Conferences

Organising

 

2010

  • 29-30 April 2010, 'The road to Europe: main street or backward alley for local governments in Europe?'
  • On 29 en 30 April 2010 the Centre for Local Politics of the Ghent University organizes an international conference on the Europeanisation of local politics in Europe.
    More information: download program and registration
  • 16 March 2010, Eleventh National Conference on Local Politics
    The Centre for Local Politics organizes the eleventh National Conference on Local Politics. This conference focused on the role of the local and provincial council.

2009

  • 18 March 2009, Tenth National Conference on Local Politics
    The Centre for Local Politics organizes the tenth National Conference on Local Politics. This conference focused on the Europeanisation of local politics.

2008

  • 14-15 April 2008, International Conference 'The Impact of the Ombudsman'
    The Centre for Local Politics was co-organiser of this international conference on the impact of the ombudsman.
    For more information: download Conference leaflet

  • 19 March 2008, National Conference on Local Politics
    Strategic Planning at the Local and Provincial Level

    On 19 March 2008, the Centre for Local Politics organised the ninth National Conference on Local Politics. This year it was focused on strategic planning. For details: download program. For images: click here

  • 14-15 March 2008, Third International Conference on Local Politics in Europe

    On 14 and 15 March 2008 the Centre for Local Politics (Department of Political Sciences) of the Ghent University and the Centre d'etudes de la vie politique (Cevipol) of the Université libre de Bruxelles organised the Third International Conference on Local Politics in Europe. For more details: download program

 

2007

  • 29 en 30 November, 1 December, First Annual International Conference on Minor Parties, Independent Politicians, Voter Associations and Political Associations in Politics
    From 29 November untill 1 December the Institute for Local Government Studies at Birmingham University, the School of Politics at Queens University Belfast and the Centre for Local Politics at Ghent University organise an international conference called 'Politics beyond the mainstream'. For more details: download programme or see the website 'Conference on Minor Parties'
  • 27 March 2007, National Conference on Local Politics
    On 27 March 2007, the Centre for Local Politics organised a congress in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainable Development. This year focus lay on city monitoring in Flemish cities. For more details and subscription: download folder.
    Since 2000 the CLP organises a congress on local and provincial politics. Each year a central theme is chosen, which is treated by various experts in the field. We aim at academics, public servants and politicians. Proceedings of the congress are published.

 

Participating

 

2010

  • 32nd Conference of the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA). Toulouse, 8-10 September 2010. 
    De Ceuninck, K., Valcke, T., Reynaert, H., 'The relationship between local and regional government. The Flemish case.'
  • UACES 40th ANNUAL CONFERENCE “Exchanging Ideas on Europe: Europe at a Crossroads” Bruges, 6-8 September 2010. 
    Van Bever, E., 'Together we are strong(er): Cross-border cooperation in a EU multi-level system.'
  • EASST-10 Conference "Practicing Science and Techonology, Performing the Social" Trento, 2-4 September 2010. 
    Paredis, E., Block, T., 'Transition management and its influence on existing policy arrangements: explaining the dynamics of policy change.'
  • 15th Euroloc Summer School. Kristiansand, 22-29 June 2010.
    Olislagers, E., 'Coalition formation in Belgian municipalities. Theoretical stage-setting and empirical try-out.'
  • Politicologenetmaal 2010. Leuven, 27-28 May 2010.
    De Ceuninck, K., Valcke, T., 'Vlaamse gemeenten en provincies halfweg de legislatuur. Tijd voor tussengas?'
  • 14th IRSPM conference : The Crisis : challenges for public management. Bern, 7-9 April 2010.
    Dezeure, K., De Rynck, F., Reynaert, H. 'Participation arrangements in Ghent : searching for the underlying story.'
  • 60th Political Studies Association Annual Conference. Edinburgh, 29 March - 1 April 2010.
    Van Bever, E., 'The impact of Europe on local government: Towards bottom-up Europeanisation?'
  • European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Joint Sessions. Munster, 22-27 March 2010.
    Verhelst, T., 'Local Councillors on Democratic Renewal. An Empirical Study of the Vision of Local Councillors on Local Democracy and its Reforms in Belgium.'

 

2009

  • Independent local lists and local parties. Challenges from bottom-up? Halle Wittemberg, Martin Luther University, 27-28 november 2009.
    Steyvers, K., Reynaert, H., Deceuninck, K., Valcke, T., Verhelst, T., 'Bird of paradise or ugly duckling? On the meaning of local lists for municipal politics in Belgium.' 
  • 59th Political Studies Association Annual Conference. Manchester, 7-9 April 2009.
    Verhelst, T., Reynaert, H., Steyvers, K., 'Local Political Elites and Democracy: the Case of the Belgian Local Councillors.'
  • Municipal Assemblies in European Local Governance in Change. Zürich, 29-30 October 2009.
    Verhelst, T., Steyvers, K., 'Layman or Professional? Comparatively Assessing the Activation and Apprenticeship of the Local Councillor in Europe.'
  • Sustainable Cities and Regions : Enabling vision or empty talk? Orebro, 11-13 March 2009.
    Van Assche, J., Block, T., Reynaert, H., 'Vision and indicators double bounded : measuring sustainability in Flemish cities.'
  • Innovation for Good Local and Regional Governance : a European challenge. Enschede, 2-3 April 2009.
    Van Assche, J., Vandewiele, D., Reynaert, H., 'Picturing local participation form the citizens' perspective : the Eeklo case.'
  • City Futures in a Globalizing World : international conference on Globalism and Urban Change. Madrid, 4-6 June 2009.
    Van Assche, J., Reynaert, H., 'Harnessing knowledge through urban indicators : measuring quality of life in Flemish cities.'
  • The Fifth TransAtlantic Dialogue. Washington, 11-13 June 2009.
    Bruneel, D., De Rynck, F., Steyvers, K., Reynaert, H., 'Hybridity of accountability in local governance networks. The impact of institutional settings.'
  • 14th Euroloc Summer School in Local Government Studies. Lausanne, 22 June - 1 July 2009.
    Van Bever, E., 'The road to Europe : main street or backward alley for local governments in Belgium?'
  • 14th Euroloc Summer School in Local Government Studies. Lausanne, 22 June - 1 July 2009.
    Verhelst, T., 'Between Representation and Administration. The Role of Local Councillors in Belgian Local Governance.'
  • Politicologenetmaal. Nijmegen, 28-29 May 2009.
    Van Bever, E., 'The road to Europe : main street or backward alley for local governments in Belgium?'
  • Politicologenetmaal. Nijmegen, 28-29 May 2009.
    Bruneel, D., Verhelst, T., 'Publiek-Privaat samenwerken op lokaal vlak in Vlaanderen. Over de karakteristieken en de houding van gemeenteraadsleden.'

 

2008

  • Third International Conference on Local Politics in Europe. ‘Town Chief, City Boss or Place Bound President? Comparing Local Political Leadership in Europe’. Ghent, 14 and 15 March 2008.
    Valcke, T., 'Belgian Mayors and Governors. Leadership in a changing multi-level context.'
  • Politicologenetmaal 2008. Nijmegen, 29-30 May 2008.
    Block, T., De Ceuninck, K., Steyvers, K., Reynaert, H., Valcke, T., 'Tactiek of tijdverspilling? Strategische meerjarenplanning in Vlaamse gemeenten en provincies.'
  • Politicologenetmaal 2008. Nijmegen, 29-30 May 2008.
    Dezeure, K., De Rynck, F., Steyvers, K., Reynaert, H., 'Internationaal vergelijkende literatuurstudie naar lokale participatie.'
  • 11the EURA Conference 'Learning cities in a knowledge based society'. Milano, 9-11 October 2008.
    Van Assche, J., Block, T., Reynaert, H., 'City indicators are a knowledge base for urban governance : the case of the Flemish City Monitor 2006.'
  • Le développement durable vingt ans après. Lille, 20-22 November 2008.
    Van Assche, J., Block, T., Reynaert, H., 'Une méthode participative pour mesurer la durabilité urbaine? : le cas du moniteur des villes Flamandes 2006.'
  • Construire ensemble des indicateurs locaux pour le progrès sociétal , Rennes. 30-31 October 2008.
    Van Assche, J., Block, T., Reynaert, H., 'Indicateurs locaux pour la durabilité urbaine? : le cas du moniteur des villes Flamandes 2006.'
  • Construire ensemble des indicateurs locaux pour le progrès sociétal , Rennes. 30-31 October 2008.
    Van Assche, J., Block, T., Reynaert, H., 'Indicateurs locaux pour la durabilité urbaine? : le cas du moniteur des villes Flamandes 2006.'
  • 58th Political Studies Association Annual Conference. Swansea, 1-3 April 2008.
    Bruneel, D., De Rynck, F., Steyvers, K., Reynaert, H., 'The impact of local governance on local government leadership. Setting the stage for a pilot case: preliminary hypotheses.'
  • 14th Euroloc Summer School. Ghent, 23 June-1 July 2008.
    Bruneel, D., De Rynck, F., Steyvers, K., Reynaert, H., 'Accountability issues in the network-liked local governance.'
  • Le développement urbain durable saisi par les sciences sociales', Saint-Etienne, 29-30 May 2008.
    Block, T., De Bruyne, P. 'Multiscalar governance and incremental processes in urban projects. Reflections about the implementation of sustainable development .'
 

2007

  • Politics beyond the mainstream.' First Annual International Conference on Minor Parties, Independent Politicians, Voter Associations and Political Associations in Politics. Birmingham, 29 November - 1 December 2007.
    Steyvers, K., Reynaert, H., De Ceuninck, K., Valcke, T., 'All politics is local, partisan or national? Local lists in Belgium.
  • European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Fourth General Conference. Pisa, 6-8 September 2007.
    Van Liefferinghe, H., Steyvers, K., 'Does family matter? Socialization, ambition and career development of mayors in Belgium.'
  • European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Fourth General Conference. Pisa, 6-8 September 2007.
    Ackaert, J., De Ceuninck, K., Reynaert, H. Steyvers, K., Valcke, T., 'Between institutions and political change. Transforming local elections and local government in Flanders.
  • 'Leading the Future of the Public Sector'. Third Transatlantic Dialogue. Delaware (USA), 31 May - 2 June 2007.
    Valcke, T., 'Leadership in a changing multilevel context. Governors in Belgian provinces.'
  • Politicologenetmaal 2007. Antwerpen, 31 May- 1 June 2007.
    Coninckx, D., Valcke, T., 'De provinciegouverneur in Vlaanderen en Wallonië. Historie, functioneren en toekomst van een bijzonder ambt.' 
  • Politicologenetmaal 2007. Antwerpen. 31 May - 1 June 2007.
    De Ceuninck, K., 'Gemeentelijke fusies in Vlaanderen versus herindelingen in Nederland. De belangrijkste gelijkenissen en verschillen.'
  • European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Joint Sessions of Workshops. Helsinki, 7-12 May 2007.
    De Ceuninck, K., Devos, C., Reynaert, H., Valcke, T., Verlet, D., 'To vote or not to vote, that is the question! Compulsory voting between fighting the extreme right and ensuring political participation. Some evidence from the Belgian case.'
  • European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Joint Sessions of Workshops. Helsinki, 7-12 May 2007.
    Steyvers, K., Reynaert, H., 'Parties as recruitment machines: cumulative or compensatory? Some evidence from Belgian mayors.'
  • Independent local lists. A comparative perspective. Halle, 13-14 April 2007.
    Steyvers, K., Reynaert, H., De Ceuninck, K., Valcke, T., 'All politics is local, partisan or national? Local lists in Belgium.'
  • Political Science Association. Annual Conference. Bath, 11-13 April 2007.
    Ackaert, J., De Ceuninck, K., Reynaert, H., Steyvers, K., Valcke, T., 'Does changing institutions matter? The impact of the municipal (elections) decree on the local council elections of 2006. The case of Flanders.'
  • Steden op koers? Stadsmonitor voor leefbare en duurzame Vlaamse steden, editie 2006. Achtste congres lokale en provinciale politiek. Gent, 27 maart 2006.
    Block, T., Van Assche, J., 'Opvallende ontwikkelingen in Vlaamse steden.' 
  • Steden op koers? Stadsmonitor voor leefbare en duurzame Vlaamse steden, editie 2006. Achtste congres lokale en provinciale politiek. Gent, 27 maart 2006.
    Van Assche, J., Vandewiele, D., 'Visie en indicatoren voor duurzaam wonen.'

 

2006

  • Second Internation Conference on Local Politics in Europe. Assessing Participatory and Direct Democracy at the Local Level. Brussels, 26-27 mei 2006.
    Pilet, J.-B., Verlet, D., Delwit, P., Block, T., 'Assessing participatory democracy in Belgium.
  • Politicologenetmaal 2006. Den Haag, 18-19 mei 2006.
    Steyvers, K., Reynaert, H., De Ceuninck, K., Valcke, T., '30 jaar gemeenteraadsverkiezingen in Vlaanderen. Trends en toekomstscenario's.'
  • European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Joint Sessions of Workshops. Nicosia, 25-30 April 2006.
    De Ceuninck, K., Reynaert, H., 'Heading for efficiency or democracy? An analysis of the local level in Belgium.'
  • European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Joint Sessions of Workshops. Nicosia, 25-30 April 2006.
    Valcke, T., 'Governors in Flemish provinces. Between bureaucratic and political leadership?'
  • Gemeente- en provincieraadsverkiezingen 2006. Zevende congres lokale en provinciale politiek? Gent, 22 maart 2006.
    Steyvers, K., Reynaert, H., 'De inzet van de gemeenteraadsverkiezingen.'
  • Gemeente- en provincieraadsverkiezingen 2006. Zevende congres lokale en provinciale politiek? Gent, 22 maart 2006.
    Valcke, T. 'De inzet van de provincieraadsverkiezingen.'

 

2005

  • IIIrd Specialized International Conference of International Insititute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS). Berlijn, 20-23 september 2005.
    De Ceuninck, K., Reynaert, H., Steyvers, K., Valcke, T., 'Private actors in public environments: paradox or partnership in an NPM era for local government?'
  • Het Vlaamse gemeentedecreet: tussen continuïteit en vernieuwing. Leuven, Instituut voor de Overheid, 22 september 2005.
    Reynaert, H., Steyvers, K., 'Oude wijn in nieuwe zakken? De lokale politieke organen doorgelicht.'
  • Third European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Conference. Budapest, 8-11 september 2005.
    De Ceuninck, K., Devos, C., Reynaert, H., Valcke, T., Verlet, D., 'Compulsory voting in Flanders.'
  • Annual Conference of the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA). Bern, 31 August - 3 September 2005.
    De Ceuninck, K., Reynaert, H., Steyvers, K., Valcke, T., 'Belgium, a governance of efficiency? Redefining public administration and political leadership in an NPM era.'
  • Politicologenetmaal 2005. Antwerpen, 19-20 mei 2005.
    De Ceuninck, K., Steyvers, K., Valcke, T., 'naar nieuwe vormen van gemeentelijk beheer in België en Nederland.'
  • Politicologenetmaal 2005. Antwerpen, 19-20 mei 2005.
    De Ceuninck, K., Devos, C., Reynaert, H., Valcke, T., Verlet, D., De opkomstplicht in Vlaanderen.'
  • Nieuwe vormen van bestuur. Zesde congres lokale en provinciale politiek. Gent, 16 maart 2005.
    Devos, C., Reynaert, H., Verlet, D., 'Interactieve besluitvorming.'
  • Nieuwe vormen van bestuur. Zesde congres lokale en provinciale politiek. Gent, 16 maart 2005.
    De Ceuninck, K;, Steyvers, K., Valcke, T., 'Wat we zelf doen, doen we beter... of toch niet? Naar nieuwe vormen van lokaal beheer.'