Local democracy

Watch ¡Ojalá! and learn more about DIBA-IMADEL winning partnership!

Follow the first steps of Michelle, a 25-year-old student from Barcelona (Spain), in Marrakesh (Moro...
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Africa-Europe partnership: Connecting young local leaders!

Europe and Africa face more and more common challenges, there is a growing need for greater cooperat...
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Add your voice and stand for democracy and human rights in Belarus!

CEMR and PLATFORMA invite their associations, local and regional leaders and citizens to stand with ...
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Barcelona Provincial Council launches a guide on decentralised development cooperation for elected officials

The Barcelona Provincial Council has launched a new publication entitled “Guide on decentralis...
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The Council of Barcelona highlights the importance of policy coherence at the local level with an info-animation

“We live in a hyper-connected world, in which from the great powers to the smallest municipalities...
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Quality education is the basis for the sustainable development of society

On June 18, a discussion seminar “Quality education for all – the basis for sustainable deve...
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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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Get inspired by the PLATFORMAwards laureates!

Strengthening citizens’ participation and promoting gender equality at the local level are at the ...
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The Basque Country identifies challenges and potential of decentralised cooperation in light of new global demands

Highlighting decentralised development cooperation and reflecting on its differential contribution, ...
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Support from Diputació de Barcelona to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

In the last plenary session of Diputació de Barcelona (Barcelona Provincial Council), an institutio...
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France-Ukraine-Poland “Rencontres” in Tours and Orleans focused around the Eastern Partnership of the EU

Local governments from France, Poland, Ukraine and the European Union Eastern Partnership countries ...
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Local governments are also guardians of peace in the Sahel region

“French local governments are also involved, with their counterparts from the Sahel region, in...
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Register now to the Forum of EU-Eastern Partnership Local Leaders

120 Mayors, Councillors and professionals of local governance from Eastern partnership and European ...
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Decentralisation, the challenging reform of Ukraine new government

Following the organisation of its regular Eastern Partnership Coordination seminar, the PLATFORMA ne...
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Facts and figures: a close look into the next line-up of Commissioners

We do not yet know whether or not the future College of Commissioners will support local-friendly po...
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How local-friendly is new Commission President Ursula von der Leyen?

The time for backroom whispers and speculation is over. The European Commission has a new President...
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Head of DEVE and AFET committees: many new faces and two former active members

Member of the European Parliament (MEPs) from the Committees on Development (DEVE) and on Foreign Af...
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At CUF “Rencontres”, PLATFORMA focuses on how European local governments react to conflicts

At the occasion of the 10th Forum of Local Governments International action organised by Cités Unie...
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Power change in Moldova: the local government perspective

Alexandru Osadci is the Coordinator of international relations and programs of the Congress of Local...
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Post-electoral assessment: higher turn-out to EU elections contained the Eurosceptic vote

More participation to EU elections and reinforced forces within the European Parliament will create ...
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