20 September 2016

47th meeting of the Standing Committee on Local and Regional Government

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to the EPSU-PSI LRG Global Network Meeting on Monday 19th September and the 47th meeting of the Standing Committee on Local and Regional Government (LRG) on Tuesday 20 September.

The aims of the EPSU-PSI Global Network meeting is to review and assess global developments and ongoing and future PSI work in the LRG Sector.

Draft agendas for both meetings are attached.

Please also note that the EPSU Social Services Working Group meets on Wednesday 21st September. A separate invitation will be sent out for the working group meeting.


Both meetings will take place in Brussels at the ITUH, Boulevard du Roi Albert II 5 – 1210 Brussels. The EPSU-PSI LRG Global Network Meeting will start at 9h00 and end at 18h00. The Standing Committee will start at 9h00 and end at 17h00 at the latest.

A joint dinner will be organized for participants on the evening of 19 September (please indicate if you will attend on the registration form).


For the LRG Global Network Meeting the following languages have been requested: English, French, Spanish, German and Japanese.

Interpretation has been requested for the Standing Committee LRG to and from French, English, German, Spanish, Italian and Swedish. We have also requested the possibility to speak (but not listen to) Danish, Czech, Greek and Dutch.


We expect participating unions to cover all travel and subsistence costs of their representatives.

LRG Standing Committee representatives coming from countries under 100% on the ‘5 band’ index are referred to the attached ‘rules governing financial assistance’.

For representatives attending the EPSU-PSI Global Network, please note that EPSU will reimburse an extra night’s hotel accommodation. For more information please do not hesitate to contact Nadine Janssen ( in the Finances department.

Should you require accommodation, a list of hotels offering preferential tariffs to the EPSU/ETUC is available.


The agendas for both meetings and other meeting documents are available here and here.

For the EPSU-PSI Global Network Meeting documents include:

  • PSI background document on global trends in Local and regional government (forthcoming)
  • PSI LRG work-plan and reports to EB since November 2015
  • PSI position on Habitat III and related materials
  • PSI Congress Draft Agenda (forthcoming)
  • PSI Draft Terms of Reference of the PSI Global Local and Regional Government Workers’ Network.


Last, please fill in and return the attached participation form for both meetings by email to  by 16 August at the latest.

Event type

20 September 2016

Boulevard du Roi Albert II 5
1210 Brussels