On 30 and 31 October, a seminar is to be held in Bologna (Italy) to explore the impact of the economic crisis on the administrative organisation of Europe, specifically, on the resource rationalisation process affecting local and regional levels. The event, entitled ‘Simplification of local administration in Europe: levels and dimensions’ is organised by the Observatory of Local Autonomy (OLA), together with the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR).
Debate will focus on determining whether the economic crisis has improved decentralised systems already established in Europe or, conversely, that it has produced administrative reforms aimed at administrative simplification. An exchange of opinions among CEMR member associations will also take place to establish a methodology that involves publishing a book on the types of local administrative systems in Europe, in 2016.
The deadline for registering for the seminar is 24 October.