Created in 1951, the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) is the oldest and broadest European association of local and regional governments. We are the only organisation that brings together more than 60 national associations of local and regional governments from 42 European countries and represents, through them, 130 000 subnational governments from all levels of territory – local, intermediate, and regional.”

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Consulting Territorial Europe/CTE is a consultancy, based in the Strasbourg area, that helps local public sector organisations across Europe to improve their management and governance.

CTE has been found and is directed by Olivier TERRIEN who is an experienced trainer of public officials and elected members in many European countries. He delivers training on strategic management, citizen engagement and coproduction, social inclusion and diversity and evaluation of public policies, with a comparative European perspective. His 14 years’ career at the Council of Europe has given him wide experience in managing complex international cooperation programs and provided him with a wide network of international, national and local managerial innovation champions.

Olivier TERRIEN cooperates in particular with the British NGO Governance International in implementing the CitizenPoweredCity approach across Europe, in order to develop citizen coproduction of local public action.  He also teaches at the French National Institute for Local Government Studies (INET), the Strasbourg Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), the Nantes Business School Audencia and the University of Strasbourg (UdS) Institute of Translators, Interpreters and International Relations (ITIRI).

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