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CEMR in mourning - 27.04.2017
CEMR expresses its deepest condolences to his friends and family, and will always remember Mr Barber as someone who brought debates around local government’s place in the world into the spotlight.
Circular economy - 24.04.2017
LIFE, the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action, has published a long brochure on the circular economy. It includes interviews with experts and MEPs and hundreds of projects that can inspire local governments throughout Europe.
Sustainable energy - 20.04.2017FEDARENE is launching the third edition of the Roger Léron Award, which aims to reward an individual for their contribution towards sustainable energy transition at local or regional level in Europe.
Do you know someone who deserves the award? Suggest a nomination before 1 June.
Economic development - 19.04.2017Mayors for Economic Growth (M4EG) initiative is to strengthen local governments’ capacity to implement smart local economic development. Cities joining the initiative make and implement sustainable economic development plans with EU support. The “champions” will receive grant support to implement pilot projects.
Apply until 31 May 2017.
UCLG - 11.04.2017UCLG), is hosting its second Culture Summit from 10 to 13 May 2017 in Jeju, Korea. The Jeju Culture Summit, “Commitments and Actions for Culture in Sustainable Cities”, is the place to be for towns, regions and all other stakeholders committed to culture at the local level.
The summit will focus on three key themes: Implementing culture 21 actions, A global culture 2030 goal, and Cultural rights and local alliances for culture. It will be an opportunity to discuss all aspects of cultural policies, programmes and projects in cities.
CITYnvest - 10.04.2017CITYnvest's April newsletter.
Climate Chance - 06.04.2017Climate Chance World Summit are currently looking for contributions from non-state actors in the form of presentations, papers or public policy actions in order to put together the workshop programme.
Do you have any innovative ideas? If yes, please answer the call for contributions before 15 April.
Energy efficiency - 05.04.2017CITYnvest, of course. But there’s more: the Commission has produced 3 webinars (online seminars) on the issue, which you can watch for free.
EU-China twinning - 04.04.2017International Urban Cooperation (IUC) programme on sustainable urban development with Chinese cities. Applications are open until 10 April.
Pierre Vander Auwera
Adviser – Communication
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