PROGRAMMES FOR CAPACITY
Activities in 2011
The Centre of Expertise, together with NAMCB, organized in April a Training of
Trainers (ToT) on the Leadership Academy Programme and two sessions of
the Leadership Academy Programme
During the training, the NAMCB (Bulgarian national association of
municipal clerks) were introduced to Council of Europe LAP methodology
A Regional Conference in Borovets (7-8 July) on Local Finance and Economic Crisis was organised
with the support of NAMRB and funding from the Local Government and
Public Service Reform Initiative (LGI).
Meeting with Bulgarian Ministry of Regional Development on ELoGE.
Accreditation dossier was prepared and accreditation was awarded.
Key outcomes in 2011
European Label for Innovation and Good Governance – ELOGE :
accreditation dossier prepared and accepted
Conference on the effects of economic crisis on Bulgarian local
Activities in 2010
Technical support to Bulgaria
Assist with delivering the ELoGE (European Label of Governance
Bulgarian application was successful,
Bulgaria was the first member State to be accredited by the Council of
Europe Stakeholders' Platform to award EloGE.
First labels were awarded to 13 municipalities in 2011 :
Kirkovo, Pernik, Dobrich, Targovishte,
Dimitrovgrad, Svilengrad, Liaskovec,
Svishtov, Smolian, Stolichna Obshtina, Karlovo, Dolna Bania and Kneja.
Leadership Academy Programme
To improve the institutional leadership capacity of local authorities
through improved leadership skills of their elected and appointed
officials and through leadership tools given to local ownership.
Leadership Benchmark, Performance
Management, Financial Management Benchmarking
Pilot Leadership benchmark project based on Peer Reviews and a Self-Assessment
In co-operation with: National Association of Municipalities in Bulgaria
provided assistance for the implementation of the Peer Review programmes
in North-West Russia and Croatia.
- Date: 2006
Piloting of a performance management programme, focusing on local
economic development and communications.
- Date: 2007
- In co-operation:NAMRB
- Participant pilot muncipalities: Ruse, Kurdjali, Strumiani,
Dobrich, Gabrovo and Pazardjik.
a full road test/ first implementation of the new tool on Benchmarking
- Partners: the Open Society Institute and the Council of
Follow-up to the Performance Management programme in local economic
development and communications (completed in early 2008)
- Date: 2008-2009
Preparation of the ground for
implementing the Strategy for Innovation and Good Governance (the
- Date: 2008-2009