News - UDiTE
The partnership signed in the spring of 2022 with the Mutuelle Nationale Territoriale (MNT) in France marks a concrete start to a new study that will be worked up between now and the end of 2024 on various topics related to occupational health in the workplace for the public sector.
This year, UDiTE chose to highlight a particular aspect of local action in Europe that is vital to the Green Deal and the ecological transition: a functioning territorial ecosystem . Under the expert moderation of Tamsin Rose, a professional moderator in Brussels, Stéphane Pintre, UDiTE President addressed the audiences via video link.
Stéphane Pintre, UDITE’s President, intervened via video link during a high-level conference held on 28th June 2022 on public procurement and public purchasing in Europe, organised by UGAP with Bordeaux and the City Council as well as the Department of Gironde and the Gironde CCI.
During the last executive committee, an update was given on the ongoing launch of the comparative study on local government occupational health systems in Europe, in partnership with the MNT and on the project to update the study on the role and competencies of DGs in Europe.
Read about the latest developments from the Council of Europe label in Portugal and Malta where UDiTE has being playing a key role in their roll out.
Each year the SNDGCT organises with its French-speaking partners from all over the world a conference on a particular theme. After sport in 2021, the theme chosen for 2022 will be digital at the service of the territories.
UNSCP, our Italian member association, held its XXII National Congress in Rome on 7th, 8th and 9th April electing a new President, national secretary and national council.
It is the turn of the SNDGCT to renew its national bodies on 17th September. After 16 years as Presidency, Stéphane Pintre, has announced that he will not stand again.
UNSCP was set up over 70 years ago, has over 800 members throughout Italy and is the most representative trade union for municipal and provincial secretaries, the top administrative actor in local authorities.
NEW COHESION REPORT REVEALS THE IMPACT OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC ON LOCAL AND REGIONAL AUTHORITIES
The European Commission published the 8th Cohesion Report on 9 February, presenting a first picture of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic at the local and regional level. It also shows both positive and negative trends in EU regions, cities and rural areas.
UDiTE President, Stephane Pintre, has attended one of the most important territorial meetings of the French EU Presidency calendar. The 9th European Summit of Cities and Regions took place in Marseille last week on 3rd and 4th March 2022 where Stéphane was supported by Simon Pascoe and Xavier Boivert. Attended by over 3000 local and regional representatives, the Summit agenda was rapidly refocused in light of the Ukrainian crisis.
The Association of City Managers in Romania (AAPRO) was set up in 2010, as a way of continuing with sustainable activities following the successful implementation of the project “Public administrator – success factor for an efficient management at local level” carry out by the Central Unit for Public Administration Reform, a structure within the Romanian Ministry of Administration and home office.
The Association of Municipal Secretaries of Luxembourg has made a new start.
Since January this year, France now holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for a period of six months. So it is a happy coincidence that I now have the honour of presiding over UDiTE, our European association of territorial leaders, which gives us a new opportunity to raise the profile of UDITE on a European level.
On Friday 25th February, the UDiTE Executive Committee held its first meeting in 2022. Let's hope that this will be the last virtual meeting and that we can all meet in person next time.
Stephane Pintre, UDITE President and Simon Pascoe (UDiTE Brussels representative) met in Paris on 16th February with Christophe Chaillou the Chief Executive of the AFCCRE.
How is Europe's complex of local and regional governments evolving? How have the responsibilities of municipalities, counties and regions changed in recent years, marked by environmental and health crises? What examples of successful territorial reforms can inspire others? To answer these questions, the CEMR has published a new digital report entitled, ‘Territorial Governance, Powers and Reforms in Europe’, or TERRI Report for short.
The 20th European Week of Regions and Cities will take place from 10 to 13 October 2022.
During the Metz conference, members of the UDiTE Governing Council saw the presidency of UDiTE transfer from Malta to France.