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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.
World Mayor Prize - 10.04.2018who you think should win! This year’s edition focuses on women mayors.
Migration - 21.03.2018Commune hospitalière”, a Belgian-born initiative, is inviting local governments to commit to raise awareness on migration and to improve hosting conditions for migrants.
Governance - 20.02.2018report on the role of cities in the EU’s institutional framework. The document states that CEMR should become a permanent consultant of EU policies. The report should be adopted in the Committee in June, and in plenary in September. To be continued...
Human rights - 12.02.2018guidelines to help municipalities eradicate such exploitation.
EU affairs - 17.01.2018official address to the European Parliament on 17 January, the Irish Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, spoke up for devolution. He stated: "The Europe of the future, I believe, must (...) where appopriate, devolve some powers back to member states, municipalities and regions". He then added: "I also support the Subsidiarity and Proportionality Taskforce. It is interesting that, on many matters, US states and Canadian provinces, even counties and municipalities, have greater autonomy and greater variation among them than EU member states currently have. Do we have the balance right? And does everything have to be harmonised and standardised?"
EU Solidarity Corps - 11.12.2017movement that supports solidarity as a shared value. Local and regional governments willing to host a Corps participant and offer an occupational placement can benefit from EU funding. The funding covers, among other expenses, travel costs of the young person and an Integration Programme to support parts of the costs (e.g. training, mentorship, etc.).
Solidarity - 07.12.2017European Solidarity Corps offers you a unique opportunity to become part of an EU-wide movement that supports solidarity as a shared value. Local and regional governments willing to host a Corps participant and offer an occupational placement can benefit from the pool of thousands of young Europeans with diverse skills and competences, who have expressed their motivation and willingness to work in solidarity sectors around Europe. EU funding covers, amongst others, travel costs of the young person and an Integration Programme to support parts of the costs (e.g. training, mentorship, etc.).
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