SECOND CONFERENCE OF EUROPEAN AND AFRICAN REGIONAL AND LOCAL ISTITUTIONS

Florence, Italy 5-6-7 November 2009
Within the framework of the Euro African Partnership, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA) and the Tuscany Region, in cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organized the 2nd Conference of European and African Regional and Local Institutions.

The 2nd Conference focused on the topic of the impact of economic and financial crisis on local governance in Africa and on the contribution of local institutions to build up a new development. It aimed at raising international community awareness and calling for appropriate responses to crisis threatens.

The 2nd Conference was held in Florence, on 6-7 November 2009, back-to-back with a Pre-Conference dedicated specifically to investigate the role and specific contribution of women in local institutions in Africa. The Pre-Conference, held on 5 November, aimed to focus on the added value provided by the presence of women in local institutions in Africa. The outputs of this seminar were presented during the conference.

 
The Partnership is part of: UNPAN