|Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform|
In 2012 the Centre will provide support for the adoption of ELOGE by the city of Florence. The local administration of Florence will also be directly involved in a peer review with other cities aimed at assessing its capacities in the way they provide public service and exercise public authority with a view to improving its capacities in these areas. The involvement of other cities, such as Milan and Turin, is under consideration while the participation of the cities of Padua and Verona is currently being negotiated.
The organisation of a Conference on IMC in Cadore, a mountainous area situated in the Veneto Region not far from the Austrian border is also under consideration. The aim of the conference will be to support local authorities in merging public services as foreseen by the new regional legislation. In this occasion best practices from the Ticino Canton will be presented. The conference is supported by the Regional Council and other local stakeholders