On May 25, 2023, the Council of Europe Centre of Expertise in cooperation with the Latvian think-tank organisation Providus held a Roundtable discussion on national European Label of Governance Excellence (ELoGE) practices in Riga (Latvia), where Latvian practitioners were joined by peers from Lithuania, Finland, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, North Macedonia, Estonia, and Norway.
ALDA participated in the event represented by Ms. Katica Janeva, Director of the Skopje office and ELoGE expert. Ms. Janeva exchanged experience and lessons learned while implementing ELoGE in Croatia, North Macedonia and Kosovo* and commented on possibilities to improve this self-assessment tool.
Good Democratic Governance at the local level is essential for the development of a strong and sustainable society
Good Democratic Governance at the local level is essential for the development of a strong and sustainable society. The Council of Europe Centre of Expertise for Good Governance promotes such good governance through an innovative and stimulative approach, by implementing its tool European Label of Governance Excellence (ELoGE).
Ever since its beginning in 2011, ELoGE has been implemented in more than 15 countries and regions across Europe.
The Roundtable held in Latvia was followed by an International Conference on Good Governance at the Local Level, that took place on 26 May 2023. The conference was organised under the auspices of the Latvian Presidency and the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. One of the thematic priorities of the Latvian Presidency is good governance at the local level, which represented a central theme of the conference. The event included discussions on various aspects of good governance: rule of law, good financial management and public participation.