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Local self-government - 01.12.2003

Seminar 16 January : The Versailles charter, 50 years later
CEMR are organising on 16 January 2004 in Versailles a seminar at the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the European charter of local liberties.
The seminar is entitled "50 years after the Versailles charter, what achievements and what perspectives for local self-government?"
The first of the two sessions will focus on the achievements of the Versailles charter 50 years after its adoption by over one thousand European mayors; the second will consist of a round table on the future of local self-government.
Participants will include :
Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, CEMR President
Patrick Devedjian, French Minister for local liberties
Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe, Minister-President of the Walloon government
Wolfgang Schuster, Mayor of Stuttgart, President of the German section of CEMR
Etienne Pinte, Mayor of Versailles
Lord Tope, President of the commission for Constitutional affairs of the Committee of the Regions of the EU
Dr Herwig Van Staa, President of the Congress of local and regional authorities in Europe
Heinrich Hoffschulte, CEMR 1st vice President
Louis Le Pensec, President of AFCCRE
Anders Knape, Mayor of Karlstad
Jan Olbrycht, Member of Silesia parliament
A representative of the Committee of the Regions of the EU
The seminar is organised with the support of the French association of CEMR, in partnership with the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities in Europe and the Committee of the Regions of the EU.
Practical information
Date : 16 January 2004
Venue : Hôtel de ville (Townhall), 4 Avenue de Paris, 78.000 Versailles
Duration : from 10:00 to 17:00
Contact CEMR : + 33 1 44 50 59 59
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