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  • ​Public procurement - 01.03.2016

    EU Commission published a guide for the implementation of projects funded by ESIF
    The Commission’s guide aims to help towns, regions and all public administrations as well as beneficiaries of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), to identify and avoid potential errors as well as to adopt best practices when it comes to carrying out public procurement procedures.
  • European Social Funds - 24.02.2016

    EU Commission launches consultation about the use of the funds between 2007 and 2013
    The aim of the consultation is to seek feedback from the stakeholders directly involved in the use of the European Social Fund (ESF) during 2007-2013 programming period, including:
    • Stakeholders involved in the management of operational programmes;
    • Stakeholders involved in the delivery of ESF operations as project promoters;
    • Participants in ESF support measures

    The deadline to contribute is Wednesday 27 April 2016.
  • Cohesion policy - 16.02.2016

    EU Commission launches consultation for the 2007-2013 programming period
    The consultation seeks feedback from relevant stakeholders on the use of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund during 2007-2013 programming period.

    Contributions are particularly sought from stakeholders (public administrations, NGOs and local and regional governments) involved in the management of operational programmes and the delivery of  ERDF and Cohesion Funds. 

    The deadline to participate is Sunday 24 April 2016 
  • EU Urban Agenda - 27.01.2016

    What will be the next steps? CEMR participated in a debate at the European Parliament
    CEMR attended a public hearing at the European Parliament on the implementation of the EU Urban Agenda. The event, that took place on 25 January, served , served to MEPs and local elected representatives to exchange on the efforts that are made to accelerate its implementation while reinforcing the role of towns and regions in the EU legislative process.

    CEMR, that fully supports the implementation of an EU urban agenda, believes that an increased involvement of local governments will ensure better EU law making by providing local expertise. Furthermore, it will ensure a better access to EU funds, the exchange of knowledge and a regulation that better matches towns and regions' needs. 
  • ​Urban Agenda - 18.01.2016

    A website with all you need to know about it
    Interviews, blogs, events, publications: all you need to know about the launch of an EU urban agenda is available on the Dutch EU presidency website.
  • ​Territorial development - 14.09.2015

    Seminar: how can regions benefit from EU territorial development programs?
    Our Welsh association (WLGA) invites you to the seminar to discuss “Achieving a smarter, sustainable and inclusive Europe through Territorial Cooperation.”
    The event will take place next 2 October 2015 in Brussels.

    For further information and to register, contact: 
  • Open days - 28.07.2015

    Registrations are already open
    You can therefore register for the 13th edition of the European Week of Cities in Regions (Open Days), to be held from 12 to 15 October 2015, in Brussels. 

    In the frame of this event, CEMR will co-organise two sessions: 
    • “Silver economy and the regions, what can they do?” (co-organised with AGE-Platform)
    • “The role model of the Covenant of Mayors in multi-level governance: views from academia and local and regional actors” (co-organised with the Covenant of Mayors)

  • Interreg - 24.07.2015

    Contribute to shape Interreg's future
    The funding programme European Territorial Cooperation, better known as Interreg, celebrates 25 years. It is then time to take stock of past experiences, to reflect on the meaning of the programme and to look ahead. In this context, the European Commission invites you to participate in an online survey.

    Further information about the programme is available in the Commission’s website.
  • ​EU urban agenda - 18.06.2015

    REGI committee adopts CEMR amendment
    Following discussions on the urban agenda, the parliamentary Committee on Regional Development voted on 17 June 2015 the draft report on the urban dimension of EU policies.

    We welcome MEPs' decision to adopt an amendment submitted by CEMR requesting more transparency during the elaboration process of standards on urban sustainable development that the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) develops.  Furthermore, the amendment calls for stronger cooperation with the cities and regions throughout the process as they are the first affected by the political dimension resulting from such standards.

    As highlighted by the rapporteur, MEP Kerstin Westphal, these "new ISO standards should be considered as a support instruments rather than normative tools."

    The report will be voted at the plenary session of the European Parliament in September.


Marine Gaudron
Coordinator – Territories Team / Officer - Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion, Local Finances

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