EDLS Charter

Do you want your city or region to be counted among the supporters of the EDLS campaign?


PLATFORMA launched the Charter of the European Days of Local Solidarity in 2016. It is a political document, presenting the principles and values sustaining cities’ and regions’ engagement in decentralised cooperation. This Charter encourages local and regional governments to make a public commitment to solidarity. This Charter also calls on cities and regions to inform their citizens about decentralised cooperation and their cities’ or regions’ commitments for a more sustainable and equal world.


Elected representatives at local and regional level across Europe can commit to the EDLS Charter by signing it online (see below). Speak about the EDLS to your local and regional officials!




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They have signed
the EDLS Charter

  • Serezabel
    Rodríguez Rico

    Técnica servicios sociales

    Ayuntameinto de Bergondo

  • Ana
    Villarragut Catalán

    Técnica de cooperación Ayuntamiento de Alcobendas

    Ayuntamiento de Alcobendas

  • Marta
    Moya Molina

    Regidora delegada de Cooperació i Solidaritat

    Ajuntament de Mataró

  • Paola
    Gratacós Ballescà

    Regidora Cooperació Internacional

    Ajuntament de Parets del Vallès

  • Pepi

    Regidora de Ciutadania i relacions amb les Comunitats

    Ajuntament de Mollet del Vallès

  • Àngel
    Villarte Canes


    Ajuntament de Tiurana

  • Julien



  • Clare


    Montpellier Mediteranée Métropole

  • Michèle

    1e adjointe au maire

    Ville de Marseille

  • Véronique

    Adjointe à la Maire


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These local and regional elected officials have signed the EDLS Charter. Have you?

Julien Milquet

Deputy Mayor of Anderlecht in charge of international cooperation Julien Milquet has signed the EDLS Charter. In 2022 Anderlecht won the 1st prize at the PLATFORMAwards for its cooperation partnership with Marsassoum in Senegal.

Flavie Boukhenoufa

Our spokesperson and deputy mayor of Rennes encourages local and regional governments to better involve their citizens and strengthen their commitment to education for international citizenship.

Véronique Bertholle

Our spokesperson and deputy mayor of Strasbourg calls on other municipalities to join the movement.

Emmanuel Carroz

In a video message, Deputy Mayor of Grenoble Emmanuel Carroz presents the international engagement of Grenoble, European Green Capital 2022.

Michèle Rubirola

In a video message, Michèle Rubirola, 1st Deputy Mayor of Marseille, focuses on the international engagement of her city.

Clare Hart

In a video message, Clare Hart, Vice-president of International and European Affairs at Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, explains why here city is defending solidarity at the international level.

Marie-Pierre Bresson

This is the video message of Marie-Pierre Bresson, deputy Mayor of Lille in charge of decentralised cooperation. She speaks about the importance of raising citizens' awareness on global solidarity.

Belinda Gottardi

This is the video message of Belinda Gottardi, Mayor of Castel Maggiore (Bologna): "fundamental cooperation between local authorities, especially in this pandemic emergency phase".

Fabio Travaglini

This is the video message of Fabio Travaglini, municipal councillor of San Salvo, municipality, in the region of Abruzzo: "EDLS this year particularly important to try to discuss a new world based on sustainable development".

Massimo Seri

This is the video message of Massimo Seri, Mayor of Fano: "we have collaborated with Tunisia for the birth of start-ups in the world of organic farming and agriculture. The cooperation is much more effective if led by local authorities.

Manuela Bora

This is the video message of Manuela Bora, Marche regional councillor and former councillor for international cooperation: "the values of solidarity and cooperation between States, between local and regional authorities, must be the heart of the policies of today and tomorrow".

Vincenzo Niro

This is the video message of Vincenzo Niro, Molise regional councillor: "through cooperation and solidarity we promote social cohesion".

Silvia Baraldi

The message is that of Silvia Baraldi, city councilor of Legnago who stresses the importance of international cooperation and solidarity.

Ilaria Bugetti

This is the video message of Ilaria Bugetti, Regional councillor of the Tuscany Region: "It is a very difficult phase, but we can rediscover the values of solidarity and cooperation".

Pietro Puccio

The video message by Pietro Puccio, AICCRE, Mayor of the Municipality of Capaci (Palermo), for the 2020 edition of the "Europeans days of local solidarity of PLATFORMA". "Solidarity is sharing what there is, as Sicilian municipalities have done in this difficult period. This has made us stronger".

Annalisa Palozzo

This is the video message of Annalisa Palozzo, deputy mayor of Cepagatti (Pescara, Abruzzo Region) and talian delegate of CEMR: “we are all interconnected. Faced with the problems of our society the individual answers are ineffective".

Eleonora Rappa

This is the video message of Eleonora Rappa, councilor of the municipality of Partinico Palermo, in the region of Sicily and italian delegate of CEMR: “ local authorities are the first to overcome the difficulties, from climate change to pandemic, for this reason it is necessary to strengthen cooperation between territories".