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 28 times in 21 different cities.

The 28th meeting took place in Dijon in November 2023.

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The National Representative

The National Representative coordinates the BEST network and represents all the member local authority chief executives.

Along with Christian Gauffin, she prepares the agendas for meetings in accordance with the network’s values and objectives and build close relationships with all members.

She strives to create a climate of trust enabling the free, open discussion that has been BEST’s trademark since the network was founded.

Anne Jestin
National Representative of the BEST network since December 2023
Chief executive of Métropole de Lyon

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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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