Autumn Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

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Start Date: 
Monday, November 19, 2007 (All day)
End Date: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 (All day)
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http://www.coe.int/t/congress/3-Sessions/3-autumn-sessions/20071119-21/default_en.asp
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Strasbourg, France
The Autumn Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe will be hold between 19- 21 November 2007
Regional democracy in Europe: In the framework of the Autumn Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, the Chamber of Regions will hold on 20 November a round table on the situation of regional democracy in Europe. The draft of a European Charter of Regional Democracy, prepared by the Chamber of Regions, will be analysed in the light of the recent regional developments in Europe and of the conclusions of the last Conference of European Ministers responsible for local and regional government, which was held in Valencia, Spain, on 15-16 October 2007. The draft Charter reaffirms the principles of loyalty and respect of territorial integrity of the state, good governance, the participation of citizens and respect for local self-government. The Congress is due to submit a Recommendation to the Committee of Minister of the Council of Europe at the Congress Plenary Session in 2008.
Link to the   Proposal for a European Charter of Regional Democracy CPR(14)6REP
Democracy in the region
Among the highlights of the Congress Autumn session will be a report on local democracy in Turkey, following a fact-finding mission to South-East Anatolia.  An exchange of views on the implementation of the Congress’ 2004 recommendation on local and regional democracy in Russia will be held on Tuesday 20 November. In addition, The Slovak Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers will present its priorities. A report on local and regional democracy in Croatia will be also discussed and the follow-up given to Congress’ recommendations by Spain and by Bosnia and Herzegovina will be examined.
Session file: www.coe.int/congress-session