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COVID-19 - 18.03.2020
You can discover the recommendations in each country on the ACR+ website.
Call for tender - 27.02.2020call for tender.
Fair minimum wages - 25.02.2020joint reaction on possible EU action on fair minimum wages.
CEMR and EPSU support upward wage convergence and shared economic prosperity across the EU, gender pay equality and sustainable funding of social protection systems.
However, we think that any EU action must ensure that wages, as a general rule, are autonomously agreed by or with national social partners. No member state should be required to introduce a statutory minimum wage system and any other conditions should only be introduced when they are proposed by the social partners at national level, including associations of local and regional governments.
Gender equality - 17.02.2020
During the workshop, participants used the Equality Journey tool to map their gender equality objectives and prioritise actions. The session was wrapped up with a short introduction to the NALAS e-learning course on gender mainstreaming at the local level.
The workshop was held in the framework of the Eastern Partnership Coordination Seminar “Reinforcing dialogue on gender equality and informed local government reform in Georgia: Achievements, Challenges and Opportunities”, co-organised by NALAS and PLATFORMA.
IncluCities - 03.02.2020consultant to ensure the monitoring of the implementation of the project's methodology. Deadline for the submissions is 24 February 2020 COB.
IncluCities (2020-2022) aims at improving the integration of Third-country Nationals. It also aims at facilitating the exchange of knowledge between 4 experienced (mentors) and 4 less experienced (mentees) middle-sized cities and 8 accompanying associations of local and regional governments in the fields of education and training, housing, access to basic services, active participation & social inclusion.
Sport - 30.01.2020official invitation.
Gender equality - 21.01.2020more information on the CoR website.
#CohesionAlliance - 09.01.2020#CohesionAlliance, CEMR participated today in a meeting with Elisa Ferreira, the European commissioner for cohesion and reforms. Carola Gunnarsson, CEMR spokesperson on cohesion policy, stressed at the meeting that cohesion policy must not be subject to conditionalities that cannot be influenced by municipalities and regions.
Ferreira stated that the Just Transition Mechanism would not be financed from funds coming from cohesion. “We need extra money to address new challenges, cohesion policy should not be sacrificed to accommodate these new challenges,” she said.
Entrepreneurial Regions - 06.01.2020
The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2020. You can find more information and apply through the Committee of the Regions’ website.
Pierre Vander Auwera
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