Monday, September 6, 2021 (afternoon)
1:30PM Attendees’ reception
1:50PM Opening statements
Michel Bouvier, Professor of Public Law, President of Fondafip
2:00PM Rethinking local finances to reflect on the State: contemporary perspective(s)
Céline Husson-Rochcongar, MCF Public Law, University of Picardie Jules Verne
Basile Ridard, MCF Public Law, University of Poitiers
1. Identify the difficulties: the methodological approaches.
Chaired by: Tiphaine Barthélémy, Professor of Sociology and Social Anthropology, University of Picardie Jules Verne
2:15PM Can a preconceived idea become reality? The case of financial federalism in the UK
Alexandre Guigue, MCF HDR Public Law, University of Savoie Mont-Blanc
2:30PM Is there financial regionalism in Italy?
Katia Blairon, MCF HDR Public Law, University of Lorraine
2:45PM Reforming the federated entities to reform Belgium?
Maxime Uhoda, Dr. in Political and Social Sciences, Advisor to the Fiscal Management Directorate of the Brussels Regional Public Service Taxation
3:00PM Considering local finances through the prism of the state's form? The virtues of a comparative approach
Manuel Tirard, MCF HDR Public Law, University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
4:00PM Coffee break
Chaired by: François Rangeon, Professor of Political Science, University of Picardie Jules Verne
4:15PM The administrator's point of view
Dominique Schmitt, Honorary Prefect, Honorary Director General of Local Authorities, Honorary Senior Advisor to the Court of Auditors
4:30PM The elected official's point of view
Speaker to be confirmed
4:45PM The council's point of view
Benoît Bayenet, President of the Central Economic Council of Belgium,
Professor of Economic Policy and Public Finance, Université Libre de Bruxelles & Université de Liège
5:00PM The law professor's point of view
Étienne Douat, Professor of Public Law, University of Montpellier, Vice-President of the SFFP
6:00PM End of the half-day session
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 (morning)
2. Addressing the issues: methodological approaches
An organic approach
Actors of local finance: From the institutional to the systemic
Chaired by: Vincent Dussart, Professor of Public Law, University of Toulouse 1 Capitole
09:15AM The usefulness of the 2003 constitutional revision?
Isabelle Muller-Quoy, MCF HDR Public Law, University of Picardie Jules Verne
09:30AM Mergers, inter-municipalities, metropolises: institutional interactions in local finance
Benoît Mercuzot, MCF HDR Public Law, University of Picardie Jules Verne, elected official in charge of finance for the City and Metropolis of Amiens
09:45AM What financial model for local public action?
Marc Leroy, Professor of Sociology and Public Finance, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Vice-President of the SFFP
10:45AM Coffee break
A functional approach
The objectives of local finances: Territorial networking, budget rationalization and general interest
Chaired by: Marie-Christine Esclassan, Professor of Public Law, Panthéon-Sorbonne University Co-director of the RFFP -General Secretary of FONDAFIP
11:00AM The impossible overhaul of local finances through equalization
Matthieu Houser, MCF HDR Public Law, University of Franche-Comté
11:15AM What is the real purpose of the local public accounts audit?
Sébastien Kott, Professor of Public Law, University of Poitiers
11:30AM General interest, local public needs and public finances: Remarks on new dynamics
Mathieu Doat, Professor of Public Law, University of Perpignan
11:45AM Discussion 12:30 Lunch break
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 (afternoon)
3. Searching for solutions: Tools
Reforming local finances: misleading paths?
Chaired by: Emmanuel de Crouy-Chanel, Professor in Public Law, University of Picardie Jules Verne
1:45PM PM Fiscal autonomy of local governments (municipalities and provinces)
Marc Bourgeois, Professor of Public Law, President of the Tax Institute, University of Liège
Francesca Artioli, MCF Political Science, University Paris Est Créteil
Daniel Florentin, MCF Environment and Urban Studies, Mines Paris Tech
Nicolas Maisetti, Postdoctoral student in Political Science, École des Ponts Paris Tech
2PM Contractualization: a new tool for controlling local government spending?
2:15PM Territorialization and recovery plan: what lessons can be drawn from the health crisis? Jean-François Calmette, MCF Public Law, University of Perpignan
3:15 PM Coffee break
Inserting local finances in complexity: from competition to complementarity
Chaired by: Céline Viessant, Professor of Public Law, Aix-Marseille University - General Secretary of the SFFP
3:30PM Green taxation, an "opportunity"... that already exists!
Fabrice Bin, MCF Public Law, Toulouse 1 Capitole University
3:45PM A European perspective on complexity
Danièle Lamarque, President of the European Evaluation Society, Former member of the European Court of Auditors, Former President of the PACA Regional Audit Office
4:00PM Unitary State, decentralization and local financial autonomy: an inevitable misunderstanding?
Michel Bouvier, Professor of Public Law, Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Co-director of the RFFP, President of FONDAFIP
5:00 pm Conclusions
Robert Hertzog, Professor of Public Law, University of Strasbourg, Honorary President of the SFFP and of the Evaluation Council of the INET