From Global to Local

Think Tank

On the 24th of March 2017 at BNG Bank, The Hague, PRIMO and UDITE organise the 4th Think Tank to discuss water and cyber related risks in perspective of local and regional governance and management.

The Federation of European Local GovernmentChief Executives (UDITE), the foremost professional network for Chief Executives and senior managers in the public sector in Europe and Public Risk Management Organisation (PRIMO), the leading international network for the development of products and the dissemination of knowledge and strategic information for the local government sector and the public sector in Europe, have joined forces to launch the Think Tank ‘From Global to Local’.

The purpose of this project is to promote and encourage a greater understanding and exchange of knowledge, ideas and expertise on the impact of global public risks on local communities and cities. The Think Tank ‘From Global to Local’ will be actively promoted throughout the PRIMO and UDITE networks in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands and The United Kingdom.

This initiative is focused on local strategic governance and the management of public values and risks. It is set to develop and enhance the ingenuity and resourcefulness of local communities and cities across Europe in general and the management by local government chief executives and senior professionals in particular.

The Think Tank has been inspired by the Global Risks reports of the World Economic Forum but motivated by the knowledge that in the view of UDITE and PRIMO, global risks are not well connected with and embedded in local public governance.

The Think Tank was conceived with the specific purpose of raising awareness of the relevance, knowledge and practice of strategic risk management as a an integral part of good public governance, and involving much more than preventing losses and reducing costs. The results will be suggestions for concrete action in governance and management.

Multidisciplinary discussion
Consists of limited group of people. We have experienced that this is conditional for an in depth dialogue. The attendants have all a  different background, role and craftsmanship, this to have all perspectives on the table. The discussion is open and is focused on the essence of the present local palette of public values and risks. The results will be published on website and via social media.