Call for Papers
Perspectives of Local Governments in Central Eastern Europe – Practice and Innovations
March 5-6, 2019- Budapest, Hungary
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
The project entitled “The Monitoring of Municipal Developments II” (hereafter referred to as ÖFFK II) aims to contribute to the emergence of an effective and service-oriented municipal attitude in Hungary by conducting applied research studies. An essential tool for this is to be familiar with the latest trends and incorporating them into our everyday work.
In the framework of the project an international conference titled “Perspectives of Local Governments in Central-Eastern Europe – Common Learning and Innovations” was held on the 15-16 November, 2018. The main objective of the conference was to support and facilitate appropriate and high-quality knowledge sharing between academics and municipal professionals, thus promoting their cooperation and knowledge transfer. Our successful event had nearly 40 speakers and 200 participants.
As opposed to the primarily theory-focussed first conference, our second conference entitled “Perspectives of Local Governments in CEE – Practice and Innovations” will focus on the practice of local governments. The main objective of this event is to support municipal professionals; Hungarian and international good municipal practices will be presented that promote development. The target group of the conference includes municipalities and professionals working in the field of local government. The patron of the conference is Dr. Sándor Pintér, Minister of Interior of Hungary.
Lectures at the plenary session are delivered by experts from the V4 countries; representatives from the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary include academics and professionals presenting a good practice for each country. Best practices of settlements will be presented that demonstrate their innovative approach from which we can learn. The conference website (https://perspectiveslg.com) will continuously update the list of invited settlements.
MAIN TOPIC AREAS
After the plenary presentations, the following main topics are planned to be discussed at the conference in the form of roundtable discussions and workshops, depending on the applications for participation and the incoming abstracts:
1. SUSTAINABLE SETTLEMENTS (SOCIAL ECONOMY – SOCIAL ENTERPRISES, ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATE AWARENESS, ETC.)
2. COOPERATION AND COORDINATION (WITHIN AND BETWEEN SETTLEMENTS), MULTILEVEL GOVERNANCE, INCLUSIVE SETTLEMENT MANAGEMENT
3. LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN THE DIGITAL SPACE (ELECTRONIC LOCAL GOVERNMENT, E-SOLUTIONS FOR SETTLEMENTS, E-SETTLEMENT, SMART SOLUTIONS, ETC.)
4. LOCAL COMPETITIVENESS (OPTIMAL DELIVERY OF PUBLIC SERVICES, PROFITABILITY VS. CITIZENS ‘EXPECTATIONS, ETC.)
5. SERVICE-ORIENTED MUNICIPALITIES (SPECIAL REGULATIONS, SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THEIR FUNCTIONING)
We look forward to the application of local governments with good practice in the above-mentioned areas to present their experience to other participating municipalities and thus initiate a dialogue in these areas.
REGISTRATION FOR THE EXHIBITION
Application to exhibit at the conference can be made at the following registration page by 15 February 2019: https://perspectiveslg.com/registration/exhibition-registration/
Applications for exhibition will be evaluated by the Scientific Consulting Committee (link). Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by email by 21 February 2019.
LANGUAGE OF THE CONFERENCE
The language of the conference is English and Hungarian, simultaneous interpretation is provided at the plenary sessions, the language of the workshops and the roundtable discussions will depend on the Hungarian and foreign participants. Presentations can be delivered in either English or Hungarian.
SCIENTIFIC CONSULTING COMMITTEE
Chair of the Scientific Consulting Committee of the Conference is Gábor Zongor; members are delegates of local government associations and ministries.
AQUAWORLD RESORT BUDAPEST
Íves út 16.
The conference website is continuously updated for applicants and participants.
Web address: https://perspectiveslg.com
Ministry of Interior
Office for Coordination of Municipal Affairs
Address: 1094 Budapest, Balázs Béla utca 35.
Postal address: 1903, Budapest Pf.: 314