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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.
Sustainable Development Goals - 01.07.2019
What Commissioner Katainen says on towns and regions…“The European Commission reconsidered the way it cooperates with towns and regions”, revealed European Commissioner Jyrki Katainen, upon the occasion of a debate on the localisation of the Sustainable Development Goals. He added: “Indeed, they contribute to up to 65% of the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.” Click here to view the debate.
Local finances - 26.06.2019
Local finances have a new pair of eyesWhat drives sustainable growth at local level? What’s the link between decentralisation and financial capacities? The brand new World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment will significantly help answer these questions. It was launched by the OECD and UCLG on 17 June in Paris. Speaking at the event, CEMR spokesperson on local finances, Cheltenham councillor, Flo Clucas, stressed that “What we are talking about is people, places and productivity. Get people and places right, productivity will follow.”
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