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Inspiration to integrate international solidarity and cooperation in policy preparation

Local elections in Belgium are planned for October 2024. In many municipalities, there is limited bu...
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The SDGs as a starting point for new municipal partnerships

The Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG) will start a new project in 2024: the SD...
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Videos | Inspiring SDG trajectories of Flemish municipalities

In 2022 and 2023, the Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG) made short videos abou...
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Belgian research on the vision of the «sustainable city» from the Global South

What does the sustainable city mean to the partners? What are the main characteristics of the sustai...
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Municipal international cooperation: a dashboard of approaches and practices

You want to become internationally active as a local government? You are looking for suitable forms ...
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Lessons learned on city-to-city partnerships

The Flemish municipalities of Brasschaat, Edegem and Herent went through a process, from 2019 to the...
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Flemish cities & municipalities are showing the way

Flemish cities and municipalities are pioneers in translating the SDGs locally. In doing so, they no...
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Week of the Sustainable Municipality | VVSG wants to inspire local government associations!

The ‘Week of the Sustainable Municipality’ is an annual public campaign aimed firstly at...
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The municipality of Oostkamp wants to embark on an international partnership

The municipality of Oostkamp (Belgium) is looking for a long-term collaboration with a local governm...
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The Belgian city of Kortrijk wants to exchange on environment & climate with an African partner municipality

The city of Kortrijk in Belgium is looking for a partner to start up its new international cooperati...
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Ghost Children | A new award for Roeselare-Dogbo birth registration scheme!

“The Ghost Children Fight” was awarded best feature-length documentary at Amnesty international ...
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#WorldChildrensDay: Your free 52′ home cinema session

On this International Children’s Rights Day, PLATFORMA offers the free viewing of the&nbs...
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The SDGs should be seen as a tool to overcome the crisis

Local and regional government and EU institutions representatives discussed on the role of the Susta...
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Local government takes a seat at the UN table

75 years already! That’s how long it’s been since the creation of the United Nations, an organis...
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Informing and involving citizens is central in municipalities strategy towards the localisation of the 2030 Agenda

The Andalusian Fund of Municipalities for International Solidarity (FAMSI), together with PLATFORMA,...
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Discover VVSG three new publications on the SDGs

The SDGs are now firmly anchored at the local policy level in Flanders, but VVSG continues to inspir...
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Flemish mayors explain the Sustainable Development Goals in video

In a short film launched by the Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG), the mayors ...
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Project 3/12: Bornem (Belgium) – Nquthu (South Africa)

For the second time, PLATFORMA has decided to reward the best city-to-city and region-to-region inte...
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#WorldChildrensDay: more than a quarter of children under 5 are unregistered worldwide

20 November is World Children’s Day. And this year is special. Thirty years ago, world leaders ado...
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95 Flemish local governments participate in the Week of the Sustainable Municipality

From 18th until 25th of September almost 100 Flemish municipalities celebrated the 4th birthday of t...
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