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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.
Smart cities and communities - 15.05.2014European Innovation Partnership. Through this platform you will get in contact with companies, NGOs and other stakeholders working in sectors such as energy, transport or communication technologies. By submitting your commitment you will be able to promote your projects on a European scale, meet potential partners or learn and exchange best practices.
More information and the registration form (open until 16 June) are available on the European Commission’s website.
EU Urban Agenda - 25.04.2014
An EU urban agenda must take into consideration all types of cities - small, medium-sized and large cities – and their surroundingsThe vice-president of our Swedish association (SALAR), Carola Gunnarsson, defended CEMR’s position on a potential EU urban agenda during the Informal Meeting of EU Ministers responsible for Cohesion Policy, on 24 and 25 April. This high-level event took place in Athens under the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union. In addition to a potential EU urban agenda, discussions focused on the financial support to small and medium enterprises through structural funds.
You can read CEMR position on a potential EU urban agenda in English and in French. For further information on the Informal Meeting of EU Ministers, check out the Greek Presidency website.
Pierre Vander Auwera
Adviser – Communication
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