|The 15th meeting of the European Committee on Democracy and Governance (CDDG) is taking place on 21-22 April 2022 in Strasbourg, in a hybrid format.|
Strasbourg, Apr.21.– The CDDG will discuss a draft Recommendation on Principles of Good Democratic Governance applicable to all levels of government, building on the 12 Principles of Good Democratic Governance at local level. Furthermore, the CDDG will start its work on Deliberative Democracy based on a study prepared recently by the Elections and Participatory Democracy Division of the Council of Europe. Various interventions will be heard, including from Mr Art O'Leary, Secretary General of the Electoral Commission and Secretary to the Citizens' Assembly of Ireland and Mr George Papandreou, Chair of the sub-committee on Democracy, Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy of the Parliamentary Assembly.
Further exchanges of views regarding aspects of good and democratic governance areforeseen with Mr Viacheslav NEHODA, Deputy Minister for Communities and Territorial Development of Ukraine, and Ms Mzia GIORGOBIANI, Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia. The CDDG will also discuss areas of common concern with Ms Jelena Drenjanin, Chair of the Governance Committee, Congress of Local and Regional Authorities and Mr Christoph Spreng, Vice-president of the INGO Conference.
Activities of the Centre of Expertise for Good Governance will be presented, including new projects developed under the EU's Technical Support Instrument of DG REFORM. Recent activities of the platform of the European Label on Governance Excellence (ELoGE) as well as plans for the World Forum of Democracy are also on the agenda.