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World Climate Awards - 11.10.202110th anniversary edition of its Global Climate Action Awards. Among the winners are the City of Paris and the Danish island-municipality of Samsø. The two municipalities were awarded the title of "climate leaders".
Paris was recognised for its efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, to expand the use of solar panels to 20% of Parisian rooftops and to become a 100% bikeable city.
Samsø, with a population of around 3700, has already become net carbon zero through the use of renewable energy, electric vehicles and biomass.
The awards serve as another example that all places - urban or rural, great or small, central or peripheral - can do their part and have an impact aganst climate change.
Job opening - 15.09.2021For more information on the position and how to apply, please consult the recruitment pack. Applications must be sent to recruitment.sg[a]ccre-cemr.org by 3 October 18:00.
Call for contractor - 14.09.2021
Interested bidders should submit their bids by Sunday 17 October 2021 at the latest. For more information on the mission and how to apply, please consult the Terms of Reference and the publication's Concept Note.
ESPON - 25.06.2021ESPON – the EU research programme on territorial development – to study the territorial impacts of COVID-19 and policy answers in European regions and cities. We will collect information through a survey of our members and gather relevant case studies from our experts.
The resulting study will seek to identify the patterns to COVID's spread and emphasise both the importance of local governments in assessing pandemic's impact, as well as the role of their associations.
Event - 14.06.2021
The summit will explore the challenges and opportunities of embracing nature-based solutions. Hosted on a virtual platform with panel discussions, presentations, workshops, capacity building sessions and plenty of opportunity to connect with other participants. Get inspired, naturally!
Dates: 29-30 June 2021
Website and programme
Languages: English and Polish
Future of Europe Conference - 19.04.2021
The website allows users to share their ideas, find events close to them and organise their own events covering 10 different topics, from climate change and healthcare to migration and education, that are crucial to the future of our continent.
Go to the website to find out more, available in the 24 official languages of the EU: https://futureu.europa.eu/
Gender Equality - 14.04.2021
Call for a consultant to develop the text for the “Local Authorities Charter for Gender Equality in Africa”Are you interested in a mission to provide guidance and support to gender equality work by local governments in Africa?
The Council of European Municipalities and Regions and UCLG Africa have opened a call for a consultant to develop and draft the text for the “Local Authorities Charter for Gender Equality in Africa”.
3 months contract
Please consult the Terms of reference for details about the mission, the desired profile and application instructions.
Deadline to apply is 25 April 2021 (23:59 UTC+1)
Webinar - 30.03.2021
During the last years, some progress has been made in several Member States in the involvement of local and regional governments in the European Semester process, but there is still a lot to do. We will address all these questions and many more during our webinar "The European Semester at the crossroads: rebuilding our territories", on Monday 19 April.
Follow the discussions with the hashtag #EuropeanSemester.
Social dialogue - 26.03.2021
You can now watch the kick-off webinar online. You can also read the report here.
The participants included a representative of DG EMPL who presented the upcoming Action Plan for the European Pillar of Social Rights. Social partners from France, Sweden and Spain addressed the issue of the third-party violence and harassment, gender equality, and integration of migrants and non-discrimination.
This project, carried out with the financial support of the European Commission’s DG EMPL will focus on three joint achievements: the guidelines on gender equality guidelines, on third party violence and harassment, on integration of migrants and non-discrimination.
Pierre Vander Auwera
Tel. : + 32 2 500 05 41
Skype : pierre_vda
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