Mayors Symposium: Transformational Leadership in South-East Europe, February 10-12, 2014 | World Bank Institute (WBI)

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The Mayors Symposium will culminate the first phase of the WB-Austria Urban Partnership Program (UPP).  It will showcase the main program components, achievements to date, and lessons learned. It will be an opportunity for Mayors and City Leaders, local government officials, partners (NALAS, Local Government Associations), and other key stakeholders to share what they have been able to achieve on their way to reform, and how the program helped them move forward.

The audience included around 100 participants from central and local government levels, including Mayors from SEE Region, some Mayors from UPP partner cities/municipalities, city leaders, heads of finance departments, urban planners, local government associations (LGAs), NALAS, and NGOs/CSOs.

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Transformational Mayors from European Cities who have implemented successful reforms which serve as good practices, applicable in SEE. 

Harald Waiglein, Head of Directorate-General III Economic Policy and Financial Markets, Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance
Abha Joshi-Ghani, Director  Knowledge Exchange & Learning, World Bank Institute
Country Director, Austria: Ellen Goldstein (invited)
Honorable Maria Vassilakou, Vice-Mayor and Vice-Governor, Executive City Councillor for Urban Planning, Traffic & Transport, Climate Protection, Energy and Public Participation, City of Vienna
Honorable Ibone Bengoetxea Otaolea, Deputy Mayor of Bilbao City
Honorable Graça Fonseca, Deputy Mayor for Economy, Innovation, Modernization and Decentralization, Lisbon City
Mrs. Ana Vasilache, Founder Partners Foundation for Local Development (FPDL), Romania
Ronald MacLean Abaroa, former Mayor La Paz
Honorable Boris Miletic, Mayor of Pula - Anticorruption Solutions: Increasing Transparency & Accountability – Decreasing Discretion in decision-making. Good practices from SEE Region
Mayors from different SEE cities

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