Theme 2019 : Local democracy: building trust

The European Local Democracy Week (ELDW) is a pan-European event which aims at boosting local democracy and citizen participation. It is an initiative co-ordinated by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe.

Local authorities and their national associations from the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe are encourage to organise events and activities under the new theme during the whole year, culminating in a flagship event in the week of 15 October. This date represents the opening for signature of the European Charter of Local Self-Government.

The main theme of the 2019 edition is: "Local democracy: building trust. Co-designing local democracy together with citizens and practicing open government"

Local and regional authorities and their associations wishing to participate in the 2019 edition of the ELDW are invited to register during the period of June-October.