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  • GOLD VI report - 12.10.2022

    Toward urban and territorial equality
    The 6th Global Observatory on Local Democracy & Decentralization Report, otherwise known as GOLD VI, has just been launched at UCLG Congress in Daejeon (South Korea)!

    The focus is on the six pathways to urban and territorial equality, addressing inequalities through local transformation strategies.

    Take a look at it here!
  • COP 27 - 04.10.2022

    ​10 key points to prevent the inexorable march toward utter climate disaster
    It’s now or never. We must gear up for climate action and advance the Sustainable Development Goals on the ground. This is the core message that PLAFTORMA and CEMR will bring to the COP27 taking place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

    In a joint position, PLATFORMA and CEMR put forward 10 key points for delegates and representatives from the UN, the EU and national governments who will sit round the COP27 negotiation table. Among the important points raised in the position are the need for a supportive regulatory and governance framework to implement subnational climate action, and the need for sustainable subnational financing.

    Read the full position.
  • Urban mobility - 29.09.2022

    CEMR to take part in the European Commission Expert Group on Urban Mobility
    Great news! the Council of European Municipalities and Regions is officially part of the European Commission Expert Group on Urban Mobility! CEMR will be represented by the Chair of its expert group on mobility, Caspar Sluiter from the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG).

    This new group will be responsible for several tasks, including assisting the Commission in executing the new EU urban mobility framework, facilitating exchanges of good practices in the field of sustainable urban mobility, and encouraging information exchanges on initiatives, projects, and partnerships on sustainable urban mobility.
  • Paweł Adamowicz Award - 29.09.2022

    Nominations open for Mayor Paweł Adamowicz Award
    Nominate your candidate for the 2022 Mayor Paweł Adamowicz Award honouring the work of persons or organisations who advanced human rights, solidarity, cooperation and trust among citizens. To nominate the next winner of the award, please fill this online nomination form by 31 October 2022
  • Muni World 2022 - 31.08.2022

    Save the date : Muni World 2022, an event focusing on smart cities
    The Federation of Local Authorities in Israel, Masham, is organising its annual event MUNIWORLD 2022, in parternship with the municipality of Jerusalem. It is taking place from 6 to 8 December, in Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem.

    Unique stages for global brainstorming on urban challenges and city innovation, the MUNIEXPO 2022 Exhibition, and the 6th international MUNIWORLD Conference being held as an integral part of it, will host exhibitors, decision-makers from Israel and abroad, and thousands of visitors.

    Discover last year’s MuniWorld with a short video.

    For more information : click here!
  • Charter for equality - 26.08.2022

    CEMR is looking for a contractor to carry out translation activities
    CEMR is looking for a provider for the translations of two documents related to the update of the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life and particularly on the theme of gender equality, diversity and intersectionality. The contractor will translate the two documents into 28 languages. The deadline for the submission of the tender is on Tuesday, 13 September 2022

    For more information, please refer to the terms of reference.
  • Bridges of Trust - 23.08.2022

    'Bridges of Trust' is looking for a contractor to carry out communication activities
    CEMR is looking for a provider for a short-term assignment (until 30 October 2022) for communication support and services, to prepare communication materials highlighting the Bridges of Trust project’s results. For more information, please refer to the terms of reference.
  • Democracy - 08.08.2022

    Join the citizen's jury and select the very first European Capital of Democracy
    It's time: join the citizen's jury and select the very first European Capital of Democracy at the end of 2023! To become a juror, you won’t need more than 5 minutes to complete your registration.

    Starting in 2022, every year, a different city will be designated European Capital of Democracy, chosen by a jury of 10,000 European citizens. In cooperation with civil ociety, the title-holding city will host a wide range of activities and events, all designed to improve and strengthen democracy. 
  • UCLG 2023 Culture Summit - 26.07.2022

    Apply to become the host city of UCLG 2023 Culture Summit!

    The Culture Summit has become a major event for UCLG. After the success of the Summits previously held (Bilbao in 2015, Jeju in 2017, Buenos Aires in 2019 and Izmir in 2021), and considering the growing importance of culture in the framework of sustainable cities, UCLG has decided to convene a 5th UCLG Culture Summit in 2023. 

    The UCLG Culture Summit is a unique global event. It responds to the growing importance of culture in local development, a fact that is being evidenced in all continents at least since the beginning of the 21st century, and more than ever since the recent global crisis generated by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

    We invite you to check the Terms of Reference of the 5th UCLG Culture Summit. Direct or indirect members of UCLG can apply to be the host city by 2 September 2022 in writing to the UCLG World Secretariat:, putting in copy:

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