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Webinar - 30.03.2021
During the last years, some progress has been made in several Member States in the involvement of local and regional governments in the European Semester process, but there is still a lot to do. We will address all these questions and many more during our webinar "The European Semester at the crossroads: rebuilding our territories", on Monday 19 April.
Follow the discussions with the hashtag #EuropeanSemester.
Social dialogue - 26.03.2021
You can now watch the kick-off webinar online. You can also read the report here.
The participants included a representative of DG EMPL who presented the upcoming Action Plan for the European Pillar of Social Rights. Social partners from France, Sweden and Spain addressed the issue of the third-party violence and harassment, gender equality, and integration of migrants and non-discrimination.
This project, carried out with the financial support of the European Commission’s DG EMPL will focus on three joint achievements: the guidelines on gender equality guidelines, on third party violence and harassment, on integration of migrants and non-discrimination.
Webinar - 16.03.2021
Date: 27-28 April 2021
Call for tender - 05.03.2021researcher or a group of researchers to support the project "The role of social partners in preventing third-party violence and harassment at work".
The project aims to assess the effectiveness at national level of the EU Multi-sectoral social partners’ guidelines to tackle and prevent third-party violence and harassment related to work (2010), hereafter the Guidelines.
You have until 2 April 2021 to apply.
Applicants may be invited for an interview with the project partners on the afternoon of 8 April 2021.
COVID-19 - 17.02.2021
The survey aims to collect information about the regional and sector sensitivities to COVID19 impacts, the experience with policy initiatives in the tourism sector, and the future needs and opportunities in tourism.
Complete the survey before 28 February.
Conference - 12.02.2021
Hungarian Best Practices of Local Governments 2020: local innovations and solutions against COVID-19The Hungarian National Association of Local Authorities (TÖOSZ) is organising an online conference on the Best Practices of Local Governments. This year, the focus is on the best innovations and solutions againd COVID-19 at local level. To find out more, please consult the event's programme.
The conference is taking place on 24 February 2021. There will be interpretation in English and Hungarian. You can sign up with the following online registration form.
International partnerships - 12.02.2021
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.
COVID-19 - 01.02.2021
The survey is open to local and regional governments as well as to their national associations.
SDGs - 14.01.2021URBACT, the EU programme for territorial cooperation. The document formalises years of collaboration between the two organisations and prepares joint work with local and regional governments for the next two years.
More specifically, the Memorandum paves the way for concrete actions and the creation of a pilot network on the localisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to run from March 2021 to September 2022. We will notably make use of URBACT’s tried and tested methodology and the Reference Framework for Sustainable Cities (RFSC), a self-assessment tool to evaluate and plan local policies in line with the SDGs.
Pierre Vander Auwera
Tel. : + 32 2 500 05 41
Skype : pierre_vda
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