2g/2022: Local Government and the Changing Urban-Rural Interplay - RISE project

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  • Project duration: January 2019 - July 2024
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  • Funding:
    Excellence Science (Horizon 2020 /EU funding /Project)
  • Total project budget: €1,352,400.00
  • Website: www.logov-rise.eu

The LoGov project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (MSCA-RISE) programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) grant agreement No 823961.

LoGov aims to form an international and intersectoral training and research network in order to provide best-fit practices for local governments to address the changing urban-rural interplay and manage its impacts. As a global Consortium composed of eight European and nine non-European partners, we seek to (1) to identify, evaluate, compare and share practices in five major local government areas (local responsibilities, local finances, local government structure, intergovernmental relations and people’s participation); (2) to encourage the effective application of the best-fit practices by local governments; (3) to strengthen international and intersectoral collaborative research; (4) to enhance the career perspectives of the staff involved by increasing their mobility both within the academic and the non-academic sectors and between these sectors.

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).
The training strategy of LoGov is based on both secondment-related and network-wide activities. The strategy combines well-established events with newly developed transferable and research skills training, including open science, communication and research transfer training.

To achieve the maximum impact, LoGov’s dissemination strategy targets both the wider scientific community and local policy-makers. It does so when sharing the key training result of widening career perspectives and the main research result of providing best-fit practices for local governments. These contribute to making them more resilient in light of changing urban-rural relations, a primary societal challenge of our times.

This project has received funding from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 823961

For more information: http://www.logov-rise.eu/

Contact: Dr. Karl Kössler, logov@eurac.edu

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Koessler K, Kress A (2021)
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Governance of Cities: Urban and rural interplay
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Conference: African School on Decentralisation - Decentralisation and Development in Africa | Cape Town | 16.8.2021 - 27.8.2021

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Conference: ECPR General Conference 2021 | online | 30.8.2021 - 3.9.2021

More information: https://ecpr.eu/Events/Event/PaperDetails/59180

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Conference: Cities in Federal Theory workshop | Melbourne | 20.6.2019 - 21.6.2019


Our partners

Council of Europe

University of Technology Sydney

SALGA - South African Local Government Association

University of Warsaw

Jawaharlal Nehru University

KDZ - Center for Public Administration Research

National University of Singapore Public Company Limited by Guarantee

National University of General San Martín

ZELS - Association of the Units of Local Self - Government of the Republic of Macedonia

Network of Associations of Local Authorities of South-East Europe

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Ximpulse GmbH

Autonomous University of Madrid

University of the Western Cape

Center for Federal Studies, Addis Abeba University

The University of Western Ontario

Guanajuato, Mexico© Russ Bowling/Flick | Russ Bowling

The LoGov project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (MSCA-RISE) programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) grant agreement No 823961.

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