Local democracy

Get inspired by the PLATFORMAwards laureates!

Strengthening citizens’ participation and promoting gender equality at the local level are at the ...
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The Basque Country identifies challenges and potential of decentralised cooperation in light of new global demands

Highlighting decentralised development cooperation and reflecting on its differential contribution, ...
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Support from Diputació de Barcelona to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

In the last plenary session of Diputació de Barcelona (Barcelona Provincial Council), an institutio...
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France-Ukraine-Poland “Rencontres” in Tours and Orleans focused around the Eastern Partnership of the EU

Local governments from France, Poland, Ukraine and the European Union Eastern Partnership countries ...
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Local governments are also guardians of peace in the Sahel region

"French local governments are also involved, with their counterparts from the Sahel region, in ensur...
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Register now to the Forum of EU-Eastern Partnership Local Leaders

120 Mayors, Councillors and professionals of local governance from Eastern partnership and European ...
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Decentralisation, the challenging reform of Ukraine new government

Following the organisation of its regular Eastern Partnership Coordination seminar, the PLATFORMA ne...
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Facts and figures: a close look into the next line-up of Commissioners

We do not yet know whether or not the future College of Commissioners will support local-friendly po...
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How local-friendly is new Commission President Ursula von der Leyen?

The time for backroom whispers and speculation is over. The European Commission has a new President...
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Head of DEVE and AFET committees: many new faces and two former active members

Member of the European Parliament (MEPs) from the Committees on Development (DEVE) and on Foreign Af...
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At CUF “Rencontres”, PLATFORMA focuses on how European local governments react to conflicts

At the occasion of the 10th Forum of Local Governments International action organised by Cités Unie...
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Power change in Moldova: the local government perspective

Alexandru Osadci is the Coordinator of international relations and programs of the Congress of Local...
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Post-electoral assessment: higher turn-out to EU elections contained the Eurosceptic vote

More participation to EU elections and reinforced forces within the European Parliament will create ...
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Register to Cités Unies France 10th edition of the Meeting of local authorities’ international action

Cités Unies France organises the 10th edition of its Meeting of local authorities’ international ...
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French local elected representatives reaching out to Ukrainian peers

The French Association of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (AFCCRE) organised a vi...
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Young people from Andalusia choose international cooperation networks and agencies for traineeships

Fifteen young Andalusians have chosen international cooperation networks and agencies for their trai...
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Study: Decentralised cooperation in the Mediterranean and the Middle East

The Tuscany Region has recently published a mapping of Italian decentralised cooperation projects in...
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The Mayors for Economic Growth is looking for experts from EU cities to exchange with Eastern Partnership municipalities

The European Commission initiative "Mayors for Economic Growth" (M4EG) is looking for experts from ...
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Ukraine’s way to local self-governance reforms

The Vice Prime Minister and Minister of regional development of Ukraine, Gennadiy Zubko, was in Brus...
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Administrative Reforms and Local Self-government in Kyrgyzstan

On January 23, the EastWest Institute (EWI) Brussels office and Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSS) hoste...
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