Semaine européenne de la démocatie locale


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 paneuropean event  is targeted specifically at local and regional authorities (local communities, cities, municipalities, provinces, regions). The general aim is to promote and foster democratic participation at a local level throughout public initiatives which involve citizens.

“Citizen participation, consultation and commitment: for a thriving local democracy” remains the leading theme of the 2018 edition, with a special focus on children and youth participation.

To take part in the ELDW, please choose one of the three profiles bellow and fill-in the corresponding registration form in English and / or in French.


Those who already participated in the ELDW in the previous years can re-apply for the current edition by logging in to their personal account and following the relevant instructions!

In case you encounter problems to register or to manage your account, please contact or call +33 (0) 3 88 41 32 23.

Click on the selected profile to register:


Local and regional authorities which implement activities within the framework of the European Local Democracy Week (ELDW) without fulfilling all the criteria of the "12-STAR" status may apply as a PARTNER.

12 Stars

Each municipality or association can apply as "12-STAR" if it undertakes to comply with the 5 specific criteria in the implementation of the European Local Democracy Week (ELDW).


The ASSOCIATIONS of local and regional authorities are invited to take part in the ELDW and encourage initiatives to be held in the communities.

You are registering for the European Local Democracy Week as a PARTNER

Please enter an email address to be used as login.


Your Community

(please do not use spaces, full stops or commas, ie 492000)
How did you learn about the ELDW?
Via a national/European association and/or network
Through the internet
Thanks to other local/regional authorities
Other, please specify:
Takes part in the ELDW with the aim of:
Better involve citizens in public life and interact with local authorities
Test the citizens’ acquaintance with the participatory tools and trust in local/regional institutions
Improve social cohesion and respect of the others in the community
Other, please specify:

Contact person

Civility *
Mrs. Mr.