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Local and Regional Governments Time Network

The Network to exchange and promote implementable time policies generated at the local and regional level

Goals

The Local and Regional Governments Time network is composed by municipalities, metropolis and other local and regional governments interested on fostering time policies. Its goals are:

Share knowledge among its members

by exchanging experiences, lessons learned and good practices on local and regional time policies and studying the possibility of carry out joint projects. The existing database of good practices on local and regional time policies  can be consulted here .

Elaborate an integrated and coordinated approach to deal with the local, metropolitan, and regional dimension of time policies, which includes concrete recommendations and examples on time policies to improve the quality of life and health of the citizens under their area of competence, and to facilitate that local and regional institutions can implement time policies. It is conceived as a “white book for the second generation of time policies”.

Develop the Time Policies Local and Regional Agenda

Promote the Right To Time

Enhance the network

Agree on common demands to enhance the visibility of local, metropolitan, and regional time policies and networks, and strengthen the legitimacy of time policies at national and local level. 

By fostering the collaboration of the current members and looking for new adhesions. 

With the re-launch of the Network, 
three key characteristics have been agreed

 to enhance the network not only to municipalities but also to metropolis and regions

 to expand it to the international scale, adding cities from other continents.

Currently, due to the post-recovery plans to overcome COVID-19 pandemic, theclimate emergency, the strength of the feminist and care agenda, and the consequences of digitalization in the future of work, there is a renewed interest intime policies. 

Current members 

Following an alphabetical order: Barcelona City Council, Barcelona Metropolitan Area, Barcelona Time Use Initiative for a Healthy Society (BTUI), Bergamo City Council, Bolzano City Council Catalan Government, Milan Metropolitan area,  Milano City Council, Provincial Council of Barcelona, Rennes Metropolitan area, Strasbourg City Council, Tempo Territorial, the network of French cities for time policies. 

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Governance

On the General Assembly to relaunch the event, which took place the 26th of October 2021, the following governance model was agreed:

General Assambly 

Executive

Board

Secretariat

The main objective of the General Assembly is to validate the annual action plan and the strategic decisions.

All the local and regional governments that are part of the Network are represented.

The Board will provide strategic oversight to ensure the Network mission and mandate are directly driven by and responsive to the needs of its members and to prepare the General Assembly.

 

The Board represents different geographic areas in which time policies are being implemented and, for the first year to facilitate the transition, the two major urban associations promoting time policies in Europe: Tempo Territorial and BTUI.

 

As approved by the General Assembly on the 26th of October, the current Board members are: Barcelona, Strasbourg and Bolzano City Council, together with Tempo Territorial and Barcelona Time Use Initiative.

The Secretariat is responsible for carrying out the substantive and administrative work of the Network, organising all the resources necessary to achieve the Action Plan. 

 

The secretariat is managed by the Barcelona Time Use Initiative for a Healthy Society, for the next 2 years (2022-2024).

 

Beyond the formal structure, it is proposed to have an advisory board with experts and relevant activists that regularly advise on key issues.. The network will also be able to collaborate with all the endorsers of the Barcelona Declaration on Time Policies .

Events and actions 

1990-2020: Background

Join the network 

To join the Network, the applicant institution (city councils, metropolitan areas, or regional governments) should demonstrate that they are implementing time policies or having the will of implementing time policies in their Government Plan.

For Applications, please write: info@timeuse.barcelona