General Data
Name of instrument Associations for the coordinated execution of administrative tasks according to Regional Law 1/2006 ."Associazioni intercomunali"
Country IT
Spatial level regional
Type Laws and regulations
Subtype Laws
Description Foreseen by Regional Law no. 1/2006 (see instrument), Inter-municipal Associations (Associazioni intercomunali), created with the aim to manage several functions and services in association, are established between bordering municipalities characterized by homogeneous background from the territorial and cultural points of view, not belonging to other inter-municipal associations; they are provided with common offices. The Associations are established for a minimum duration of 6 years through a majority decision of Municipal Councils that adopt also the Framework Convention defining associated services and functions, and modes of coordination. Compared to Conventions (see instrument on Regional Law no. 1/2006), the Association requires some coordination structures: president, mayors’ conference: the Convention regulates their activities, functions and responsibilities. For what concerns incentives granted to the associations, see the instrument on Regional Law no. 1/2006.
General objectives The aim of this rationalization is to make local bodies' actions more efficient and effective. The topics on which the "association" can decide are: finance and accountancy, local taxes, spatial planning, local police.
The second step foreseen by the law is that these associations and unions can became ASTERs (see instrument).
General objectives keywords razionalization; coordination; planning;
Responsible Regional authority
Stakeholder Involved Federal state/Province authority; Local authority/Municipal council;
General assessment of strength and weakness Streght: for the fist time regional administration is trying to face a delicate problem appllying subsidiarity principle Weakness: there isn't a clear timing to create this non mandatory structures
Date of entry 2007/12/07
Legal status not-mandatory
Extension rarely (< 25%)
Type of monitoring Mixture of quantitative and qualitative reporting
Preconditions for implementation
General comment
Status Strong direct relevance
Ranking 4
Status Municipal administration, local economy, municipal residents, environmental NGOs, superordinate administrations
Ranking 4
Status below 25% of municipalities
Ranking 3
Status staff, legislation, know-how, political will
Ranking 2
Ranking 0
Remark Instrument too recent to be judged