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100 European cities selected for goal of climate neutrality by 2030

One hundred European cities have been selected to participate in an EU programme to rapidly cut emissions in urban areas, with the goal of reaching climate neutrality by 2030.

Boosting citizen engagement might not be enough to save democracy

To fight democratic backsliding and strengthen local democracy, cities have developed creative tools to boost citizen engagement, such as participatory budgeting and regional consultations. These forms of public participation are meant to bring democracy closer to citizens, giving them a...
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Cities & regions 14-04-2021

Ensuring that no one and no place are left behind thanks to local governments

“Local and regional governments represent a key partner for the EU Delegations” writes Frédéric Vallier, Secretary General of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), on behalf of PLATFORMA. He signed the foreword of a study on EU Delegations...