The Committee collaborates again in the organization of the Uraia´s annual workshop.

In 2017, Uraía will organize its annual “Citizenship Series” in Madrid, on February 8 – 10th, in partnership with the Spanish Federation of Municipalities (FEMP), on “Transparent and accountable cities: innovative solutions for municipal management and finance.”

Goals. The objective of the workshop is to present and exchange experiences on initiatives developed by local governments and their partners to implement mechanisms for transparency, accountability and open government in cities. The workshop will explore how municipalities can profit from the advantages of innovation and technology to prevent corruption and mismanagement to happen in urban management. The workshop will offer an opportunity for cities to discover available SMART solutions that can have a significant impact on transparency and improve communication with the citizen.

Topics. Cities and partners will share experiences and tools regarding the use of SMART technologies to:

  • improve transparency of municipal action and finances.
  • fight corruption and fraud in urban development and management.
  • build trust between citizen and administration.
  • strengthen communication channels with the citizen.
  • increase citizens’ participation in city management.

Results. The workshop will result in the “Madrid Guidelines”, a document systematizing the exchanges, case studies, challenges, opportunities and views shared by decision makers who face similar situations regarding the pressing need to address the citizen’s demand for transparency in more innovative ways.

Who can attend. The workshop will gather approximately 60 representatives of local governments and their partners (network of cities, civil society and international organizations, service providers from the private sector, universities, etc.) from all around the world.

Modalities of participation. The event is free of charge. We have a limited number of grants to cover travel and accommodation in Madrid reserved for speakers. The selection of speakers will be based on geographical representation and the complementarity of the experiences. Priority will be given to representatives from cities of developing countries.


For more information, download HERE the concept note of the workshop.

To apply for a GRANT SPEAKER download HERE the registration form.

To attend as a SELF-PAYING PARTICIPANT download HERE the registration form.

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