Mayors Symposium hosted by the World Bank – Austria Urban Partnership Program

29 February - 1 March 2016, Graz, Austria

The Mayors Symposium offers a platform for dialogue in South East Europe with a view to sharing innovations happening in the region’s cities and beyond. It also offers an opportunity to present progress to date in the core areas of the Program: municipal finance, urban planning and land management, integrity building, and social sustainability and citizen engagement. The event gathered over 160 representatives from seven South East Europe countries. Participants included central and local government officials, including 50 Mayors and Deputy Mayors, representatives of finance departments, urban planning practitioners, Local Government Associations, Non-Governmental Organizations, the Network of Associations of Local Authorities of South-East Europe, and other partners and key stakeholders of the Program. The report can be downloaded below.