“The Western Balkans’ European perspective: the contribution of local and regional authorities” – AFCCRE Conference in Paris

Feb 16, 2011

EU values and Enlargement

On 18th and 19th February, a conference on the European perspective of the Western Balkans and the contribution of local and regional authorities will take place in Paris.
The conference will unite representatives of local authorities and other stakeholders of European decentralised cooperation. It will be an excellent occasion for French local authorities and authorities from the Western Balkans to meet and exchange their views on the strategies and priorities of European integration.

A central point of reflection will be the role of local authorities’ international cooperation in the integration process. Further subjects to be discussed include the role of good local governance and public local policy for European integration.

Per Vinther, President of ALDA, will be present at this conference and will inform about its activities in decentralised cooperation in one of the workshops. The project of decentralised cooperation between Lower Normandy and the Republic of Macedonia will be at the centre of attention.

The conference is organised by the French Association of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (AFCCRE) in cooperation with the municipality of Dijon and the Community of Greater Dijon.
It will take place in the French Senate.