SEDL - All http://www.congress-eldw.eu/ RSS all http://www.congress-eldw.eu/images/logo.png SEDL - All http://www.congress-eldw.eu/ dgdfgdfg http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/324-dgdfgdfg.html Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 Video clip : three minutes to understand the ELDW http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/320-video-clip---three-minutes-to-understand-the-eldw.html

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, notably by the city of Katowice (Poland) ...

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Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00
Congress debate on the 10th anniversary of the European Local Democracy Week http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/319-congress-debate-on-the-10th-anniversary-of-the-european-local-democracy-week.html

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, ELDW has helped to bring citizens and ...

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00
Registration for the 2017 European Local Democracy Week is open! http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/318-registration-for-the-2017-european-local-democracy-week-is-open-.html

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 democracy”. Those who wish to participate ...

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Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00
The World Forum for Democracy returns with a sixth edition! – Call for submissions http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/317-the-world-forum-for-democracy-returns-with-a-sixth-edition----call-for-submissions.html

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 foe of democracy?”. Debates will ...

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Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00
Theme of the ELDW 2017: “Citizen participation, consultation and commitment: for a thriving local democracy” http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/315-theme-of-the-eldw-2017---citizen-participation--consultation-and-commitment--for-a-thriving-local-democracy-.html

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 entire month of October, the towns ...

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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00
23 partners from 11 countries represented at the annual co-ordination meeting of the European Local Democracy Week http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/313-23-partners-from-11-countries-represented-at-the-annual-co-ordination-meeting-of-the-european-local-democracy-week.html

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 is a tool for making local democracy ...

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Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00
ELDW Evaluation Workshop in Budapest http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/311-eldw-evaluation-workshop-in-budapest.html

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 Valongo (Portugal) took stock of ...

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Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00
Congress President meets with young local leaders from Ukraine including ELDW partners http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/309-congress-president-meets-with-young-local-leaders-from-ukraine-including-eldw-partners.html

Congress President Gudrun Mosler-Törnström met, on 7 November 2016 in Strasbourg, with a delegation of twenty Ukrainian young local leaders involved in a study visit organised in the context of the World Forum for Democracy. “We believe that a good local governance system is key to restore people's confidence in their institutions. Engaging ...

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Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00
Hanno Pevkur on the ELDW 2016 : “ Identifying ways to promote cultural diversity as richness and not a threat is crucial ” http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/308-hanno-pevkur-on-the-eldw-2016-----identifying-ways-to-promote-cultural-diversity-as-richness-and-not-a-threat-is-crucial--.html

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 Democracy ...

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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00
Numerous activities organised by Patras municipality during the ELDW 2016 http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/307-numerous-activities-organised-by-patras-municipality-during-the-eldw-2016.html

As part of the European Local Democracy Week (ELDW) 2016 organised in the municipality of Patras (Greece), citizens will be invited - among numerous activities - to a seminar on anti-discrimination and solidarity, and a narration of intercultural stories revealing common cultural heritage. A specific radio program will also be dedicated to the ELDW ...

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Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00
Official start of the European Local Democracy Week 2016 http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/305-official-start-of-the-european-local-democracy-week-2016.html

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” stresses Jean-Claude Frécon, Congress ...

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Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00
“Citizen participation, power sharing and providing space for interaction are essential for successful local policies”, says Andreas Kiefer http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/306--citizen-participation--power-sharing-and-providing-space-for-interaction-are-essential-for-successful-local-policies---says-andreas-kiefer.html

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 meet and engage with their citizens ...

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Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00
The ELDW during the 31st session of the Congress http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/303-the-eldw-during-the-31st-session-of-the-congress.html Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 The ELDW is coming up fast! http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/302-the-eldw-is-coming-up-fast-.html Dear partners, the launching of the ELDW 2016 will be taking place in less than a month. To make this event unforgettable, upload your activities on our website,  if you have not done so already. More than 50 partners have already registered and have uploaded activities. To be validated and published as quickly as possible by our coordinators, ...

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00
Interview with Andreas Kiefer, Secretary General of the Congress on the ELDW http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/301-interview-with-andreas-kiefer--secretary-general-of-the-congress-on-the-eldw.html

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 “feel it” at local level. The launch ...

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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00
Follow the ELDW on Facebook and Twitter! http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/297-follow-the-eldw-on-facebook-and-twitter-.html

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 to do so thanks to our Twitter account (@democracy_week) and actively tweet using the hashtag #eldw. These ...

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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00
Congress of Regional and Local Authorities and local social integration: ELDW 2016 http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/296-congress-of-regional-and-local-authorities-and-local-social-integration--eldw-2016.html

The integration of migrants and refugees at local level has been a priority for the Council of Europe since 1992, marked by the ratification of the Convention on the Participation of Foreigners in Public Life at Local Level.  Since then, the Congress has developed a specific approach, promoting cooperation between all levels of governance and ...

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00
New features on the ELDW events website! http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/295-new-features-on-the-eldw-events-website-.html

Several new functions have been made available on the ELDW events website, in order to make the platform more informative and user-friendly. The developments include the set-up of an interactive map featuring all participating cities in Europe and beyond, the option of Google Translate (also available on the main ELDW website), and the possibility ...

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00
Intercultural initiatives of the University of Patras for refugee children http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/294-intercultural-initiatives-of-the-university-of-patras-for-refugee-children.html

The 7th Children's Festival of the University of Patras expanded its horizons to include young refugees. Thirty refugee children visited the University of Patras and enjoyed moments of carefree play and learning together with hundreds of other children from kindergartens and nurseries around Patras. The University of Patras will participate ...

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00
Building bridges within culturally diverse societies – “More than one story” card game http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/293-building-bridges-within-culturally-diverse-societies----more-than-one-story--card-game.html

With a view to the 2016 edition of the ELDW on “Living together in culturally diverse societies: respect, dialogue, interaction”, the “More than one story” card game is a tool of great interest. This game was developed by the Department of Culture and Leisure of Simrishamn, Sweden back in 2012. In the tough context of the raise of extremism ...

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Fri, 03 Jun 2016 00:00:00
Council of Europe develops new educational game http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/290-council-of-europe-develops-new-educational-game.html

With the aim of teaching children the core values shared across Europe, such as the freedom of expression, a fair justice system, gender equality and diversity, the Council of Europe offers a new educational game entitled “Europe Matters – A Question of Values”. The game, intended for primary and secondary school pupils (8-12 years old), is ...

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Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00
Andreas Kiefer: 'We should not take as granted what Europe offers us” http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/282-andreas-kiefer---we-should-not-take-as-granted-what-europe-offers-us-.html

Speaking at the 2016 Congress of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions, on 21 April in Nicosia, Andreas Kiefer, Secretary General of the Congress, highlighted the importance of showing citizens the positive aspects of the work of European and international institutions. „We should not take as granted what Europe offers us in terms ...

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:00:00
Registration for the 2016 European Local Democracy Week is open! http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/278-registration-for-the-2016-european-local-democracy-week-is-open-.html

Since 2007, more than 1000 cities, regions and associations across the 47 Council of Europe member states and beyond have organised public events in the framework of the European Week of Local Democracy (ELDW) - an annual initiative co-ordinated by the Congress to celebrate democracy and foster citizen participation at grassroots level. The main ...

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Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:00:00
Intercultural and inter-faith dialogue: the Congress proposes the creation of a toolkit to prevent radicalisation at local and regional level http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/277-intercultural-and-inter-faith-dialogue--the-congress-proposes-the-creation-of-a-toolkit-to-prevent-radicalisation-at-local-and-regional-level.html

In the current context of rising extremism, it is essential to promote intercultural and inter-faith dialogue in towns, cities and regions to prevent radicalisation. This was reasserted by members of the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities during the 30th Plenary Session in Strasbourg (France) on 22 March 2016. They ...

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Thu, 24 Mar 2016 00:00:00
30th Session of the Congress: intercultural dialogue at the centre of discussions http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/276-30th-session-of-the-congress--intercultural-dialogue-at-the-centre-of-discussions.html

The promotion of intercultural dialogue – also the main theme of the European Local Democracy Week in 2016 – will be at the core of the 30th Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, to take place in Strasbourg, France, from 22 to 24 March 2016. Among other points of the agenda, the members (local and regional elected representatives) ...

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Thu, 17 Mar 2016 00:00:00
2016 European Local Democracy Week to focus on promoting intercultural dialogue http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/273-2016-european-local-democracy-week-to-focus-on-promoting-intercultural-dialogue.html

“Living together in culturally diverse societies: respect, dialogue, interaction” will be the theme for the 2016 European Local Democracy Week (ELDW), as approved by the Bureau of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities at its meeting in Paris on 8 February 2016 on a proposal from the ELDW partners. The 2016 theme follows on from that ...

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Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:00:00
20 partners from 10 countries were represented at the annual ELDW co-ordination meeting http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/267-20-partners-from-10-countries-were-represented-at-the-annual-eldw-co-ordination-meeting.html

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 practices, as well as to discuss the ...

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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:00
ELDW partners participated to the first Hackathon during the 2015 WFD edition http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/266-eldw-partners-participated-to-the-first-hackathon-during-the-2015-wfd-edition.html

The first Democracy Innovation Hackathon, organized by ’Démocratie Ouverte’ in co-operation with the Council of Europe, took place on 20 November during the World Forum for Democracy 2015, dedicated to the theme “Freedom vs control: For a democratic response”.

This participatory democracy workshop gathered experts, researchers, elected ...

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00
Registration to the annual co-ordination meeting of the European Local Democracy Week (ELDW) http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/265-registration-to-the-annual-co-ordination-meeting-of-the-european-local-democracy-week--eldw-.html

The annual co-ordination meeting of the European Local Democracy Week (ELDW) will be held in Paris (France), on 1 February 2016. This meeting brings together the most active participants, in order to assess last year’s edition, exchange experiences as well as good practices, and discuss the main theme and possible developments for the upcoming ...

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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:00:00
More than 180 activities organised during the ELDW 2015 http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/263-more-than-180-activities-organised-during-the-eldw-2015.html

From 12 to 18 October, local and regional authorities and their associations across Council of Europe member States were invited to organise activities within the framework of the European Local Democracy Week, a pan-European initiative created for boosting citizen participation at the grassroots level, co-ordinated by the Congress. While registration ...

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Mon, 19 Oct 2015 00:00:00
Official start of the European Local Democracy Week 2015 http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/262-official-start-of-the-european-local-democracy-week-2015.html

This week (12 - 18 October) more than 130 events and activities are taking place at local level across 23 member States of the Council of Europe to celebrate the 2015 edition of the European Local Democracy Week (ELDW). Participating municipalities are organising a wide range of events on this year’s theme ‘Living together in multicultural societies: ...

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Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:00:00
The 2015 edition of the European Local Democracy Week http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/253-the-2015-edition-of-the-european-local-democracy-week.html

The ELDW 2015 will officially take place between 12 and 18 October. The theme “Living together in multicultural societies: respect, dialogue, interaction” for this year’s Week of Local Democracy has been chosen to reflect on the terrorist attacks in several European cities earlier in 2015, and the current challenges related to migration. Around ...

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Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00
ELDW at the World Forum for Democracy 2015 – participatory democracy workshop http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/255-eldw-at-the-world-forum-for-democracy-2015---participatory-democracy-workshop.html

In the framework of the World Forum for Democracy 2015 (Strasbourg, 18-20 November), a Democracy Innovation Hackathon (participatory democracy workshop) will take place, with the aim of designing a Participatory Democracy Incubator. Two of the ELDW “12 Star” cities, Falun (SE) and Katowice (PL) were also selected to participate in the hackathon ...

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Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00
Grant opportunity for building active citizenship made available by ALDA! http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/246-grant-opportunity-for-building-active-citizenship-made-available-by-alda-.html

Local authorities and civil society organisations from Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Slovakia and the Netherlands are offered an extraordinary opportunity by the European Association for Local Democracy. ALDA opened a call for proposals for related activities and events which aim at promoting good governance ...

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Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:00:00
60th anniversary of the Europe Prize - debate on multiculturalsim http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/222-60th-anniversary-of-the-europe-prize---debate-on-multiculturalsim.html

At the 60th-anniversary Europe Prize ceremony on 22 June 2015, Jean-Claude Frécon, President of the Congress, congratulated the two prize-winning cities for 2015, Dresden (Germany) and Vara (Sweden), for their commitment to promoting Europe. He pointed out that the prize was the “fruit of a highly innovative initiative on the part of the Parliamentary ...

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:00
ELDW partner Kairouan launches co-operation with the city of Strasbourg http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/218-eldw-partner-kairouan-launches-co-operation-with-the-city-of-strasbourg.html

“The Congress welcomes the signing on 23 April 2015 of a partnership agreement between the cities of Strasbourg (France) and Kairouan (Tunisia) under the patronage of Congress,” said Andreas Kiefer, Congress Secretary General on behalf of President Jean-Claude Frécon. “The Congress is engaged in fruitful cooperation with the city of Kairouan, ...

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Mon, 04 May 2015 00:00:00
Reinforced partnership of the ELDW with the Intercultural Cities Programme http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/217-reinforced-partnership-of-the-eldw-with-the-intercultural-cities-programme.html

Driven by its 2015 theme ‘Living together in multicultural societies: respect, dialogue, interaction’, the ELDW project reinforced co-operation with the Intercultural Cities Programme (ICC) of the Council of Europe. The ICC supports cities in reviewing their policies through an intercultural lens and developing comprehensive intercultural strategies ...

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00
World Forum for Democracy 2015 – call for Lab submissions http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/216-world-forum-for-democracy-2015---call-for-lab-submissions.html

The fourth edition of the World Forum for Democracy, to take place in Strasbourg on 18-20 November 2015, will be dedicated to the theme ‘Freedom vs control: For a democratic response’. For the first time, the Forum will not only showcase already existing initiatives, but also innovative, untested ideas to maintain and develop democracy’s basic ...

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00
Adoption of the theme of the European Local Democracy Week 2015 http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/214-adoption-of-the-theme-of-the-european-local-democracy-week-2015.html

 “Living together in multicultural societies: respect, dialogue, interaction” will be the theme for the 2015 Week of Local Democracy, as adopted by the Bureau of the Congress at its meeting held in Strasbourg, on 23 March 2015 – on the eve of the 28th Session of the Congress. “This topic echoes recent events, in particular the terrorist ...

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00
Annual co-ordination meeting of the European Local Democracy Week http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/209-annual-co-ordination-meeting-of-the-european-local-democracy-week.html

The annual co-ordination meeting of the European Local Democracy Week (ELDW) was held in Paris (France), on 16 February 2015 with the participation of the most active cities and associations of the 2014 edition. The participants assessed last year’s edition, exchanged good practices and discussed the main theme for 2015. ''I am amazed ...

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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:00:00
Call for applications: European Youth Capital 2018 http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/210-call-for-applications--european-youth-capital-2018.html

The European Youth Forum has launched a call to find its European Youth Capital (EYC) 2018. This title is awarded to a European municipality for a period of one year, during which it is given the opportunity to showcase its youth-related cultural, social, political and economic policies. Since 2014 the Congress has been endorsing partner of the ...

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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:00:00
"Citizen in my city – Citizen in Europe" http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/208--citizen-in-my-city---citizen-in-europe-.html Over 300 mayors, leaders and representatives of civil society organisations will come together in the eternal city of Rome on 15-16 December to discuss the integration and participation of all citizens in public life. The occasion is an inspiring two-day conference entitled "Citizen in my city - Citizen in Europe", organised by the Council of European ...

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Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00
ARLEM Plenary Session in Turkey: Migration and urban governance on the agenda http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/207-arlem-plenary-session-in-turkey--migration-and-urban-governance-on-the-agenda-.html The Turkish city of Antalya is hosting the 6th Plenary Session of the Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM) on 14-15 December 2014, where Gaye Doganoglu (Turkey, EPP/CCE), political coordinator of the ELDW, will represent the Congress and, in particular, raise awareness of the ELDW initiative. At the session, local and regional ...

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Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00
The European Local Democracy Week officially started http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/204-the-european-local-democracy-week-officially-started.html

“This week (13 - 19 October) we celebrate European Local Democracy Week for the eighth time in the Council of Europe member states. I am impressed by the creativity of the ELDW participants – the neighbourhood meetings, public debates, actions for involving disadvantaged groups, school competitions, exhibitions, film festivals, sport and dance ...

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00
Call for expression of interest: grants for multi-ethnic municipalities in South-East Europe http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/203-call-for-expression-of-interest--grants-for-multi-ethnic-municipalities-in-south-east-europe.html

The Joint European Union / Council of Europe Regional Project “Promoting Human Rights and Minority Protection in South East Europe” has issued a call for expression of interest for small grants for multi-ethnic municipalities in South East Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, “the former Yugoslav Republic of ...

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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00
Think Global – Act Local: Education for Democracy http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/199-think-global---act-local--education-for-democracy.html

A Joint Meeting of the Council of Europe Network of Coordinators for Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education and of the Pedagogical Club of European Capitals will be held in Strasbourg on 21-22 October in the framework of the ELDW, with the participation of Gaye Doganoglu, political coordinator of the Week. The meeting will ...

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:00:00
Think Global – Act Local: Education for Democracy http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/200-think-global---act-local--education-for-democracy.html

A Joint Meeting of the Council of Europe Network of Coordinators for Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education and of the Pedagogical Club of European Capitals will be held in Strasbourg on 21-22 October in the framework of the ELDW, with the participation of Gaye Doganoglu, political coordinator of the Week. The meeting will ...

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:00:00
Promoting human rights and citizenship education as part of the ELDW 2014 http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/201-promoting-human-rights-and-citizenship-education-as-part-of-the-eldw-2014.html

Gaye Doganoglu, (Turkey, EPP/CCE), political coordinator of the Democracy Week presented the ELDW project at the 21st meeting of the Council of Europe Network of Coordinators for Citizenship and Human Rights Education (Baku, 20-21 May 2014), and took active part in the discussions, which focused on the topics of children in vulnerable situation ...

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00
ELDW for the participation and inclusion of disadvantaged youth http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/202-eldw-for-the-participation-and-inclusion-of-disadvantaged-youth.html

The European Local Democracy Week was the main topic of a round table on 24 June, organised by AMSED in Strasbourg as part of a 10-day-training course, with the participation of around 40 youth workers and young members of associations from France, Italy, Sweden, Morocco, Algeria, Ukraine, Turkey and Georgia. With the assistance of young elected ...

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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00
ELDW 2011 Edition http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/139-eldw-2011-edition.html

“Human rights at local level” was the leading theme of the Edition 2011 of the European Local Democracy Week. It was received with great interest by European municipalities. The feedback received by the Congress shows that the reputation and popularity of the initiative is increasing year on year in terms of the number of municipalities taking ...

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Mon, 12 May 2014 00:00:00
ELDW on the Swedish Democracy Day 2014 http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/118-eldw-on-the-swedish-democracy-day-2014.html

The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) arranged its annual Democracy Day on 3 April 2014. More than 350 local elected representatives and officials from all over Sweden participated at the event, which was also a good opportunity to promote the benefits of the European Local Democracy Week. For the occasion of the Democracy ...

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Mon, 05 May 2014 00:00:00
“Participatory democracy: sharing, proposing, deciding” will be the slogan of the 2014 Democracy Week http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/119--participatory-democracy--sharing--proposing--deciding--will-be-the-slogan-of-the-2014-democracy-week.html

On 24 March 2014, the Bureau of the Congress decided to dedicate the 2014 Edition of the European Local Democracy Week (ELDW) to participatory democracy and adopted a new slogan : ''Participatory democracy: sharing, proposing, deciding''. A special emphasis will be given to youth participation, which will also give the opportunity ...

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Sun, 04 May 2014 00:00:00
Evaluation of the ELDW 2013 in Andalucía http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/120-evaluation-of-the-eldw-2013-in-andalucia.html

Andalucía (Spain) participated for the first time in the ELDW and chose the status of “12 Star City”, with particular focus on youth and education. On the occasion of the Democracy Week 2013, students had the opportunity to meet local elected representatives, and participate in conferences and debates on local democracy, local commerce and ...

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Sat, 03 May 2014 00:00:00
Strong participation of citizens in the ELDW 2013 in Brussels-Capital Region http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/123-strong-participation-of-citizens-in-the-eldw-2013-in-brussels-capital-region.html

The Association of the City and the Municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region (Belgium) has been part of the ELDW initiative since 2008. Along the three main objectives defined – engaging youth, working with elected representatives on good governance and promoting the ELDW at local level -, round tables were organised, inviting young citizens ...

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Fri, 02 May 2014 00:00:00
Innovative participatory processes in the approach of Dionysos to the Local Democracy Week http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/124-innovative-participatory-processes-in-the-approach-of-dionysos-to-the-local-democracy-week.html

In the occasion of the ELDW 2013, Dionysos (Greece) mobilised its schools, municipal officials, local associations and elders houses. At the general coordination meeting of ELDW, held on 14 February 2014, Sophie Katsigianni, Municipal Councillor, presented the diverse events organised: “open spaces”, creative workshops, World Café and many ...

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Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00
Community engagement in Tbilisi for improving local democracy http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/125-community-engagement-in-tbilisi-for-improving-local-democracy.html

Tbilisi (Georgia) has been part of the ELDW since 2007 and as a “12 Star city” since 2010. Svedia Ugrekhelidze (PPE/CCE), Mayor of Tbilisi and Member of the Congress, participated in the general coordination meeting of ELDW in February to present the events organised in her city during the 2013 Democracy Week. In Tbilisi, students were invited ...

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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:00:00
Huddinge participated for the third time in the European Local Democracy Week http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/126-huddinge-participated-for-the-third-time-in-the-european-local-democracy-week.html

Between 14-20 October 2013, Huddinge (Sweden) municipality held its third Democracy Week, giving special focus to education and youth. In the occasion of ELDW, students had the opportunity to meet local elected representatives, hear lectures on democracy and equality, and share their thoughts about their previous visit to the European Youth Centre ...

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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:00:00
Involvement of citizens and youth in Metz for democratic participation http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/127-involvement-of-citizens-and-youth-in-metz-for-democratic-participation.html

Metz (France) has taken part in the ELDW since 2011 and held the status of “12 Star City” for the second time. Patricia Sallusti, Deputy Mayor of Metz, presented the events organised by the city in the 2013 edition of ELDW. One of these was the “citizen coffee” on “Active citizenship: voting, sharing, participating” which took place ...

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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 00:00:00
Neighbourhood meetings organised by Ordu municipality in the framework of ELDW http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/128-neighbourhood-meetings-organised-by-ordu-municipality-in-the-framework-of-eldw.html

The municipality of Ordu (Turkey) took an active part in the 2013 Local Democracy Week, by organising a great number of events and activities in its community, in order to boost citizen participation at local level. In the spirit of active citizenship, Ordu organised and coordinated interactive meetings with the inhabitants of its neighbourhood, ...

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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 00:00:00
The European Week of Democracy in Iasi since 2007 http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/130-the-european-week-of-democracy-in-iasi-since-2007.html

Iasi (Romania) is one of the oldest and most active partners of the ELDW project, working together with the Congress in promoting active citizenship at local level. In 2013, the municipality chose the status of “12 Star City” to give special prominence to its participation. Elena Farca, Head of International Cooperation Office of Iasi City Hall ...

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Sat, 26 Apr 2014 00:00:00
The European Week of Local Democracy 2013 in Falun, especially dedicated to engaging young citizens http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/129-the-european-week-of-local-democracy-2013-in-falun--especially-dedicated-to-engaging-young-citizens.html

At the general coordination meeting of ELDW held in Paris, 14 February 2014, Linnea Risinger, Member of the Democracy Council of Falun (Sweden) presented its first experience of participation in the ELDW as a “12 Star City”. Falun celebrated local democracy with a 5-day program in September 2013, devoting each day to a different level of civic ...

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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:00:00
General coordination meeting of ELDW: evaluation of the 2013 edition and preparation for 2014 http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/131-general-coordination-meeting-of-eldw--evaluation-of-the-2013-edition-and-preparation-for-2014.html

The annual coordination meeting of the European Local Democracy Week was held in Paris, France on 14 February 2014. Representatives of the “12 Star Cities”, national associations of local and regional authorities, as well as European and international organisations were invited to assess the 2013 edition, discuss the leading theme for 2014 and ...

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00
Themes http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/106-themes.html Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:00:00 The Congress dedicates the European Local Democracy Week in 2013 to “active citizenship” http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/146-the-congress-dedicates-the-european-local-democracy-week-in-2013-to--active-citizenship-.html

Motivating citizens to take part in decision-making processes at the grassroots level will be at the center of the new edition of the European Local Democracy Week (ELDW) which will be organized, this year, from 14 to 20 October in Europe and beyond. The leading theme of this event in 2013 - “Active citizenship: voting, sharing, participating” ...

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Mon, 13 May 2013 00:00:00
ELDW welcomes the No Hate Speech Movement (NHSM) as a new partner http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/145-eldw-welcomes-the-no-hate-speech-movement--nhsm--as-a-new-partner.html

The No Hate Speech Movement is a youth campaign by the Council of Europe to combat hate speech online and offline. In partnership with the ELDW, it is organising an Action Week from 14 to 20 October to highlight the risks of hate speech to the cohesion of local communities and to mobilise support for local democracy.
More information: www.nohatespeechmovement.org ...

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Mon, 13 May 2013 00:00:00
European Local Democracy Week 2013 ''Active citizenship: voting, sharing, participating'' http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/144-european-local-democracy-week-2013---active-citizenship--voting--sharing--participating--.html

This week events and activities are taking place in some 100 towns and regions in the member States of the Council of Europe to celebrate the 2013 edition of the European Local Democracy Week (ELDW) on the theme: “Active citizenship: voting, sharing, participating” (14-20 October). In addition, for the first time, ELDW welcomes as a partner ...

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Wed, 13 Mar 2013 00:00:00
Test système section http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/7-test-systeme-section.html The theme of the international seminar on 17 – 18 of December 2012 in Budapest will be education policies for Roma, with a focus on inclusive education in mainstream schools and the provision of education in Romani language and culture. The meeting will bring together the city and regional authorities and players, in order to exchange views, benefit ...

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Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:00:00
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Mon, 31 Dec 2012 00:00:00
General meeting of the ELDW : taking stock of the 2012 edition and launch of the new theme for 2013 on the agenda http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/147-general-meeting-of-the-eldw---taking-stock-of-the-2012-edition-and-launch-of-the-new-theme-for-2013-on-the-agenda.html

A general meeting of the European Local Democracy Week was held in Paris (France) on 28 January 2013. ''This meeting aims at choosing a general theme for the new edition of the ELDW and will be an opportunity for exchanging views and best practices between representatives of municipalities who participated or intend to do so. Representatives ...

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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 00:00:00
Around 310 activities in 30 countries are celebrating the European Week of Local Democracy 2012 http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/148-around-310-activities-in-30-countries-are-celebrating-the-european-week-of-local-democracy-2012.html
Around 310 activities in 30 countries are celebrating the European Week of Local Democracy 2012.
As every year between 15 and 21 October, the ELDW brings together local elected representatives and citizens. More than 130 local and regional authorities and partner associations have registered for actively participating in European Local Democracy
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Sun, 13 May 2012 00:00:00
The European Local Democracy Week at the World Forum for Democracy – Strasbourg 5-11 October 2012 http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/149-the-european-local-democracy-week-at-the-world-forum-for-democracy---strasbourg-5-11-october-2012.html

On 7 of October, information material about the ELDW was distributed during the Conference of INGOs on "Inclusive democracy". It was the first contribution to the annual "European Local Democracy week" by the international network of the Council of Europe representing the NGOs.
On 9 of October, the European Local Democracy Week was presented on ...

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Fri, 13 Apr 2012 00:00:00
The European Local Democracy Week in South-Mediterranean communities http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/150-the-european-local-democracy-week-in-south-mediterranean-communities.html

 

As part of the neighborhood policy of the Council of Europe, the Congress has encouraged the diffusion of the ELDW in Morocco and Tunisia. Because it strengthens citizens’ participation in decision-making, the ELDW is a relevant tool to accompany the decentralization reform ongoing in Morocco. It can also fit the need for more participation ...

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Tue, 13 Mar 2012 00:00:00
Call for online registration to the ELDW 2015 (12-18 October) http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/252-call-for-online-registration-to-the-eldw-2015--12-18-october-.html

Since 2007, more than 1000 cities, regions and their associations across the 47 Council of Europe member states have celebrated the European Week of Local Democracy (ELDW) – an annual event created for boosting citizen participation at local and regional level, co-ordinated by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. The week around 15 ...

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Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00
60th anniversary of the Europe Prize - debate on multiculturalism http://www.congress-eldw.eu/en/page/254-60th-anniversary-of-the-europe-prize---debate-on-multiculturalism.html

“Living together in multicultural societies: respect, dialogue, interaction” was the topic of the debate held on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Europe Prize (Strasbourg, 22 June 2015). In this connection, Congress President Jean-Claude Frécon stressed the important link between the Europe Prize and European Local Democracy Week, ...

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