Comparative analysis by articles and countries

The European Charter of Local Self-Government

Through its core principles to which no reservation is possible, the European Charter of Local Self-Government (ECLSG) seeks to ensure the compatibility of the diverse structures of local communities in the Council of Europe member states. However, the final aim remains the respect of all of the Charter’s provisions.

Monitoring of the Charter

Monitoring local and regional democracy is the most emblematic activity of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe. The voice of municipalities and regions, the Congress is a unique assembly in Europe responsible for ensuring the proper application of the European Charter of Local Self-Government. 

Election observation

The Congress participates in the observation of local and regional elections in the 46 member countries of the Council of Europe and sometimes beyond. This activity complements the political monitoring of the European Charter of Local Self-Government


Stéphanie Poirel
Monitoring Committee Secretary
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