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The Impact of Regionalisation, Intermunicipal Cooperation, and Metropolitanisation on Local, Regional, and National Governments in Europe

L’impact de la régionalisation, de l’intercommunalité, et de la métropolisation sur les autorités locales, régionales et centrales en Europe

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Published on Monday, June 20, 2016 by João Fernandes

Summary

The aim of this symposium is to compare the conditions, in Europe, of regionalisation, intermunicipal cooperation, and metropolitanisation and to study their impacts on local, regional, and national governments. It aims to identify good or bad solutions regarding the organisational mutations of local administration in Europe, in order to give more concrete and operational help to political and administrative decision-makers.

Announcement

Program

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Venue: Comenius University

Chair: Prof. Ľudmila Malíková

09:00-09:20 - Welcome

09:20-10:20 – Scientific Inauguration

  • Scientific Inauguration by Prof. Ľudmila Malíková, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius (UCM) in Trnava
  • Welcoming Address of Prof. Karol Mičieta, Rector at Comenius University
  • Speech by Ass. Prof. Eduard Burda, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Comenius University
  • Speech by Prof. Jozef Komorník, Dean of the Faculty of Management at Comenius University
  • Speech by Corina Cretu, Commissioner for Regional Policy (tbc)
  • Speech by Robert Hajsel, European Parliament Information Office in Bratislava, Head of Unit in Slovakia
  • Speech by Dr. Lazaros Savvides, CEMR Vice-President
  • Welcoming address by Mr Michal Sykora, Chairman of the Association of Towns and Communities of Slovakia, Mayor of Strba (tbc)
  • Speech by Mr Milan Galanda, General Director, the Union of Towns of Slovakia
  • Welcoming Address by Mr Sébastien Bauvet, University of Silesia, in the name of the AUF
  • Introduction to the programme byDr. Stéphane Guérard, Coordinator of OLA, University of Lille

10:20-13:00 - Workshop 1 (part 1): Regionalisation, Decentralisation, and Federalism: Contributing to a Renewed Typology of Forms of Government

Chair: Prof. Eija Mäkinen (University of Vaasa, Finland)

Workshop secretary: Dr. Ange Ahui, (University Alassane Ouattara of Bouaké, Ivory Coast)
  • Dr. Christophe Chabrot, University of Lumière-Lyon 2, For a Reformulation of the Distinction between Unitary State and Federal State
  • Dr. Guy Durand, University of Perpignan, and Ms Carine Guemar (PhD), University of Montpellier (videoconference), Decentralisation and Unitary State: Changes and Transformations. A Franco-Hungarian Comparison
  • Dr. Claire Cuvelier, University of Lille, Rethinking the Classification of Forms of the State through a Comparative Study of the Phenomenon of the Plurality of Peoples in Legal Systems
  • Mr Serafin Pazos-Vidal, Head of Brussels Office of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, PhD candidate, UNED Spain and Dr. Mark McTeer, Director of Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, Changes in Local Governance in Europe
  • Dr. Marta Portocarrero, Portuguese Catholic University, Regions, Metropoles or Public Inter-Municipal Cooperation: Should we Choose?
  • Dr. Xavier Volmerange, Rennes 1 - IDPSP, Territorial and Legal Flexibility: New Issue of Territorial Administration in France and Germany
  • Prof. Chris Himsworth, University of Edinburgh, “North, South, East and West – the devolution revolution is taking hold.” But are ‘devolution deals’ devolution

13:00-14:30 – Lunch

14:30-16:00 - Workshop 2 (part 1) Modern Governance in Rural Areas

Chair: Prof. Max-Emanuel Geis (FAU, Germany)

Workshop secretary: Mr Thomas Seefried (FAU, Allemagne)

  • Ms Condurache Gabriela (PhD), University of Lille, Inter-municipal Cooperation in Romania: Challenges for the Development of Rural Areas?
  • Prof. Istvan Balazs, University of Debrecen, Faculty of Law, Department of Public Administration and Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Social Sciences, Institute for Legal Studies and Istvan Hoffman, Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Law, Department of Public Administration, Can (re) centralisation be a Model of Modern Governance in Rural Areas?
  • Dr. Patricia Demaye-Simoni, University of Artois, Faculty of Law, Territorial Orders and Disorders: New Ways of Governance for Renewed Rural Inter-municipalities
  • Dr. Sylvie Joubert, University of Evry, Rural Areas and Decentralisation in France
  • Mr Jean-Luc Delpeuch, President of the Community of communes of Cluny and Mr Boris Chevrot (PHD), Lyon II University, Community of communes of Cluny, A European and Innovative Governance in Rural Areas: the Case of the Community of Municipalities of Cluny (South Burgundy)

14:30-16:00 - Workshop 3 (part 1) Regionalisation and Intermunicipal Cooperation: Taking on the Challenge of Metropolitanisation

Chair: Prof. Dana Tofan (University of Bucharest, Romania)

Workshop secretary: PhD Alexandre Fauquette (University of Lille, France)

  • Prof. Robert Pyka, University of Silesia, Intercommunal Cooperation in Polish Metropolitan Areas. State of Affairs: Structures, Strategies and Prospects.
  • Ms Cécile Regourd (PhD), University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Metropolitan Cities: Towards the End of the French Exception?
  • Dr. Emilie Marcovici, University Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Act 3 of Decentralisation: Towards a Couple Metropolis-Region as a “French Touch"?
  • Prof. Jérôme Dubois, University of Aix Marseille, Metropolitan Cities in France, between Reform of Inter-municipalities and Hampered Regionalisation
  • Dr. Oksana Chernenko, National Research University - Higher School of Economics, Metropolitanisation as a Chance for Local Government System: “New Moscow” Case

16:00-16:30 - Coffee Break

16:30-18:00 - Workshop 2 (part 2) Modern Governance in Rural Areas

Chair: Prof. Deborah Peel (University of Dundee, United Kingdom)

Workshop secretary: PhD Simon Thelliez-Hugodot (University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambrésis)

  • Dr. Didier Lhomme, University of Valenciennes, Spatial Planning: When the State Organises Rural Life at the Expense of Local Autonomy
  • Dr. Marcel Moritz, University of Lille, Perspectives and Limits of E-administration in Rural Areas – Analysis of the French Case
  • Prof. Ionel Boamfa, University Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Territorial Cooperation in Rural Romania
  • Dr. Maria Orlov, State University “Alecu Russo”, and Crina Verga, University "George Bacovia" of Bacău and University "Mihail Kogălniceanu" of Iași, Territorial Cooperation in Rural Moldova
  • Mr Benoît Cathala, Head of the European Mission of the French National Centre for Local Public Service (CNFPT) and INET (National Institute of Territorial Studies), Public Service Houses: Pooling Territorial Proximity Tools 

16:30-18:00 - Workshop 3 (part 2) Regionalisation and Intermunicipal Cooperation: Taking on the Challenge of Metropolitanisation

Chair: Prof. Jelena Jerinic (Union University, Serbia)

Workshop secretary: PhD Antoniu Tudor (University of Lille, France)

  • Prof. Adam Bosiacki, University of Warsaw and Dr. Jaroslaw Kostrubiec, Maria Curie Skłodowska University, Metropolisation in Poland: Current Issues and Perspectives
  • Dr. Fulvio Adobati, University of Bergamo, Prof. Vittorio Ferri, University of Milan Bicocca, Dr. Alberto Ceriani, Dr. Giovanni Barbato and Dr. Anna Tanda, Éupolis Lombardia, Governance and Funding of Cities in Europe. The Cases of Lyon and Milan
  • Prof. Verginia Vedinas, University of Bucharest and Prof. Ana Rodica Staiculescu, Ovidius University, Current Concerns for a New Administrative Organisation of Romania
  • Dr. Lazaros Savvides, Mayor of the Municipality of Strovolos, CEMR Vice-President, The reform of Local Government in the Republic of Cyprus. Establishment of Metropolitan Municipalities or Intemunicipal Cooperation?
  • Dr. Marc Vilalta Reixach, University of Barcelona - Open University of Catalonia (UOC), Dr. Ricardo Gracia Retortillo, and Mr Juan Carlos Covilla Martínez (PhD), University of Barcelona, The Barcelona Metropolitan Area: the Creation of a Local Metropolitan Government

20:00 - Dinner

Friday, 1 July 2016

Venue: Comenius University

Chair: M. Marián Giba 

09:00-11:00 - Workshop 3 (part 3): Regionalisation and Intermunicipal Cooperation: Taking on the Challenge of Metropolitanisation - the case of Italy

Chair: Prof. Luciano Vandelli (University of Bologna, Italy)

Workshop secretary: Dr. Claudia Tubertini (University of Bologna, Italy)

  • Dr. Giovanni Boggero, Postdoctoral Visiting Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, The Establishment of the Metropolitan Cities in Italy: Advance or Setback for Italian Regionalism?
  • Dr. Enrico Carloni, University of Perugia, Differentiation and Centralism in the New Italian Model of Local Government
  • Dr. Daniela Mone, University of Napoli II, The Role of Inter-Municipalities and Participatory Decision-Making Methods in the Statutes of the Italian Metropolitan City "Città metropolitane": Towards Greater Efficiency of Administrative Action. The Example of Napoli and Milan on Strategic Planning
  • Prof. Mario Paris, Arnaldo Vecchietti, and Antonio Casella, Polytechnic University of Milan, Associating Municipalities to Face Metropolitan Challenges: the Governance of the Veronese Area (I)
  • Prof. Ferdinando Pinto and Dr. Luigi Ferrara, University of Naples Federico II, The Reform of Local Government in Italy and the Strengthening of the Territorial Resilience

11:00-11:30 - Coffee Break

11:30-13:00 - Workshop 1 (part 2) Regionalisation, Decentralisation, and Federalism: Contributing to a Renewed Typology of Forms of Government 

Chair: Prof. Radu Carp (University of Bucharest, Romania)

Workshop secretary: PhD Aurélie Hautier (University of Lille, France)

  • Dr. Fulvio Adobati, University of Bergamo, Prof. Vittorio Ferri, University of Milan Bicocca, Dr. Alberto Ceriani, and Dr. Giovanni Barbato, Éupolis Lombardia, Alpine Valleys Territorial Plan in Lombardy Region, an Experimental Model of Governance / Planning to Compare
  • Mr Josua Gräbener (PhD), IEP of Grenoble, The Differentiated Adaptation of the Central States to the Growing Regionalisation of Training Policies: the Case of France and Italy
  • Prof. Ivan Kopric and Dr. Vedran Dulabic, University of Zagreb, Regionalism and Regional Governance in Croatia and in Other Countries on the Territory of Former Yugoslavia
  • Prof. Patrizia Magaro, University of Genoa, From Unitary State to Autonomic State: the Metamorphosis of Territorial Organisation

13:00-14:30 – Lunch

14:30-16:00 - Workshop 1 (part 3) Regionalisation, Decentralisation, and Federalism: Contributing to a Renewed Typology of Forms of Government 

Chair: Dr. Guillaume Protière (University of Lyon, France)

Workshop secretary: Mr Nenad Koprivica (Research Institute CEDEM, Montenegro)

  • Ms Afaf Mohamed (PhD), University of Lille, The Effects of Local Administrative Organisation on the Economic and Social Development in Libya
  • Ms Olga Sharapova-Hang (PhD), Paris Descartes University, Regionalisation in Selected Federal and Unitary Countries: Comparative Case Study of Russia and France
  • Prof. Ľudmila Malíková, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius (UCM) in Trnava, Dr. Tomáš Jacko, University of Economics in Bratislava, and Dr. Daniel Klimovský, Comenius University, The Position of Regional Self-Government in the System of Public Administration in Slovakia and Problems of Regional Cooperation
  • Mr François Meyer, project manager of the Chief Executive of the French National Centre for Local Public Service (CNFPT), Territorial Reform in France: Evolution of Regions and Metropolitan Cities 

16:00-16:30 - Coffee Break

16:30-18:00 - CEMR Roundtable: what conclusions can local elected representatives and practitioners draw from the symposium? 

Facilitator: Frédéric Vallier, Secretary General, CEMR (tbc) andDr. Angelika Poth-Mögele, Executive Director European Affairs (CEMR)

Workshop Secretaries: Nathalie Noupadja, Research and Studies Officer (CEMR)

A selection of speakers will debate on the impact of regionalisation, inter-municipal cooperation, and metropolitanisation from the perspective of local governments, in light of the previous exchanges. The objective of this roundtable will be to answer the following questions: are the contributions heard during these two days useful in practice? Are there elements to be used for advocacy, legislative reforms, or to reinforce the role of local and regional governments?

18:00-18:30 - Summary of the conference

19:30 – Cocktail

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Venue: Comenius University

09:00-11:00 – General Assembly of the OLA Network 

Chair: Dr. Stéphane Guérard (University of Lille, France)

Workshop secretary: PhD Alina Stan (Universities of Bucharest and of Lille, Romania and France)

Prof. Ferdinand Xhaferaj and Dr. Bledar Uku, Hëna e Plotë Bedër University

       Local Autonomy in Albania

Presentation and discussions about the scientific projects coordinated by the OLA Network

 11:00 – Departure to visit the Primatial Palace

General information

This conference is organised by the OLA Network (Observatory on Local Autonomy) and the CEMR (Council of European Municipalities and Regions) in partnership with Comenius University. An online registration by internet, open until 23 June (here) is needed to confirm your participation.

Around 40 international speakers will present the recent evolutions of the local administration systems in their country.

For further information, you can visit the webpage of the symposium.

Places

  • Université Comenius - Šafárikovo námestie 6
    Bratislava, Slovakia

Date(s)

  • Thursday, June 30, 2016
  • Friday, July 01, 2016
  • Saturday, July 02, 2016

Keywords

  • régionalisation, intercommunalité rurale, métropolisation, autorités locales

Contact(s)

  • Line Salmon
    courriel : line [dot] salmon-legagneur [at] univ-lille2 [dot] fr

Information source

  • Line Salmon
    courriel : line [dot] salmon-legagneur [at] univ-lille2 [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« The Impact of Regionalisation, Intermunicipal Cooperation, and Metropolitanisation on Local, Regional, and National Governments in Europe », Colloquium, Calenda, Published on Monday, June 20, 2016, https://calenda.org/370784

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