Archive - Oct 19, 2011


European Territorial Cooperation: building bridges between people


European Territorial Cooperation is central to the construction of a common European space, and a cornerstone of European integration. It has clear European added value: helping to ensure that borders are not barriers, bringing Europeans closer together, helping to solve common problems, facilitating the sharing of ideas and assets, and encouraging strategic work towards common goals.

ACEVO/NCVO Localism Conference 2011


This event is being held at Hilton Metropole in Birmingham on 9 December 2011. The Coalition Government's Big Society agenda has signalled the end of centralised, top-down decision making. In its place, a new era of localism has been signalled, with an emphasis on empowered and engaged citizens, local decision-making and accountability. That's the policy: but what's the reality?