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Social media - 29.10.2018
Follow CEMR on InstagramMany local governments tweet, but do they insta? An increasing number of towns, regions and networks are joining this image-based social network. Stay ahead of the curve: follow us on Instagram and view Europe’s local governments’ news and activities in pictures.
Climate - 25.10.2018
Covenant of Mayors brings cities’ climate demands to Commissioners’ earsThe Covenant of Mayors board, including CEMR spokesperson on climate and energy, Mayor of Sevilla Juan Espadas, conveyed five key climate demands directly from cities to Commissioners Cañete and Sefcovic last week. The purpose of these five demands is to become the pillars of the EU’s long-term climate strategy.
Sustainable Development Goals - 24.10.2018
SDGs: “We feel the urgency to do much more”For Europe to be truly sustainable, an ambitious strategy is necessary. That’s the spirit of a letter signed by CEMR secretary general, Frédéric Vallier, also endorsed by the 30 high-level members of the "EU SDG multi-stakeholder platform", who met in Brussels, on 11 October 2018.
Covenant of Mayors - 23.10.2018
Covenant Cities in the Spotlight: And the winners are…Monsano (Italy), Sønderborg (Denmark) and Barcelona (Spain). Congratulations! Have a look at their inspiring climate action plans and progress.
International - 22.10.2018
Call for donations: Solidarity with the people of IndonesiaCEMR joins UCLG’s call for solidarity with Indonesia and its local governments. A deadly tsunami has recently hit the country, causing at least 1,400 deaths and putting immense pressure on local governments. An international call for donations has therefore been launched, which you are invited to join.
Traineeship - 15.10.2018
Join CEMR’s Press and Communication teamDo you have what it takes to communicate on behalf of Europe’s towns and regions? Are you fluent in both English and French? Then you’re the person we’re looking for!
Apply for a traineeship with our Press and Communication team. More details here. We look forward to hearing from you!
Gender equality - 27.09.2018
To read: masculinity and gender equalitySALAR, our Swedish association, has published a book series on masculinity and gender equality. They're very interesting - find them all here.
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).
RFSC - 25.09.2018
The making of a sustainable city: an infographicDiscover rfsc.eu, the free web tool for sustainable cities, in this neatly presented infographic.
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