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 meetings will be held in :

#16 — RENNES

Friday 26th April 2019 all day and Saturday 27th April until 2 PM, invited by the Metropole of Rennes.

Thème : The making of the city – new challenges of urban development in the era of the climate measures imperative : emerging actors and schemes, the role of citizens, ecological and energy transitions 

#17 — BRUSSELS (STUDY SEMINAR)

September 19th (evening), 20th and 21st, 2019 (preliminary dates to be confirmed), invited by the Local Powers Administation of the Brussels-Capital Region.

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

 

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