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Contribution to the NALAS Panel Discussion "Challenges and impact of the refugee crisis on local governments"

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Name Contribution to the NALAS Panel Discussion "Challenges and impact of the refugee crisis on local governments"
Country The whole region
Programme Component LOGON
Year 2015
Priority Theme Inclusive City
Topic Inclusive City - Migration
Implementing Organisations Austrian Association of Cities and Towns (AACT)
Partner Organisations NALAS (Network of Associations of Local Authorities from South-East Europe)
Last update 6. 9. 2018 by Admin

Contribution to the NALAS Panel Discussion "Challenges and impact of the refugee crisis on local governments"

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Status

IMPLEMENTED

Objectives and results

The purpose of the Panel Discussion held on October 2, 2015 in Zagreb was exchange among Mayors and representatives of most affected Cities in order to identify the policy issues which the LGAs may need to address, the needs of local governments to maintain their public services, good and bad practices.
The main conclusions:
1.Local governments are the first affected by the refugee influx, thus they have to be considered as a key stakeholder and supported by the national government and international community in dealing with this issue.
2. Increased cooperation with central governments is necessary as well as better coordination at regional level.

Implemented activities

1. AACT presentation on the tasks of Austrian local governments in the refugee crisis and their cooperation with the regional and national governments

Available materials

All the information about the event can be found at the NALAS webpage: http://www.nalas.eu/News/LG_Panel_Zagreb

Further information and contact

Milena Garthley
Program Officer
NALAS
email. mailto:garthley@nalas.eu
tel. +389 2 3090818