The Independent Liberal an Democratic Group (ILDG) of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe comprises 103 members. It is chaired by Marc Cools (Blegium). On 27 March 2017, Thomas Andersson (Sweden), Helen Carr (United Kingdom), Marianne Hollinger (Switzerland) and Gabriele Neff (Germany) were elected Vice-Presidents of the group.
The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities is responsible for strengthening local and regional democracy in its 47 member ... [suite]
written the 22/05/2018
What is a liberal town? – Marc Cools
We had to vote our own remuneration – Martin Fodor
Handbook on human rights at local level – Harald Bergmann
An intense six weeks of work on behalf of the Congress – Stewart Dickson
Is the Council of Europe fit for purpose? – Helen Carr
ILDG reports & Next meetings
Date(s) from 26/03/2018 to 26/02/2018
Ahead of the 34th Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, the ILDG will meet on 26 March 2018 from 15.30 to 17.30 in room 10.
written the 20/12/2017
The ILDG wishes you and your loved ones a happy holiday season, a Merry Christmas and a successful New Year!
Looking forward to seeing you in Strasbourg in 2018!
Date(s) the 22/10/2017
On the initiative of Dr. Helen Carr, ILDG Vice-President, the group decided to reaffirm its strong ethical stance against the use of torture. Although torture is universally condemned, it is far from being eradicated; therefore the ILDG felt it necessary to reiterate its condemnation of the use of torture by state and non-state actors and organisations. There can be no room for torture in Europe in the 21st century!