Decentralisation Newsletter nº 51

News
31/10/2014
The first World Cities Day takes place on 31 October. It was established following a resolution last year by the United Nations' General Assembly. Its aim is to recognise and highlight the role of cities and intelligent urbanisation for today's model of sustainable urban development. The United Nations invites Member States to encourage participation...
31/10/2014
The European Week of Regions and Cities – Open Days, took place from 6 to 9 October in Brussels with a range of activities linked to multilevel governance, including:A seminar on the European Union's Structural Funds for 2014-2020 entitled ‘A better cohesion policy through multilevel governance’. The session, led by Barcelona Provincial Council, focused...
31/10/2014
On 29 September, a group of mayors and regional elected representatives from EU and theEastern Partnership (EaP) countries came together for the annual meeting of the Conference of the Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP).The members of CORLEAP focused on the role of decentralisation and territorial cooperation, seen as key...
31/10/2014
On 6 October, the Chilean Commission for Decentralisation and Regional Development published a document presenting 70 proposals to the country's president, Michelle Bachelet. This list of proposals was drawn up by 33 authors and covered five key areas: political decentralisation, administrative decentralisation, fiscal and economic decentralisation, strengthening...
Activities of the Committee
31/10/2014
The UCLG Committee on Digital and Knowledge-based Cities is organising the working meeting ‘Smart Local Governance: The challenge of good governance in local administrations’, to be held from 6 to 7 November in Bilbao.The UCLG Committee on Decentralisation and Local Self-Government, headed by Barcelona Provincial Council, will play an active role in...
Agenda
November 05, 2014
The 7th Latin American Congress of Cities and Local Governments ‘EXPERIENCIAMERICA’ will be held in Santa Marta, Colombia, from 5 to 7 November. The open forum will discuss different approaches to the major issues facing local governments in Latin America and the Caribbean now and in the future.The main aims of the Conference, which is open to all mayors...
November 14, 2014
The conference ‘Urban Age 2014: Governing Urban Futures’will take place in Delhi on 14 and 15 November, organised by the LSE Cities programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society, in partnership with the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA). The conference will investigate the link...
November 19, 2014
The Observatory for Decentralised Cooperation EU-LA, headed by Barcelona Provincial Council and the Municipal Government of Montevideo, in partnership with GOBERNA AL, the School of Politics and Government of the Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset, launches the fifth edition of the online course ‘Local Public Policies on Social Cohesion’.This course...