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Register to PLATFORMA 10 year anniversary conference!

23 August 2018

For sure you have already heard of decentralised cooperation. Don’t miss the opportunity to find out even more about it: come and celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the PLATFORMA coalition with us. It will take place on 10 October 2018, at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

During the event, discover how cities and regions from the European Union and worldwide, work together to implement and promote sustainable development. Their main goal: to improve the lives of their citizens.

This anniversary will be the perfect opportunity to exchange with other players and elected officials about development cooperation led by cities and regions.

You will have the possibility to see what PLATFORMA’s partners have accomplished during the past 10 years. In addition, we will discuss together the main challenges facing decentralised cooperation in the next decade.

Register right now! http://bit.ly/PLATFORMA10years

Choose your favourite workshop:

20 deliverables for 2020: local solutions for the Eastern neighbourhood

European Union local and regional governments are developing partnerships with their Eastern neighbourhood peers for more than 10 years. However, with the signature of Association Agreements, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine have strengthen their partnership with the European Union and so did their cities and regions.PLATFORMA invites participants to identify local and regional governments priorities among the 20 deliverables for the Eastern partnership defined by the European External Action Service and the European Commission (DG NEAR). This workshop aims at designing the thematic priorities of PLATFORMA next Eastern neighbourhood programme with the participation of DG NEAR representatives.

Awareness raising and development education

Strengthening citizens’ knowledge on sustainable development and international cooperation: the role of cities and towns in multi stakeholder partnerships
How do local and regional governments contribute to raise citizens’ awareness on sustainable development and empower them as change-makers at their community level and beyond ? Join the discussion on innovative partnerships, territorial networks and pan-European alliances involving local and regional governments as key players across Europe and abroad.

Localising SDGs

From local policy alignment to global-scaled negotiations, what are the paths into LRGs’ contribution to the 2030 Agenda?
The 2030 Agenda can be an opportunity for local and regional governments (LRGs) to boost more effective, coherent and sustainable local public policies, and to foster their key contribution to national and global agendas for sustainable development.  This workshop aims to shed light on best practices and tools being developed at the local and regional scale that help understanding the concrete implications of “localising the SDGs”, from local policy making to advocacy at the global level.

Financing Decentralised Cooperation

From EU Member States to European Union, how can local governments finance their international partnerships?
In times of limited public financial resources, this workshop will analyse available and potential resources for decentralised cooperation in different contexts, from Member States to European Union programmes. The objective of this workshop will be to identify existing resources, and discuss challenges to access them, as well as future opportunities and threats to finance decentralised cooperation. 

Check the full draft agenda.