Mission and Activities


Our mission is to support local governments in sharing experiences, solutions and strategies in the use of information and communication technologies and leading edge innovation in the administration of local governments and in the development of new services for the well-being and the wealth of their constituents and for the local economy.

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Our Members

Membership is open to local government organisations, academic and research institutions and not-for-profit organisations that share, support or want to contribute to the above objectives. The involvement of private sector organisations is encouraged through their sponsorship of specific activities. MCE Members cover most European countries together with some non-European Local Governments, such as Israel and USA.
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We hold the annual conference in a different city and country. Participants share international and local experiences. Distinguished speakers present the latest digital innovations and share successes and issues. It is open to all Local Governments, Academia and Research Organisations and private sector interested in Informal exchanges and discussions. Read More


We organise for our members one day workshops on specific topics of interest to share and discuss experiences in order to identify innovative practices. The results of the workshops are shared and published on the MCE portal in a dedicated area.

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Since the beginning of the pandemic we have activated a new way of sharing our experiences. Our members are invited to join the one-hour on line videoconference discussions on nowadays challenges and transformations.

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Study Tours

The Study Tours aimed at providing opportunities for in-depth meetings with cities, who are well known leaders in innovation, in creation of new services and on economic development. Further study tours in other cities will be organised in the future.

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