Theme 2018 : Citizens participation, consultation and commitment : for a living local democracy

The European Local Democracy Week (ELDW) is an initiative co-ordinated by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe. This pan-European event takes place every year during the week of the 15 October.

The 2018 Week of Local Democracy will take place between 15 and 21 October. However, should this coincide with other events or local elections, local authorities may choose to organise the ELDW on more convenient dates around October where possible. The main theme of the 2018 edition remains “Citizen participation, consultation and commitment: for a thriving local democracy" with a special focus on children and youth participation.

Local and regional authorities and their associations wishing to participate in the 2018 edition of the ELDW are invited to register during the period of May-October.

If you want to know more about the mission, background, the previous editions and the added value of the ELDW initiative, please click on the links bellow that relate to the activities of the previous year or visit the ELDW website.