PROGRAMMES FOR CAPACITY
Activites in 2011
A second round of the Best Practice Programme was implemented in 2011 on
the themes “Innovation in internal management” and 26 practices for
“Innovation in external action”.
Dissemination of best practices will include development of publication
collecting all initiatives presented, and they will be also available on
the website of the Training Centre for Local Authorities in Ticino:
Workshops organized in selected municipalities in order to share the
knowledge and experience. The Awards Ceremony was organised in November
Activities in 2010
Best Practice Programme 2010
Training Centre for Local Authorities in Ticino;
Association of Urban Municipalities;
Association of Mountain Regions;
Union of Municipal Secretaries;
Council of Europe;
representatives from Universities.
Themes, evaluation criteria and composition of the Selection Panel were
decided by the Steering Group,
A brochure, including an application form, was prepared and sent to all
local authorities, and the deadline was agreed for 30 April 2010 .
27 municipalities from Ticino sent in 35 practices to the Selection
9 practices for the theme “Innovation in internal management”
26 practices for “Innovation in external action”.
Results demonstrated that the Best Practice Programme had been very well
perceived by the local authorities.
The winning municipalities were officially announced at a final
conference dedicated to innovation in local government, held on 19
November 2010 in Bellinzona.
The practice submitted by the group of municipalities Manno – Bioggio –
Agno received the award for internal innovation,
The municipality of Chiasso was selected as a best innovative practice
in external action.
The second round of the Best Practice Programme 2011 was also
announced at the conference for the same two themes.
First round of best practice programme in
the canton of Ticino
Programme organised following an official request by the Training Centre
for Local Authorities within the Ticino Cantonal Government (CFEL).
October 2009 during the conference hosted by the Mayor of the City of
“Innovations in internal management in local government authorities”
- internal organization,
- human resources management,
- accounting and auditing,
total quality management
- efficiency promotion
“Innovations in external actions of local government authorities”.
- innovations aiming at improving
- public services delivery
- economic development promotion
- infrastructure building
- social and cultural promotion
- citizens’ engagement.