Uraia 2017 workshop – Transparency and accountability
In 2017, Uraía will organize its annual «Citizenship Series» in Madrid, on February 8-10th, in partnership with the Spanish Federation of Municipalities (FEMP), on «Transparent and accountable cities: innovative solutions for municipal management and finance.»
The workshop will gather approximately 60 representatives of local governments and their partners (network of cities, civil society and international organizations, service providers from the private sector, universities, etc.) from all around the world.
The objective of the workshop is to present and exchange experiences on initiatives developed by local governments and their partners to implement mechanisms for transparency, accountability and open government in cities. The workshop will explore how municipalities can profit from the advantages of innovation and technology to prevent corruption and mismanagement to happen in urban management. The workshop will offer an opportunity for cities to discover available SMART solutions that can have a significant impact on transparency and improve communication with the citizen.
The workshop will result in the “Madrid Guidelines”, a document systematizing the exchanges, case studies, challenges, opportunities and views shared by decision makers who face similar situations regarding the pressing need to address the citizen’s demand for transparency in more innovative ways.
Modalities of participation
The event is free of charge but with a limited number of grants to cover travel and accommodation in Madrid reserved for speakers. The selection of speakers will be based on geographical representation and the complementarity of the experiences. Priority will be given to representatives from cities of developing countries.
Deadline for requesting a grant is December 15th.