The City of Trondheim joins the European City Economic and Financial Governance Group

By February 7, 2019News

The European City Economic and Financial Governance (CEFG) Group, which brings together major European cities and is co-founded by EIPA Barcelona and the City of Barcelona, is proud to announce that the City of Trondheim (NO) has joined this high-level partnership as of January this year.

City map of the CEFG Group.Sharing knowledge and best practices

Since 2014, the CEFG Group has been uniting CEOs/CFOs and Directors of Finance for successfully sharing knowledge and best practices in the field of economic and financial governance to improve the management and fiscal sustainability of the European public sector at local level.

Innovation: an integral part of the public sector 

Trondheim, which is known as Norway’s Innovation and technology capital, is home to Norway’s largest university, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Scandinavia’s largest private research organisation, Sintef.

Innovation is not only an integral part of Trondheim’s universities, but also of its public sector, which incorporates novel services from the cradle to the grave and augments democracy by partnering with the private sector, academia and civil society, making it an effective quadruple-helix model city.

This strong provincial and municipal public leadership is demonstrated by Trondheim’s University-City 3.0 Agreement, Europe’s most comprehensive Municipality-University collaboration agreement.

EIPA has been part of this initiative from its beginnings with our expert Alexander Heichlinger being the Co-Founder and Chair of the City Group.

 

More information 

If you want to find out more about the CEFG Group, please consult www.cefg.eu for more information.

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