From the 20th to the 27th of February 2011 ALDA and UNDP are organizing the Study Visit
“Local Governments in Europe: responsibilities, competencies and management” in the
framework of the project “Support to Further Implementation of Local Administration Reform
in Turkey (LAR Phase II)” financed by the European Commission.
The Study Tour (in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Bristol and London), addressed to a
delegation coming from Turkey composed of elected representatives, staff from local
authorities and professional managers, will provide the Turkish participants with a view over
the local administrative field of European Union countries seeking an interactive approach
on the relation between EU local authorities and Turkish ones.

The activity represents only one of ALDA’s contributions to LAR Phase II project. As a matter
of fact, the Association is also involved in other components of the project through its
support and experts, namely in the development of international municipal partnerships
between Turkish and European Municipalities and in training activities.
Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida, Director of ALDA, is senior international trainer in the framework
of the programme as for the support to build a community of practices and the approach of
peer-to-peer learning and assistance.
The aim of the project is to train the Turkish civil servants and engage them into a critic and
positive dialogue with several European local authorities and associations of local authorities
thus strengthening their capacity to implement the administrative reform and the new
legislation adopted in 2003-2005. The specific objective of the project is to develop and
strengthen the administrative capacity and co-operation of Turkish local authorities in the
task of ensuring effective and full implementation of new policy and legislation on local
administration.

The activity designed is that of a study tour to England enabling the participants to gain a
first experience of European best practises in local self-government through meetings with
their European counterparts and seminars on specific topics. In particular, the study tour is
planned to support activities on improvement of land development and planning services in
local government and simplification of approval processes of construction and occupancy
licences.

The selected Turkish local authorities will increase their capacity and vision in terms of
knowledge and good practices through field visits to municipalities (among which we could
mention Birmingham and Wolverhampton), to relevant institutions in the field of land

planning or construction and occupancy licenses processes (as RTPI- the Royal Town
Planning Institute) and on site observations. In addition to this, trainers from different EU
member countries (as Sweden, France and Italy) will deliver presentations on their national
administrative systems, especially on the topics of building control, strategic planning and
process management.
Mrs. Valmorbida, ALDA Director, will hold one of the training sessions.

From the 20th to the 27th of February 2011 ALDA and UNDP are organizing the Study Visit
“Local Governments in Europe: responsibilities, competencies and management” in the
framework of the project “Support to Further Implementation of Local Administration Reform
in Turkey (LAR Phase II)” financed by the European Commission.
The Study Tour (in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Bristol and London), addressed to a
delegation coming from Turkey composed of elected representatives, staff from local
authorities and professional managers, will provide the Turkish participants with a view over
the local administrative field of European Union countries seeking an interactive approach
on the relation between EU local authorities and Turkish ones.

The activity represents only one of ALDA’s contributions to LAR Phase II project. As a matter
of fact, the Association is also involved in other components of the project through its
support and experts, namely in the development of international municipal partnerships
between Turkish and European Municipalities and in training activities.
Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida, Director of ALDA, is senior international trainer in the framework
of the programme as for the support to build a community of practices and the approach of
peer-to-peer learning and assistance.
The aim of the project is to train the Turkish civil servants and engage them into a critic and
positive dialogue with several European local authorities and associations of local authorities
thus strengthening their capacity to implement the administrative reform and the new
legislation adopted in 2003-2005. The specific objective of the project is to develop and
strengthen the administrative capacity and co-operation of Turkish local authorities in the
task of ensuring effective and full implementation of new policy and legislation on local
administration.

The activity designed is that of a study tour to England enabling the participants to gain a
first experience of European best practises in local self-government through meetings with
their European counterparts and seminars on specific topics. In particular, the study tour is
planned to support activities on improvement of land development and planning services in
local government and simplification of approval processes of construction and occupancy
licences.

The selected Turkish local authorities will increase their capacity and vision in terms of
knowledge and good practices through field visits to municipalities (among which we could
mention Birmingham and Wolverhampton), to relevant institutions in the field of land

planning or construction and occupancy licenses processes (as RTPI- the Royal Town
Planning Institute) and on site observations. In addition to this, trainers from different EU
member countries (as Sweden, France and Italy) will deliver presentations on their national
administrative systems, especially on the topics of building control, strategic planning and
process management.
Mrs. Valmorbida, ALDA Director, will hold one of the training sessions.