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 13 times in 10 different cities.

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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 upcoming BEST meeting will be held in :

#18 – DUNKIRK

November 14th (welcome dinner), 15th and 16th, 2019, at the invitation of the Urban Community of Dunkirk.

The theme of this meeting is :  Intensifying and accelerating energy and ecological transitions : a necessity in the face of climate urgency and environmental degradation. What are the main levers for addressing these challenges?” What role do local authorities have today and should play in the future, with what methods, projects, means and partners? How to mobilize public and private actors and citizens ?

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