1 - 3 November 2015 - Winchester, Hampshire (UK)

Committees' Autumn Plenaries

& Thematic conference: Public Sector Governance in times of change

  Everybody believes in innovation until they see it. Then they think, 'Oh, no; that'll never work. It's too different.

Nolan Bushnell


Public sector innovation, why? who? how?

We are pleased to invite you to save the date for the Autumn Plenary session of the 3 AER Committees (Economy, Social and Cultural), kindly hosted by Hampshire County Council in Winchester on 2-4 November 2015. 


Issue at stake

Policy making and rendering services for the citizens are constantly challenged by societal changes, the digitalisation of our lives and the political developments on local, national and global level. The urgency to become more efficient in the public sector, financial pressure, and reduced staff pose considerable constrains on maintaining good government services and fulfilling the expectations of citizens. The conference will tackle 3 key themes:

#1- Innovative ways to deal with your money: coping with tight budgets yet delivering quality services

#2 - Leading digital change and changing minds: Providing effective leadership

#3 - Managing social integration and change: facing the refugee and migration challenge 


Contributor - Gerry STOKER is Centenary Research Professor at the University of Canberra, Australia and also Chair of Governance at the University of Southampton, UK and AER member regions

Moderation - Heather WILLS from the Local Government Association (UK)



Objective of this conference is to share with each other successul initiatives and measures in order to change and transform the public sector but also learn about challenges, potential pitfalls and mistakes in order to avoid them in the future. Purpose is for regions to gain insights into what works and what not and take home new ideas and practices that can potentially be implemented in their own regions.




Please bear in mind the general programme of events may be subject to changes: 

General Programme of Events Committee Plenaries in Hampshire-UK
Detailed programme
Working documents

Registration will open shortly


Meetings will be held in Winchester.

Practical information

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Coordinator Thematic Committees


Tel: +33 6 24 29 19 37 (New number!)



Coordinator Member Relations


Tel: +32 2 400 10 52 (New number!)

Committee 3 thematic issues
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