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Events - 06.05.2013

Call for expression of interest for the organisation of CEMR’s major events in 2014 and 2016
The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) has launched a call for expression of interest targeting professional conference organisers for its 2014 thematic conference and its 2016 congress.

CEMR invites tenders for a service contract for the organisation of both events. For a full description of the tender, please consult the terms of reference.

The CEMR congress brings together around 1 000 or more local and regional elected representatives and experts, including high-level institutional partners, from Europe and beyond, to debate topical issues. This event is the main assembly point for European local and regional authorities to reflect upon current political issues at both local, regional and European levels. Previous congresses were held in Cádiz (2012), Malmö (2009) and Innsbruck (2006).

Our thematic conference has a similar pattern and structure, but a more targeted focus and audience. It gathers approximately 500 participants from across Europe and covers a specific topic of interest to local and regional authorities in Europe and their representative national associations. Citizenship, and in particular town twinning and gender equality, is the recurring theme throughout the conference. Previous conferences were held in Rybnik (2011) and in Rhodes (2007).

A specific call for proposals for the hosting local or regional authority for the 2016 CEMR congress will be launched later this year upon the selection of the professional conference organiser and with its close involvement.

If you wish to express your interest to submit a tender for this call, please fill in the online form ( not later than by Friday 17 May 2013. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview at the end of May. A preliminary contract is to be signed in June. For further information, please contact Boris Tonhauser (boris.tonhauser [at], +32 2 500 05 39).

About CEMR

The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) is the broadest organisation of local and regional authorities in Europe. Its members are over 50 national associations of municipalities and regions from 41 European countries. Together these associations represent some 150 000 local and regional authorities.

CEMR’s objectives are twofold: to influence European legislation on behalf of local and regional authorities and to provide a platform for exchange of information and knowledge between its member associations and their elected officials and experts.
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