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Local finances - 16.01.2015
The conference will present the findings of the network and will introduce its toolkit for establishing an urban development fund in cities. It will focus on future models for investment, demonstrate how cities across Europe have made these funds work and set out a clear route map with supporting guidance which other cities can follow to establish their own investment funds.
The conference is free of charge. More information is available on the CSI EUROPE’s website.
European Movement - 01.12.2014
Congratulations to our Secretary General for his election as Vice President of the European Movement InternationalWith a majority of votes, Frédéric Vallier became one of the three vice presidents of the European Movement International (EMI)*. For the next trois years, he will share this position with a representative of the Union of European Federalists, Ugo Ferruta and Eva Paunova, member of the European Parliament. His election took place during EMI’s Federal Assembly on 28 and 29 November in Rome.
*CEMR is a member of the European Movement International, a nonpartisan organisation promoting European integration.
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.
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