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  • UCLG - 17.10.2022

    Discover Europe's key appointments to UCLG's new political leadership
    Now that the curtains have just closed on the Congress of United Cities and Local Governments, discover Europe's key appointments to our our global network's new political leadership.

    Jan Van Zanen, UCLG President (Oct.2024/2025), Mayor of  The Hague
    Carlos Martinez Minguez, UCLG Special Envoy for the New Urban Agenda, Mayor of Soria
    Anne Hidalgo, UCLG Ambassador for the Future of the Planet, Mayor of Paris
    Ada Colau, UCLG Ambassador for the Future of People, Mayor of Barcelona
  • GOLD VI report - 12.10.2022

    Toward urban and territorial equality
    The 6th Global Observatory on Local Democracy & Decentralization Report, otherwise known as GOLD VI, has just been launched at UCLG Congress in Daejeon (South Korea)!

    The focus is on the six pathways to urban and territorial equality, addressing inequalities through local transformation strategies.

    Take a look at it here!
  • COP 27 - 04.10.2022

    ​10 key points to prevent the inexorable march toward utter climate disaster
    It’s now or never. We must gear up for climate action and advance the Sustainable Development Goals on the ground. This is the core message that PLAFTORMA and CEMR will bring to the COP27 taking place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

    In a joint position, PLATFORMA and CEMR put forward 10 key points for delegates and representatives from the UN, the EU and national governments who will sit round the COP27 negotiation table. Among the important points raised in the position are the need for a supportive regulatory and governance framework to implement subnational climate action, and the need for sustainable subnational financing.

    Read the full position.
  • Urban mobility - 29.09.2022

    CEMR to take part in the European Commission Expert Group on Urban Mobility
    Great news! the Council of European Municipalities and Regions is officially part of the European Commission Expert Group on Urban Mobility! CEMR will be represented by the Chair of its expert group on mobility, Caspar Sluiter from the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG).

    This new group will be responsible for several tasks, including assisting the Commission in executing the new EU urban mobility framework, facilitating exchanges of good practices in the field of sustainable urban mobility, and encouraging information exchanges on initiatives, projects, and partnerships on sustainable urban mobility.
  • Paweł Adamowicz Award - 29.09.2022

    Nominations open for Mayor Paweł Adamowicz Award
    Nominate your candidate for the 2022 Mayor Paweł Adamowicz Award honouring the work of persons or organisations who advanced human rights, solidarity, cooperation and trust among citizens. To nominate the next winner of the award, please fill this online nomination form by 31 October 2022
  • Muni World 2022 - 31.08.2022

    Save the date : Muni World 2022, an event focusing on smart cities
    The Federation of Local Authorities in Israel, Masham, is organising its annual event MUNIWORLD 2022, in parternship with the municipality of Jerusalem. It is taking place from 6 to 8 December, in Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem.

    Unique stages for global brainstorming on urban challenges and city innovation, the MUNIEXPO 2022 Exhibition, and the 6th international MUNIWORLD Conference being held as an integral part of it, will host exhibitors, decision-makers from Israel and abroad, and thousands of visitors.

    Discover last year’s MuniWorld with a short video.

    For more information : click here!
  • Charter for equality - 26.08.2022

    CEMR is looking for a contractor to carry out translation activities
    CEMR is looking for a provider for the translations of two documents related to the update of the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life and particularly on the theme of gender equality, diversity and intersectionality. The contractor will translate the two documents into 28 languages. The deadline for the submission of the tender is on Tuesday, 13 September 2022

    For more information, please refer to the terms of reference.
  • Bridges of Trust - 23.08.2022

    'Bridges of Trust' is looking for a contractor to carry out communication activities
    CEMR is looking for a provider for a short-term assignment (until 30 October 2022) for communication support and services, to prepare communication materials highlighting the Bridges of Trust project’s results. For more information, please refer to the terms of reference.
  • Democracy - 08.08.2022

    Join the citizen's jury and select the very first European Capital of Democracy
    It's time: join the citizen's jury and select the very first European Capital of Democracy at the end of 2023! To become a juror, you won’t need more than 5 minutes to complete your registration.

    Starting in 2022, every year, a different city will be designated European Capital of Democracy, chosen by a jury of 10,000 European citizens. In cooperation with civil ociety, the title-holding city will host a wide range of activities and events, all designed to improve and strengthen democracy. 
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