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World Refugee Day: “Guaranteeing the refugees’ human, economic and social rights”

World Refugee Day | 18/06/2019

  “Europe's cities and regions are in the frontline when it comes to managing the reception and integration of refugees. This is a responsibility that we, as local and regional elected representatives, must take on by guaranteeing their [...]

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XV Ukrainian Municipal Forum: building inclusive, open and transparent societies

Odesa, Ukraine | 14/06/2019

  The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe is organising, jointly with the Association of Ukrainian Cities (AUC) and international partners from the United States and Canada, the XV Ukrainian Municipal Forum [...]

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Facebook live debate : education and integration of refugees

World Refugee Day | 14/06/2019

  On the occasion of World Refugee Day, the Council of Europe in co-operation with the UNHCR is organizing a Facebook Live debate on Thursday 20 June 2019 starting from 11 am. This debate will focus on the role of education in supporting [...]

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Martin Fodor: “Developing smart cities for all citizens”

Governance Committee | Várpalota, Hungary | 14/06/2019

  Faced with increasingly virtual lifestyles and with the growing impact of new technologies, how can cities adapt while remaining accessible to all their citizens? The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities held a conference on the topic [...]

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The Congress to observe Istanbul mayoral repeat election on 23 June

Mayoral Election | Istanbul, Turkey | 13/06/2019

  Following the decision taken on 6 May by the Turkish Supreme Election Council to cancel the 31 March election of the Mayor of Istanbul and at the invitation of the Turkish authorities, a delegation from the Congress of Local and Regional [...]

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Congress carries out a monitoring visit to Portugal

Monitoring committee | Portugal | 13/06/2019

  A delegation from the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe carries out a monitoring visit to Portugal, from 17 to 19 June 2019, to assess the implementation of the provisions of the European Charter of Local [...]

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The World Forum for Democracy goes forward with an 8th edition – Call for initiatives

World Forum for Democracy | Strasbourg, France | 13/06/2019

  The eighth edition of the World Forum for Democracy, to take place in Strasbourg on 6-8 November 2019, will be dedicated to the question “Is democracy in danger in the information age?”. The 2019 Forum participants - politicians, public and [...]

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Fair distribution of taxes, an issue for the development of trans-frontier areas

Governance Committee | Várpalota, Hungary | 13/06/2019

  On 13 June 2019, Rapporteur Karl-Heinz Lambertz (Belgium, SOC) presented a report on the fair distribution of taxes in trans-frontier areas to the members of the Congress Governance Committee in Várpalota, Hungary. "Trans-frontier regions [...]

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