During the visit, the delegation conducted meetings and conferences with the representatives of the People’s Committee region of Ile-de-France, Dreux district, Eure det Loire province; Val de Marne Provincial Council, Montreuil Town Hall; Directorate General for Regional Affairs and High Studies Center of the Ministry of Interior of France (CHEMI). The contents of meetings and conferences mostly were local administration, the administrative territorial dividing; organizational structure, functions and duties, and personnel management in the People’s Committees of regions and districts; overview of a communal functions and duties; contents of reforming of organizational mechanism of local government in recent years (territorial reforms, regional uniting, formation of inter-communes, formation of Paris metropolitan area, etc.); organizational mechanism of urban authorities and rural authorities; public services of local governments; and the outcomes and shortcomings during decentralization of the French government system in the history to present, etc.
At the meetings, the delegation and stakeholders have discussed, exchanged and shared fruitful contents of practical experiences in organization of local government in both countries. Despite short duration of the visit, the delegation has studied and examined experiences of the French local government organization. Such experiences are valuable references for the studying and making proposals for the Vietnamese local administrative reforms in the near future based upon the Vietnamese Constitution 2013 and the Law of Local organizational Government 2015. Hence, the visit to France of ISOS delegation was a meaningful activity which strengthen the cooperative relation of ISOS and the Embassy of France to Vietnam in Hanoi particularly in scientific research./.
Belows are some memorial photos of the ISOS delegation working in France:
The delegation with the People’s Committee region of Ile-de-France
The delegation working with Mr. Wassim Kamel, the District Chief of Dreux, Eure et Loire.
Mr. Wassim Kamel, the District Chief of Dreux in a memorial photo with the delegation
The delegation working with the Val de Marne Provincial Council
A memorial photo of the delegation with Mr. Yves Talhouarn, the former Deputy Director General of administrative unit, Val de Marne Provincial Council
The delegation in the meeting with Directorate General for Regional Affairs (Ministry of Interior of France)
The delegation in a memorial photo with Montreuil Town Hall members
The delegation in a memorial photo with Mr. Jean- Martin Jaspers, the Director of CHEMI
By Phan Thao Linh Chi
Translated by Anh Duy