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Gender equality - 12.05.2017
On 28 April, signatories of the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life were invited to a workshop in Washington D.C. to share good practices in gender equality and mainstreaming that can be reproduced in decentralisation projects in Latin America. This event was organised by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Global Urban Agenda - 11.05.201726th 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.”
UCLG - 10.05.2017UCLG), our global association, is recruiting a new Secretary General. He or she should manage to defend the interests of towns, regions and their associations worldwide.
Apply before 1 July 2017. More details in the application package.
RGRE Deutsche Sektion - 04.05.2017new Secretary General of RGRE Deutsche Sektion, CEMR's German association. He was elected for a two-year mandate on 26 April 2017, just as the mandate of his predecessor, Kay Ruge, comes to an end. We wish Helmut Dedy all the best for the leadership of RGRE Deutsche Sektion.
Local budgets - 02.05.2017
For more information and to register, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com before 5 May. This event is organised by the Republic of Slovenia's Court of audit and the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency (GIFT).
CEMR in mourning - 27.04.2017
CEMR expresses its deepest condolences to his friends and family, and will always remember Mr Barber as someone who brought debates around local government’s place in the world into the spotlight.
Circular economy - 24.04.2017
LIFE, the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action, has published a long brochure on the circular economy. It includes interviews with experts and MEPs and hundreds of projects that can inspire local governments throughout Europe.
Sustainable energy - 20.04.2017FEDARENE is launching the third edition of the Roger Léron Award, which aims to reward an individual for their contribution towards sustainable energy transition at local or regional level in Europe.
Do you know someone who deserves the award? Suggest a nomination before 1 June.
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.
Pierre Vander Auwera
Adviser – Communication
Tel. : + 32 2 500 05 41
Skype : pierre_vda
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