A true highpoint on the agenda of regional governments, the “Assises franco-québécoises de la coopération décentralisée” brings together local and regional elected officials from Québec and France with a view to better coordinating their cooperation actions.
André Villeneuve, Member for Berthier and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Territorial Occupancy; Maurice Sénécal, President, CRÉ de la Chaudière-Appalaches and Co-chair of the 5th Assises for Québec; Nicolas Chibaeff, Consul General of France in Québec City; Laurent Lampron, General Manager, CRÉ de la Chaudière-Appalaches (photo Pierre Duquet)
The 5th edition will be held in Lévis on May 26, 27 and 28, 2013, and should attract over 250 participants, including one hundred from France. Of these, some forty local elected officials from the regional councils of various French departments and communes should also be present.
The program includes two plenary sessions, one on the social and solidary economy and the other on the new challenges facing decentralization. They will be complemented by workshops addressing the following issues: