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Demographic change - 04.12.2017
More years, better lives: CEMR steps in for demographic researchAs members of the Advisory Board of the “More 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.
Migration - 17.11.2017
Local leaders adopt the Mechelen Declaration on Cities and Migration“Although the movement of populations into towns and cities poses a variety of challenges, it can also bring significant social, economic and cultural contributions to urban development”. This quote summarises the spirit of the Mechelen Declaration on Cities and Migration, which was adopted on 17 November in Mechelen. The mayor of Samos, Michalis Angelopoulos, was representing CEMR during its adoption.
Migration - 13.11.2017
Migration and its impact on citiesTake a deep dive into migration and cities with the World Economic Forum’s report exploring the types, causes, and patterns of migration. Find out how it impacts cities and how they can address this challenge.
Future of Europe - 26.10.2017
CEMR debates the future of Europe in BavariaThe discussions on the future of Europe belong in all of its regions, not just in the corridors of the institutions. On 24 October, CEMR Executive Director for European Affairs, Angelika Poth-Mögele, brought our position on the future of Europe to the Bavarian Parliament and discussed it with the MPs. They expressed broad support for more involvement of local and regional governments in decision-making at European level.
Smart cities - 28.09.2017
Facing tomorrow's urban challenges: welcome to MUNI WORLD 2018As cities become smarter, new realities arise: you are more vulnerable to cyber-attacks, but you also have a large array of new opportunities in your relationships with startups. At MUNI WORLD 2018, the yearly event on challenges and opportunities facing smart cities, meet the leading experts in cyber-protection and discover the best ways to drive urban joint ventures between municipalities and start-ups.
This three-day event will take place from 13 to 15 February 2018, in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Local leaders - 22.09.2017
Inspirational practices: LGA’s “be a councillor” campaignHow do you encourage people to become local councillors? The British Local Government Association (LGA) is running the “be a councillor” campaign, inspiring citizens to stand for what they believe in and become local elected representatives.
Culture - 24.07.2017
New tool for cultural and creative exchange between citiesHave you heard of the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor? A new tool that helps European cities assess their performance in terms of culture and creation, it also creates opportunities for exchanges and learning with other cities. This tool was launched by the European Commission.
Senior citizens - 11.07.2017
Workshop on the Silver Economy for cities and regionsHow can the Silver Economy help towns and regions match the needs of their ageing population and support local businesses at the same time? If you are interested in this topic, sign up for the workshop on the issue which will take place on 10 October in Brussels, during the European Week of Regions and Cities.
Local budgets - 02.05.2017
How can the public help design local budgets? Come to the conference in LjubljanaHow can the participation of the public help design a town's budget? Come to the "Conference on Public Participation in the Budget Process" in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 11 May to find out. Local leaders and experts will be there to share their valuable experience and expertise on the matter.
For more information and to register, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com before 5 May. This event is organised by the Republic of Slovenia's Court of audit and the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency (GIFT).
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