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Independent and Liberal Democrat Group (ILDG)

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]

ILDG reiterates its stance against torture

Date(s) the 22/10/2017

ILDG reiterates its stance against torture

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!

Useful links:

Prohibition of torture. A guide to the implementation of Article ... Read more »

How to promote the Euroepan Charter of Local Sefl-Government

Written 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 »

Next meeting of the group

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

Next meeting of the group

Ahead of the 33rd Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, the ILDG will meet on 17 October 2017 from 15.30 to 17.30 in room 10. Click on the news item to view the draft agenda of the meeting.

 

Plenary reports by ILDG

Written written the 17/10/2017

During the 33rd plenary session of the Congress, ILDG members will present the following reports:

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Local and regional democracy in Italy: Stewart DICKSON, United Kingdom (R, ILDG), co-rapporteur

Thursday 19 October 2017

Making public procurement transparent at local and regional levels: Amelie TARCHYS INGRE, Sweden (L, ILDG), rapporteur

A better future for Europe’s rural areas: Philippe LEUBA, Switzerland (R, ILDG), rapporteur; Presentation by Laurent WEHRLI, ... Read more »