Meeting of the UCLG global network

From 9 to 13 February, representatives of the Regional Sections of UCLG, Policy Committees and other strategic partners of the organisation, such as international agencies, private sector partners and civil society organisations, met in Barcelona for the UCLG Retreat and Campus, a new initiative by the World Organisation to improve networking and strengthen cohesion between the different parts of the structure.

The meeting, with active participation by the Committee on Decentralisation and Local Self-Government, included numerous participative sessions to share priorities, present the organisation’s main lines of action and use the knowledge and experience of the participants to contribute to new initiatives and strategies in building the global agenda of local and regional governments with a view to Habitat III. Retreat and Campus marks the start of a new participative work culture, designed to improve the World Organisation of Cities.