3rd European Congress of Local Governments
Krakow, 27 – 28 March 2017
Local governments in the face of the challenges of the twenty-first century
Multilateral and direct cooperation between European regions and cities has been extremely intense in recent years. It affects not only politics and the economies of individual countries but also of the entire continent. The European Congress of Local Governments is a meeting platform for local leaders and regional elites to exchange views ace with public administration, NGOs and business. The Congress will be an opportunity for Polish and Central European local governments to discuss ways of increasing efficiency in using EU structural funds. It will also be an occasion to share experiences and make new contacts. The programme will consist of 6 thematic tracks, more than 60 events: thematic blocks, panel discussions, workshops, lectures, presentations and receptions.
The main points of the program:
The programme of the European Congress of Local Governments will consist of six thematic tracks: Finances, Economy, Innovations, Society, Environment, Business & the City:
- Global Changes Facing Europe and Local Governments in the 21st Century
- Bridging Development Gaps Between Regions Through Solidarity and Fiscal Redistribution
- Cities and Powerful International Brands
- City as a Magnet for Talent & Business Competencies – Business Leadership Outlook
- Social Innovation & Start-Up Culture
- Tourism and Local Government and their Roles as regards Local Governments
- The Impact of Inbound Tourism on the Behaviour and Assessments of Residents
- Tourist Trails: Sharing and Popularising Active Tourism
- Place-making. Cities Building a European Brand
- Economic Self-government in the Process of Single Market Implementation
- Sports Sponsorship in Local Government, is It Worth It?
- "Success in High Heels" – Women in Local Government, Politics and Business
- Increasing Financial Independence of Local Governments. Is It Necessary?
- The Role of Effective Project Management in the Local Government
- Does the Central Government Support Using Public-Private Partnerships by Local Administration?
- The Influence of FDIs on Regional Development
- Changes in the Insurance Sector in Poland through Development of Mutual Insurance Companies. Setting up Mutual Insurance Companies for Local Governments
- A Mayor or a Manager? Management in Practice
- Revenue Bonds – (Under)appreciated Way of Financing Local Government Units
- Cooperation Between Business and Local Governments in Infrastructure Development
- New Tools in the EU Cohesion Policy
- Citizens – Effective Local Governments
- Small Town – Huge Potential
- Forging Weakness into Strength. Untapped Potential of Less Developed Regions
- Unexpoited Potential of Silver Economy
- Flat Plus’ Programme. What Does it Mean for Poland?
- Business Tourism – A Development Opportunity for Cities and Regions
- Organization of Hospital Security Healthcare Benefits
- How Many State in Small Homelands?
- Cross-border Economic Areas – from the Periphery to a Growth Engine
- How to Develop Cross-Border Infrastructure?
- Is Local Patriotism Profitable?
- Region in the EU – Benefits and Challenges
- Intelligent Regions and Cities – from Vision to Strategy
- Future on 4 Wheels – Electric Vehicles
- Cycling Infrastructure in Europe
- The Paradox of the Smart Cities: How Smart Is Your City and How Can We Make It Smarter in Time of Financial and Social Crisis?
- Metropolitan areas as poles of growth and innovation
- Opening the eHealth Market in Poland and the Role of Regional Government in the Process of Adapting Innovative Solutions
- Local critical infrastructure – investments which require local governments? Telecommunications – Critical infrastructure XXI century?
- Creative Regions: Challenges and Opportunities
- Big Metropolises – New Voivodeships or Expanding Cities?
- Bringing Railways Into The Future
- Modern Transport Infrastructure in Regions – A Way to Improving Life Quality of Denizens
- The PLANHEAT Project: an integrated tool for Local Authorities for the Identification of Future Low Carbon Heating and Cooling Plans
- Towards 2020 and the Revision of SEAP: Local Level Roadmap Towards More Sustainable Heating and Cooling Plans
- Economic Zones – New Challenges for Local and Regional Authorities
- How to Win Local Elections?
- Contracting and Financing of Healthcare Services from January 2018
- ‘Family Plus’ Programme. What Does it Mean for Poland?
- European Funds for Local Governments
- Purchasing Groups as a Way to Optimise Costs in Healthcare
- Corporation as a Way of Implementing a Local Government Unit’s Tasks
- How to protect nature, to effectively and cheaply?
- The Integration of Immigrants at the Local Level – Challenges and Good Practices
- „Middle School Reform” – a Return to the Past or a Turn Towards the Future?
- Local Government and History. How National Heritage Shapes Local Community
- Migration Crisis and its Influence on Labor Market
- Municipalities in the Face of the Challenges of Migration Policy in Europe
- Security vs. Independence – How to Support the Development of Local Media?
- What Makes a Local Media?
- Equal Opportunities – Local Action for Youth Employment
- The Modern Party’s Recipe for Local Government
- Film Industry as a Factor in the Development and Promotion of Cities
- Sport – Local Governments – Business
- The Democratic Left Alliance Party’s Recipe for Local Government
- Party’s Recipe for Local Government
- How to Build and Successfully Implement a Good Regional Promotion Strategy?
- The Polish Peasant Party Party’s Recipe for Local Government
- The Platform Party’s Recipe for Local Government
- Circular Economy – is it the Future of Europe?
- Sustainable Development of Cities and Regions
- Organic Cities – How Local Governments support Organic Farming and Why?
- Local Government in Face of Natural Disasters. How to React Effectively?
- Effective Resource Management as a Guarantee of Water Safety
- How to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Buildings – Challenges for the Local Governments
- Empowering public authorities in the development of sustainable plans for low carbon heating and cooling in Europe
- Heating System – a Significant Factor for Energy Security at the Level of Cities and Regions
- Public Procurement in the Green Building Industry
Nearly 2 000 people – regional elites, government officials, business executives, NGOs, journalists from all over Europe.
In order to participate in the Congress, please fill in the registration form. Please be advised that the registration consists of two stages.
ICE Kraków Congress Centre
ul. Marii Konopnickiej 17
Institute for Eastern Studies, organiser of the Economic Forum in Krynica.