news from the Secretariat

PLATFORMA discussed the root causes of migration at ARLEM Plenary session

The key role local and regional governments play in addressing the root causes of migration and in e...
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EU financial rules for development should be on local governments’ side

On 6th February PLATFORMA brought the voice of local and regional governments to the European Parlia...
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Join the towns and regions in development cooperation!

PLATFORMA is looking for a Policy officer who will be responsible to raise the profile of decentrali...
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At COP22 towns & regions called for a better access to targeted funding

PLATFORMA and its partners were present at COP22 in Marrakesh, and particularly at the Climate Summ...
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12 cities took part in the first European Days of Local Solidarity

The first edition of the European Days of Local Solidarity (EDLS) run from 12 to 24 November and f...
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Join the towns and regions in development cooperation!

PLATFORMA is looking for a Policy officer who will be responsible to raise the profile of decentral...
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From a COP of commitments to the COP of solutions

Since COP21 last December, a lot has been achieved politically for climate: in less than one year, t...
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Cities and international cooperation had a strong voice at Habitat III

Only every 20 years, the UN gathers to discuss the future of cities. In October, more than 45,000 pe...
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At Habitat III, the EU commits to increase support to city-to-city cooperation

“I am a big fan of city-to-city cooperation”, said EU Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Cre?u ...
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Success in Nantes

The world’s largest climate stakeholders summit has just taken place in Nantes, France. Key non-st...
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Fighting inequalities with the local and regional perspective

In a document based on PLATFORMA's contribution to the European Commission Public Consultation on th...
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The European Parliament calls for major reforms in ACP-EU relations after 2020

The Cotonou Agreement between the African, Caribbean and Pacific States and the EU needs to be refor...
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Can Europe’s towns and regions help Libyan cities?

Libyan local authorities are painstakingly trying to mend what five years of conflict across the cou...
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Decentralised cooperation in the spotlight at Nantes Climate Chance Summit

Following the success of the World Summit for Climate & Territories which took place in Lyon las...
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Final lap before Quito – speaking up for local and regional governments’ role in the new Urban Agenda

“Although in Flanders two thirds of public investments are done by local governments, VVSG has not...
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On the menu of the last thematic groups’ meeting

The EU-ACP relation, the revision of MFF & the Territorial Approach to Local Development on the ...
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Regional and local governments hold key to achieve sustainable human development

The vital role that Europe’s local and regional governments can play in tackling global issues of ...
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Local governments are at the forefront of humanitarian crises

Participants to the first ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Istanbul on 23-24 May took sever...
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“Local governments need a seat at the negotiation table!”

Local governments want a seat at the Habitat III negotiation table. That is the message PLATFORMA an...
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PLATFORMA political council: refugee crisis, Slovak EU presidency and EU policy

Members of PLATFORMA’s political council debated the role of decentralised cooperation in managing...
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