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Covenant of Mayors - 02.03.2017
The Covenant of Mayors for climate and energy is organising a workshop for its signatories on how to implement long-term energy planning on 16 March in Antwerp.
Climate change - 28.02.2017EEA) published a report on “Financing urban adaptation to climate change.”
This report highlights innovative local solutions that can inspire other local governments across Europe.
Regional statistics - 27.02.2017
The European Commission has published the 2016 edition of the Regional Competitiveness Index. Through an interactive map, scorecard and spider-graph, this index provides detailed information on how well each EU region is doing in terms of innovation, governance, transport, digital infrastructure, health or human capital.
Recruitment - 14.02.2017
If yes, the Covenant of Mayors for Sub-Saharan Africa is looking for a Project Officer on energy and climate just like you. See our application pack for more details.
Job based in Brussels. Deadline: 28 February 2017.
World Mayor 2016 - 14.02.2017World Mayor Prize, for his work in the field of refugees and migrants.
Nine other mayors also made it to the 2016 World Mayor Honours List. These are all mayors who, with their communities, “have made exceptional efforts to welcome refugees and integrate migrants.” Several of the mayors on this list have signed CEMR’s call for a real common European Asylum policy.
Mayors Adapt - 13.02.2017Covenant of Mayors in February 2017.
Still a crucial piece of the puzzle in the fight against climate change, Mayors Adapt signatories will keep receiving assistance and guidance. Please see Mayors Adapt’s announcement for more details.
Equality & Employment - 26.01.2017Gender equality and employment are very strongly linked, especially in the public sector. In fact, CEMR’s expert groups on gender equality and on local and regional governments as employers had their first joint meeting of the year on 24 January.
Among the topics addressed, they discussed work-life balance, well-being at work and how to achieve equal participation of women and men in the labour market and in family life.
Gender equality - 25.01.2017work programme for 2017, as well as their action plan for women’s day on 8 March, and preparations for the Bilbao conference coming up in 2018. Stay tuned – more info on that front coming up soon.
Urban Agenda for the EU - 25.01.2017
The four partnerships of the Urban Agenda for the EU will kick off end of February. The CEMR secretariat will be present for each one of them, to allow our members to contribute. Want to dig deeper? Visit urbanagendaforthe.eu.
Pierre Vander Auwera
Adviser – Communication
Tel. : + 32 2 500 05 41
Skype : pierre_vda
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