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The 2nd Asian Councils Forum (ACF), 2017 Global Councils Forum (GCF) and the Annual Meeting of TCF have been successfully held at the Taipei City Council on August 26, 2017 in Taipei City, Taiwan.


The Conference brought together a total of 200 participants from eight countries in Asia and elsewhere, including Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Tuvalu, Malaysia and Mongolia, among others.


This year, the number of the nations and participants from Local Councilors Assemblies, Parliamentary Speakers and local councilors has reached the highest level so far.


In the afternoon panel sessions, when practical experiences from local councilors collided with academic theories from local renowned scholars, the resulting exhilarating discussion attracted local media and nearly 200 attendees to participate in on-site activities.


Please click the following links to view photos of the event and presentations of each session. (2017.08.28) 


Opening Ceremony & TCF Chairman’s Remarks


Keynote Speech by Lee Hong-yuan (Topic Theme: Local Governance and Social Innovation in 4C Era)


Global Councils Forum (Theme: Best Practice of Collaboration between Local Councils and Civil Society Organizations)


Session A1: Local Demand and Social Innovation


Session A2: Local Tourism and Transport Infrastructures


Session A3: Participatory Budgeting and Local Councils


Session A4: Best Practice in Your Local Council


Session B1: Positive & Effective Check

 

Session B2 Constructively Conflict


Session B3: Problem-oriented Communication


Session B4: Cross-region Cooperation


Conclusions of Panel Discussion and Closing Ceremony


Photos Gallery


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TCF’s President, Lin Chin-chang, as accompanied by local councilors and local domestic colleges’ professors, was invited by Philippine Councilors League (PCL) to attend the first Asian Councils Forum (ACF) held in Manila, Philippines on December 4-7, 2016. President Lin delivered six presentations on “The Role of Local Legislative Assemblies in Governance and Decentralization”, “The Implications of Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change to Local Governments”, “The Issues in Inter-Local Government Relations and Cooperation”, “The Role of the Local Assemblies in Promoting Trade and Investment Opportunities in the Asian Region” and so on. The participation of the delegates of TCF has enriched the content of the meeting and enhanced the exchange and collaboration between the members of PCL and TCF. Please use the links to view the whole report on the first Asian Councils Forum (ACF) and photos (day 1, day 2 and day 3).  (2016.12.08, Taipei, Taiwan) 


  

 

 2016 TCF Annual Meeting and the thesis presentation conference presented by two local colleges’ professors have been successfully concluded on November 19, 2016 in Taipei City. TCF team has transcribed the presentation and provided the links for the public. If you are interested in the records, please link the articles' titles below for further review. Only Chinese version is available. (2016.11.19, Taipei, Taiwan)

1. The proposal of upgrading the Role of Local Legislative Assemblies by Professor Fang Kai-hung (方凱弘), Dept. of Administrative Management, Shih-hsin University, Taiwan

2. The Issues in Inter-Local Government Relations and Cooperation by Dr. Lee Yen-ju (李衍儒), National Taiwan University

  

            

 

UNALE (União Nacional dos Legisladores e Legislativos Estaduais) is an organization bringing together around common goals all state parliamentarians and all state legislatures in Brazil. On November 13-16, 2016, 12 delegations of the UNALE led by Chairwoman Ana Maria do Socorro Cunha Costa visited Taipei City after attending the China International Friendship Cities Conference held on November 9-11, 2016 in Chongqing China. The major purpose of their trip to Taiwan is to learn about the system and operation of the waste recycling in Taiwan. To meet their request, Taiwan Local Councils Representatives Community Forum (TCF) has arranged a two-day schedule during their brief stay on November 14-15, 2016, including visiting the Taipei City Council, Taipei Beitou Incinerator Plant, the Mission of Tzu Chi in Environmental Protection, Ta Ai Technologies Co., Ltd. and Taipei 101 Tower. Please link here to know about the four days activities (Chinese version only). (2016.11.17, Taipei Taiwan)

  

        

 

                        

 

   

 

Lin Chin-chang, President of the Taiwan Local Councils Representatives Community Forum (TCF), visited Miguel Ángel Santalices Vieira, the Vice-President of CALRE (Conference of the Regional Legislative Assemblies of the European Union) as well as the President of Parlamento de Galicia, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain on August 2, 2016. After a brief greeting, President Santalices Vieira took about one hour to introduce the TCF members to each chamber at the parliament building. (2016.08.02, Taipei Taiwan)

  

        

 

                     

 

   

 

We congratulate Pilar Rojo Noguera, the former President of Conference of European Regional Legislative Assemblies (CALRE), on her winning an election as the Congress woman in the General Election in Spain on June 26, 2016. Mrs. Rojo Noguera was the President of Parlamento de Galicia from 2009 to 2016. We congratulate on her well-deserved victory as an elected member of the Spanish national parliament.  (2016.06.07, Taipei, Taiwan) 


  Pilar Rojo Noguera

 

 

Lin Chin-chang, President of the Taiwan Local Councils Representatives Community Forum (TCF), delivered a speech on the mission, objects and the future of the TCF at the 2nd Quarterly NEO-NB Meeting held by Philippines Councilors League on June 13-15, 2016 at Cagayan De Oro City, Philippines. During the event, PCL National President Maybelyn Fernandez presented President Lin with a copy of the Resolution which PCL made at the end of 2015 in connection with hosting the very first Asia Councils Forum, ACF in brevity, in Manila, Philippines in December 2016. (2016.06.16, Taipei Taiwan)   (2016.06.06, Taipei, Taiwan)

 

 

 

                        

 

                   

   

 

We congratulate Maybelyn Rose dela Cruz-Fernandez, the National President of Philippine Councilors League(PCL), on her winning an Election as the City Councilor of the Dagupan City, Philippines. This is her third term as the Dagupan City Councilor.   (2016,05.08, Taipei, Taiwan) 


  Coun. Maybelyn Rose Dela Cruz Fernandez

 

 

The President of TCF, Lin Chin-chang, introduced two international regional legislative assemblies, Parliamentary Confederation of the Americas (COPA) and Conference of European Regional Legislative Assemblies (CALRE), at the General Meeting of TCF held on March 20, 2016 to the local councilors. The whole meeting could be viewed through the link.   (2016.03.20, Taipei, Taiwan) 


  

 

Lin Chin-chang, President of the Taiwan Local Councils Representatives Community Forum (TCF), attended the 2016 General Meeting of the Japanese Local Councilors Alliance (JLCA, 日本會議地方議員連盟) on March 13, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan and made a speech during the Meeting to introduce the history, mission and service of TCF to the members of JLCA. Please link here to read the speech.  (2016.03.14, Taipei, Taiwan) 


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Lin Chin-chang, President of the Taiwan Local Councils Representatives Community Forum (TCF), is invited by Japanese Local Councilors Alliance (JLCA) on March 13, 2016 to Tokyo Japan. He will deliver a brief speech at the 2016 JLCA General Meeting to the attendees. Reportedly, there will be approximately 150 councilors from all over the country in the meeting.   (February 24, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan)

 

The Report on 2015 Global Councils Forum (GCF) and Annual Meeting of Taiwan Local Councils Representatives Community Forum (TCF) has been published for reference. Please take a look and share your opinions with us if any.  (January 5, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan)

 

 

 

Lin Chin-chang, President of the Taiwan Local Councils Representatives Community Forum (TCF), delivered a speech at the CALRE 2015 World Forum of Regional and Sub-National Legislative Assemblies on October 23, 2015 in Milan, Italy. The main theme of this year is “Regional and local representation for a true global democracy”. Each representative of the International Institutions was designated to make a 5-10 minutes speech introducing his/her own organization and focusing the speech on the concept of sovereignty and representation in his/her region. (November 1, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan)


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We are pleased to announce the attendance of Mr. Lin Chin-chang, President of TCF, to the CALRE 2015 Plenary Assembly and World Forum of Regional and Sub-National Legislative Assemblies in Milan, Italy on October 23-24, 2015.   (October 7, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan)

 

 

 

                        

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