Over 16 and 17 September, 2019 NALAS will participate at the Research Coordination Committee of the H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018 project LoGov – Local Government and the Changing Urban-Rural Interplay. The Meeting is hosted by the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, one of the implementing partners of LoGov.

The Research Coordination Committee decides on next steps for the implementation of the project, facilitating the research process and planning of the workshops taking place at evaluation stage at the national levels.

LoGov forms a global research and training network aiming to provide solutions for local governments in order to address the changing urban-rural interplay and to manage its impacts. As a consortium composed of 10 European and 8 non-European partners, LoGov seeks to achieve the following specific objectives:

  • to identify, evaluate, compare and share practices in five major local government areas: local responsibilities and public services, local financial arrangements, structure of local government, intergovernmental relations of local governments and people’s participation in local decision-making;
  • to encourage the effective application of these practices by local governments;
  • to strengthen international and intersectoral collaborative research on local government;
  • to enhance the skills and career perspectives of the staff exchanged between the project partner