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UDiTE IS A PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING ORGANISATION FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHIEF EXECUTIVES ACROSS EUROPE
2018 - 2021
The European Federation Local Authority Chief Executive Officers is a European umbrella body that brings together European professional associations for local authority chief executives and clerks in Belgium, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxemburg, Malta, Spain and Portugal.
The aim of the association is to promote relations between the professional associations of Chief Executives and Municipal Clerks representing European local authorities, to develop exchanges of information, to share professional experiences, contribute to the enhancement of the role and functions of local authorities and to contribute to democracy and the European Union.
The Presidency of UDITE is currently held by Paul Gatt on behalf of the National Association for Local Council and Regional Executive Secretaries in Malta for three years until December 2021.
On Monday 28th June 2021, UDITE and its Portuguese member association ATAM, hosted by the Mayor of Loulé , Vitor Aleixo, organised the 2021 #ELOGE awards in the presence of, Luís Leite Ramos, Member of Parliament and Council of European Parliamentary Assembly member and Chair of the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development. 7 Municipalities were awarded the ELOGE award for having been judged to have achieved the Council of Europe's 12 principles of Good Governance. Paul Gatt, President of UDITE congratulated the participating municipalities for all their hard work and commitment during a difficult period. The successful municipalities join a pioneering group of #ELOGE accredited local authorities from across Europe. READ MORE
The 19th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities will take place digitally from 11th to 14th October 2021. Preparations are underway between UDITE and VEOLIA (our business partner) to play a prominent role in this year’s event. Under the slogan “Together for recovery” Applications for side events are open now! Would you like to organise a side event of the #EURegionsWeek 2021? Side events should relate to the thematic priorities of the #EURegionsWeek 2021 and must be organised digitally between 11 October and 11 November 2021 as part of a dedicated programme with this year's priority to contribute to the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE). Side events' organisers are entirely responsible for the content and organisation of their event. The online application is available on the "Side events"- section of the event website and must be submitted by 3 September 2021 at the latest. READ MORE
UDITE speaks to Philippe Rossingnol, President for the Brussels Federation of Communal Secretaries, and UDITE member, about his experience as a CEO of one of Brussels's 19 communes, Berchem Saint Agathe, that make up the capital where the 19 Communal secretaries have had to become crisis managers dealing with the day-to-day consequences of the pandemic, support the region with its vaccination campaign, ready communities for deconfinement whilst juggling the day to day execution of essential local policies for local citizens. READ MORE
Another EU Green Week is over attracting a record online audience from citizens and stakeholders around the EU. Dedicated to the EU ambition of a zero pollution, the event zoomed in on efforts to tackle pollution of air, soil and water, creating a world where pollution is no longer harmful for people’s health and ecosystems. UDITE successfully partnered Veolia on 3rd June at 2021 Green Week that took place online from 1st to 4th June 2021 under the banner of ‘Zero pollution – for healthier people and planet’. This theme coincided with the publication of the EU Action Plan toward a Zero Pollution Ambition that is a key action of the European Green Deal. It achieved a record involvement from citizens and stakeholders around the EU. Dedicated to the EU ambition of a zero pollution, the event zoomed in on efforts to tackle pollution of air, soil and water, creating a world where pollution is no longer harmful for people’s health and ecosystems. UDITE and VEOLIA’s successful brought together a high level EU Green Week 2021 workshop "The ecological transformation: global challenges and local solutions" that took place on 3rd June. READ MORE
Whether you are a local authority manager or a business organisation providing service in the local and regional arena, come and find out more about our UDITE, its' member associations and connect directly as a UDITE business partner with local government managers across Europe. READ MORE