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01-09-2021

¡Ojalá!

Follow the first steps of Michelle, a 25-year-old student from Barcelona (Spain), in Marrakesh (Morocco). She discovers how municipalities in the province of Barcelona joint efforts with municipalities in the Marrakesh-Safi region to strengthen citizens’ participation and promote gender equality...
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14-07-2021

Discover PLATFORMA-CEMR latest study on SDGs!

The 2021 edition of PLATFORMA-CEMR regular series of publications on how municipalities, regions and their associations are making the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality on the ground is online!
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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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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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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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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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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...
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A city leaders agenda for Europe
Economy & Jobs 27-03-2019

A city leaders agenda for Europe

The future of Europe depends on its cities. They are the place where the fight against climate change becomes real, where technological innovation can help boost the digital transformation, and where equal and inclusive societies are made.
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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.
Economy & Jobs 29-08-2018

‘It’s been an eye opening experience’, Luisa says after travelling around Europe for a month

Louisa (26, Germany) is a pedagogue, passionate about music and environment, whose goal is to raise awareness on the need for sustainability on the music festival scene. For a month, she has been one of the travellers of the Road Trip Project financed by the European Commission.
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Future EU 20-05-2018

‘Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens’ launch 7 May 2018

On 7 May the ‘Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens’ campaign was officially launched in partnership with the BOZAR and the city of Brussels, and with the support of the campaign's partners.
Economy & Jobs 09-03-2018

Cretu: No cuts for cohesion funds, fresh money for new priorities

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Crețu said that cohesion funds should not be reduced in the next EU budget as they form the backbone of the EU economy. Instead, member states should finance upcoming priorities with new money.
Global Europe 08-02-2017

Timmermans: Solidarity is key to refugee relocation and resettlement

European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans spoke today (8 February) as the executive adopted its ninth progress report on the EU’s emergency refugee relocation and resettlement schemes.
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Economy & Jobs 19-02-2015

Cre?u: ‘We refused to fund a 5-star hotel in Greece’

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV Romania, EU Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Cre?u explained her views on the Greek crisis, emphasising that the EU executive will invest in "projects that will create jobs." According to the Romanian Commissioner, EU funds "should go to those who are most vulnerable, people that are really in need".
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Economy & Jobs 15-10-2014

EU denies ‘role’ in Serbia-Albania football match flag stunt

On Wednesday, the European Commission rejected suggestions that the EU had 'played a role' in the flag stunt that happened during a football match between Serbia and Albania.
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Climate change 25-06-2013

‘Terminator’ sexes up EU climate change gathering

Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a film star who is also an environmentalist, stole the show at a gathering of mayors committed to climate and energy objectives held in the European Parliament yesterday (24 June).
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Europe's East 18-10-2012

EU – Ukraine in 2020, Looking beyond the current paradigm

After joining the Eastern Partnership in 2009 and recommitting to it in September 2011, Ukraine took a step further in its modernization. What should Ukraine's top 5 priorities for a 2020 vision be? How can democracy be consolidated in Ukraine? What are the steps towards this goal? Keeping in mind both Ukrainian and European interests, what would a new model of relations between the two look like? In a changing world, what would the triangle Kyiv-Brussels-Moscow look like?

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