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Gender equality - 19.01.2017Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life. Korça is the sixth largest city in Albania, with almost 80,000 inhabitants. We wish them lots of success in the elaboration of their action plan for the equality of women and men in local life.
This new signature was facilitated by the collaboration of UN Women in Albania.
Towns and regions worldwide - 09.01.2017Global Network Magellan Cities, a network of all the cities that the explorer Ferdinand Magellan travelled to on the first ever journey around the world, is to hold its sixth meeting in Lisbon from 18 to 21 January.
The organisation promotes collaborative participation and cooperation among the different cities that share the history of the first journey around the world; among which are cities such as Sevilla, Rio de Janeiro, and Cape Town.
This network of cities will soon be celebrating the 5th century of Magellan’s journey, which took place from 1519 to 1522.
Recruitment - 06.01.2017
The Covenant of mayors for Sub-Saharan Africa is currently recruiting a Project Support Officer.
The application package is available in French.
Deadline for applications: 22 January 2017. The position is based in Accra (Ghana).
CITYnvest - 04.01.2017
Crowdfunding for energy efficiency & finding local perspectives: read CITYnvest's January newsletterNew actions for energy efficiency, new interviews, new local perspectives: CITYnvest has a lot in store for this new year. Read all about it in their January newsletter.
Recruitment - 22.12.2016
Motivated and interested? Download the application package and send us your application before 8 January 2017.
Young leaders - 20.12.2016YELAC) has come to an end after two years of fruitful work on topics that affects the youth: education, employment and housing, participation in public life, etc.
Should you want to get further information on our activities, here’s the list of activities we organised with the support and participation of European towns and regions.
UCLG - 19.12.2016English and French.
Deadline for applications: 27 January 2017.
PLATFORMA - 16.12.2016English and French.
Equality - 14.12.2016EUDEL) will bring together local elected representatives, civil society, academia and CEMR associations to discuss the transformation of the social landscape in Europe.
During the CEMR Policy Committee (in Maastricht, 12-13 December), the mayor of Bilbao, Juan Maria Aburto, presented the goals of the conference that will take place in June 2018:
• to prepare our towns and regions to take the lead in tackling discrimination and inequalities,
• to promote social inclusion and diversity.
On the occasion of the CEMR Policy Committee, CEMR members also held a debate on the 10th anniversary of the Charter on gender equality.
Pierre Vander Auwera
Adviser – Communication
Tel. : + 32 2 500 05 41
Skype : pierre_vda
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