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Cohesion policy - 09.04.2018
Defending a strong cohesion policy in the next EU budgetCEMR Executive Director for European Affairs, Angelika Poth-Mögele, sat down for an interview with FASI media to explain the need to keep cohesion policy strong in the EU’s future budget.
Sustainability - 04.04.2018
Webinars of the monthTwo webinars might pique your interest this month: Accelerating cities’ energy transition on 17 April, and Renovating public buildings on 27 April.
Migration - 21.03.2018
Have you heard of the “Welcoming towns” initiative?“Commune hospitalière”, a Belgian-born initiative, is inviting local governments to commit to raise awareness on migration and to improve hosting conditions for migrants.
Cohesion policy - 13.03.2018
Challenges for EU cohesion policy: the briefingWhat challenges lie ahead for EU cohesion policy after 2020? What impact will Brexit have on the EU budget? Read the handy briefing prepared by the European Parliamentary Research Service on this issue.
Culture - 28.02.2018
Apply for UCLG’s culture awardOur 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.
Governance - 20.02.2018
Will CEMR become a ‘permanent consultant of EU policies’?The European Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) has drafted a report on the role of cities in the EU’s institutional framework. The document states that CEMR should become a permanent consultant of EU policies. The report should be adopted in the Committee in June, and in plenary in September. To be continued...
Innovation - 14.02.2018
Discover the Smart Villages PortalBrowse through the Smart Villages Portal available in six languages to explore new ways to revitalise rural services through social and digital innovation.
Human rights - 12.02.2018
Danube cities against human traffickingCities in the Danube region are stepping up against human trafficking. They have released guidelines to help municipalities eradicate such exploitation.
CITYnvest - 09.02.2018
The power of innovative financing: the reportThe CITYnvest project ended in style last year with its final conference on “The power of innovative financing: renovating buildings for energy-efficient cities”. You can now experience the event as if you were there, thanks to the report (photos, support documents, and summary included).
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