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 46 member states. It brings together 612 elected officials representing more than 130 000 local and regional authorities and divided among several political groups.
written the 18/12/2022
What future for the Council of Europe? (Marc Cools)
43rd session of the Congress briefly: elections and reports
Human rights and environment (Harald Bergmann)
War in Ukraine and challenges posed by energy crisis (Alexandr Tarnavski)
Conferences and Exchanges of views
Communication from rapporteurs (Mélanie Lepoultier)
Letter from Brussels
Next ILDG meeting: 20 March 2023
Next session: 21-23 March 2023
written the 24/10/2022
At its group meeting on 24 October 2022, the ILDG met with Senator Fiona O’Loughlin (Ireland), vice-president of the ALDE group in PACE and rapporteur on “A fourth Summit for a renewed, improved and reinforced Council of Europe”.
Welcoming Sen. O’Loughlin, ILDG President Marc Cools underlined the importance of contacts between the liberal groups of the Congress and the Parliamentary Assembly and invited the participants to reflect together how local democracy could be addressed at the ... Read more »
Date(s) from 09/10/2022 to 31/10/2022
The next ILDG meeting will be held on Monday 24 October 2022 from 15.45 to 17.45.
The group will prepare the upcoming Congress session and exchange views on the situation in Ukraine. The group will also interview the two candidates of the post of Secretary General of the Congress.
written the 17/05/2022
Ukraine: A war in Europe (Marc Cools)
What will you give to save Ukraine (Liliia Pashynna)
Help in Belgium and the Netherlands (Marc Cools, Jan Markink)
Ukrainian house Strassen (Martine Dieschburg-Nickels)
Support hub by CoR (Sean O’Curneen)
Ukrainian Refugees in Gagauzia (Alexandr Tarnavski)
Rapporteurs & Thematic spokespersons
Next meeting: 24 October 2022