Financing

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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Fons Mallorquí approved projects and lines of action for 2020

The Mallorcan Found has approved the projects of the municipal programs and of the Mediterranean and...
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Co-rapporteur Maria Arena reiterates European Parliament strong support to local governments in NDICI negotiations

MEP Maria Arena (S&D, Belgium) made clear that the EU must guarantee funding for local and regio...
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Find out all statistics on Local Government Finance in South-East Europe

NALAS – the Network of Associations of Local Authorities of South-East Europe – has just...
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Promising meeting with Commissioner Urpilainen’s cabinet

Mid-January, our team met Commissioner Urpilainen’s cabinet member Renaud Savignat. The discussion...
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Investments in Mediterranean countries at the center of Marseille’s event Act III

After the success of Mediterranean of the Future Acts I and II, dealing with the topics of climate c...
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Why EU must guarantee funding for local, regional governments in post-2020 development policy

Member states must strongly support the proposal of the European Parliament to add a budget line for...
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Outcomes from first CIB & PLATFORMA country coordination calls (Ukraine and Morocco)

In the week of the 24th of June, CIB and PLATFORMA jointly organised country coordination calls on U...
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