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Union of Cyprus Municipalities - 03.04.2017
Congratulations to the new presidentCongratulations to the Mayor of Larnaca, Andreas Vyras, who has been elected president of the Union of Cyprus Municipalities. We wish him all the best in his new position.
Smart cities - 31.03.2017
Apply for Le Monde - Smart cities awardsYou can still apply until 9 April for one of the many Le Monde Smart Cities Awards : urban innovation, civic engagement, habitat, mobility, energy, cultural action… There’s bound to be something for your city.
Regional cooperation - 15.03.2017
New interregional volunteering programme kicks offHave you heard of Interreg Volunteer Youth? It is the new volunteer programme for young Europeans (18-30), promoting solidarity and cooperation between European regions.
Regional statistics - 10.03.2017
Compare European regions with the “My region” appDo you know which European region has the lowest unemployment rate? Or the highest fertility rate? Or longest life expectancy?
Now, thanks to Eurostat’s “My region” app, you can find out in a few seconds, and even compare up to 3 regions using 20 different indicators.
Local democracy - 08.03.2017
First Local Democracy Agency opens in MoldovaMoldova’s first Local Democracy Agency opened in the city of Cimișlia on 3 March.
This agency will contribute to the development of local democracy in the city and the whole country. We wish them all the best.
Regional statistics - 27.02.2017
How competitive is your region?How attractive is your region for companies and residents to live and work in?
The European Commission has published the 2016 edition of the Regional Competitiveness Index. Through an interactive map, scorecard and spider-graph, this index provides detailed information on how well each EU region is doing in terms of innovation, governance, transport, digital infrastructure, health or human capital.
World Mayor 2016 - 14.02.2017
Mayor of Mechelen wins World Mayor PrizeThe mayor of Mechelen, Bart Somers, has been awarded the 2016 World Mayor Prize, for his work in the field of refugees and migrants.
Nine other mayors also made it to the 2016 World Mayor Honours List. These are all mayors who, with their communities, “have made exceptional efforts to welcome refugees and integrate migrants.” Several of the mayors on this list have signed CEMR’s call for a real common European Asylum policy.
Towns and regions worldwide - 09.01.2017
6th meeting of the Global Network Magellan Cities to take place in LisbonThe Global Network Magellan Cities, a network of all the cities that the explorer Ferdinand Magellan travelled to on the first ever journey around the world, is to hold its sixth meeting in Lisbon from 18 to 21 January.
The organisation promotes collaborative participation and cooperation among the different cities that share the history of the first journey around the world; among which are cities such as Sevilla, Rio de Janeiro, and Cape Town.
This network of cities will soon be celebrating the 5th century of Magellan’s journey, which took place from 1519 to 1522.
EU affairs - 29.11.2016
President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing discusses Europe with CEMRFormer president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing met CEMR secretary general Frédéric Vallier in Paris today. In the agenda was a discussion on the future of Europe, as well as his vision for Europe’s towns and regions in this future.
President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing wished to send a message to young generations concerning the European project: “take the power!”
Valéry Giscard d’Estaing held the position of CEMR president from 1997 to 2004.
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