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Participatory democracy - 18.09.2014
The week around 15 October has been chosen for holding this event as a tribute to the European Charter of Local Self-Government, opened for signature on that date in 1985.
Read more on the ELDW's website.
Governance - 15.09.2014interview (FR) published by our member association Union des Villes et Communes de Wallonie (Belgium).
Regional Policy - 10.09.2014mission letter she received from the European Commission President, Jean Claude Juncker.
The European Parliament still has to approve the new team proposed by the President of the Commission. If confirmed, the new commissionaires will take office by 1 November 2014.
World Mayor Prize - 29.08.201426 nominees for the 2014 World Mayor Prize comprises nine candidates from Europe, like the Mayor of Bordeaux, Ghent and Thessaloniki.
You are invited to support the mayor you believe most worthy of the Prize by October 2014.
City life - 17.07.2014website or follow your favourite city bloggers on Twitter!
Governance and citizenship - 10.07.2014
Mairi Evans addressed the role of young elected representatives in an interview led by the Council of EuropeHow to promote youth participation that leads to a real impact on society? This is one of the questions posed to Mairi Evans, councillor of Angus (Scotland) and president of CEMR’s Committee of young elected representatives, during an interview with the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, on 12 June. Click here to watch the video.
Local democracy - 04.06.2014survey (in French) led by the French Institute of Public opinion (IFOP). Only 21% of respondents declared putting more trust in the central government.
City life - 20.05.2014check out the best pictures of European cities taken by their citizens or photography aficionados! This collection has been launched by the newspaper the Guardian to offer an original and intimate perspective on big cities all over the world.
You find the project interesting? Share your pictures on Instagram with the tag #guardiancities. The Guardian will select the very best ones and feature them on its website!
European elections 2014 - 07.05.2014English, French, Czech, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish.
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Pierre Vander Auwera
Adviser – Communication
Tel. : + 32 2 500 05 41
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