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Think Europe - 18.01.2019debate on the urban dimension of cohesion policy.
“The SDGs should be the roadmap to design EU policies. But how can we make the SDGs understandable for citizens and how can they contribute to this type of growth?,” added Mr Vallier.
The debate took place during the congress “Think Europe – Intermediary cities key for development”, organised by the city of Soria and CEMR Spanish association (FEMP), on 16 to 18 January. Participants included the Mayor of Seville and CEMR spokesperson for climate, Juan Espadas, the Spanish MEP Iratxe García Pérez and the Mayor of Aranjuez and member of CEMR policy committee, Cristina Moreno Moreno.
Climate transition - 17.01.2019local climate plans at a workshop co-organised with the Covenant of Mayors on 23 November.
Water - 16.01.2019A comparison of European water supply and sanitation systems.
CEMR in mourning - 14.01.2019
We extend our sympathy to his family and to the citizens of Gdańsk (Poland). We also share the sentiment of the association of Polish cities, which describes Mr Adamowicz as being "a model of solidarity in practice."
Recruitment - 03.01.2019
We have three vacancies you can apply for until 9 January. Click on each position for more details:
Migration - 20.12.2018#WithRefugees campaign invites cities and local governments who are working to promote inclusion, support refugees and bring communities together to sign a statement of solidarity with refugees.
Gender equality - 13.12.2018measure, assess and monitor improvements.
Gender equality - 06.12.2018Walkshop” to analyse the urban landscape from a gender perspective. If you’re interested in this issue, join the Gender Equal Cities LinkedIn group.
Governance - 22.11.2018#OurDay, local government came together on social media to celebrate the people who keep our communities running. This social media marathon gives everyone who works or volunteers in local public services the chance to share their stories of how they improve the quality of life of residents. This yearly initiative was launched by the Local Government Association (United Kingdom).
The French Mayors' Association (AMF) has launched a similar campaign, #MaCommuneJyTiens, to show all the work local governments do for their constituents.
Pierre Vander Auwera
Adviser – Communication
Tel. : + 32 2 500 05 41
Skype : pierre_vda
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