European Federation of Local Government Chief Executives


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 archive

UDiTE Admin | 8 October

Green Week 2020 open today in Brussels or at least virtually on the theme of biodiversity. Come and see us in the exhibition area now.Green Week will highlight the contribution biodiversity can make to society and the economy, and the role it can play in supporting and stimulating recovery in a post-pandemic world, bringing jobs and sustainable growth.

UDiTE Admin | 7 October

This year, the event is fully digital. Click on interactive plan of the exhibition, where you can find all the information about each exhibitor and their project per week theme. 

UDiTE Admin | 7 October

Taking place over 3 weeks, the European Week of Regions and Cities 2020 is an annual event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.All our session reports can been found in News & Events / Infos et evennements

UDiTE Admin | 6 October

UDITE – the European Federation of Chief Executives in Local Government was delighted to have hosted today (06/10/20) an important workshop in the Algarve town of Loulé to launch the European Label of Governance Excellence (ELoGE) in Portugal. In this special workshop, part physical, part online, Portuguese municipalities were introduced to the steps they would need to go through if they are to secure this prestigious European Award. The Mayor of Loulé, Vitor Aleixo, the President of ATAM - the Portuguese Association of Local Administration Workers, Francisco Aveira Correia and the President of UDITE, Paul Gatt were joined by Alina Tatarenko the Head of the Centre of Expertise from the Council of Europe to open the workshop.

UDiTE Admin | 8 July

The IUC programme has recently released a publication , which looks back on all that has been accomplished during the programme, with a focus on understanding how city-to-city and region-to-region cooperation can be used to foster and support sustainable urban development and the localisation of global goals .The publication features good practice examples from 70 IUC pairings spanning 33 countries (including 22 EU Member States) and all IUC regions.

Le programme IUC a récemment publié un document qui passe en revue tout ce qui a été accompli au cours du programme, en mettant l'accent sur la compréhension de la manière dont la coopération de ville à ville et de région à région peut être utilisée pour favoriser et soutenir le développement urbain durable et la localisation des objectifs mondiaux.

UDiTE Admin | 21 May

As part of a rolling series of COVID response videos being posted by ICMA, UDITE President Paul Gatt has expressed his solidarity for Chief Executives and City Managers dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak in North America and beyond where Chief Executives are doing a fantastic job leading by example in very challenging situations. Paul kicks off by explaining the local situation in Malta, the role of the local Councils and the current moves towards deconfinement there.

UDiTE Admin | 16 April

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.

Que vous soyez un gestionnaire de collectivité locale ou une entreprise de la chaîne d'approvisionnement fournissant des services au niveau local et régional, venez en apprendre davantage sur notre UDITE, sesassociations membres et entrez directement en contact, en tant que partenaire commercial de l'UDITE, avec des des collectivités locales de toute l'Europe.