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No people-centred partnership with Africa without local governments

Local and regional leaders from Africa and Europe discussed on Tuesday (15 February) the future of t...
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“Locally-led climate adaption is the way to go”

Representatives of EU institutions, the United Nations and municipalities pledged for a stronger rol...
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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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[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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[EXPIRED] DG INTPA is looking for a seconded national expert for its local authorities unit

The European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA) is looking for...
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Fresh off the press! Discover how EU Delegations across the world work with towns and regions

In a brand-new study, PLATFORMA goes one step further in strengthening the relationship between loca...
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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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GAP III – What opportunities for local government and decentralised cooperation?

The European External Action Service (EEAS) and the European Commission Directorate General for Inte...
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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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Everything was closed during lockdown? Not really. Check what was said during our webinars!

How things have changed over the last three months! Citizens, local and regional governments – and...
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Future of the Eastern Partnership: keep the success story alive

Two days before the Eastern Partnership leaders’ video conference between the EU and Eastern P...
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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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Interview: Urpilainen on COVID-19 – “we are very much working together with the local communities, and local and regional organisations”

This interview with International Partnerships Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen by Beatriz Rios was ...
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PFD Consultation 2020: Share your experience of development cooperation with the EU!

New deadline: 18 May. It has been almost seven years since the Policy Forum on Development (PFD) was...
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Municipalities and regions lack visibility in the Eastern Partnership post 2020 Communication

The EU “does not sufficiently and clearly refer to the role of local and regional governments ...
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Our 11 recommendations for a coordinated global response to COVID-19

As a pandemic, COVID-19 is a truly global problem which knows no borders. As such, the European Unio...
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Looking for partners for the European Commission call on city-to-city partnerships?

[updated on 3 & 8 April: Ukraine & Morocco added] PLATFORMA has received several requests fo...
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Women’s empowerment in EU external relations cannot happen without towns and regions

The European Commission (DG DEVCO) is currently preparing the EU action plan for gender equality and...
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No Comprehensive Strategy with Africa without local and regional governments

“Decentralised cooperation between Africa and Europe – city-to-city and region-to-region exchang...
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