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Smart cities - 14.05.2018programme for more details.
Sustainability - 04.05.2018Register to host an activity during the European Sustainable Development Week, taking place from 30 May until 5 June.
Mobility - 02.05.2018article.
Future of Europe - 27.04.201870th anniversary of the famous Congress of the Hague, which lay the foundations for European integration. They want to “recreate the spirit of 1948” 70 years later: on 24-25 May 2018. Our Vice-President, Roulers councillor Luc Martens will be representing us there as a thought leader. This future-oriented event is a great opportunity to exchange with citizen movements, businesses and local governments from across Europe.
Climate transition - 25.04.2018Assessment of local climate plans from 885 cities in EU28, in the Journal of Cleaner Production. This study praises the Covenant of Mayors for mobilising European local governments to plan and take action in the field of climate mitigation and adaptation.
EWRC 2018 - 23.04.2018vote until 27 April. To be clear: the rating results will not be binding but only indicative. They will help the organisers to better design the event.
Regional policy - 20.04.2018library of evaluations carried out by Member States might just give you the answer. It contains a selection of completed evaluations since 2007, which can be browsed by different categories, such as countries, funds or evaluation methods, for instance.
European affairs - 16.04.2018column in the Parliament magazine (an extensively read magazine in the European Parliament), CEMR Secretary General Frédéric Vallier took to the pen to explain why cities and local government associations should be formally and systematically involved in EU decision making.
Migration - 13.04.201810 recommendations on how to improve access to European funds dealing with inclusion and integration. These recommendations will be used as input during the Commission’s consultation for the EU’s new budget.
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