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Local democracy - 04.06.2014survey (in French) led by the French Institute of Public opinion (IFOP). Only 21% of respondents declared putting more trust in the central government.
City life - 20.05.2014check out the best pictures of European cities taken by their citizens or photography aficionados! This collection has been launched by the newspaper the Guardian to offer an original and intimate perspective on big cities all over the world.
You find the project interesting? Share your pictures on Instagram with the tag #guardiancities. The Guardian will select the very best ones and feature them on its website!
European elections 2014 - 07.05.2014English, French, Czech, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish.
Is your language not listed? Contribute to its translation and ensure that the local government’s messages are heard by the future members of the European Parliament in their mother tongue. Interested? Feel free to contact the secretariat general.
Mayors Challenge - 29.04.2014Mayors Challenge. This award, organised by Bloomberg Philanthropies, and supported by CEMR, will reward the 5 cities leading the most innovative projects addressing Europe’s most important issues, such as youth unemployment, environmental matters or public health.
The winner will be announced in Autumn 2014 and will receive 5 million euros - the four finalists will receive one million each.
Discover the 21 shortlisted projects on Mayors Challenge’s website!
European elections 2014 - 24.04.2014Czech and Romanian. European policy-makers can now hear the local government’s voice in 8 different languages … and shortly in 9 (a Portuguese version is being finalised)!
Why would municipalities and regions matter to you? Check out the local government’s video for the European elections and find out!
European elections 2014 - 09.04.2014We are not sexy and we know it".
European elections 2014 - 04.04.2014German, Italian, English, French, Polish and Spanish.
Read the interview with our Secretary General, Frédéric Vallier and know more about the reasoning behind the manifesto. You can also get further information by joining the debates on twitter with the hashtag #myEUvoice.
French municipal elections - 31.03.2014
Anne Hidalgo is also co-president of our global organisation, UCLG, and president of UCLG Standing committee on gender equality.
In the framework of the municipal elections, a new edition of the guidebook Understand the municipal life (in French) was published. This volume is prefaced by an introduction written by our President, Annemarie Jorritsma, and our secretary general, Frédéric Vallier. It presents and analyses the local government functioning in France.
European elections 2014 - 27.03.2014Polish, English, Spanish and French.
Have a look at our video and discover our elected representatives' proposals for an EU that really meets the citizen’s needs. Keep sharing your ideas with us on Twitter with the hashtag #myEUvoice.
Pierre Vander Auwera
Adviser – Communication
Tel. : + 32 2 500 05 41
Skype : pierre_vda
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