Ministry for sustainable development and infrastructure, Luxembourg

Implementing the Local Action Plan, June 2015

One of the good practices in which Luxembourg was interested was in the field of result oriented, participative work with indicators. For this the working group on “Smart Steering” had offered a learning platform. Especially the practices and experiences from the region of Sörmland in Sweden fell and fruitful ground in Luxembourg and beyond. The Management and Controle System of the Municipality of Eskilstuna and the framework “Results-Based Accountability” (RBA) by Mark Friedman, which was introduced by the Swedish Lead Partner was rolled out since:

•    In September 2013 the Ministry for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure (MDDI) together with the National Training Institute for Public Administration organized a 2 days workshop with Mark Friedman on “Results-Based Accountability”. Day 1 around 40 staff of the Ministry and associated Administrations were trained. Day 2 around 40 staff of other Ministries, administrations, and partner organizations of the Ministry (municipalities, research institutes, NGOs, etc.) were trained

•    The Spatial Development Department of the MDDI is using elements of “Results -based Accountability” for the design of the processes in the context of conventions between state and municipalities in order to support regional development.

•    Since 2014 an “engaged learning activity” on “Results-Based Accountability” is part of the Masters Course “Science and Citizens meet Challenges of Sustainability” (SCCS) at the University of Luxembourg.

•    During the preparation of the new Cooperation Programmes in the years the Interreg Europe and Interreg North-West Europe have tried to integrate principles of “Results-Based Accountability” in order to better translate the “Intervention Logic” developed by the European Commission for the Structural and Investment Funds for the needs of the programmes.

•    In Februar 2015 a training on “Results-based Accountability” was given to a newly founded NGO “international community Aachen”, which wants to offer an exchange platform for people from international background, who live in Aachen, in order to support the development of their potentials.

 

•    Since 2014, 93 of 2016 cities of the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg have signed the climate pact Luxemburg, inclusive all 11 cities of the South Region, member-cities of PRO-SUD

•    More than half of all municipalities of the South Region  will be certified 2016 

•    The Regional Management of PRO-SUD supports the municipalities of the South Region with the “Platform Climate Pact SUD”

Platform “Climate Pact SUD”: What is this?
We are organizing every two month regional working sessions, every time in a different community, with the so called “climate consultants” and the representatives of the environmental agencies of the South Region. One important theme is the exchange of good practices for energy efficiency measurements, sustainable transport- and others.

Impact of EU 2020 Going Local
All municipalities could already profit from the inter-communal-, bilateral- and inter-national exchange which has taken place during the INTERREG VI C programme EU 2020 Going Local from 2010 to 2012. The municipalities collected points as regional Partner participating in the programme and they implemented lots of ideas and know-how in their municipalities, based on the international experiences we made.