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Cities & regions 10-06-2021

EDD21: Join us at the “The Global Village Online City Hall”!

This year, the European Development Days (EDD) are fully digital. But once again, the five major international networks of local and regional governments active in development cooperation (AIMF, CLGF, PLATFORMA/CEMR, UCLG and UCLG-Africa) are showcasing how cities and regions lead...
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Cities & regions 24-02-2021

Why the future is local for the Eastern Partnership

After having interacted over the past decade, the European Union is now better placed to engage with Eastern Partnership states and to prepare the post-2020 partnership framework.  By the Presidents of the national associations of local governments Kakha Kaladze of...
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Cities & regions 25-01-2021

Happy and safe new year 2021 from Platforma!

Throughout the year, all over the world, local and regional governments have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis. Whatever happens in 2021, PLATFORMA and its partners will continue to assist towns and regions! HAPPY AND SAFE NEW YEAR!
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Cities & regions 10-12-2020

Another success! The #LocalSolidarityDays 2020

Discover what happened all over Europe at the European Days of Local Solidarity 2020! +70 municipalities, regions and provinces +60 events over 2 weeks +20 local and regional elected officials +770 Tweets and retweets with #LocalSolidarityDays The EDLS are coordinated...
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Cities & regions 30-09-2020

SDGs: Municipalities, regions and their associations are game-changers!

The 2030 Agenda was adopted 5 years ago by national leaders. Discover the progress made by European local and regional governments and their associations in localising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in PLATFORMA & CEMR latest publication https://bit.ly/3k1dj0E
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Cities & regions 24-04-2020

EU global response to COVID-19: a global pandemic with local solutions!

As a pandemic, COVID-19 is a truly global problem which knows no borders. The situation is now spread almost all over the world and some countries – near and far – could soon be heavily impacted, despite the youth of their population.
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Cities & regions 10-01-2020

Apply before 31 January 2020 to the PLATFORMAwards

Does your town or region contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals? Do you want to win a video to promote your development cooperation project? Do you want to get a free entrance to CEMR 2020 Congress in Innsbruck? Apply before...
Development Policy 27-11-2019

Why EU must guarantee funding for local, regional governments in post-2020 development policy

Member states must strongly support the proposal of the European Parliament to add a budget line for local authorities to tackle global challenges, including through their decentralised cooperation, writes Marlène Siméon.  
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Development Policy 25-10-2018

Decentralised cooperation gets results: the PLATFORMA coalition is there to prove it!

Discover concrete examples of what city-to-city and region-to-region development cooperation can bring to cities and regions from the EU and partner countries.
Development Policy 23-05-2017

Is ‘less’ really ‘more’ in the new European Consensus on Development?

European development policy must prioritise democracy, inclusiveness and sustainability. To do this the bloc has to change the way it interacts with stakeholders and support local initiatives, which are the building blocks of societies, writes Wouter Boesman.
Development Policy 09-06-2016

‘New partnership framework with third countries’: The Commission’s three basic mistakes

Diverting European Development Fund resources towards projects pursuing security objectives is wrong, writes Patrizio Fiorilli.
Cities & regions 09-10-2015

Reaching SDGs from the ground up

Hundreds, thousands of towns and regions from every continent are working at their level, for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), writes Frédéric Vallier.