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International local government news 30.04.24

Here are the latest newsworthy and interesting stories from the local government sector that caught our attention. In this round-up of what’s happening right now in the world of local government, you’ll find best practices, inspiration, and more from across the sector, with a particular focus this week on Italy!

Global

Electoral administration: Case studies and resources for local government

Every week, we highlight inspiration and innovation from local government worldwide. In this article, we’re focusing on measures from Brazil, Northern Ireland, Timor-Leste and Belgium to improve and protect our electoral systems and campaigns, along with plenty of practical policy and resources on coordinating elections.

Global

“Being a local authority Chief Executive is the best job in the world” – Dr Grace Vickers, Solace Scotland Chair

In this interview, Dr Grace Vickers, Solace Scotland Chair and Midlothian Council CEO, discusses current trends and issues in local government with LGIU Chief Executive Jonathan Carr-West. Covering the benefits of an education career in local government to facts about local government finance, Vickers shares her expertise and advice for success in the sector.

Scotland

Podcast: What’s new at LGIU – 25 April 2024

In this new episode, co-hosts Simone and Freya discuss the LGIU’s Global Local Executive Panel series. They are joined by Head of International Operations, Hannah Muirhead, to talk about the panel series’ inception back during Covid, the overwhelmingly positive response it has received over the years, and the future ambitions for the panels.

Global

The challenges of planning and running UK elections

Andrew Smith, Chair of the Association of Electoral Administrators, provides insights into the challenges of preparing for and running UK elections. Discussing the work involved, from booking polling stations to training staff, and so much more. He also addresses changes to the Elections Act, overseas electors, and constituency boundary changes.

England & Wales

Modern libraries: Case studies and resources for local government

Every week, we highlight inspiration and innovation from local government worldwide. In this article, we’re focusing some of our favourite innovative libraries from around the world. You’ll find best practice examples from Belgium, Japan, China, Canada and the US, along with plenty of practical policy and resources.

Global

International local government news 24.04.24

Here are the latest newsworthy and interesting stories from the local government sector that caught our attention. In this round-up of what’s happening right now in the world of local government, you’ll find best practices, inspiration, and more from across the sector.

Global

My vote matters: make 2024 accessible voting year

Gáibhin McGranaghan, Spokesperson at My Vote My Voice, raises concerns about the accessibility of our democratic systems and the issues this causes. My Vote My Voice is working to empower disabled communities by building a coalition of supporters to upskill their understanding, develop easy read resources, and sign an open letter to support accessible voting.

England & Wales, Global