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Economic development - 19.04.2017Mayors for Economic Growth (M4EG) initiative is to strengthen local governments’ capacity to implement smart local economic development. Cities joining the initiative make and implement sustainable economic development plans with EU support. The “champions” will receive grant support to implement pilot projects.
Apply until 31 May 2017.
Urban Agenda for the EU - 08.06.2016AGE Platform Europe has published a guide on the Urban Agenda for the EU and older persons’ rights.
The number of people in the EU aged 65 or over is set to nearly double by 2060, and 80% of older people in developed countries already live in urban areas. The aim of this guide is to help European cities use the Urban Agenda for the EU to become more age-friendly and be prepared for the big demographic change to come.
Mobility - 21.04.2015sustainable mobility for everyone’, to take place in Bucharest, on 16 and 17 June 2015.
Attendees will explore how the sustainable urban mobility plan concept can be adjusted to suit different city geographic contexts, scales and budgets; as well as approaches that can be taken to ensure mobility and accessibility is improved for everyone in society. Alongside this, planning technique sessions will provide practical guidance on specific aspects of urban mobility planning.
Smart cities and communities - 15.05.2014European Innovation Partnership. Through this platform you will get in contact with companies, NGOs and other stakeholders working in sectors such as energy, transport or communication technologies. By submitting your commitment you will be able to promote your projects on a European scale, meet potential partners or learn and exchange best practices.
More information and the registration form (open until 16 June) are available on the European Commission’s website.
EU Urban Agenda - 25.04.2014
An EU urban agenda must take into consideration all types of cities - small, medium-sized and large cities – and their surroundingsThe vice-president of our Swedish association (SALAR), Carola Gunnarsson, defended CEMR’s position on a potential EU urban agenda during the Informal Meeting of EU Ministers responsible for Cohesion Policy, on 24 and 25 April. This high-level event took place in Athens under the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union. In addition to a potential EU urban agenda, discussions focused on the financial support to small and medium enterprises through structural funds.
You can read CEMR position on a potential EU urban agenda in English and in French. For further information on the Informal Meeting of EU Ministers, check out the Greek Presidency website.
Urban Agenda for the EU - 19.02.2014The EU must take into consideration the diversity on the ground to set up an urban agenda by involving municipalities of all sizes (small, medium and large) as well as the linkages between urban and rural areas. This call is one of the key messages addressed by CEMR during a meeting between local elected representatives and MEPs at the European Parliament on 19 February 2014.
During the event local elected representatives and MEPs have discussed the implementation of an urban agenda at the EU level, with a bottom-up approach. This appointment takes place following a series of debates organised by the European Commission on 17 and 18 February 2014.
Urban-rural partnership - 20.06.2013The publication takes stock of the practices and models of urban-rural cooperation. It serves as a source of inspiration for better guidance and policy making at the EU level, addressing the issue of cohesion policy instruments in support of territorial urban-rural partnerships.
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