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Equality & Employment - 26.01.2017Gender equality and employment are very strongly linked, especially in the public sector. In fact, CEMR’s expert groups on gender equality and on local and regional governments as employers had their first joint meeting of the year on 24 January.
Among the topics addressed, they discussed work-life balance, well-being at work and how to achieve equal participation of women and men in the labour market and in family life.
Gender equality - 25.01.2017work programme for 2017, as well as their action plan for women’s day on 8 March, and preparations for the Bilbao conference coming up in 2018. Stay tuned – more info on that front coming up soon.
Urban Agenda for the EU - 25.01.2017
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.
Gender equality - 19.01.2017Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life. Korça is the sixth largest city in Albania, with almost 80,000 inhabitants. We wish them lots of success in the elaboration of their action plan for the equality of women and men in local life.
This new signature was facilitated by the collaboration of UN Women in Albania.
Towns and regions worldwide - 09.01.2017Global Network Magellan Cities, a network of all the cities that the explorer Ferdinand Magellan travelled to on the first ever journey around the world, is to hold its sixth meeting in Lisbon from 18 to 21 January.
The organisation promotes collaborative participation and cooperation among the different cities that share the history of the first journey around the world; among which are cities such as Sevilla, Rio de Janeiro, and Cape Town.
This network of cities will soon be celebrating the 5th century of Magellan’s journey, which took place from 1519 to 1522.
Recruitment - 06.01.2017
The Covenant of mayors for Sub-Saharan Africa is currently recruiting a Project Support Officer.
The application package is available in French.
Deadline for applications: 22 January 2017. The position is based in Accra (Ghana).
CITYnvest - 04.01.2017
Crowdfunding for energy efficiency & finding local perspectives: read CITYnvest's January newsletterNew actions for energy efficiency, new interviews, new local perspectives: CITYnvest has a lot in store for this new year. Read all about it in their January newsletter.
Recruitment - 22.12.2016
Motivated and interested? Download the application package and send us your application before 8 January 2017.
Young leaders - 20.12.2016YELAC) has come to an end after two years of fruitful work on topics that affects the youth: education, employment and housing, participation in public life, etc.
Should you want to get further information on our activities, here’s the list of activities we organised with the support and participation of European towns and regions.
Pierre Vander Auwera
Adviser – Communication
Tel. : + 32 2 500 05 41
Skype : pierre_vda
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