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Refugee migration - 22.12.2015Territorial and urban aspects of migration and refugee inflow", and to which CEMR contributed.
Along the same line, ESPON held a two-day seminar early December on “A world without borders – Refugees, cooperation and territories”.
Portugal - 25.11.2015
Mr Costa was mayor of Lisbon for three terms since 2007. He is now tasked with forming a government.
More information: Euronews
Entrepreneurial region award - 24.11.2015
The European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) rewards EU regions which show an innovative entrepreneurial policy strategy, irrespective of their size, wealth and competences. The awarded regions will be granted the label "European Entrepreneurial Region" for a specific year.
You can send your application until 18 March 2016.
Citizenship - 12.11.2015Commission wants to know about any obstacles that citizens might be facing in their daily lives as European citizens living, studying, working, shopping or simply travelling within the EU. The Commission wants to hear about potential solutions to remove these obstacles.
Local and regional governments are invited to take part in this public consultation. The deadline to participate is 7 December 2015.
Migration - 03.11.2015
The International Organisation for Migrations (IOM) publishes a report highlighting the role of towns when dealing with migration, as well as the urban dimension of mobility.
European Commission - 28.10.2015work programme for 2016. Among their objectives, there will be set of priorities in which CEMR is actively involved:
- Implementation of the Digital Single Market;
- Circular Economy;
- Action plan on value-added tax (VAT)
Further information is available on the Commission’s website.
Refugee crisis - 20.10.2015NALAS) in a statement.
You can read the full statement in English.
Austria - 12.10.2015
Mr Haupl, who is member of the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ), was CEMR President from 2004 to 2007.
Austria - 29.09.2015
The next local elections will be held in Vienna on 11 October 2015.
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