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Local action plan for simplification of the administration of companies

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The local action plan for simplifying the administration of companies has been designed in order to reduce the weight of bureaucracy on the local production system and is understood to be a part of the resources needed to carry out administrative duties relating to business life. In line with EU and national strategy, the project also intends to contribute at a local level to reducing procedural times but, more importantly, the administrative charges to which the productive system is subject, to enable the economic actors of the territory to ‘free up’ resources for fundamental activity or for experimentation in innovative activities. In terms of methodology, the project was inspired by the EU Standard Cost Model, adapted to the local reality, to its needs and to available resources, as well as by the Business Process Reengineering (BPR) applied to the publication administration. In order to put its plan for local simplification into action, the City Council created a Memorandum of Understanding with the T.A.I (The Organisation of Entrepreneurial Associations), which involves a joint Working Table made up of Council representatives and representatives from the T.A.I., who have been given the task of implementing activities through periodic meetings and work groups. The project includes the following phases:

  • Identifying critical areas and intervention priorities;
  • A diagnosis of criticality: measuring time and costs a) A map of service processes b) Identification and classification of information obligations c) Measurement of current performance d) A diagnosis of criticality and the related causes to eliminate;
  • Definition of an intervention plan for simplification (Simplification Programme);
  • Experimentation and monitoring of simplification actions;
  • Evaluation, i.e. quantification of economic savings for businesses resulting from the Simplification Programme.

The action plan involved the creation of a combined technical group involving the City Council (managers and representatives) and professional associations (representatives nominated by the associations in the TAI). This technical group was coordinated by the City Services Manager, with the organisational and technical support of personnel and management, who were also given the task of managing communication and external relations for the project, and of ANCI consultants.

From an operational point of view, in order to realise single actions that were part of the simplification programme, the project chose to work through small, flexible, temporary structures (improvement groups), whose task was to produce a detailed analysis of working processes, executive planning and the implementation of simplification actions, under the supervision of the relevant Service Manager.

Award info
Award category: public service delivery
Award type: submission
Award year: 2009
Project type
Sector: Economic affairs, competition, SME
Type of activity: strategic management and planning tools
Keywords: Bureaucracy reduction, business and companies
Short English description: The action plan involved the creation of a combined technical group involving the City Council (managers and representatives) and professional associations(representatives nominated by the associations in the TAI).
Further information
Organisation: Direzione Generale Comune di Reggio Emilia
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Level of government: local level
Size of organisation: >100
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Country: Italy
EU membership: EU member
Language code: en
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