Do you want to learn from international leaders in governance?Governance International is pleased to announce that it will organize and facilitate three Good Practice Visits in 2006.
Each of these exciting and innovative study visits will take place over two days and include a number of site visits to cutting-edge organizations and partnerships. The directors and staff of Governance International will also give you briefing presentations and background material which help you to get maximum benefit from the visits. The working language of the visits will be English.
Study trip to the Stuttgart region on citizen participation,
13-14 July 2006
The South-Western state of Baden-Württemberg is at the top of the league in Germany in terms of citizen engagement. Our visit will take you to several very impressive organisations - an award-winning local authority, a private sector company which has won acclaim for its involvement of staff in social responsibility programmes and several other governance champions in the region. The programme will conclude with a session on how to develop a joined-up approach to citizen engagement.
The issues to be explored on this study trip will be:
· How to develop a community of active citizens
· How to make local councillors part of participatory processes
· How to get local companies and the press engaged in supporting citizen engagement
· How to sustain citizen engagement
· How to develop and implement a strategy of citizen engagement, not just a set of separate initiatives
Study trip to Finland on E-governance,
25-26 September 2006
According to the OECD, Finland is No. 1 in e-government. Our visit will show you why and focus on latest developments.
The issues explored on this study trip will be:
· How to secure public service delivery in rural areas with e-government
· How to overcome the digital divide
· How to join-up public service delivery with e-government
· How to develop and implement a strategy for e-government, not just a set of separate initiatives
Study trip to the Paris region on participative budgeting,
7-8 December 2006
The riots last year in France have shown how important it is to give citizens a say and to listen to them. Our visit will lead you to local government champions with a long-standing experience in participative budgeting.
The issues explored on this trip will be:
· Three different approaches of running participative budgets
· Giving citizens a role in holding the local council to account
· Mobilising ethnic minorities to get involved
Our study visits address to
· public officials from all levels of government
· elected officials
· representatives of voluntary organisations, media and others engaged in community action
The fee for each individual attending a visit is EUR400 or £275. In addition, participants will cover their own travel and accommodation costs, as well as costs for meals (All participants will have the opportunity to stay in a good hotel at which we have negotiated a preferential rate).
Note: There is a 10% discount for the second person registering from the same organisation and a 20% discount for each further person.
RegistrationIf you are interested in our study visits please fill out the registration form in .pdf or .doc format. If you have problems downloading the form please get in touch with us (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Site Web (URL): http://www.governanceinternational.org/english/fprodgln.html Auteur(s): Governance International