Malaga hosts an international symposium on sustainability and governance in the municipalities of Andalusia

Malaga, July 2 (Europe Press) –

The Mayor of Málaga and the President of the Ciedes Foundation, Francisco de la Torre, and the Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Administration of the University of Málaga, Benjamin Del Alcázar, opened on Monday 3 July a seminar entitled ‘Sustainability and Governance’. In the municipalities of Andalusia: tools and methods of strategic planning and management ‘, to be held at the Faculty of Commerce and Administration.

This seminar is the central meeting of the Feder UMA project, coordinated by the University of Malaga (UMA) and the Ciedes Foundation, as defined by the latter entity through a statement.

In this meeting, the work done and the results achieved in two years of research and conversion will be announced, including the website (https://municipios2030.uma.es/wordpress/where all the knowledge and materials for the project are collected.

The symposium will feature educators and professors from European universities, including Robert Home, Professor Emeritus of Land Planning at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, who is an expert in urban systems and regional development.

It will also include Hamid Abuallah, PhD in public law, specialist in administrative law and management sciences, who since 2020 has been the deputy dean in charge of scientific research and collaboration at the Faculty of Law of Tangiers (Morocco); and César Pérez Núñez, urban sociologist, graduate of Sapienza University (Rome), who directs the Municipal Observatory of the Association of Dominican Municipalities.

Similarly, Emilio Cerdá, PhD in Mathematical Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) and Professor of Fundamentals of Economic Analysis at UCM since 1992; and Giancarlo Vecchi, Emeritus Professor, Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering (DIG), School of Management, MIP Graduate School of Business of the Polytechnic Milan.

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It was completed by María del Rosario Alonso Ibáñez, Professor of Administrative Law and Principal Investigator (PI) in the Legal and Social Studies Group on Territory and Sustainable Development at the University of Oviedo, who since 2022 has been the Director of the Concepción Arenal Chair for the 2030 Agenda.

The objective of the Feder-UMA project is to share tools, statistics and methodologies from various academic disciplines that help to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030) into the planning and management of public policies in Andalusian municipalities.

Given that this symposium is the result of a research project for the transfer of research results in response to the challenges of society (UMA20-FEDERJA-036), the purpose of the presentations and exhibitions is to present practical and innovative tools applicable not only in the subnational regions of Andalusia and Spain, but also in the countries other. Throughout the course of the project, a very direct relationship was maintained with collaborators from the United Kingdom, Morocco and the Dominican Republic.

The symposium was organized around the five blocks that refer to the areas of public administration of municipalities, such as regulations, contracting, planning, taxation, finance, evaluation and communication.

It is primarily aimed at university researchers and local public administration professionals interested in integrating the goals and objectives of sustainability and governance into management.

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