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Socialist Group (SOC)

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities is an institution of the Council of Europe, responsible for strengthening local and regional democracy in its 47 member states. It brings together 648 elected officials representing more than 200 000 local and regional authorities and divided among several political groups.

 

The Socialist Group (SOC) comprises 207 members. It is chaired by Piero Fassino (Italy) and Yoomi Renström (Sweden).

Next plenary meeting of the Socialist Group

Date(s) the 17/10/2017

Next plenary meeting of the Socialist Group will take place at the eve of the 33d Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe. The meeting will be held on tuesday, 17 October 2017 from 15.30 till 17.30 in Room 7 of the Palace of the Council of Europe. 

Mrs Eunice Campbell-Clark on promoting young people’s transition to autonomy and working life through local and regional policies

Date(s) from 31/03/2017 to 31/03/2017

Mrs Eunice Campbell-Clark on promoting young people’s transition to autonomy and working life through local and regional policies

On 29 March 2017 the members of the Congress adopted a report presented by Eunice Campbell-Clark (United Kingdom, SOC) containing a set of proposals on concrete policies to support young Europeans’ access to autonomy and working life. ‟We want young people, including the most vulnerable, to be fully-fledged citizens who enjoy their rights without any discrimination and are considered as legitimate partners for public authorities” said the Rapporteur. ‟First employment” contracts, official ... Read more »

Mrs Manuela Bora: 'Open data strengthens local democracy and promotes good governance'

Date(s) from 30/03/2017 to 30/03/2017

Mrs Manuela Bora: 'Open data strengthens local democracy and promotes good governance'


On 30 March 2017, the Congress adopted a report on open data for better public services. Presented by Manuela Bora (Italy, SOC), the report highlights the growing tendency to release and re-use public data to facilitate transparency, enhance public participation and stimulate economic growth. Open data is information which can be freely re-used by anybody, without legal or technical restrictions. The report shows how open data can be a strong engine for improving local governance, with the power ... Read more »

DELEGATIONS FROM MOROCCO AND TUNISIA VISITED THE CONGRESS

Date(s) from 29/03/2017 to 29/03/2017

DELEGATIONS FROM MOROCCO AND TUNISIA VISITED THE CONGRESS

Delegations of Mayors and local administrators visited the Congress during its 2017 March session. The Delegations were received by the Congress’ President, Mr. Gudrun Mosler-Törnström, by the General Secretary, Mr. Andreas Kiefer, by the permanent Committees’ Presidents and by the Spokesperson of the Congress for the Southern Mediterranean Partnerships, Mr. Piero Fassino. The purpose of this meeting was to launch a structured cooperation between the Congress and the two Countries’ visiting ... Read more »