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FR03_FR0_The law for Modernisation of Territorial Public Action and Affirmation of the Metropolis (known as the MAPAM law) _2014

Name of the country France
Sector General
Name of the document (original) LOI n° 2014-58 du 27 janvier 2014 de modernisation de l'action publique territoriale et d'affirmation des métropoles (1)
Name of the document (English) The law for Modernisation of Territorial Public Action and Affirmation of the Metropolis (known as the MAPAM law) January 27th 2014
Administrative level National
Type of the document Legislation
Year of adoption 2014
Foreseen duration Unlimited
Sector General
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) FR0
Authority State
Availability in English No
Legally binding Legally binding
Integration as a concept Yes
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Description The law sets up a territorial council for public action in each region which must foster the coordination between the competences of territorial authorities at local level
Major objectives The law gives a framework for governance of each admistrative level
Short Summary The MAPAM Act aims to clarify competences of public authorities. This law is a part of the 3d act of the decentralization act.
Main disposals:
v A specific level of public authority will be in charge when several levels are involved.
Ø Regions will be in charge of :
- Sustainable development within the territory
- Economical development , innovation support, internationalization of businesses and transportation
- Support to higher education and research
Ø Departments will be in charge of :
- Social care
- Public service delivery
- Spatial planning
- Local development

v The definition of metropolitan areas
v The “Pays” (territorial area constituted by several EPCI) are transformed in rural and territorial balance centres, managed by mayors of the communes within this area
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