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  • Event - 14.06.2021

    Connecting Nature Enterprise Summit Poznan 2021
    As the world looks to build back better after the pandemic, innovators are leading to the way towards sustainable business models inspired by nature. That's why the city of Poznan is hosting the Connecting Nature Enterprise Summit, an online event bringing together mayors, business leaders and policymakers from across Europe, with the support of the European Commission.

    The summit will explore the challenges and opportunities of embracing nature-based solutions. Hosted on a virtual platform with panel discussions, presentations, workshops, capacity building sessions and plenty of opportunity to connect with other participants. Get inspired, naturally!

    Dates: 29-30 June 2021
    Website and programme
    Languages: English and Polish
  • Future of Europe Conference - 19.04.2021

    Help citizens make their voice heard
    The future is yours! That's the motto of the European Union's Conference on the Future of Europe. Citizens and civil society organisations are encouraged to participate through the Conference's dedicated website.

    The website allows users to share their ideas, find events close to them and organise their own events covering 10 different topics, from climate change and healthcare to migration and education, that are crucial to the future of our continent.

    Go to the website to find out more, available in the 24 official languages of the EU:
  • Gender Equality - 14.04.2021

    Call for a consultant to develop the text for the “Local Authorities Charter for Gender Equality in Africa”
    Are you interested in a mission to provide guidance and support to gender equality work by local governments in Africa?

    The Council of European Municipalities and Regions and UCLG Africa  have opened a call for a consultant to develop and draft the text for the “Local Authorities Charter for Gender Equality in Africa”.

    3 months contract

    Please consult the Terms of reference for details about the mission, the desired profile and application instructions. (English) (Français)

    Deadline to apply is 25 April 2021 (23:59 UTC+1)
  • Webinar - 30.03.2021

    #EuropeanSemester: How can local and regional governments have a say?
    How can the EU fiscal rules and recommendations on investment defined in the Semester impact the competences of municipalities? How can the local and regional level be more involved in the Semester?

    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

    Watch the kick-off event of the project “EU Dialogue, Local Solutions”
    To mark a decade of the social dialogue committee and to raise grassroots awareness about the resources provided by European dialogue, the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), representing employers, and the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) are launching the project “EU Dialogue, Local Solutions”.

    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

    Activating citizens: how municipalities can make use of the European Solidarity Corps
    This online event with about 25 municipalities from all over Europe will highlight the various possibilities of the European Solidarity Corps. This seminar, open to local governments and their organisations, will show how the Corps can help municipalities meet their local needs, activate their citizens and strengthen their  networks, notably in the field of town twinning.

    Date: 27-28 April 2021
    Registration link
    Draft programme
    Information video
  • Call for tender - 05.03.2021

    We are looking for a researcher in the area of third-party violence and harassment at work
    We are looking for a researcher 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

    What has been the impact of COVID-19 on tourism regions? Complete the survey!
    The European Commission Directorate General for Regional and Urban policy wants to assess the impact of COVID-19 on tourism regions and propose policy recommendations on how to make tourism regions more resilient. 

    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-19
    The 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.
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