Financing

MEPs: “All actors should be involved from the beginning until the end of projects”

Local and regional government should be even better involved in the EU development policy, said in s...
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Fostering municipalities’ development potential in Albania

NALAS has completed the first phase of the evaluation of the grant applications from Albanian Munici...
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Implementing a systems approach for effective property taxation in Ghana

Ghanaian local governments – metropolitan, municipal, and district assemblies (MMDAs) – face sev...
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Spotlight on local and regional governments’ access to EU innovative development financing

The latest United Cities and Local Governments-PLATFORMA study outlines the main funding mechanisms...
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[EXPIRED] Apply before 23 April to EC call “Partnership for sustainable cities”

The deadline to apply to the European Commission 2021 Call for Proposals on Local Authorities: Partn...
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‘NDICI’, a landmark deal for decentralised cooperation

This is a major step forward. The consultation of towns, regions and their associations in the elabo...
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[EXPIRED] The European Commission 3rd call for proposals “Partnership for sustainable cities” is open!

The European Commission has just published its 2021 Call for Proposals on Local Authorities: Partner...
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EU dedicates €500 million for towns and regions under NDICI

The EU’s new financing instrument for international development includes mandatory consultations o...
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Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen: “We will support local action and actors”

“Multi-stakeholder partnerships are an essential part of our work with Civil Society Organisations...
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How towns, regions and their associations can contribute to the 2021-2027 EU Programming

The forthcoming new Neighbourhood, Development, International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI), still ...
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Have a look at the 2019 annual report of the Brussels development cooperation

Brussels International recently published the 2019 annual report of the Brussels development coopera...
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The state of local finances in southeast Europe

The Network of Associations of Local Authorities of South-East Europe (NALAS) has just published “...
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“Getting EU funds will be more difficult for town and regions under the new financial architecture”, blame mayors at CUF Rencontres

PLATFORMA was organising a workshop “European model – what reality for the action of local and r...
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Less than two weeks to go before 11th edition of the “Internationalisation of towns & regions” meeting by Cités Unies France

The 11th edition of the “Internationalisation of towns & regions” meeting organised by Cité...
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Register now to the online training course on Decentralised Cooperation by DIBA

The Observatory of Decentralised Cooperation has launched the third edition of its online training...
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Discover VNG International toolkit to promote local economic development

There are many ways to promote local economic development (LED). Not necessarily better or worse way...
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Encouraging the development of digital socio-business initiatives in Kenya with the Basque Country

At the occasion of the UN Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises World Day 2020, PLATFORMA is pr...
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Upcoming recovery package and MFF should support municipalities and regions

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear: local and regional governments are playing ...
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EU delegations in partner countries are also there to help decentralised cooperation projects and partnerships

“Get in touch with EU delegation, they are your key allies in partner countries”, said in substa...
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Innovation, Proximity & Solidarity: Local Economic Development as Immediate Response

Local and regional governments are playing a key innovative role in giving impetus to the maintenanc...
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