Since 2007, the Congress invites local and regional authorities from all 47 Council of Europe member states to participate in “the European Local Democracy Week” (ELDW), held annually around the 15 October. “The ELDW is a way to reach out to all European citizens, to involve them at the closest level”...
“Citizen participation, power sharing and providing space for interaction are essential for successful local policies”, says Andreas Kiefer
The COSLA annual Conference was partially devoted to the main theme of the European Local Democracy Week (ELDW) 2016, “Living together in culturally diverse societies”. “In the framework of the ELDW, local authorities from almost 30 member states of the Council of Europe and beyond organise public events to...
The annual co-ordination meeting of the European Local Democracy Week (ELDW) was held in Paris (France), on 1 February 2016. This meeting brought together the most active cities, European and national associations of the 2015 edition, in order to assess last year’s Democracy Week, exchange experience and good...
“Participatory democracy: sharing, proposing, deciding” will be the slogan of the 2014 Democracy Week
General meeting of the ELDW : taking stock of the 2012 edition and launch of the new theme for 2013 on the agenda