UCLG-MEWA attended TUSELOG International Conference on Results and Sustainability on Civic Participation in Local Decision Making Processes on 16th of November 2015 in Titanic Hotel. The overall objective of the TUSELOG project is to contribute to enhanced local governance in Turkey. SKL International cooperates with the Union of Municipalities of Turkey (UMT) and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR), with the purpose of strengthening UMT organisational capacity, lobbying/service capacity and EU integration capacity as well as to improve municipal capacity to provide services through municipal partnership networks and strengthened capacity in Turkish municipalities.
The conference presented implemented projects, good practices and visions from Turkish and Swedish cases in order to foster the civic participation in local decision making process. UCLG-MEWA Committee on Social Inclusion develops pilot projects with cities in order to better include disadvantaged groups and citizens in cities’ life and urban developments.