Members of the Congress Bureau met in Strasbourg (France) on 14 September 2012. Participants discussed in particular the Congress priorities for 2013-2016 in view of their adoption at the 23rd Session in October. Under the item on co-operation activities, a draft resolution on the role of the Congress in the Council of Europe new neighbourhood policy was presented for approval. Other items on the agenda included: the preparation of the session, the project of European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma inclusion, the observation of local and regional elections, as well as the Congress’ contribution to the ONE in FIVE Campaign of the Council of Europe. Participants also had an exchange of views on the Council of Europe Development Bank.