IN THE SPOTLIGHT
EaP CSF to present progress in cooperation at CORLEAP Vilnius meeting
This week EaP CSF Subgroup on Local Government and Public Administration Reform will participate in the plenary Meeting of CORLEAP, taking place on the 3 September in Vilnius. Antonella Valmorbida, its coordinator, will contribute with the Forum’s achievements and share further proposals to the participants.
During the meeting members of CORLEAP will adopt political recommendations ahead of the forthcoming 3rd Eastern Partnership Summit of Heads of State. ‘The aim is to give new impetus to the EU's Eastern Partnership initiative and put forward the contribution of local government in driving this change’, a press release from Committee of Regions, says. The conference is also due to see the appointment of a new co-chair representing the Eastern partner countries.
The EaP CSF has an official observer status to CORLEAP and the cooperation of the CSF EaP with CORLEAP has been a success. CORLEAP priority in the sphere of Fiscal Decentralisation can be regarded as progress of the Subgroup which worked hard to have it as a shared priority.
The subgroup will continue to work together with civil society in the region to carry out constant monitoring of the local government and to advocate for the reform of public administration based on transparency and effectiveness. It previously participated in two meetings of CORLEAP in Poznan and Chisinau.