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  • SDGs - 14.11.2019

    Who will be the next EU commissioner in charge of SDGs?
    Paolo Gentiloni, the incoming European Commissioner for Economy, will be responsible for overseeing the European Union’s implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). That’s the news as reported by Politico following talks between President-Elect Ursula von der Leyen and the Socialists & Democrats Group in the European Parliament. The new Commission still needs to be approved by the Parliament.
  • Citizenship - 22.08.2019

    A citizen's guide to their city
    What is the role of local leaders? How do they use taxpayers' money? A new publication by the Association of mayors of the Ile-de-France region (Amif) answers this question in a very educational manner (available in French only).

    Make sure you also look at the video Amif created on the topic. It's yorth your while!
  • Recruitment - 08.08.2019

    Looking for a new job? CEMR is recruiting a Copywriter Editor
    Do you feel confident turning complex ideas into clear, fluid and faultless English and French? Do you want to work for the most senior organisation representing local and regional governments in Europe? Do you want to be part of a European collaborative team where your competences will be highly valued?

    Then becoming CEMR Copywriter Editor is your best choice! Check out the application pack and let us know about yourself (deadline: 4 September 2019).
  • Integration - 03.07.2019

    Call to towns and regions for the integration of migrants
    Take part in the ‘Towns and regions for integration' initiative", stated the President of the Committee of the Regions during a seminar organised with CEMR on this topic. To date, the initiative counts more than 100 local and regional governments. It constitutes a political forum to develop and promote EU policies and funding to help with migrant integration, as well as to exchange best practices on the topic.
  • Sustainable Development Goals - 01.07.2019

    What Commissioner Katainen says on towns and regions…
    The European Commission reconsidered the way it cooperates with towns and regions”, revealed European Commissioner Jyrki Katainen, upon the occasion of a debate on the localisation of the Sustainable Development Goals. He added: “Indeed, they contribute to up to 65% of the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.” Click here to view the debate.
  • Local finances - 26.06.2019

    Local finances have a new pair of eyes
    What drives sustainable growth at local level? What’s the link between decentralisation and financial capacities? The brand new World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment will significantly help answer these questions. It was launched by the OECD and UCLG on 17 June in Paris. Speaking at the event, CEMR spokesperson on local finances, Cheltenham councillor, Flo Clucas, stressed that “What we are talking about is people, places and productivity. Get people and places right, productivity will follow.”
  • Multi-level governance - 17.06.2019

    Towns and regions call on ministers to take action for multi-level governance
    We, the ministers responsible for urban matters, acknowledge the role and growing importance of urban areas of all sizes in the EU and of local and regional authorities, as the level of governance closest to citizens.” That’s what the Bucharest declaration says, adopted on 14 June, during a meeting of the EU ministers on urban matters. Upon this occasion, the Presidents of CEMR, the Committee of the Regions and EUROCITIES signed a joint letter to call on ministers to give substance to their words and implement the principles of the Pact of Amsterdam: multilevel governance, better knowledge, better funding and better regulation. CEMR spokesperson on Urban policies, Malmö councillor, Ilmar Reepalu voiced the concerns of Europe’s towns and regions at this event.
     
  • Age-friendly society - 06.06.2019

    Norwegian inspiration: Universal design in an age-friendly society
    The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities, KS, has published a very useful booklet compiling best practices in universal design and age-friendly societies from Norwegian municipalities and counties.
  • Good practices - 20.05.2019

    When cities lead the fight against poverty
    In the US, cities lead in fighting poverty. Read the article by Tony Favro on this issue for CityMayors.
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