As a step to deliver the Pact for the Future that UCLG agreed to develop in its latest World Council in Guangzhou, the #CitiesAreListening Experience that took place on December 8th took the form of a high-level conversation on Development Cooperation and the COVID-19 pandemic involving representatives from all spheres of government as well as members from the donor community.
The European Days of Local Solidarity (EDLS) are a major event during which cities, regions and citizens from across the continent raise awareness on the challenges and local projects promoting sustainable development worldwide. The Days bring to life the famous motto: “Think global, act local.”
Last July, 400 peoplegathered in Paris, to discuss various challenges that towns and regions are facing. The occassion was a conference organized by Cités Unies France (CUF), on the internationalization of towns and regions. While a large part of the representatives were French local government representatives, different delegations from partner countries, as well as embassy officials attended as well..
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The PLATFORMAwards aim to reward the best city-to-city or region-to-region development cooperation projects, promoting decentralised cooperation and collecting data and indicators from the best European practices.
"More recognition for local governments in the EU's financial rules" - this was the message of PLATFORMA in a meeting with the Committee on Development (DEVE) of the European Parliament at the beginning of February.