Second advisory workshop on strengthening community participation in local authorities

16 Mar 2011

The delegates of  ‘Participant Teams’(1) chosen among members of municipality/provincial councils, city council working groups and muhtars from 11 pilot local authorities of the project are coming together in a workshop in Ankara to strengthen local participatory mechanisms.

Ankara
The workshop on strengthening community participation in local authorities will host six participants from each of the pilot municipalities and two from each of the pilotspecial provincial administrations.

The participants will first discuss the analysis studies carried out on management of city councils and works of muhtars as well as the management of present participatory tools in pilot local authorities in the workshop which is organized under the scope of  Support to Further Implementation of Local Administration Reform in Turkey Project (LAR II. Phase).

Furthermore the participants will be informed about the best scenerios identified during the analysis and examples in other countries and will discuss the guiding proposals to increase the public participation at municipality/provincial councils, city councils and works of muhtars.    

The first day of workshop will start with opening speeches which will be followed by the presentations, evaluations of analysis studies and guiding proposals. The day will end with international examples, group works on guiding proposals plus presentations and discussions about suggested policies.

The second day that will start with the evaluations of first day will continue and end with group works on foreign country experiences on small application examples and small participatory applicationsand feedbacks.

The first workshop on the same topic was organized in Ankara on 8-9 November 2010. Support to Further Implementation of Local Administration Reform in Turkey Project is being implemented by the Ministry of Interior with the technical assistance of the UNDP and funded by the European Union within the scope of the EU-Turkey Pre-Accession Financial Co-Operation Programme.

The specific objective of the project is to develop and strengthen the administrative capacity and co-operation of the Ministry of Interior (particularly General Directorate of Local Authorities, governorates and district governorates), unions of local authorities and local authorities themselves in the task of ensuring effective implementation of new policy and legislation on local administration.

(1) Invited Participant Teams
• Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality
• Mersin Metropolitan Municipality
• Bursa Nilüfer Municipality
• Gaziantep Şehitkamil Municipality
• Balıkesir Municipality
• Malatya Municipality
• Bandırma Municipality
• Nazilli Municipality
• Polatlı Municipality
• Trabzon Governorate (Special Provincial Administration)
• Şanlıurfa Governorate (Special Provincial Administration)
• Union of Municipalities in Turkey
• Union of Provincial Services

For more information

Ms. Ülge Uğurlu

Tel: +90 312 440 8464
E-mail: ulge.ugurlu@undp.org