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CEMR in mourning - 14.01.2019
We extend our sympathy to his family and to the citizens of Gdańsk (Poland). We also share the sentiment of the association of Polish cities, which describes Mr Adamowicz as being "a model of solidarity in practice."
Migration - 20.12.2018#WithRefugees campaign invites cities and local governments who are working to promote inclusion, support refugees and bring communities together to sign a statement of solidarity with refugees.
Governance - 22.11.2018#OurDay, local government came together on social media to celebrate the people who keep our communities running. This social media marathon gives everyone who works or volunteers in local public services the chance to share their stories of how they improve the quality of life of residents. This yearly initiative was launched by the Local Government Association (United Kingdom).
The French Mayors' Association (AMF) has launched a similar campaign, #MaCommuneJyTiens, to show all the work local governments do for their constituents.
Governance - 26.09.2018guide on suicide prevention for local authorities, by the Local Government Association (UK).
CEMR staff - 16.07.2018Sébastien Leclef, the newest member of our team. He will be working on the Covenant of Mayors for Sub-Saharan Africa as a Project Officer for Planning & Monitoring.
We would also like to welcome Marine Gaudron, formerly Policy Officer for PLATFORMA, who is CEMR’s new Policy Officer for Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion. Her predecessor, Marlène Siméon, is now the director of PLATFORMA.
Smart cities - 14.05.2018programme for more details.
Future of Europe - 27.04.201870th anniversary of the famous Congress of the Hague, which lay the foundations for European integration. They want to “recreate the spirit of 1948” 70 years later: on 24-25 May 2018. Our Vice-President, Roulers councillor Luc Martens will be representing us there as a thought leader. This future-oriented event is a great opportunity to exchange with citizen movements, businesses and local governments from across Europe.
European affairs - 16.04.2018column in the Parliament magazine (an extensively read magazine in the European Parliament), CEMR Secretary General Frédéric Vallier took to the pen to explain why cities and local government associations should be formally and systematically involved in EU decision making.
Migration - 13.04.201810 recommendations on how to improve access to European funds dealing with inclusion and integration. These recommendations will be used as input during the Commission’s consultation for the EU’s new budget.
Carlos Mascarell Vilar
Policy Officer - Governance and Citizenship
Tel. : +32 2 500 05 44
Skype : carlos.mascarell87
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