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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).

Season's Greetings for 2018

Date(s) the 21/12/2017

Season's Greetings for 2018

President of the Group, Mr Piero Fassino would like to send you his season’s greetings and to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas, good holidays and a Happy New Year!

Mr Sergei Stanishev took part in the plenary meeting of the group

Date(s) from 17/10/2017 to 17/10/2017

Mr Sergei Stanishev took part in the plenary meeting of the group

On 17 October 2017 the Socialist Group of the Congress held its plenary meeting in the framework of the 33rd Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. The Guest of Honor was Mr Sergey Stanishev, the President of the Party of European Socialists who was invited by Mr Piero Fassino, President of the Socialist Group of the Congress to exchange the views on the perspectives of the socialist political family in Europe such as serving citizens on local level, standing for solidarity and ... Read more »

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 »