CSPF Roadmap 2024-205

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The European CSPF– Road-Map 2024/2025

(Rolling) Road-Map 2024/2025

Themes

8th CSPF & 10th Year Jubilee Meeting

19-20 June, Hamburg

ESG and access to credit (sustainable finance) to fund infrastructures & Local sustainability projects

Possible structure and sub-topics:

• What are the pros and cons of usage of sustainable finance (green bonds, SDG-linked loans, etc.)? What are the ESG elements that public & private financial institutions require to disclose in order to get financial benefits (i.e. lower cost of debt)?

• Local project sustainability approach / SDG-review

• CSPF politicians’ (finance city councillor) attendance and dialogue commemorating the 10th Anniversary on the 19th June.

Themes

9th Meeting

Second semester, F2F/On-line

Affordable Housing Programmes

(Possible) sub-topics:

• Increasing home-ownership

• Legal and financial means to access rental market (for the NextGeneration)

• PropTech systems/solutions for sustainable/affordable cities

• Real estate asset management & pricing

• The unfold rise of AirBnB – new city approaches

• Sustainable use of land in growing cities (how to secure public plots)

Transversal

component: These themes and related issues will be also addressed taking into account how they are dealt with and/or recorded in the respective accounting systems / financial reporting / IPSAS (EPSAS).
2024

(Rolling) Road-Map 2024/2025

First semester ‘25

F2F/Online

Themes

Localizing Artificial Intelligence & CivicTech & Democracy & Open Data (Possible) sub-topics:

• Creating cultural-sensitive AI tools

• The new EU legal framework (EU AI Act) for safe, transparent, traceable, environmentally friendly AI systems

• How local governments can help future-proof city economies

• Using AI in budgeting, public management and accounting processes (OCR Scan technologies)

• Enhancing citizen participation (e.g. participatory budgeting) via digital platforms

• What are the current democratic trends? What changes have the cities perceived in the last years?

• How to deal with political changes/party politics from a finance perspective? What dangers lie ahead?

Second semester ‘25

F2F/On-line

Themes

Strong Institutions (SDG 16) (Possible) sub-topics:

• Corruption & access to information (Open Budget)

• Responsible, effective, accountable and transparent (local) institutions

• How to ban hacker attacks and other forms of bank robbery

• Shared sector (public-private)

• Responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making

Transversal component: These themes and related issues will be also addressed taking into account how they are dealt with and/or recorded in the respective accounting systems / financial reporting / IPSAS (EPSAS).

2025
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