The Croatian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (18 May - 21 November 2018) has set support to decentralisation as one of its key priorities.
The European Charter of Local Self-Government recognises that reinforcing local self-government across Council of Europe member States is an important contribution to the construction of a Europe based on the principles of democracy and decentralisation of powers and functions. Effective decentralisation enables citizens to engage in democracy at local level and local authorities to exercise their powers efficiently. In border areas, cooperation by local authorities on both sides of a common frontier helps overcome difficulties due to borders and promote dialogue and cooperation.
In this context, and in cooperation with the Centre of Expertise for local government reform, the Croatian Government will organise a Conference to discuss and promote legal frameworks, capacity-building tools and data collection in cross-border cooperation in Europe. The City of Dubrovnik will be hosting this Conference on 25 May 2018.
"Crossborder Cooperation In Europe: Decentralisation, legal frameworks, and pratices"
When: Monday, 25 May 2018 | 9.00-17.45
Where: Hotel Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik, Croatia