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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

Learning to Live Together – A Conference on the Future of Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Europe

writenWritten the 23/06/2017

A conference on the future of education for citizenship and human rights in Europe was organisedfrom 20 to 22 June at the Palais of Europe in Strasbourg(France). In the framework of the Council of Euroe' Charer on Education for Citizenship and Human Rights, presentations,round tables and debates took...
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Instruments to engage citizens: towards improvement of Georgia’s local governance system

writenWritten the 20/06/2017

"Local authorities should be supported by a framwork enabling them to effectivey take heed of their citizens, analyse their ideasand ensure that these voices are projected into decision-making" affirmed David Narmania, Head of the Delegation of Georgia to the Congress and Mayor of Tbilisi, when addressing...
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ELDW administrator’s website under development

writenWritten the 30/06/2017

The ELDW administrator's website is currently under development to provide ELDW partners with a more user-friendly and simple platform for registering and promoting their ELDW activities. Due to these changes, ELDW partners may encounter technical problems when entering data after logging in to their personal...
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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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Registration for the 2017 European Local Democracy Week is open!

writenWritten the 22/06/2017

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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