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.

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 upcoming BEST meetings will be held in :

#14 — COLOGNE (SEMINAR)

September 6th (evening) 7th and 8th 2018, invited by the City of Cologne and its holding Stadtwerke Köln GmbH.

Meetings with department managers on the topic of :  Organization, functioning mode, achievements, stakes for the future

If you wish to participate, you may still send an e-mail to Christian Gauffin.

#15 — MARSEILLES

Friday 30th November 2018 all day and Saturday 1st December until 2 PM, invited by the Aix–Marseille–Provence Metropole.

Thème : The French new metropolitan format in comparison with that of European metropoles : outcome, experiences, articulations, evolutions 

Join BEST for this trip

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