The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe will meet in Strasbourg, France, from 29 to 31 October 2019, for its 37th Session.

Debates will be held on the cybersecurity of smart cities, the working conditions of local elected representatives, the fair distribution of taxes in transfrontier areas, the use of languages by local and regional authorities, the protection of internally displaced persons, as well as on the regional dimension in the future of Europe. Members will also consider the revision of the “Code of Good Practice for Civil Participation in the Decision-making process” prepared by a joint working group, the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe and the Congress.