About the Network
The Local and Regional Governments Time Network is a meeting point aimed at exchanging and promoting implementable time policies produced at the local and regional level. It is composed by municipalities, metropolises, and other local and regional governments committed with time organisation as a way to improve their society’s equality, sustainability, efficiency, and health.
The BTUI is the current Secretariat of the Network, and fosters its activity by being guided by four principles: 1) sharing knowledge, 2) developing the Local and Regional Time Agenda, 3) promoting the right to time, and 4) enhancing the Network.
On the General Assembly to relaunch the event, which took place the 26th of October 2021, the following governance model was agreed:
The General Assembly’s main objective is to approve the annual action plan and other strategic decisions.
All local and regional governments that are part of the Network are represented with voice and vote in the Assembly.
The Executive Board oversees the Network’s strategic mission as approved by the General Assembly. The Board’s mandate is directly driven by the General Assembly, and it responds upon it. The Board should be driven by the needs of its members, and it is directly responsible for preparing the General Assembly.
The Executive Board represents different geographic areas in which time policies are being implemented. It is currently composed by the Barcelona City Council, the Strasbourg City Council, the Bolzano City Council, and the major associations promoting urban time policies in Europe: Tempo Territorial and the Time Use Initiative.
The Secretariat is responsible for carrying out the substantive and administrative work of the Network, organising all needed resources for achieving the Network’s Action Plan.
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.
It is managed by the Time Use Initiative for a period of 2 years (2022-2024).