Mathieu Mori

Secretary General of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

    Mathieu Mori, born in 1980 in France, has over 15 years of increasing responsibilities in political organisations and European institutions.


    After some years working in public affairs Consultancies in Paris and London, he joined the Assembly of European Regions (AER) in 2010 and became its Secretary General in 2014. In this position, he represented European regions towards the European institutions and promoted subsidiarity and territorial development.


    In 2020, he was appointed Director of the European Union Interreg North-West Europe transnational cooperation programme, which funds hundreds of projects in cities and regions across 7 European countries.


    He was elected Secretary General of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe for a five-year term of office, during the 43rd Session of the Congress on 25 October 2022 in Strasbourg and took office in January 2023.


    In this position, he runs one of the two political assemblies of the Council of Europe whose role it is to make recommendations to the 46 Council of Europe Member States on local and regional issues and to promote and protect human rights, democracy, and the rule of law at local and regional level.


    Mathieu Mori is a graduate of the Institut d'études politiques de Lille and holds a Master’s degree in European public policy from University College London and a degree in History from Oxford University.

    All Sessions by Mathieu Mori

    10:00 - 10:45
    Grand Hall

    Opening Ceremony & BFC SEE Certificate Award

    The BFC SEE Program is designed for cities and municipalities committed to enhancing their business environment, attracting investments, and promoting local economic growth. It offers a clear path to establish a favorable business climate and implement efficient, transparent local administration in line with good governance principles. The program assists local self-government in building and enhancing organizational capacities, developing plans, fostering private sector collaboration, and promoting transparency to reduce business barriers. At this conference, eligible cities/municipalities will receive BFC certification, and a new, IV edition of the standard will be unveiled, emphasizing sustainable and responsible business practices.

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