Most municipal and provincial governments are integrated into associations, either in the Spanish National Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) or in other regional associations. These associations represent local interests before the State and the Autonomous Communities, either at intergovernmental bodies or by informal means.
The process of interest aggregation can be especially problematic in the case of the largest association of local entities. The heterogeneity of local interests depending on the particular socio-economic conditions of the territories, together with the multiplicity of inter-administrative coordination and cooperation bodies, may hinder the aggregation of local interests.
In this regard, the seminar will focus on the organizational and problem-solving capacities of the association of local entities to integrate the priorities and interests of urban and rural local entities. Discussion points will explore the resources and mechanisms to coordinate local interest (e.g. partisan affiliation of local representatives, territorially bounded priorities, promotion of a public agenda for local policy, training technical assistance, or the dissemination of good practices, among others).
The Workshop will take place online on the 2nd of July 2021 at 09:30 hours. For further information regarding the event please see the link below