Local authorities, smart cities and open government

Formation du 9 au 20 décembre 2019 - Clôture des inscriptions le 9 novembre 2019

The nature of public policies have deeply evolved for the past 15 years. Digital technologies, participation,ability to innovate : public action has been committed to making major changes to meet new expectations of the public. This trend has been first implemented to answer to daily needs in local territories and cities, becoming laboratories for innovation and participatory democracy. Exploring new, creative and more inclusive modalities of implementing public policies have resulted in several forums and platforms like the Open Government Partnership, CivictTech and GovTech Summits, for sharing concerns, approaches and perspectives.

Provisional contents

  • Key actors in territorial development
  • Drawing up and implementing a communal budget
  • Main principles in project engineering and management
  • Assessing public policies at the local and regional level
  • Foundations, methods and tools for external action by local government
  • Urban development and economic performance
  • Reinforcement of the management capacity of towns
  • Provision of services : the search for innovative solutions
  • Smart towns and areas
  • Social inclusion/environmental sustainability
  • Citizens’part in local management


  • To acquire a broad vision of the main principles behind territorial governance : policy coordination, budgetary means,project management on a local level
  • To outline tools for territorial development design and implementation
  • To appraise the role of the citizens in local management and to analyze the democratic stakes in the implementation of public policy at local level
  • To be able to identify citizens’ needs to find innovative solution for services
  • To identify key knowledge of external action led by local government and cooperation between towns and regions
  • To become familiar with the regional and international networks of towns and local areas, and to study the leadership capacity of your town or area
  • To exchange good practices in planning and urban management


Territorial managers of decentralized or devolved services, civil servants involved in local development, experts with responsibilities in the field of economic development, international relations or urban management.


Part of the Winter School, this international program will allow you, senior civil servants and experts in public policies at central and or local level, of all over the world, to reinforce your knowledge and your skills through three international programs :

  • Innovation and digital transformation of the public sector
  • Local governance, smart cities and open government

Fighting corruption in 2019 But it will enable you as well, during these two weeks, to :

  • reflect upon innovation
  • participate to leaning expedition to lab and third places
  • share thoughts and ideas with guest speakers and high level experts
  • implement regional and national strategies with other students
  • develop your network
  • gain an understanding of ethics and administration – life transparency


  • Dates: December 9 to 20,2019
  • Venue : ENA – 2, avenue de l’Observatoire – 75006 Paris
  • Tuition fees : 2300 euros for candidates without a French government grant (these fees will have to be paid in advance by transfer)

Online registration