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CEMR meetings - 25.10.2019
We are looking for towns or cities to host our next conference and congressWe invite European local and/or regional governments, in cooperation with their national association or CEMR section, to submit applications to host the following two events:
- Our next conference on “Citizens’ Engagement in Local Public Life” to be held in 2022
- Our next European congress to be held in 2024.
You may apply to host either or both of these events.
You have until 20 January 2020 to send your application. For further information contact Marta Gattini.
European Commission - 03.10.2019
Commissioner-Designate Ferreira talks the talk on local governmentElisa Ferreira, the commissioner-designate for cohesion policy and reforms, sent positive signals on local and regional government during her confirmation hearing in the European Parliament. Discussing the implementation of cohesion policy, the Portuguese politician assured that consultation with municipalities and regions during the design and delivery of EU funds is necessary for the success of regional projects. You can watch or read the hearing’s proceedings here.
Environment - 26.08.2019
Save the date: Join the “Greener cities, Greener Europe” conference on 7 OctoberWhat are citizens’ perspectives regarding environmental urban policies? How can the Urban Agenda for the EU help make your city greener? Join policymakers, local leaders, and experts at the “Greener cities, Greener Europe” conference on 7 October in Brussels to help answer this question.
Citizenship - 22.08.2019
A citizen's guide to their cityWhat is the role of local leaders? How do they use taxpayers' money? A new publication by the Association of mayors of the Ile-de-France region (Amif) answers this question in a very educational manner (available in French only).
Make sure you also look at the video Amif created on the topic. It's yorth your while!
Recruitment - 08.08.2019
Looking for a new job? CEMR is recruiting a Copywriter EditorDo you feel confident turning complex ideas into clear, fluid and faultless English and French? Do you want to work for the most senior organisation representing local and regional governments in Europe? Do you want to be part of a European collaborative team where your competences will be highly valued?
Then becoming CEMR Copywriter Editor is your best choice! Check out the application pack and let us know about yourself (deadline: 4 September 2019).
UCLG World Congress - 23.07.2019
Exchanging with local leaders from Daejon, “Asia’s Silicon Valley”The Congress of our global organisation, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), will take place from 11 to 15 November 2019. What about the next one? We know it will take place in 2022, but where will it be held? On 23 July, a delegation from the city of Daejon, South Korea, came to meet us to make the case that the next World Congress should be held in their city, which is nicknamed “Asia’s Silicon Valley”.
This was also an opportunity for CEMR to exchange with UCLG Asia-Pacific’s Secretary General, Dr. Bernadia Tjandradewi, as well as a representative from the Governors Association of Korea (GAOK), Maria Kim.
Decentralised cooperation - 17.07.2019
Study: How can states help finance decentralised cooperation?How can states help finance town-to-town development cooperation? Discover PLATFORMA and VNG International's new study on the issue: "How EU Member States' national and regional programmes support local governments' development activities in partner countries".
Decentralised cooperation - 08.07.2019
Give a boost to your cooperation project: apply for the PLATFORMAwardsDo like Dogbo and Roeselare and win a video to promote your project! If your town or region contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), apply by 31 December on www.platformawards.eu.
Integration - 03.07.2019
Call to towns and regions for the integration of migrants“Take part in the ‘Towns and regions for integration' initiative", stated the President of the Committee of the Regions during a seminar organised with CEMR on this topic. To date, the initiative counts more than 100 local and regional governments. It constitutes a political forum to develop and promote EU policies and funding to help with migrant integration, as well as to exchange best practices on the topic.
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