The Independent Liberal an Democratic Group (ILDG) of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe brings together 99 members. It is chaired by Marc Cools (Belgium).
The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities is responsible for strengthening local and regional democracy in its 47 member states. It brings together 648 elected officials representing more than 150 000 local and regional authorities and divided among several political groups.
Date(s) from 07/06/2021 to 07/06/2021
The next ILDG meeting will be held online on 7 June from 14.00 to 16.30.
The group will prepare the upcoming Congress session and exchange views with François Decoster, President of the Renew Europe group in the European Committee of the Regions.
written the 04/05/2021
Inside this issue:
Local democracy guarantees the quality of democracy – Marc Cools
Hans van Baalen in memoriam
Communal Integration Plan – Martine Dieschbourg-Nickels
Municipalities can and should be the forerunners – Andrei Novikov
The pandemic has encouraged us to review the work of municipal authorities and to develop volunteering – Evgenii Zabolotnyi
2021 Congress Elections
ILDG members’ reports
written the 28/04/2021
ILDG members elected to key positions in the Congress during the spring session (23-24 March 2021):
Bureau of the Congress / Bureau du Congrès (Vice-Présdient of the Congress / Vice-Présidents du Congrès)
Andrei NOVIKOV (R, Estonia / Estonie)
Martine DIESCHBURG-NICKELS (L, Luxembourg)
Bureaux of Committees / Bureaux des commissions
Current Affairs Committee / Commission des questions d’actualité
Mr / M. Thomas ANDERSSON (R, Sweden / Suède) – President / Président
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written the 16/02/2021
The ILDG group will meet on 2 March 2021 from 14:00 to 16:30 to decide on the candidatures to be presented on behalf of the ILDG for the main positions in the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities.
The group will also discuss the effects of the pandemic on democracy in European countries.
The meeting will be held online.