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G7 - 02.03.2022German G7 Presidency. The alliance will support the G7 Presidency programme and provide urban perspectives throughout.
The German G7 Presidency began at the beginning of 2022 and will culminate with the G7 summit on 26-28 June in Schloss Elmau (Bavaria). For more information on the urban alliance, please consult the press releases of ICLEI (in English) and DST (in German).
European Bauhaus - 22.02.2022
This prize, which is open to local and regional governments, rewards excellent projects completed within the last two years, as well as concepts or ideas from young talents aged 30 or less.
These projects and concepts can enter in the following categories::
- Reconnecting with nature
- Regaining a sense of belonging
- Prioritising the places and people that need it most
- Shaping circular industrial ecosystems and supporting life-cycle thinking
Winning projects will receive up to €30,000, while concepts can win up to €15,000.
For more information, check out the guide for applications, available in English as well as other official EU languages on the New European Bauhaus website.
Call for contractor - 09.02.2022CoM SSA) is looking for a contractor to provide support in the organisation of capacity building and advocacy events and the coordination and editorial of two project publications:
- Local Climate Action Advocacy in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Capacity-building for Local Government Associations: lessons learned
The bids, and any other communication related to the tender, shall be sent to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org with COMSSA in the subject. Interested consultants shall submit their bids no later than by 22 February 2022 – 12h00.
Check the full Terms of Reference.
Green Capital - 11.01.2022
The official launch of this European Green Capital year, which is organised by the City of Grenoble and the European Commission, in partnership with the Département de l'Isère and Grenoble-Alpes Métropole, and with the support of the French government, will take place on Saturday 15th January.
Access the event page here: https://greengrenoble2022.eu
Council of Europe - 09.11.2021
The Congress strengthens local and regional democracy in 47 Member States in accordance with the European Charter of Local Self-Government and promotes human rights and the rule of law at local and regional levels. To find out more and apply, please consult the Recruitment Notice (in English and French).
World Climate Awards - 11.10.202110th anniversary edition of its Global Climate Action Awards. Among the winners are the City of Paris and the Danish island-municipality of Samsø. The two municipalities were awarded the title of "climate leaders".
Paris was recognised for its efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, to expand the use of solar panels to 20% of Parisian rooftops and to become a 100% bikeable city.
Samsø, with a population of around 3700, has already become net carbon zero through the use of renewable energy, electric vehicles and biomass.
The awards serve as another example that all places - urban or rural, great or small, central or peripheral - can do their part and have an impact aganst climate change.
Job opening - 15.09.2021For more information on the position and how to apply, please consult the recruitment pack. Applications must be sent to recruitment.sg[a]ccre-cemr.org by 3 October 18:00.
Call for contractor - 14.09.2021
Interested bidders should submit their bids by Sunday 17 October 2021 at the latest. For more information on the mission and how to apply, please consult the Terms of Reference and the publication's Concept Note.
ESPON - 25.06.2021ESPON – the EU research programme on territorial development – to study the territorial impacts of COVID-19 and policy answers in European regions and cities. We will collect information through a survey of our members and gather relevant case studies from our experts.
The resulting study will seek to identify the patterns to COVID's spread and emphasise both the importance of local governments in assessing pandemic's impact, as well as the role of their associations.
Pierre Vander Auwera
Tel : + 32 2 500 05 41
Skype : pierre_vda
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