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South-East Europe - 11.10.2005

11/10/2005 - Seminar on local and regional government in South-East Europe (14/15.10, Vienna)
The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) is organising a seminar on local and regional authorities in South-East Europe, on 14/15 October 2005, in Vienna.

The seminar will address issues such as financing local structures, and exchanges of experience between associations of local and regional governments.

On 14 October, speakers will focus on the current and future challenges for local and regional government, especially in South East-Europe.
On 15 October two workshops will be held:
. Cooperation in practice - exchange of experiences between associations of local and regional authorities
. The financing of local infrastructures: what support from the EU and donor organisations

The main speakers will include:
. CEMR president and mayor of Vienna, Michael Häupl
. Austrian Foreign Affairs state secretary, Hans Winkler
. President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe, Giovanni Di Stasi
. Secretary Genral of CEMR, Jeremy Smith
. President of the Governing Board of the Union of Municipalities of Montenegro, Tarzan Milosevic
. Members of the European Parliament Doris Pack and Hannes Swoboda
. Representatives from the European Commission and associations members of CEMR

Practical information:
Opening of the seminar: 14 October at 09:00
Closing of the seminar: 15 October at 12:30
Venue: Wappensaal, Vienna City Hall
Languages: English and German
Every association is invited to bring information material e.g. about the association, important projects, information bulletins, etc.
For more information, contact Guilherme Johnston at CEMR.

The seminar is organised in cooperation with the Austrian association of cities and towns
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