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Entrepreneurial Regions - 06.01.2020
Win the 2021 European Entrepreneurial Region LabelRegions and other territories can apply for the 10th edition of the European Entrepreneurial Region Label (EER). For 2021, the EER will in particular reward territories engaging in green and sustainable entrepreneurship.
The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2020. You can find more information and apply through the Committee of the Regions’ website.
Call for candidacies for the International Award UCLG - Mexico City - Culture 21Local and regional governments and individuals can apply for the 4th edition of the International Award UCLG - Mexico City - Culture 21. The candidates who have done the most to link culture with democratic governance, citizen participation or sustainable development may win between €25,000 and €50,000.
The deadline for submissions is 18 March 2020. You can find more information and apply via the Award's website: http://www.agenda21culture.net/award
Recruitment - 18.12.2019
Job offer: Communication Officer - InCluCities projectApplication pack for the position of Communication Officer - InCluCities project (deadline for submission: 5 January).
You can learn more about InCluCities by consulting the project summary.
Calls for tender - 06.12.2019
Publishing work for the project “Localising the European Semester”CEMR and the European Public Services Union (EPSU) are publishing two calls for tender concerning publications in the framework of their joint project “Localising the European Semester”:
- Call for tender: translation
- Call for tender: design and printing
Covenant of Mayors - 26.11.2019
How African cities can fight climate changeAfrica is expected to be hit by some of the worst effects of climate change. But what can African cities do to fight, and if necessary adapt to, this challenge? Frédéric Vallier and Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, the secretaries general of CEMR and UCLG Africa respectively, discuss this and more in an interview with Pan African Visions.
Recruitment - 26.11.2019
Job opening: PLATFORMA is looking for a Project Officer for the Eastern PartnershipDo you want to strengthen the role of towns, regions and their associations in decentralised cooperation and EU external policies? Are you interested in the Eastern Partnership and in particular Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine? Do you want to be part of a collaborative team where your competencies will be highly valued?
Then try your luck and apply to become PLATFORMA's Project Officer for the Eastern Partnership! Check out the application pack and tell us about yourself (deadline: 8 December 2019).
SDGs - 14.11.2019
Who will be the next EU commissioner in charge of SDGs?Paolo Gentiloni, the incoming European Commissioner for Economy, will be responsible for overseeing the European Union’s implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). That’s the news as reported by Politico following talks between President-Elect Ursula von der Leyen and the Socialists & Democrats Group in the European Parliament. The new Commission still needs to be approved by the Parliament.
CEMR meetings - 25.10.2019
We are looking for towns or cities to host our next conference and congressWe invite European local and/or regional governments, in cooperation with their national association or CEMR section, to submit applications to host the following two events:
- Our next conference on “Citizens’ Engagement in Local Public Life” to be held in 2022
- Our next European congress to be held in 2024.
You may apply to host either or both of these events.
You have until 20 January 2020 to send your application. For further information contact Marta Gattini.
European Commission - 03.10.2019
Commissioner-Designate Ferreira talks the talk on local governmentElisa Ferreira, the commissioner-designate for cohesion policy and reforms, sent positive signals on local and regional government during her confirmation hearing in the European Parliament. Discussing the implementation of cohesion policy, the Portuguese politician assured that consultation with municipalities and regions during the design and delivery of EU funds is necessary for the success of regional projects. You can watch or read the hearing’s proceedings here.
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