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Council of Europe - 15.10.2014
For more information, we invite you to view the list of the Council of Europe Congress leadership.
Hungarian municipal elections - 13.10.2014
Governance - 10.10.2014The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) invites local government to participate to its 9th Distinction Distinction of “Best Practice in Citizen Participation”. With this distinction, the IOPD recognises projects aiming, for instance, leading to better results in the domain of gender equality or at promoting transparency in the decision-making process.
Candidates are free to apply until 29 November. The ceremony to deliver the distinction will take place in March 2015.
Further information and the necessary application form are available on the IODP website.
Participatory democracy - 18.09.2014
The week around 15 October has been chosen for holding this event as a tribute to the European Charter of Local Self-Government, opened for signature on that date in 1985.
Read more on the ELDW's website.
Governance - 15.09.2014interview (FR) published by our member association Union des Villes et Communes de Wallonie (Belgium).
Regional Policy - 10.09.2014mission letter she received from the European Commission President, Jean Claude Juncker.
The European Parliament still has to approve the new team proposed by the President of the Commission. If confirmed, the new commissionaires will take office by 1 November 2014.
World Mayor Prize - 29.08.201426 nominees for the 2014 World Mayor Prize comprises nine candidates from Europe, like the Mayor of Bordeaux, Ghent and Thessaloniki.
You are invited to support the mayor you believe most worthy of the Prize by October 2014.
City life - 17.07.2014website or follow your favourite city bloggers on Twitter!
Governance and citizenship - 10.07.2014
Mairi Evans addressed the role of young elected representatives in an interview led by the Council of EuropeHow to promote youth participation that leads to a real impact on society? This is one of the questions posed to Mairi Evans, councillor of Angus (Scotland) and president of CEMR’s Committee of young elected representatives, during an interview with the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, on 12 June. Click here to watch the video.
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