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Survey - 23.11.2020
To help answer this question, municipalities, regions and their associations are encouraged to share their views on this issue by responding to the Committee of the Regions’ survey on applying the Partnership Principle to EU funds for 2021-2027. The questionnaire should only take 10-15 minutes to complete and the survey will be open until 21 December 2020. In parallel, CEMR will be publishing its own analysis of the issue in the coming months, based on a survey of its national associations.
NALAS - 09.11.2020The Network of Associations of Local Authorities of South-East Europe (NALAS) has just published “Local Government Finance Indicators in South East Europe”. The second edition provides a wealth of statistical data on the following topics:
- The size and structure of local governments in southeast Europe
- Regional comparisons on the status and development of national and local government finance in 2019
- Patterns and trends of national and local government revenues and expenditures for the period 2006-2019 in each economy
Just Transition Fund - 17.09.2020€25 billion for the Just Transition Fund (JTF). This new EU financial instrument will invest in regions to help them decarbonise their economies. A range of projects would be eligible for funding and the EU would co-finance up to 85% of the cost.
By contrast, the European Commission had proposed €11 billion and national governments in the Council a mere €7.5 billion. The Parliament and Council must now come to a compromise for the Fund to be created.
Urban agenda - 20.11.2017EU Cities Forum in Rotterdam on 27-28 November? Make sure you visit both CEMR’s and Covenant of Mayors’ stands on the SS Rotterdam. We’ll be very happy to meet you in person.
Urban development - 27.09.2017
UCLG is looking for experts or researchers in Europe to contribute to the report (entitled GOLD V). If you’re interested, please answer the call for tenders by 4 October, 11 am. For more info, please contact email@example.com.
Urban exchange - 13.09.2017pairings with a city facing similar challenges in sustainable urban development in other parts of the world.
Economic development - 19.04.2017Mayors for Economic Growth (M4EG) initiative is to strengthen local governments’ capacity to implement smart local economic development. Cities joining the initiative make and implement sustainable economic development plans with EU support. The “champions” will receive grant support to implement pilot projects.
Apply until 31 May 2017.
Urban Agenda for the EU - 08.06.2016AGE Platform Europe has published a guide on the Urban Agenda for the EU and older persons’ rights.
The number of people in the EU aged 65 or over is set to nearly double by 2060, and 80% of older people in developed countries already live in urban areas. The aim of this guide is to help European cities use the Urban Agenda for the EU to become more age-friendly and be prepared for the big demographic change to come.
Mobility - 21.04.2015sustainable mobility for everyone’, to take place in Bucharest, on 16 and 17 June 2015.
Attendees will explore how the sustainable urban mobility plan concept can be adjusted to suit different city geographic contexts, scales and budgets; as well as approaches that can be taken to ensure mobility and accessibility is improved for everyone in society. Alongside this, planning technique sessions will provide practical guidance on specific aspects of urban mobility planning.
Pierre Vander Auwera
Adviser – Communication
Tel. : + 32 2 500 05 41
Skype : pierre_vda
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