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Promoting citizen participation at the local level within the framework of the “European Local Democracy Week”

ALDA, partner of the “European Local Democracy Week” (ELDW), yearly organised by the Congress of Local and Regional Authrorities of the Council of Europe, invites all its members (local communities, cities, municipalities, provinces, regions) to take part in the ELDW as Partner of the Week.


Local authorities from all the 47 member States of the Council of Europe, their associations, citizens and NGOs are invited to register and organise public events to promote and foster democratic participation at grassroots level.

The initiative also aims at further disseminating the Council of Europe universal values such as democracy and human rights, while also offering the participants the opportunity to join a European network engaged for the promotion of citizen participation at the local level. 

The theme of this year’s initiative is “Living together in culturally diverse societies: respect, dialogue, interaction”. The ELDW will be taking place between 10 and 16 October. However, should this coincide with other events or local elections, local authorities may choose to organise the ELDW on more convenient dates around October where possible.

For further information about the ELDW, please visit the official page.


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