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Local finances - 08.09.2014
Find out innovative finance resources with the new publication of the Global Fund for cities development“Local innovations to finance cities and regions” compiles 9 case studies with strategies and financial instruments available for local and regional governments to foster their territories’ autonomy and resilience.
This publication was launched during the conference on “New funding models for local governments: how to effectively mobilise resources?”, co-organised by CEMR and several partners such as the Global fund for cities development (FMDV).
Regional Government Summit - 13.08.2014VI World Regional Governments Summit will be held from 1 to 3 September in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia). It will gather members from local government worldwide to discuss regions’ role within the Post-2015 development agenda, challenges in decentralisation and integral regional development.
Registrations to the summit are now open.
UCLG executive bureau - 26.06.2014
In addition to statutory affairs meetings, European local and regional representatives participated in the BT Global City Leaders Summit, where CEMR Co-President and Mayor of Santander, Iñigo de la Serna, shared good practices in making cities engines of growth and equality.
Get further information on the discussions and participants in UCLG website.
Post-2015 - 24.06.2014
Open letter to the EU Member States and Permanent Representations calling for a urban sustainable development goalAlongside our partners from PLATFORMA, we have reiterated our plea for a stand-alone goal on sustainable urbanisation (Urban SDG) to build more inclusive, safer and more resilient territories.
Our open letter is a reaction to the European Commission’s Communication "A decent life for all: from vision to collective action” which aims at contributing to the future EU position in international negotiations on the future development objectives for the next 15 years.
Local finances - 18.06.2014
This event is co-organised by CEMR and several partners such as the Global fund for cities development. CEMR co-president and Mayor of Santander, Iñigo de la Serna and CEMR secretary general, Frédéric Vallier, will represent our organisation during the conference.
Interested? The programme and practical information are available on the conference’s website.
Urban innovation - 21.05.2014Guangzhou international award.
You will then have until the 30 June to submit your project to the jury. The 15 short-listed projects will be announced in autumn. The 5 best of them will be awarded with 20 000 USD.
Interested? Register before 31 May and find all the necessary information on the Guangzhou award’s website.
Development - 02.05.2014What “decentralised cooperation” means and how does it benefit towns and municipalities? How is it funded by the EU? Our policy officer for international cooperation, Maxime Ramon, addressed some of these questions during the seminar “Development cooperation of local municipalities”, organised by our Czech association (SMO-CR), on 30 April in Prague.
This seminar took place in the frame of SMO-CR's projects to raise awareness among Czech towns and cities about development and decentralised cooperation and to strengthen their participation in such areas.
Post-2015 - 15.04.2014World Urban Forum, in Medellin (Colombia) to discuss urban sustainable development and the definition of the post-2015 development framework. He also intervened in a video (in French) realised by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs covering the event.
Organised by UN Habitat, the 7th edition of the international forum, gathered a high number of members from civil society, NGOs and local and regional governments to discuss how to tackle social inequalities in cities through sustainable development.
Post-2015 - 07.04.2014share ideas and good practices having a positive impact on people’s lives in urban areas.
For further information, have a look at the campaign’s website.
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