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Gender equality - 17.02.2023
Four local government representative networks are joining forces at the 67th edition of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). PLATFORMA, the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) and the Standing Committee for the Euro Mediterranean Partnership of Local and Regional Authorities (COPPEM) are organising the NGO CSW Parallel event “Cities forging the path to gender justice | Tools for equality in local life”.
Join us on 6 March in New York to hear from local and regional representatives about how regional Charters for gender equality are key to move from good intentions to effective and impactful change. Exchange on how local and regional governments, in cooperation with civil society and other stakeholders, can propose innovative ways to implement gender equality agendas and achieve the ambitious targets of the SDG5 and all of the Sustainable Development Goals.
How to join the event
When? 6 March at 10:30 AM EST
Where? Church Center of the United Nations (CCUN), 11th floor (registration on CSW NGO platform for on-site attendance), or online (pre-registration on Zoom)
Ukraine - 15.02.2023
For more information on this event, read the press release.
Training Academy - 13.01.2023
A summary of the training work, including key concepts, speaker and panel content, and key findings, can be found here.
This edition of the training academy represents the seventh in the series organised by CEMR/PLATFORMA, which was initially inspired by the Urban Agenda for the EU.
CERV programme - 15.12.2022next funding opportunities!
The CERV programme is the biggest EU fund ever available for promoting and protecting EU rights and values (1.55 billion over 7 years). Together with the Justice programme (305 million euro over 7 years), it contributes to build a Union of Justice, Rights and Values.
COP 27 - 30.11.2022Sharm el-Sheikh Implementation Plan. We, as part of “Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (“LGMA”) United Nations constituency, welcome the outcomes of this COP as there are new aspects such as the fund on loss and damage in the text, referring to the concept of climate justice. However, the outcomes leave many questions open, notably regarding national governments’ commitments to maintain the 1.5-degree objective.
CEMR/PLATFORMA and UCLG were present in Sharm el Sheik during COP27, as were many members associations (from the UK, France, Israel, Malta, Turkey, Germany…). CEMR is part of the LGMA United Nations constituency, whose focal point is ICLEI. More than 500+ delegates represented cities, regions and other subnational governments at COP27, more than most countries. Over 40000 participants worldwide came to this COP.
Call for tender - 22.11.2022
Deadline to apply: 15 December 2022
For more information, have a look at our call for tender.
Online survey - 14.11.2022
But is your city or region ready to face the challenges brought to light by the war? Does it brace for darker winter to save energy? Have you noticed any cyber-attack to the public sector?
These are some of the questions raised in a short survey drawn up by the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities (AFLRA) to which you are invited to contribute. Your responses to this survey will help shed light on cities and regions’ preparedness to face current and future disruptive events. They will also provide guidelines on how to bolster information sharing and cooperation among all stakeholders. Respondents will receive a summary of the results. Individual responses will not be published. The deadline for filling out the survey is 30 November.
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Call for tender - 02.11.2022We are looking for a contractor to realise an external evaluation of the IncluCities project. For more information, have a look at our call for tender.
Call for Proposals - 28.10.2022
Each project can receive up to a maximum of EUR 5 million ERDF co-financing and project implementation should take place within a maximum period of 3,5 years.
For more information and to apply don't hesitate to check out the website and the seminars that will take place until the end of the year.