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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.
UCLG - 01.04.2014The UCLG Executive Bureau will be held from 17 to 19 June in Liverpool, by invitation of its Mayor, Mr. Joe Anderson. UCLG members can henceforth register and book accommodation through UCLG website.
This year’s edition takes place during the International Festival for Business (IFB), organised by the City of Liverpool, and the City Leaders Summit.
You can read the draft program in UCLG website.
Agenda 21 for culture - 13.03.2014This meeting will be held between January and April 2015 and aims at promoting the importance of culture as an essential part of local sustainable development policies.
The UCLG Culture Summit will constitute the platform to approve the new Agenda 21 for culture. This document recognises and promotes culture as an engine for sustainable development within different areas, such as local democracy, citizen participation, or cultural diversity.
If you are interested and you meet the requirements to apply, you can submit your application by 28 May 2014 by writing to the UCLG Secretariat general at: UCLGExBu@uclg.org, and adding in copy: email@example.com
UCLG - 04.03.2014UCLG launches a a brand new version of its website. By using a more modern design this new version aims to facilitate the navigation for visitors while adapting to new internet uses.
CGLU invites you to browse through the pages of their new website and share your views with them via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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