Andreas Kiefer, Secretary General of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, will welcome the participants of the Citizen's Summit of Strasbourg in the Palace of Europe, on 14 October 2017. Organised in the framework of the 10th anniversary of the European Local Democracy Week (ELDW), the Summit...
Local councilors and officials in Iceland share their experience on citizen participation mechanisms
"Citizen participation is the bedrock of democracy and good governance, beause the citizen must be in the center of any public action and policy" stressed Congress Seretary General Andreas Kiefer on a conference held in Reykjavik on 5 September 2017. Administration staff from various Icelandic municipalities...
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Learning to Live Together – A Conference on the Future of Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Europe
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...
Theme of the ELDW 2017: “Citizen participation, consultation and commitment: for a thriving local democracy”
23 partners from 11 countries represented at the annual co-ordination meeting of the European Local Democracy Week
Hanno Pevkur on the ELDW 2016 : “ Identifying ways to promote cultural diversity as richness and not a threat is crucial ”
“Citizen participation, power sharing and providing space for interaction are essential for successful local policies”, says Andreas Kiefer
Intercultural and inter-faith dialogue: the Congress proposes the creation of a toolkit to prevent radicalisation at local and regional level