Communication with citizens is no longer solely one-way and top-down. The opportunities given by online communication enable interactive exchanges and direct dissemination of information that overcomes geographical distances. But how can this tool be best utilised by municipal or regional communities? This workshop explores the best practices of employing digital communication to not only inform, but also engage citizens online
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Local Intermediate Authorities (NUTS III) are the political and administrative embodiment of the principle of subsidiarity. Acutely aware of the growing divide between EU citizens and their governments, they have been at the forefront of the implementation of concrete initiatives aimed at empowering citizens in order to bridge this gap and can therefore serve as an inspiration for higher levels of governments and the EU.
UDITE AND COUNCIL OF EUROPE LAUNCH EUROPEAN LABEL OF GOVERNANCE EXCELLENCE WITH PORTUGUESE MUNICIPALITIES
UDITE – the European Federation of Chief Executives in Local Government was delighted to have hosted today (06/10/20) an important workshop in the Algarve town of Loulé to launch the European Label of Governance Excellence (ELoGE) in Portugal. In this special workshop, part physical, part online, Portuguese municipalities were introduced to the steps they would need to go through if they are to secure this prestigious European Award.
"How can users, stakeholders, owners and providers work together to improve the impact of co-creation in public services?" The Horizon 2020 project CoVAL has - among other topics - studied 10 cases in five European countries to gain insights into the conditions and potential for user-centered innovation in public services
Access to good quality services is key for economic and social inclusion as well as for maintaining and developing cohesive societies. Social services often provide an entry point into the social protection system as well as an outreach and support mechanism to other enabling services.
HOW SUB-NATIONAL AUTHORITIES ACT TO TRANSFORM AND GALVANISE THEIR SOCIETIES AND PRACTICES LOCALISING AND RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT SDGS
This session focused on the key role of the local and regional governments (LRG) in reaching 2030 Agenda promoting public policies focused on city-wide transformation guided by the SDGs and encouraging community’s attitudes towards Global Agendas commitment applied to the local level through DEAR. Our partnership aims to show different experiences and knowledge about innovative practices in the integration and localisation of the SDGs in local public policies.
IUC PUBLISHES BRAND NEW REPORT ON CITY-TO-CITY AND REGION-TO-REGION COOPERATION FOSTERING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ON A GLOBAL SCALE
The IUC uses knowledge-exchange to accelerate sustainable urban development worldwide and to bolster cities’ and regions’ efforts towards achieving international goals (e.g. SDGs and the Paris Agreement), as well as goals set at the local, regional, and national levels. This is done in a manner that is consistent with – and explicitly aligned to support – the EU’s commitment to achieve bi- and multi-lateral policy objectives and major international agreements.
In just a few short weeks the COVID-19 crisis has taken a hammer to an already fragile economy. Very necessary public health measures have placed many parts of our once normal working lives on ice, and we are all uncertain what the economy might look like when lockdown measures are (possibly slowly) removed.
The European Commission on Wednesday (13 May) set out plans for a phased restart of travel this summer, proposing a gradual lifting of borders in an attempt to kick start a tourism sector hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the world. To overcome these challenges, Europe needs a new growth strategy that transforms the Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where
Local2030, the initiative of the UN Secretary General on Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals, has recently launched the Local2030 Spotlight Series Cities and regions aro
In the context of COVID-19 crisis, the YFACTOR project “MIND THE DIGITAL GAP" will highlight the commitment of regional and local actors in their effort to facilitate the digital transition and to ensure continuity of services across the EU regions.
Thousands local and regional leaders are on the front line in the battle to limit the spread of the virus and manage its impact on the ground. Their professionalism and dedication is testified to by their actions from all corners of Europe.
CEMR is helping its members to share their experiences and practices on how local governments are handling the situation in relation to the impact and lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis in the field of waste management.
UDITE in collaboration with ASC (Association des Secrétaires Communaux de l'Luxembourg), organised a study visit to Luxembourg on 5th March 2020.
For a short time now we have been living in a different world. A world where the Coronavirus has created a health crisis with a major social and economic impact. In this special issue, we would like to provide you with information from the European level that has taken measures to limit the consequences.
Mark Lloyd the Chief Executive of the Local Government Association reaches out to local authority chief executives during this challenging time of COVID-19. He underlines the vital role that local government is playing and thanks local authority chief executives for everything their teams are doing.
As part of an international online round table that UDITE linked up with several ICMA city managers from around the world to record their own perspectives on the challenges they face and how they are coping via a series of “selfie” videos on ICMA’s You Tube channel. Speakers included:-