22 cities take part in the 3rd edition of the European Days of Local Solidarity!
The third edition of the European Days of Local Solidarity is taking place between 5 and 18 November 2018 in cities and regions from Belgium, France, Italy, Latvia, Spain and the Netherlands.
Cities and regions play a key role in fostering citizens’ awareness of the challenges of global sustainable development. They contribute to a necessary culture of solidarity and active citizenship that puts the focus on the interdependencies of our worlds’ sustainability. As players of local and global sustainable development, cities and regions are key to promote and host local initiatives to inform and mobilise citizens for global sustainable development.
The third edition of the European Days of Local Solidarity (EDLS), coordinated by the pan-European coalition PLATFORMA with the support of the European Union, will see towns and cities from different parts of Europe develop and promote initiatives centered on solidarity and development cooperation.
A total of 22 cities will be participating in the 25 different activities, which will be held from 5 to 18 November in Belgium (Etterbeek), France (Nantes & Rennes), Italy (Palermo), Latvia (Bauska, Engure, L?v?ni, P?rgauja & Skrunda), the Netherlands (Amsterdam, Delft, Gennep, Helmond, Maastricht, Tilburg & Zoetermeer) and Spain (Barcelona, El Prat del Llobregat, Getxo, Mérida & Palma).
The European Days of Local Solidarity (EDLS) call European cities and regions to raise their citizens’ awareness on the challenges of global sustainable development and on the need to take action.
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A pan-European initiative
The EDLS are organised by PLATFORMA, the pan-European coalition of town and regions and their associations involved in town-to-town and region-to-region development cooperation. This initiative is developed in the framework of the Strategic Partnership Agreement signed between CEMR-PLATFORMA and the European Commission. It is co-financed by the European Union.
The EDLS initiative is supported by several partners. Among them are: the commune of Etterbeek (Belgium), the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), Diputacio de Barcelona (Government of the Province of Barcelona), Euskal Fondoa (the Association of Basque Local Cooperation Organisations), the Extremadura Agency for International Development Cooperation (AEXCID), Festival des Solidarités (France), Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), the Italian Association of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (AICCRE), the Majorcan Fund for Solidarity and Cooperation (Fons Mallorqui), Nantes Métropole (France), the National Town-Twinning Council Netherlands-Nicaragua (LBSNN) and the Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments (LALRG).