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COP 27 - 04.10.2022
10 key points to prevent the inexorable march toward utter climate disasterIt’s now or never. We must gear up for climate action and advance the Sustainable Development Goals on the ground. This is the core message that PLAFTORMA and CEMR will bring to the COP27 taking place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
In a joint position, PLATFORMA and CEMR put forward 10 key points for delegates and representatives from the UN, the EU and national governments who will sit round the COP27 negotiation table. Among the important points raised in the position are the need for a supportive regulatory and governance framework to implement subnational climate action, and the need for sustainable subnational financing.
Read the full position.
Climate - 24.06.2022
Elected representatives receive trainings on climate adaptation and mitigationCEMR, PLATFORMA together with United Cities and Local Government (UCLG), and Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) initiative, organised two training sessions for politicians dedicated to climate adaptation and mitigation.
The aim of the training academy was to inspire politicians to develop their strategies, plans and actions through the discussion about climate change adaptation, mitigation and resilience in the global and Europe and Central Asia specific context. We counted on over 120 participants worldwide.
Culture - 28.04.2022
Training capacity-building for European Capitals of CultureOn 12 & 13 May 2022, the final Academy Camp of the project "Capacity-building for European Capitals of Culture (ECoC)" will take place online, under the moderation of the the UCLG Committee on Culture. The project started in October 2019 with the aim at supporting capacity building and peer-learning activities for ECoC.
This final session of the project will provide the opportunity to review lessons learnt in the previous workshops as well as discussing additional topics and way forward.
The programme and registration link are available here.
International partnerships - 12.02.2021
DG INTPA is looking for a seconded national expert for its local authorities unitThe European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA) is looking for a seconded national expert for its G2 Unit “Local Authorities, Civil Society Organisations and Foundations” in Brussels*.
Seconded national experts (SNE) must come from a national, regional or local public administration or an International Government Organisation (IGO). The SNE will remain employed and remunerated by his/her employer during the secondment.
Candidates should send their application according to the Europass CV format in English, French or German only to the Permanent Representation / Diplomatic Mission to the EU of their country, which will forward it to the competent services of the Commission.
More information in the job description and vacance notice.
Development - 08.12.2020
Development of Municipalities: Trust, Institutions, Finance, and People (10-11 December)
'U-LEAD with Europe' is organising the International Expert Exchange 2020 – Development of Municipalities: Trust, Institutions, Finance, and People on 10-11 December online.
Two intensive days of discussion, knowledge exchange, and sharing bold, innovative ideas on key regional and local development challenges, relevant for both the Ukrainian and the international audience.
The event will bring more than 30 speakers: high-level officials, experts, diplomats, scholars, from 12 countries.
PLATFORMA webinar - 12.06.2020
The future of the Eastern PartnershipThe PLATFORMA webinar on the Future of the Eastern Partnership will be organised on Tuesday 16 June from 9.00 to 10.30 CEST. PLATFORMA will discuss the future Eastern Partnership with EU representatives, Partnership countries and players active in the initiative.
Please register via the following registration link. Access codes will be sent at an earlier stage upon registration.
Contact Bella Tskhelishvili for more information.
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).
Decentralised cooperation - 17.07.2019
Study: How can states help finance decentralised cooperation?How can states help finance town-to-town development cooperation? Discover PLATFORMA and VNG International's new study on the issue: "How EU Member States' national and regional programmes support local governments' development activities in partner countries".
Decentralised cooperation - 08.07.2019
Give a boost to your cooperation project: apply for the PLATFORMAwardsDo like Dogbo and Roeselare and win a video to promote your project! If your town or region contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), apply by 31 December on www.platformawards.eu.
Coordinator - International Partnerships team / Executive Advisor - PLATFORMA
Tel : + 32 2 500 05 39
Skype : boris.to
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