762nd meeting

762nd meeting – 5 September 2001

Item 10.5a and b


Steering Committee on Local and Regional Democracy (CDLR)

a. Abridged report of the 27th meeting (Strasbourg, 13-15 June)

b. Draft Recommendation Rec(2001).. of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the participation of citizens in local public life
(CM(2001)124 and Addendum)



The Deputies

1.         took note of the CDLR opinion on Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1500 (2001) on “Participation of immigrants and foreign residents in political life in the Council of Europe member states”, as it appears in Appendix II to CM(2001)124;

2.          welcomed the CDLR efforts to relate more closely its intergovernmental activities to the findings and conclusions of the Committee of Ministers' and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe's respective monitoring procedures in the field of local democracy, in order to respond to real needs;

3.         took note of the draft Recommendation on the participation of citizens in local public life, as adopted by the CDLR (see Addendum to CM(2001)124) and agreed to resume consideration of it, with a view to its adoption, in the light of the Opinion to be delivered by the Parliamentary Assembly;

4.         noted the CDLR wish that notwithstanding the new priorities of the Stability Pact, activities in the field of local and regional democracy for the benefit of South Eastern Europe be continued and voluntary contributions be provided to the Council of Europe;

5.         having regard to the decisions above, took note of the abridged report of the 27th meeting of the CDLR, as it appears in CM(2001)124, as a whole.




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