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KEY FEATURES OF A LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION. Key features. Organisation of Local Authorities Tasks Advocacy Platform Services Decentralisation Mission Political side Staff Finances. Organisation of Local Authorities. Association Legal base Internal organisation Members

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key features
Key features
  • Organisation of Local Authorities
  • Tasks
    • Advocacy
    • Platform
    • Services
    • Decentralisation
  • Mission
  • Political side
  • Staff
  • Finances

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organisation of local authorities
Organisation of Local Authorities
  • Association
  • Legal base
  • Internal organisation
  • Members
  • LA’s or persons
  • General versus professional
  • One voice

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types of associations
Types of Associations
  • The local authorities
  • Mayors
  • Professionals
  • Depending on the size
  • Depending on the political affiliation
  • Regional
  • Depending on specific issues
  • Intermunicipal cooperation for service delivery

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legal base
Legal base
  • Constitution
  • Law (on local government) as a base
  • Law as a guarantee for involvement
  • Agreements between LGA and Government
  • Common habbits

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decision making bodies
Decision making bodies

e.g. VNG Organization

municipal/district members

General

Assembly

Executive board

(43)

Provincial

branches

Committees

Board of Directors

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tasks
Tasks
  • Toolkit:
    • Advocacy
    • Platform
    • Services
    • Decentralisation
  • Slogan: Together,
    • We are stronger
    • We are more efficient
    • We know more

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advocacy
Advocacy
  • Primarily oriented towards:
  • 1. The Government (civil servants as well as politicians)
  • 2. The Parliament
  • 3. Civil-society organisations, institutions and companies
  • 4. Trade unions (representing the municipalities as employers)
  • This is done through:
  • Regular consultations
  • Letters
  • The media
  • Internetsite, www.vng.nl

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vision
Vision
  • An example:
    • The higher ambition:

\'Co-operating with all municipalities, VNG stands tall for the empowerment and quality of local government\'

    • The daring ambition:

The Association sets the trend in local government, attaining visible results for local councils, local executive boards and local officers

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vng income and expenditure 2004
VNG - Income and Expenditure 2004

Membership fees 24%

Net sales 48%

Projects and secretariats contributions(commissioned by Central Government and other organisations) 17%

Other contributions & proceeds 6%

Financial assets 2%

Operating result of subsidiaries 3%

Purchasing of goods and services 31%

Staff costs 45%

Depreciation costs 3%

Other operational costs 20%

Taxes 1%

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assignment
Assignment
  • Note 3 strong and 3 weak points; individual;
  • Discuss in the group each others findings
  • Note on the paper the striking strong/weak points
  • Note the striking differences between organisations
  • Report in plenary

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SWOT
  • Internal
    • Strong
    • Weak
  • External
    • Opportunities
    • Threats

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