European Federation of Local Government Chief Executives

UDiTE IS A PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING ORGANISATION FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHIEF EXECUTIVES ACROSS EUROPE

Paul Gatt
President UDITE
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.

Announcements
EUROPEAN WEEK OF REGIONS AND CITIES - 11th to 14th OCTOBER 2021

UDiTE Admin | 10 February

The 19th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities will take place digitally from 11th to 14th October 2021. As in 2020, EWRC will be a digital event. The launch event took place on 19th January for all organisations interested in being associated with the week this year.  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”


$1 MILLION REWARDS OPEN IN THE GLOBAL CITIES CHALLENGE 2021

UDiTE Admin | 10 February

Open to all cities with a population of over 100 000, the 2021 Global Mayor Challenge launched by Michael Bloomberg, is one of the most far reaching, and ambitious challenges to date. It will shortlist 50 of the most innovative urban solutions in the wake of COVID-19, the Challenge will award 15 grand prize winners $1 million each – to help cities implement their breakthrough ideas and, ultimately, spread those ideas to  pandemic struck cities on a global scale.


UDITE JOINS CEMR-CCRE TO CELEBRATE 70th ANNIVERSARY

UDiTE Admin | 10 February

Paul Gatt, Ronny Frederickx and Simon Pascoe joined the online event to mark the 70th anniversary of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions on 28 January 2021. The event attracted over 500 participants from across Europe to reflect on the future of Europe in a century of transformation.  Local and regional leaders from 50 countries were united in sending their best wishes to CEMR at the online celebration of our 70th anniversary. The event looked at what Europe might look like in 2050


UDITE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE - 28th JANUNARY 2021

UDiTE Admin | 10 February

Members met and discussed its work and upcoming priorities on 28 January.  The delegates of the National Associations reviewed the status of various initiatives and how 2021 can be planned further around the constraints COVID-19 places upon us all.  The pandemic, has had an impact on UDITE business and several dossiers have had to be delayed as it is particularly difficult to organise live meetings.  Nevertheless, members provided input and suggestions to helping to manage the associations workload and the President Paul Gatt encourage everyone to reach out in their efforts to find solutions locally.