LOLA , the Linked Organization of Local Authority ICT Societies
, is the coordinating group for the international affiliations. It is a loose grouping of Associations that share common values. Associations which share these common values will understand the value of working together in a way that will improve the services that are delivered to the Citizen.
At the London International Workshop entitled “Learning From Each Other”, it was agreed that a closer working relationship between individual Local Authority ICT professional associations through a “Society of Societies” would be of benefit to these organizations, their members and the citizens they serve. This is a loose arrangement with no formal (e.g. legal or financial) implications, hence the “concordat” approach.