When: 15th & 16th October with the option of attending the French national Congress TERRITORIALIS on the 14th October also.

Where: The UDITE conference will take place in conjunction with the SNDGCT at their annual conference TERRITORIALIS 2021 at the Robert Schuman Congress Centre in Metz. Address : Robert Schumann Conference Centre, 100 Rue aux Arènes, 57000 METZ.

Rest assured all COVID friendly measures are being planned already for your safety during your participation at the Congress. Please ensure that you have your vaccination QR codes in printed  or digital format. This is very important so that you can comply with the 'Passe sanitaire' in France and be permitted access to the conference centre . If international travel restrictions do not permit you to participate in person then we are preparing an online formula to allow you to follow and participate in the Conference online.

What do I need to do now?: You will need to:-
1. Reserve your place on the EWRC / UDITE side event - Friday 15th October, 2021 from 14:00 to 16:30
2. Complete the UDITE conference registration form
3. Make payment to UDITE for your registration fee (before Friday 1st October) -in person/online fees indicated
4. Book your hotel using the reservation codes indicated below
5. Ensure you have your vaccination QR codes downloaded in order to access venue and comply with 'passe sanitaire rules' in France.

Detailed programme:

FRIDAY  15TH OCTOBER  2021

14:00 – 16:30

UDITE CONFERENCE SIDE EVENT 2021 HOSTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EUROPEAN WEEK OF REGIONS AND CITIES

With the European Union about to enter a critical phase in terms of the roll out of the recovery programmes,  new Structural Investment Funds, and now the “Fit for 55” package that is seeking to cut emissions by 55% by 2030 and reaching a net zero balance by 2050 local authorities need to be on the starting blocks now for this next programming period. Fit for 55 is a major new pillar of the Union's climate action and growth strategy for the next 10 years. Are you aware of the Social Climate Fund, and the Just Transition Fund yet?  Significant risks lie ahead for local authorities as an over centralisation of these funds by national administrations could threaten the balanced territorial cohesion and social fairness of the green transition for our communities.  Added to that mix, we have the French Presidency of the European Union kicking off on 1st January 2022 and the Conference on the Future of Europe concluding in Marseille in April 2022. Our expert speakers will shed light on these emerging developments to help you and services make sense of this maze of EU & national funding opportunities to help you make the most of these financing opportunities to drive recovery locally and make the steps towards the ecological transition.

AGENDA

 
 14:00 - 14:05
 
 Moderators introduction
 
 14:05 - 14:15
 
 Keynote introductory from Member of the EU Committee of the Regions
 
 14:15 - 14:30
 
 Panellist 1 - SPEAKERS (TBC)
 
 14:30 - 14:45

 
 Panellist 2 - SPEAKERS (TBC)
 
 14:45 - 15:00

 
 Panellist 3 - SPEAKERS (TBC)
 
 15:00 - 16:20
 
  Open discussion with audience online and in Metz discussion / questions monitored by rapporteur
 
 16:20 - 16:30
 
 Conclusions and close of side event

 

Click the REGISTER BUTTON below to register for this Joint UDITE Conference & European Week of Regions and Cities side event 

Complete form below to register for full UDITE Conference


18:00 - Official Joint SNDGCT/UDITE dinner in Congres Centre - Metz Robert Schuman

 

SATURDAY  16TH OCTOBER  2021

10:30

REGISTRATION & COFFEE

11:00 - 11:05

OPENING OF THE UDITE CONFERENCE

11:05 - 12:30

HOW TO APPROACH THE CHALLENGES LOCAL AUTHORITIES FACE FROM COVID-19 PANDEMIC LOCKDOWN AND ITS LEGACY SHARING EXPERIENCES ON THE MANAGERIAL AND FINANCIAL EFFECTS OF THE PANDEMIC ON LOCAL AUTHORITIES - round table discussion

SPEAKERS (TBC)

 13.00

LUNCH

15:00 - 16:30

UDITE Governing Council Meeting
  1. Approval of the Minutes of the Governing Council Meeting December 8th 2018

  2. Presidential Report 2019-2021

  3. Financial Report 2019-2021

  4. Election of the Vice-President after his presentation of his vison about UDITE’s future operation

  5. Election of the Secretary General and the Treasurer

  6. Election of the new President following a presentation of his vision for UDITE 2021-2024

  7. Celebration of 30th anniversary of UDITE

  8. Ceremony marking the  the transition of Presidency

16:30

End of UDITE Conference

17:30

Guided walk of the historic city centre of Metz

20:00

UDITE / SNDGCT - Closing conference dinner - Restaurant ‘Le Romarin’ – 18, Rue des Augustins, 57000 Metz (opposite the railway station water tower - google map - not included in registration fee)

 

Why attend: The UDITE conference will see transition from Malta to France. Participants will discuss the main issues that CEOs and DG in local government have been confronting during the Maltese presidency that has been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic. It will look to the future and the emerging priorities that our colleagues from France will be looking to tackle.  You will  hear more about the European recovery plans and the opportunities for local authorities in the next seven year financing period 2021-2027.  We will be reaching out to our friends at the EU Committee of the Regions, the Council of European Municipalities. OECD plus a number of experts from across our academic network to discuss themes including resilience, managing the ecological transformation, the Sustainable Development Goals, managing personnel during the period of deconfinement and accessing EU funding and international cooperation.


Useful information:

REGISTRATION FEES

UDITE member registration fee for Friday-Saturday : 150 euro (Closing dinner excluded)
UDITE member online registration fee : 50 euro
Closing dinner cost on Saturday 16th October, 2021: 55 euro
IMPORTANT : Deadline for registration and payment of conference fees: Friday 1st October, 2021  

Please transfer your conference fees to 
Bank account:  UDITE c/o Cosital , Madrid – IBAN : ES71.2100.5731.7302.0027.7236  SWIFT: CAIXESBBXXX
!! Important:  members of the SNDGCT who have registered for TERRITORIALIS 2021 do not need to pay additional UDITE Conference fees !!
 

ACCOMMODATION

Make your reservation directly with one of the hotels quoting the reservation code indicated:

Hotel name Address Reservation code Distance on foot from venue

B&B
1 person

B&B
2 persons
Add. accom tax Availability
Hôtel Campanile***

90 rue aux Arènes - 57000 METZ

Tél. :+33.(0)3.87.64.20.37

commercial.metz.centregare@campanile.fr

UDITE3 mins90,00 €102 €1,21 €30 rooms available on weekdays until 30/09
50 on Saturdays subject to availability
Ibis Metz Centre gare***

3 bis rue Vauban - 57000 METZ

Tél. +33.(0)3.87.21.90.90

H0756@accor.com

SNDGCT6 mins75,50 €86 €1,21 €10 to 25 rooms depending on the day until 20/09
After that subject to availability
Ibis Styles ***

23 avenue Foch - 57000 METZ

Tél. +33.(0)3.87.66.81.11

h6854@accor.com

Non9 mins

82 €

67€ on the nights of 15th & 16th Oct.

92 €

74€ on the nights of 15th & 16th Oct.

1,21 €

Some rooms during the week subject to availability
(Saturday fully booked)

Residhome***
(Apparthotel)

10 rue Lafayette - 57000 METZ

Tél. +33.(0)3.87.57.97.06

metz.lorraine@residhome.com

SNDGCT9 mins74,50 €83 €1,21 €20 rooms available until 30 September
Hôtel Bristol Metz **

7 rue Lafayette - 57000 METZ

Tél. +33.(0)3.87.66.74.22

contact@bristol-metz.fr

SNDGCT9 mins67 €75 €1,21 €

14 rooms available until 20th September
After that date subject to availability

Hôtel Mondon***

8 Avenue Foch - 57000 METZ

Tél. +33.(0)3.87.74.40.75

contact@lemondon.fr

SNDGCT14 mins60,50 €

68 €

71 € Twin

1,21 €Subject to availability at time of booking


SAFETY – SANITATION

Very Important :

You absolutely need a safety pass with QR code showing your are vaccinated to enter the country and the convention centre  OR  a negative PCR-test (Validation 48 hours). Bring it with you on your smartphone or in a printed version.

HOW TO GET HERE


Please register for the UDITE conference (to attend physically or online) please use the form below (Click here to view outside UDITE website):