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EVALUATION OF THE FIRST OUTCOMES OF DECENTRALIZATION REFORM WITH “KALLIKRATIS PLAN” IN GREECE: THE CASE OF ILIDA’S MUNICIPALITY

Eleni Sofianou, Dimitrios Goulas, Georgia Kontogeorga, Kassiani Droulia

DOI: 10.22495/jgr_v3_i2_p1

Abstract

Many countries, not only in the European Union but also throughout the world, are adopting decentralization reforms in order to empower local communities. Decentralization is the process of transferring authority, responsibility and accountability from central to local governments. To accomplish this, Greek government applied the Law 3852/10 «Kallikratis plan», reforming the local self administration and its duties. The purpose of this paper is to present the results of the conceptual framework analysis of the relation between decentralization and democratic local governance in Greece, to explore opportunities and propose ways to establish or further strengthen democracy at the local level.

Keywords: Public Administration, Municipalities, Local Self-Government, Decentralization, “Kallikratis” Project

How to cite this paper: Sofianou, E., Goulas, D.,Kontogeorga, G., & Droulia, K. (2014). Evaluation of the first outcomes of decentralization reform with “kallikratis plan” in greece: The case of Ilida’s municipality. Journal of Governance and Regulation, 3(2), 7-13. http://doi.org/10.22495/jgr_v3_i2_p1

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