The New Paradigm of Metropolitan Transparency: The Challenge of Good Government

1st International Seminar on Transparency

The New Paradigm of Metropolitan Transparency: The Challenge of Good Government
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Seminar
Where:
Sala d'Actes de l'Il·lustre Col·legi de l'Advocacia de Barcelona, Carrer Mallorca, 283, 8a planta, 08037, Barcelona 
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The AMB Transparency Agency offers, as part of its continuing education, a comparative seminar on the challenges of transparency applied to metropolitan areas. We believe that the paradigm shift of transparency and good government has a scope in which the exchange of good practices is essential. There are highly controversial issues like big data and personal data protection, right to access information, knowledge of different governance models, awareness of the difficulties in the process of changing governance, methods of public procurement, and new dynamics of the public/private relationship through the requirement of transparency and public ethics. We therefore invite experts, academia and public authorities to generate a space to share reflection with citizens and move forward in consensus and actions of progress.

In the following section you can access the full videos of the presentations as well as the curricula vitae of the speakers and the materials used in the presentations.

Organised by:

Agència de Transparència de l'AMB
Il·lustre Col·legi de l'Advocacia de Barcelona

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15th December 2016

9:00 h Arrival and registration

9:30 h Opening

Speakers:

  • Ms Ada Colau Ballano , president of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area and mayoress of Barcelona
  • Mr Oriol Rusca , dean of the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB)

10:00 h Metropolitan transparency: the responsibility of the public administration

Speakers:

  • Mr Pierre Mansat , chargé de suivi, Métropole de Paris
  • Mr Jaime Torres-Melo , veedor distrital, Bogotà
  • Ms Gemma Calvet , director of the Transparency Agency, Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB)
  • Mr Denis Gallant , inspector general, Ville de Montréal

Moderator: Mr Joan Subirats, professor of Political Sciences, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

11:30 h Break

12:00 h Accountability: articulation and democratic innovation

Speakers:

  • Mr Jacint Jordana , professor of Political Sciences and Public Administration, Pompeu Fabra University
  • Mr Joan Llinares , manager of Coordination and Resources, Barcelona City Council
  • Mr Alex Ingrams , Senior Research Associate, E-Governance Institute, Rutgers University

Moderator: Mr Francesc Magrinyà i Torner, director for Strategic Planning, Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB)

14:00 h Break

16:00 h Right to access information, big data and personal data protection

Speakers:

  • Ms M. Àngels Barbarà , director of the Catalan Data Protection Authority
  • Mr José Luis Rodríguez Álvarez , former director of the Spanish Data Protection Agency
  • Mr Esteve Almirall , Center for Innovation in Cities, ESADE
  • Mr Josep Domingo , UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy at Rovira i Virgili University

Moderator: Mr Oriol Mir, vice-president of the Guarantee Commission for the Right to Access Information in Catalonia

17:30 h Good government: ethic code, lobbyists register and conflicts of interests

Speakers:

  • Mr Juli Ponce , professor of Administrative Law, University of Barcelona
  • Ms Begoña Román , professor, University of Barcelona
  • Mr Jordi Angusto , economist and adviser at the European Parliament

Moderator: Mr Xavier Bernadí, director general of Law and Legal Entities

16th December 2016

9:30 h Transparency and public procurement. Services of general and universal interest: new alliances between public and private sectors

Speakers:

  • Mr José María Gimeno Feliu , professor of Administrative Law, University of Zaragoza
  • Ms Mercè Corretja , director general of Public Procurement, Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Mr José Luis Piñar , professor of Administrative Law, San Pablo University
  • Mr Fabrizio Fracchia , professor of Administrative Law, Bocconi University, Milan

Moderator: Mr Salvador Milà, director, Presidency Department, Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB)

11:00 h Break

11:30 h Prevention against corruption and promotion of integrity

Speakers:

  • Mr Josep Lluís Trapero , chief superintendent of Mossos d'Esquadra (Catalonian National Police)
  • Mr José María Grinda , public prosecutor of the Spanish National High Court
  • Ms Simona Levy , Xnet, activist

Moderator: Mr David Fernández, former president of the Commission of Enquiry on Political Corruption Practices, Catalan Parliament

13:15 h Closing session

Speakers:

  • Ms Janet Sanz , vice-president for Strategic Planning, Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB)
  • Mr Jaume Asens , councillor for Transparency, Barcelona City Council
  • Mr Jordi Foz , secretary for Transparency, Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Mr Miguel Ángel Gimeno , director, Anti-Fraud Office of Catalonia

14:00 h Closure

Opening

Opening by Ms Ada Colau Ballano, president of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area and mayoress of Barcelona, and Ms Rosa M. Barberà, vice-dean of the Barcelona Bar Association

Metropolitan transparency: the responsibility of the public administration
Accountability: articulation and democratic innovation
Right to access information, big data and personal data protection
Good government: ethic code, lobbyists register and conflicts of interests
Transparency and public procurement. Services of general and universal interest: new alliances between public and private sectors
Prevention against corruption and promotion of integrity
Closing session
Metropolitan transparency: the responsibility of the public administration
Accountability: articulation and democratic innovation
Right to access information, big data and personal data protection
Good government: ethic code, lobbyists register and conflicts of interests
Transparency and public procurement. Services of general and universal interest: new alliances between public and private sectors
Prevention against corruption and promotion of integrity