LoGov aims to form a global research and training network and to provide solutions for local governments in order to address the changing urban-rural interplay and to manage its impacts. As a consortium composed of 10 European and 8 non-European partners, we seek to achieve the following specific objectives:
- to identify, evaluate, compare and share practices in five major local government areas: local responsibilities and public services, local financial arrangements, structure of local government, intergovernmental relations of local governments and people’s participation in local decision-making;
- to encourage the effective application of these practices by local governments;
- to strengthen international and intersectoral collaborative research on local government;
- to enhance the skills and career perspectives of the staff exchanged between the project partners.
LoGov’s methodological approach relies on a comprehensive comparative analysis that draws on findings from 15 countries or wider regions on six continents, the extensive involvement of local policy-makers through local government associations and a multi- and interdisciplinary approach that is facilitated by the Consortium’s expertise in four disciplines: public law, political science, public administration and economics.