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  • UCLG 2023 Culture Summit - 26.07.2022

    Apply to become the host city of UCLG 2023 Culture Summit!

    The Culture Summit has become a major event for UCLG. After the success of the Summits previously held (Bilbao in 2015, Jeju in 2017, Buenos Aires in 2019 and Izmir in 2021), and considering the growing importance of culture in the framework of sustainable cities, UCLG has decided to convene a 5th UCLG Culture Summit in 2023. 

    The UCLG Culture Summit is a unique global event. It responds to the growing importance of culture in local development, a fact that is being evidenced in all continents at least since the beginning of the 21st century, and more than ever since the recent global crisis generated by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

    We invite you to check the Terms of Reference of the 5th UCLG Culture Summit. Direct or indirect members of UCLG can apply to be the host city by 2 September 2022 in writing to the UCLG World Secretariat:, putting in copy:

  • Climate - 24.06.2022

    Elected representatives receive trainings on climate adaptation and mitigation
    CEMR, PLATFORMA together with United Cities and Local Government (UCLG), and Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) initiative, organised two training sessions for politicians dedicated to climate adaptation and mitigation.

    The aim of the training academy was to inspire politicians to develop their strategies, plans and actions through the discussion about climate change adaptation, mitigation and resilience in the global and Europe and Central Asia specific context.  We counted on over 120 participants worldwide.
  • Gender Equality - 14.04.2021

    Call for a consultant to develop the text for the “Local Authorities Charter for Gender Equality in Africa”
    Are you interested in a mission to provide guidance and support to gender equality work by local governments in Africa?

    The Council of European Municipalities and Regions and UCLG Africa  have opened a call for a consultant to develop and draft the text for the “Local Authorities Charter for Gender Equality in Africa”.

    3 months contract

    Please consult the Terms of reference for details about the mission, the desired profile and application instructions. (English) (Français)

    Deadline to apply is 25 April 2021 (23:59 UTC+1)
  • - 06.01.2020

    Call for candidacies for the International Award UCLG - Mexico City - Culture 21
    Local and regional governments and individuals can apply for the 4th edition of the International Award UCLG - Mexico City - Culture 21. The candidates who have done the most to link culture with democratic governance, citizen participation or sustainable development may win between €25,000 and €50,000.

    The deadline for submissions is 18 March 2020. You can find more information and apply via the Award's website:
  • UCLG World Congress - 23.07.2019

    Exchanging with local leaders from Daejon, “Asia’s Silicon Valley”
    The Congress of our global organisation, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), will take place from 11 to 15 November 2019. What about the next one? We know it will take place in 2022, but where will it be held? On 23 July, a delegation from the city of Daejon, South Korea, came to meet us to make the case that the next World Congress should be held in their city, which is nicknamed “Asia’s Silicon Valley”.

    This was also an opportunity for CEMR to exchange with UCLG Asia-Pacific’s Secretary General, Dr. Bernadia Tjandradewi, as well as a representative from the Governors Association of Korea (GAOK), Maria Kim.
  • Sustainable Development Goals - 24.10.2018

    SDGs: “We feel the urgency to do much more”
    For Europe to be truly sustainable, an ambitious strategy is necessary. That’s the spirit of a letter signed by CEMR secretary general, Frédéric Vallier, also endorsed by the 30 high-level members of the "EU SDG multi-stakeholder platform", who met in Brussels, on 11 October 2018.
  • International - 22.10.2018

    Call for donations: Solidarity with the people of Indonesia
    CEMR joins UCLG’s call for solidarity with Indonesia and its local governments. A deadly tsunami has recently hit the country, causing at least 1,400 deaths and putting immense pressure on local governments. An international call for donations has therefore been launched, which you are invited to join.
  • Culture - 28.02.2018

    Apply for UCLG’s culture award
    Our global organisation, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) has launched an award for sustainable cultural development at local level. You can apply until 16 March.
  • International - 08.02.2018

    Water: a local issue
    Water is a fundamental right, and guaranteeing access to drinking water and sanitation is crucial for many local and regional governments. At the World Water Forum, our global organisation UCLG is co-organising the “International Conference of Local and Regional Authorities on Water” on 20-21 March in Brasilia. You can register for the Forum until 28 February.
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Martin Revault
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