Democratic Governance

Good governance promotes, endorses and preserves equity, participation, pluralism and development.

Improving democratic governance in a country is perhaps a less tangible and more complex mechanism than social policies, but one that is equally important and effective for building social cohesion. Therefore political and state institutions are required which are efficient and effective, which are seen as legitimate by their citizens, which conduct their actions under the principles of transparency and integrity. Corruption, violence, impunity and lack of access to justice undermine the capacities of the State. Therefore, democracy and rule of law are essential for the formulation of inclusive policies and efficient fulfilment of the State's administrative and management functions.

Working Areas

  • Decentralization
    Implementation of policies that provide territorial convergence and balanced, sustainable and inclusive development
  • Social dialogue
    Search for permanent spaces for achieving consensus between stakeholders to promote policies and reach intersectoral agreements on key themes for social cohesion.
  • Democratic Institutionalism
    EUROsociAL supports efforts to achieve greater collaboration by society in the prevention and detection of cases of corruption.