The Independent Liberal an Democratic Group (ILDG) of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe comprises 104 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 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!
written the 19/12/2017
Good governance – Marc Cools
Brussels: working with young people – Carla Dejonghe
Jura : a conflict resolved through dialogue – David Eray
European local democracy week in Bristol – Martin Fodor
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!
written the 18/10/2017
At its meeting on 17 October 2017, the ILDG launched a reflection on ways to promote the European Charter of Local Self-Government. The group exchanged views on “How I can contribute to the promotion of the European Charter of Local Self-Government in my municipality and region”.
ILDG members agreed that the promotion of the Charter is one of the key elements of the work in the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities in Strasbourg. Local politicians have a role in convincing their states ... Read more »