The Independent Liberal an Democratic Group (ILDG) of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe brings together 98 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.
written the 06/12/2021
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written the 26/10/2021
At its meeting on 25 October 2021, the ILDG exchanged views with Jacques Maire, President of the ALDE group in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
Welcoming Mr Maire, ILDG President Marc Cools noted that the Congress and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe often had to deal with similar issues. Illiberal tendencies in several Council of Europe members states preoccupied both local and national politicians. However, members of the two organisations knew little ... Read more »
written the 25/10/2021
At its meeting on 25 October 2021, the ILDG group renewed the composition of its Bureau. The group re-elected Mr Cools, Mr Andersson, Mr Dickson, Ms Neff and Mr Kasuri. Mr Pilet will join the bureau as a new Vice-President.
Composition of the Bureau:
President: Marc Cools (Belgium)
Thomas Andersson (Sweden)
Stewart Dickson (United Kingdom)
Gabriele Neff (Germany)
Benoît Pilet (France)
Treasurer: Ott Kasuri (Estonia)
Ex officio members:
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Date(s) from 25/10/2021 to 25/10/2021
The next ILDG meeting will be held on 25 October 2021 from 15.30 to 18.00 (Strasbourg time). The meeting will be organised in a hybrid manner.
The group will prepare the upcoming Congress session and exchange views with Jacques Maire, President of the ALDE group in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
In line with its Rules of Procedure, the group will also renew the composition of its bureau for the next 2.5 years.