Twentieth Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities
Strasbourg – The 20th session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities will take place from 22 to 24 March in Strasbourg.
The main topic of this session will be reform of the Council of Europe and the role of the Congress within this process. Philippe Richert, the French minister responsible for local authorities, will give an address on the debate on the reform of the Congress, as well as of the organisation as a whole.
The local dimension of human rights and the situation of Roma in Europe are also on the agenda. The key question will be how to enhance the role of local elected representatives in promoting the human rights of Roma. Among the guest speakers are the Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner, Thomas Hammarberg, and the Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Morten Kjaerum.
The Slovenian delegation at the 20th session of the Congress comprises the Mayor of Šmarješke Toplice, Bernardka Krnc, as head of the delegation, and the Mayor of Tolmin, Uroš Brežan.