CARTA-MONITOR database also allows comparative analysis of several provisions and countries, as well as research on the ratification of the provisions, the conformity of their implementation and the recognition of the principle of local self-government in the Constitution. or the national legislation of the States.

Comparative analysis by articles and countries

Search by ratification

Article ratified Ratified with reservation Non ratified

Search by conformity

Compliance Partial compliance Non compliance

Recognition in the constitution / domestic legislation

Article 2 - The principle of local self-government shall be recognised in domestic legislation, and where practicable in the constitution.

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
Tel. + 33 3 90 21 51 84