NALAS and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe are organizing jointly a seminar “Strengthening the capacities and cooperation of local elected representatives in Albania” in Tirana, on 28 September 2011. The seminar is aimed at the newly elected local representatives, mayors and chairs of councils of all municipalities of Albania. Guest speakers will be a number of European mayors, members of NALAS and members of the Congress. They will join to contribute to the debate and develop a climate of confidence in the interests of good governance and for the enhancement of local self-government. The Congress and NALAS are convinced in the need for a real political dialogue to improve local democracy and ensure that the principles of the European Charter of Local Self-Government are implemented.