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When standards and harmonisation are missing: The road to EPSAS

EIPA

EIPA Barcelona is proud to present a seminar on EPSAS (European Public Sector Accounting Standards), carried out with first-hand contributions from the EC Eurostat and members of the CEFG Group (among others). It will provide an overview of EPSAS key concepts and will give insight on how to apply these standards successfully in various areas to achieve more transparency, financial sustainability and a better management of public finances in public administrations at all levels. Learn more about the seminar here.

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EPuM video interview about the European CEFG Group

EIPA

The European Public Mosaic (EPuM), an Open Journal on Public Service, published a special issue regarding “Public Budget Tendencies” in June 2018. The journal includes a video interview with the Chair of the CEFG Group, Mr. Alexander Heichlinger, about the work of the group, its developments and results. You can read the articles under this link and watch the video here.

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Learn about how to implement local government strategies in a coordinated way

EIPA

What does it take to implemenet local government strategies? Read the recently published article by CEFG Group Co-Chair Alexander Heichlinger, CEFG Group Expert Emanuele Padovani and David W. Young "Implementing Local Government Strategies: A Framework for Action" to learn about the "6Cs" your local government should be aware about for reaching you city strategic vision. read more

New output of the CEFG Group published!

EIPA

The latest output of the CEFG Group - the CEFG Group City Portraits - has just been published. These portraits provide background information about the environment in which the cities' finances and financial management are embedded. Thus, they complement the financial information of the standardised financial reports. read more

Academic article using CEFG Group findings published

EIPA

Some CEFG Group findings were used for the academic article "The role of a municipality's financial health in a firm's siting decision" by E. Padovani, David W. Young and Eric Scorsone, which was published in the last edition of the journal Business Horizons. The paper argues that companies should pay more attention to the financial health of the municipality where their activities will take place. Read more here. read more

CEFG Group published in Public Finance magazine

EIPA

Public Finance UK published an article about the CEFG Group in their special international issue this October. They state that the CEFG Group "is increasingly recognised as a European reference group in sound financial management thanks to its tangible results and problem-solving approach." You can download the article in PDF or access this link.

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CEFG Group presented in Washington

EIPA

On September 28th 2017, the CEFG Group was presented in the annual gathering of the Government Financial Sustainability Workgroup that took place in Washington DC. The main objective of the transatlantic conference was to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, experiences and lessons learnt between representatives of both Europe and U.S. working on similar financial issues.

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City of London and Amsterdam will present the CEFG Group at the CIPFA annual conference 2017

City of London

Caroline Al-Beyerty, Deputy Chamberlain of the City of London Corporation, and Marike Bonhof, Chief Financial Officer of Amsterdam, will present the CEFG Group at the international stream of CIPFA's annual conference 2017 in Manchester on 12-13 July. Access the website of the international programme for more information. More read more

CEFG Group presented at the Metropolis XII World Congress in Montreal (CA)

EIPA

The CEFG experience and network was presented in the City Manager Meeting on Smart Cities during the Metropolis XII World Congress in Montreal, Canada. This panel counted with the high-ranking participation of CEOs and CIOs from Durban, La Paz, the Barcelona Metropolitan Area and Seoul.


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CEFG Group cited in academic article about municipal budgetary decisions in times of austerity

EIPA

The CEFG Group was cited in the academic article "Municipal Budgetary Decisions in Times of Austerity in Italy and France: Between National, Local and Internal Influences" by E. Padovani, C. du Boys and A. Monti, which was presented at the IRSPM 2017 Conference in Budapest. Click here to read the article. read more

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