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Local Government: Providing services without a budget?

Panel on citizen participation and direct democracy. (Copyright: Markus Wache)

Annual Conference of the Austrian Local Government Association

Dornbirn, 30 May- 1 June 2012

The Citizen Advisory Council in the state of Arlberg as well as the controversy on the Stuttgart 21 project in Germany have raised awareness on the need to involve citizens in local decision-making processes. Elke Loeffler has been invited to present international good practice to show Austrian local authorities new ways of involving citizens in public decisions. 

Read more about this event (in German).

A new alliance for citizen engagement

Conference of the State Government of Baden-Wuerttemberg

Stuttgart, 22 May 2012

The new state government in Stuttgart organised a major conference at which  engaged citizens and participation experts took stock of citizen engagement in Baden-Wuerttemberg. Elke Loeffler provided a keynote on international perspectives of citizen participation. 

Download Elke's presentation and visit the conference page (both in German).

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