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Research - 21.01.2019
Join the EU’s research community on citiesJoin CoP-CITIES: the EU’s research community on cities, which builds on and brings together ongoing work and expertise on cities.
CEMR in mourning - 14.01.2019
Local and regional Europe in mourning after the assassination of the mayor of GdanskIt is with great sadness that we learned of the assassination of the mayor of Gdańsk, Pawel Adamowicz. The mayor was stabbed on 13 January during a major charity event in Poland.
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
Join UNHCR’s #WithRefugees campaignUNHCR’s #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, a day for local government to come togetherOn 20 November, with #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 - 26.09.2018
Suicide prevention: a guide for local governmentsDiscover the guide on suicide prevention for local authorities, by the Local Government Association (UK).
CEMR staff - 16.07.2018
Welcome to our new colleaguesWe would like to wish a warm welcome to Sébastien 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 - 14.05.2018
Are you making the most of how smart your citizens are?CEMR and Smarticipate are organising a conference on smart cities and citizen participation on 29 May. Come over and discover the role digital tools can play in transforming local governance. See the programme for more details.
Future of Europe - 27.04.2018
Sharing Europe: join us at the 70th anniversary of the Congress of the HagueThe European Movement International and the City of The Hague are celebrating the 70th 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 - 16.04.2018
EU policymaking: the time has come to make the role of cities officialIn a column 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.
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