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  • - 03.06.2020

    Call: research on COVID-19's territorial impact
    The European Union’s EPSON programme has issued a call for researchers to work on a short-term study on the territorial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and on regional policies in Europe during the first months of the outbreak.

    For more information, check out EPSON’s website. You have until 7 June 2020 to apply.
  • Competition - 28.05.2020

    Launch of the European green cities awards
    The European Commission has launched the 2023 European Green Capital (EGCA 2023) and the 2022 European Green Leaf (EGLA 2022) Awards, recognising cities that are genuinely committed to becoming more sustainable. Winners will receive prizes worth €600,000 and €200,000 respectively, as well gain international visibility and acces to a network of previous finalist and winning cities.

    To find out more and submit your candidacy, check out the green city awards' announcement press release and website. You have until 28 October 2020 to apply. Good luck!
  • Waste - 15.05.2020

    Join NALAS for a webinar on waste management
    NALAS is organising an online panel discussion series on solid waste management during the COVID-19's crisis. 

    The first panel discussion is on 20 May 2020, 14:00 via Zoom Platform.
  • LH Forum - 12.05.2020

    Prize for Positive Territorial Actors
    Every year, the Institute for a Positive Economy presents the Prize for Positive Territorial Actors at the LH Forum. This event is an outstanding opportunity to share best practices by throwing a light on dynamic local players.

    The Prize rewards rewards local and regional elected officials and civil servants who have distinguished themselves, through their policies and personal commitment, in environmental, social, economic and governance issues. More information on this event will appear on the Institute for a Positive Economy's website.

    Date: 24 september 2020
    Lieu: Le Havre (France)
  • COVID-19 - 22.04.2020

    Cities for Global Health
    Metropolis has launched Cities for Global Health, a collaborative online platform that offers access to knowledge, strategies and actionable plans implemented by local and regional governments around the globe. A virtual space to showcase what cities are doing and be inspired by others regarding specific initiatives or plans to the COVID-19 outbreak other health emergencies. 
  • Decentralised cooperation - 06.04.2020

    How can decentralised cooperation contribute to the fight against COVID-19?
    Local and regional governments are at the forefront of the coronavirus crisis. Collaboration and learning from each other are essential in this respect.

    That’s why PLATFORMA wants to ask you about how international cooperation and decentralised cooperation between cities and regions can contribute to the fight against the coronavirus.

    Please read the survey questionnaire and send your answers to platforma@ccre-cemr.org.
     
  • COVID-19 - 18.03.2020

    Sharing best practices on municipal waste management and the coronavirus
    The Association of Cities and Regions for Sustainable Resource Management (ACR+) is collecting and sharing best practices from European cities on how to manage municipal waste while minimising the spread of the coronavirus.

    You can discover the recommendations in each country on the ACR+ website.
  • Call for tender - 27.02.2020

    Organising and communicating webinars and seminars
    We are looking for a contractor to help organise and produce videos for webinars and seminars. For more information, have a look at our call for tender.
  • Fair minimum wages - 25.02.2020

    Social partners must remain central to wage bargaining
    At the social dialogue meeting of local and regional governments held today, CEMR and EPSU agreed to submit to the European Commission a joint reaction on possible EU action on fair minimum wages.

    CEMR and EPSU support upward wage convergence and shared economic prosperity across the EU, gender pay equality and sustainable funding of social protection systems.

    However, we think that any EU action must ensure that wages, as a general rule, are autonomously agreed by or with national social partners. No member state should be required to introduce a statutory minimum wage system and any other conditions should only be introduced when they are proposed by the social partners at national level, including associations of local and regional governments.
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