Do you know what is doing the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe?
It is representing over 200,000 local and regional authorities
- July 30, 2018 09:30
- Monika Dimitrova
The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities is an institution of the Council of Europe, responsible for strengthening local and regional democracy in its 47 member states and assessing the application of the European Charter of Local Self-Government. As the voice of Europe’s municipalities and regions, it works to foster consultation and political dialogue between national governments and local and regional authorities, through cooperation with the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers.
The Congress is made up of 2 chambers: the Chamber of Local Authorities and the Chamber of Regions. It has 324 representatives and 324 substitutes, all appointed for 4 years, representing over 200,000 local and regional authorities in the Council of Europe’s 47 member states. The Congress’s work is organised with 3 committees: a Monitoring Committee, a Governance Committee and a Current Affairs Committee.
Source: Council of Europe