BEST

BEST
The European Benchmark of Local Public Services

BEST stands, in French, for Benchmark Européen des Services Publics Territoriaux.

It is an informal network for discussion between chief executives of major cities and urban areas, as well as regions in France and across Europe, on strategic foresight topics, with input from contributors from other fields.

About Best

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Activities and support

The network’s activities include meetings between members and guest contributors from national or international institutions, universities, research organizations and companies.

The meetings, one and a half days in length, take place in various cities around France at the invitation of a local authority. Since it was founded in 2012, BEST has met 23 times in 17 different cities.

The 23rd meeting took place in Grenoble in March 2022.

Go to meetings

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THE BEST MEETINGS IN THE EYES OF THE ORGANIZER

My role is to ensure the network meetings are interesting and held regularly, by mobilizing the contributors who can bring another European perspective or different angle on the subjects discussed. Everyone is convinced that the success of BEST stems not only from the choice of the subjects and how they are covered, but also from the pleasure of talking with peers in a setting removed from the pressures of everyday work.

 

Contact Christian Gauffin

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Upcoming meetings

The next BEST network meeting will take place in :

#23 – GRENOBLE

Details of this meeting, which will take place from Thursday 17th (welcome dinner), Friday 18th and Saturday morning 19th (followed by lunch) March 2022 at the invitation of Grenoble-Alpes Métro-pole and the City of Grenoble, and with the support of France Urbaine, will be communicated later. 

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