Madrid 2017 - Transparent and accountable cities


Date Published: Aug. 11, 2017, 9:20 a.m.

Madrid 2017 - Transparent and accountable cities


raía organized its annual "Citizenship Series" in Madrid from 8 to 10th February 2017. This year theme was "Transparent and accountable cities: innovative solutions for municipal management and finance" in partnership with the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP). 


The objective of the workshop was to present and exchange experiences on initiatives developed by local governments and their partners to implement mechanisms for transparency, accountability and open government in cities. The workshop explored how municipalities can profit from the advantages of innovation and technology to prevent corruption and mismanagement to happen in urban management. The workshop offered an opportunity for cities to discover available SMART solutions that can have a significant impact on transparency and improve communication with the citizen.


  • Improve transparency of municipal action and finances.
  • Fight corruption and fraud in urban development and management.
  • Build trust between citizen and administration.
  • Strengthen communication channels with the citizen.
  • Increase citizens' participation  in city management.


The workshop gathered 80 representatives of local governments and their partners (network of cities, civil society and international organizations, service providers from the private sector, universities, etc.) from all around the world.