Citadel Statement: Telling Member State And EU Decision Makers What European Local Gov Really Needs

January 19, 2011


By Dr. Julia Glidden from 21c Consultancy and Geert Mareels (Flemish Government). Published in eGovMonitor – Tuesday, 19 October, 2010


‘Lift Off  Towards Open Government’ Conference on December 15-16th is focused on producing the Citadel Statement which would articulate the needs of local government in Europe to national and European decision makers.


The Flemish Government and a host of European local government partner organisations are working to ensure that the Belgian Presidency’s forthcoming ‘Lift Off Towards Open Government’ Conference on December 15-16th starts with a bang by identifying the top things that national and EU decision makers can do by 2013 to better support local eGovernment.  The aim of this effort is to produce a pan-European ‘Call to Action’ – known as The Citadel Statement – that will help local government deliver on the key objectives of the Malmo Ministerial Declaration.


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