andreas Kiefer, gave an interview about the ELDW, its origin, functioning and future development, with a view to its upcoming 10th anniversary in 2017.The ELDW constitutes a way of making European democracy a reality so that citizens can...
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Follow the ELDW on Facebook and Twitter!

writenWritten the 19/08/2016

The ELDW is now on Facebook and Twitter!


The Facebook page is “European Local Democracy Week”. This page will allow you to follow all the activities and latest developments of the ELDW and its partners. You will also be able...
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