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Brexit - 01.08.2017
The UK’s Local Government Association (LGA) has published a report on the matter, ‘Beyond Brexit’, in which it provides in-depth analysis of the three potential funding scenarios for the future. The LGA would be interested in any views on the report by 5 September 2017.
Covenant of mayors - 31.07.2017twinning programme offers European local and regional governments the chance to join an eco-friendly adventure: twinning exchanges that aim to increase local governments’ capacity and knowledge to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Apply before 15 September 2017.
Culture - 24.07.2017Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor? A new tool that helps European cities assess their performance in terms of culture and creation, it also creates opportunities for exchanges and learning with other cities. This tool was launched by the European Commission.
Gender equality - 19.07.2017Does local government work for women?’ Find her full response on the CEMR Charter for Equality website.
Cohesion policy - 13.07.2017Eurobarometer 452, the majority of EU citizens share the view that it should continue investing in all EU regions. What’s more, 78% of EU citizens see a positive impact of EU regional investments in their city or region.
Senior citizens - 11.07.2017workshop on the issue which will take place on 10 October in Brussels, during the European Week of Regions and Cities.
CITYnvest - 04.07.2017newsletter is out. Read up on regional energy plans, on what the Committee of the Regions does for renewable energy, and on what the dutch city of Deventer does to strive towards sustainable energy.
CITYnvest - 27.06.2017CITYnvest does. You are invited to follow, tag and retweet the project on Twitter at @CITYnvest.
CITYnvest is the project that supports towns and regions to find innovative ways to finance energy efficiency in public buildings.
Heatwave - 26.06.2017article (in French) gives some examples of good practices to follow when cities get hot.
Pierre Vander Auwera
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