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  • Brexit - 01.08.2017

    How will €10.5 billion worth of EU funding be replaced?
    The British Government has pledged to create a fund to replace the money local governments receive from the EU.

    The UK’s Local Government Association (LGA) has published a report on the matter, ‘Beyond Brexit’, in which it provides in-depth analysis of the three potential funding scenarios for the future. The LGA would be interested in any views on the report by 5 September 2017.
  • Cohesion policy - 13.07.2017

    EU citizens want cohesion policy to continue
    Great news from the people cohesion policy is supposed to serve: according to Eurobarometer 452, the majority of EU citizens share the view that it should continue investing in all EU regions. What’s more, 78% of EU citizens see a positive impact of EU regional investments in their city or region.
  • Cohesion Policy - 13.06.2017

    CEMR meets ministers responsible for cohesion policy in Malta
    CEMR was officially invited to the Informal Meeting of Ministers responsible for Cohesion Policy on 8 – 9 June in Valletta, Malta.

    This event came just before the adoption of our position paper on the future of cohesion policy. For the future of Europe and its territories after the next EU budget review in 2020, CEMR advocates a simplified and integrated territorial approach to cohesion policy.
  • Local finances - 16.05.2017

    How could the next EU budget best help your town or region?
    What will be the key challenges and opportunities for cities and regions after 2020? You can answer the European Committee of the Regions' stakeholder survey on the matter to help it prepare its position on the post-2020 EU budget.
  • Global Urban Agenda - 11.05.2017

    Decentralisation: a key driver for development
    Decentralisation is an essential step for development worldwide. CEMR Secretary General, Frédéric Vallier, defended the importance of decentralised local government as a key driver for development at the 26th UN Habitat Governing Council in Nairobi, Kenya, on 8 May, where he was part of the Global Taskforce delegation.

    He stated: “We need an increased and effective involvement of local governments and their associations in the cooperation with UN-HABITAT. This goes hand in hand with the recognition of decentralisation as a key driver for development, namely for capacity building.”
  • Urban Agenda for the EU - 25.01.2017

    CEMR nominates 4 towns and regions to take part in Urban Agenda partnerships
    CEMR has nominated four urban areas for each partnership of the urban agenda: the cities of Helsingborg (Sweden) for digital transition, Weinheim (Germany) for jobs & skills, Kaunas (Lithuania) for the circular economy, and the region of Skåne (Sweden) with the city of Karlsruhe (Germany) as coordinator for urban mobility.

    The four partnerships of the Urban Agenda for the EU will kick off end of February. The CEMR secretariat will be present for each one of them, to allow our members to contribute. Want to dig deeper? Visit urbanagendaforthe.eu.
     
  • Cohesion policy - 30.11.2016

    Expert group meeting: all territories need simplified access to EU funding
    How can we find solutions to simplify access and management of EU funding for all towns and regions after 2020? This important issue was addressed during the meeting of CEMR’s expert group on territorial cohesion on 29 November, where they discussed the future of cohesion policy after 2020. Among others, the director general of the Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO), Marc Lemaître, and DG REGIO head of unit, Peter Berkowitz, were present.

    For CEMR, the main issue is that all territories need to have simplified access to European structural and investment funds – whether they are urban or rural. EU funds do exist. The problem is that the current application procedures are so complicated that many towns and regions end up not having access – even though they would be entitled to these funds. The next expert group meeting will take place in February, and we are confident we will find a common position.
  • Habitat III - 26.10.2016

    CEMR secretary general reacts to the adoption of the New Urban Agenda
    The New Urban Agenda was adopted during Habitat III in Quito.

    CEMR secretary general Frédéric Vallier made a statement on this topic: "the journey towards the adoption of the global New Urban Agenda ended with the adoption of a text that respects the main positions held by local governments and their associations*. For this reason, CEMR is proud to have represented European towns and regions in these negociations."

    Concerning the implementation of the global agenda, Frédéric Vallier pointed out the need to continue in the same direction:

    "The implementation of the proposals included in the text will have to be done in partnership with all spheres of governance, from the local to the global level. CEMR will be paying attention that towns and regions' needs are taken into account. PLATFORMA, for its part, will be an essential tool to offer cooperation programmes aiming to guarantee the success of this agenda everywhere in the world."
  • Access City Award 2017 - 05.09.2016

    Is your city accessible to everyone? Apply for the award
    EU cities of over 50,000 inhabitants are invited to take part in the seventh edition of the Access City Award.
    This European award is for cities that strive to guarantee equal access to fundamental rights and quality of city life to everyone – regardless of age, mobility or ability.

    The first, second and third prize plus two special mentions (access to work and accessible smart cities) will be announced at the European Day of People with Disabilities Conference in Brussels on 29 November 2016

    The deadline for applications is 8 September 2016.

    See here for more information.
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Marlène Siméon
Policy Adviser - Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion

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