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Large metropolises as democratic ‘laboratories’

Adopting a draft resolution on ‘Good governance of large metropolises’, the Committee invited all member states of the Council of Europe to continue to promote good governance at all levels of government, to pay particular attention to large metropolises as democratic “laboratories” and to create legislative and institutional settings that facilitate and foster citizen consultation, participation and involvement at the local level.

The adopted text, based on a report prepared by Jeffrey Donaldson (United Kingdom, EDG) underlines the importance of citizen participation mechanisms as an “essential part of democratic processes”.