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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.).
Demographic change - 06.12.2017More years, better lives conference in Brussels on 13 February 2018 and discuss “increasing the knowledge base on demographic change” with policy makers, funders, scientists, healthcare professionals, industries and NGOs. Please contact our colleague Nathalie if you’re interested.
Demographic change - 04.12.2017More Years, Better Lives - The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change” initiative, we are currently working on shaping Member states’ agendas on funding for demographic change research. At the latest meeting in Paris, our colleague Nathalie stressed that we want to make sure that research can be translated into practical conclusions for experts, policy makers and local leaders to use.
Carlos Mascarell Vilar
Policy Officer - Governance and Citizenship
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