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Newsletter - April 2017

CEMR Newsletter


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Europe for citizens programme

CEMR applauds Parliament’s call to invest €1 per citizen

€1 per citizen is a small price to pay to boost democratic engagement in the EU. This is the Council of European Municipalities and Regions’ reaction to the European Parliament’s adoption of its report on the Europe for citizens programme, on 2 March. The report calls to increase the programme’s budget to €500 million - €1 per citizen. CEMR has been advocating this for many years.

Now, Europe’s towns and regions urge the Commission to include the €1 per citizen budget in its mid-term review report on the Europe for citizens programme, and for the Council to follow suit in the upcoming programming period.

This programme funds hundreds of bottom-up projects across Europe, led by citizens, networks of towns or twinned towns. Its aim is to foster a Europe in which citizens show democratic engagement, embrace civic participation and share their cultural diversity.

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​Future of Europe

CEMR secretary general reacts to White Paper on Future of Europe

Circular economy

A circular economy at the local level goes hand in hand with adequate access to EU funds

Local finances

How can cities and regions turn barriers in long-term investments into future opportunities?


CEMR and Commissioner Crețu join forces to strengthen women’s participation in local life


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Gender equality

“Equality must be at the heart of political agendas” - interview with Ibón Uribe

This interview was first published in Carta Local, the monthly publication from FEMP, CEMR's Spanish association.

Interview with the Mayor of Galdakao, President of the CEMR Standing Committee for Equality and CEMR spokesperson on equality, Ibón Uribe.

What does CEMR do for equality?

CEMR’s mission is fundamental and its multi-level work encompasses three spheres: fostering and facilitating equality policies in European municipalities, incorporating equality into the structure, culture and work of CEMR as an organisation, and putting pressure on European Institutions to strengthen the role of municipalities in the implementation of European policies on equality.

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Joint statement on empowering women's active participation in public local life

CEMR presidency

European towns and regions have a new Presidency (2016-2019)


Everything you need to know on the structures and competences of towns and regions in Europe

EP presidency

Did you know? Facts and figures on the new presidency from a local perspective

- Upcoming events More items -
Tuesday 28 March
09h30 - 16h00
  .  Cohesion policy: Paving the way for a more territorial Cohesion Policy after 2020 Location : Brussels
Wednesday 24 - Saturday 27 May
  .  4th ASEM Meeting of Governors and Mayors Location : Lisbon
Tuesday 28 - Thursday 30 November
  .  ICC milestone event Location : Lisbon


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