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Local finances - 26.06.2019World 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.”
Multi-level governance - 17.06.2019Bucharest declaration says, adopted on 14 June, during a meeting of the EU ministers on urban matters. Upon this occasion, the Presidents of CEMR, the Committee of the Regions and EUROCITIES signed a joint letter to call on ministers to give substance to their words and implement the principles of the Pact of Amsterdam: multilevel governance, better knowledge, better funding and better regulation. CEMR spokesperson on Urban policies, Malmö councillor, Ilmar Reepalu voiced the concerns of Europe’s towns and regions at this event.
PLATFORMA - 11.06.2019www.localsolidaritydays.eu.
Age-friendly society - 06.06.2019booklet compiling best practices in universal design and age-friendly societies from Norwegian municipalities and counties.
Energy transition - 03.06.2019Horizon 2020 Energy info days, taking place from 25 to 27 June in Brussels.
Energy transition - 27.05.2019debate on this issue with EUROCITIES and Carbon Market Watch in Brussels on 18 June.
Gender equality - 22.05.2019Observatory.
Good practices - 20.05.2019article by Tony Favro on this issue for CityMayors.
Citizen participation - 16.05.2019Best Practice in Citizen Participation” distinction is an award given annually by the International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD). It recognises the best public policies on citizen participation implemented by local governments.
Get the recognition you deserve: submit your proposal online by 8 June 2019.
Pierre Vander Auwera
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