Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

Congrès des pouvoirs locaux et régionaux du Conseil de l'Europe
Kongress der Gemeinden und Regionen des Europarates

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History

1994, Strasbourg (France), by Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, as a organ representing regions and municipalities of the Member States of the Council of Europe (CE), replacing Standing Conference of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe -- Conférence permanente des pouvoirs locaux et régionaux de l'Europe -- Ständige Konferenz der Gemeinden und Regionen Europas, set up 12 Jan 1957, Strasbourg. Original title: Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe (CLRAE) -- Congrès des pouvoirs locaux et régionaux de l'Europe (CPLRE) -- Kongress der Gemeinden und Regionen Europas (KGRE).

Aims

Ensure participation of regional and local authorities in the process of European unity and in the work of the Council of Europe; promote and monitor functioning of local and regional democracy in the larger Europe; strengthen trans-frontier and inter-regional cooperation; deal with all questions of policy affecting local and regional authorities, including local and regional self-government, rural and urban development; advise and provide expertise to national authorities on issues relating to local and regional democracy.

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Activities

Politics/policy/regulatory; events/meetings; monitoring/evaluation; networking/liaising; awards/prizes/competitions. Management of treaties and agreements:

European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Cooperation between Territorial Communities or Authorities and protocols Additional Protocol to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Cooperation between Territorial Communities or Authorities and Protocol no 2 to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Cooperation between Territorial Communities or Authorities Concerning Interterritorial Cooperation, including draft European convention on inter-regional cooperation between local authorities; European Charter of Local Self-government; Charter on the Participation of Young People in Municipal and Regional Affairs; European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages; Convention on the Participation of Foreigners in Public Life at Local Level; European Urban Charter; draft European Charter on Mountain Regions; European Landscape Convention; Draft European Charter of Regional Democracy. Instrumental in setting up: Adriatic Ionian Euroregion (AIE); Black Sea Euroregion (BSER); European Network of Training Organizations for Local and Regional Authorities (ENTO) for staff of local and regional authorities; Association of the Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA), as part of the peace process in the former Yugoslavia.

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Members in 47 countries
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UIA Org ID

E1645

Last News Received

13. Jul 2016
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