All over Europe Metropolitan Regions are the centres of economic, political and cultural life. They are places for the mobilisation, concentration and canalisation of creativity. This creative energy results in technical and cultural innovations, new businesses and services, as well as in the change of societal values and standards. For that reason Metropolitan Regions gain increasing importance as locomotives for an economically successful development of Europe - for the European Union and its member states as well as for the further states of the Council of Europe. A key factor for the success of a Metropolitan Region is Good Metroolitan Governance. This report describes its main characteristics and gives recommendations on how to foster Good Governance in the Council of Europe’s Metropolitan Regions.