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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 Partner...
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Time to discover the PLATFORMAwards’ 12 shortlisted projects!

Members of the jury of the PLATFORMAwards will meet by the end of April to select the three best pro...
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Commissioner hearing: will international partnerships modernise development cooperation?

Jutta Urpilainen, Finnish Commissioner-designate for the newly named portfolio “International Part...
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Nine local and regional elected officials will represent PLATFORMA at UN SDG & Climate Summits

A PLATFORMA-CEMR joint delegation of local and regional elected officials is attending the United Na...
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McAvan: “keeping the promises we all signed up to”

“The challenge for the new European Parliament […] is to make sure that the EU and our global pa...
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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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Towns and regions need access to EU funding for development cooperation!

PLATFORMA is concerned that local and regional governments will face significant challenges to acces...
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Towns and regions applaud European Parliament’s support in the future development cooperation financing instrument

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have renewed their full support to local and governments i...
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Local governments: the forgotten stakeholders of the new Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument

The European Commission released yesterday [2 May] its proposal for the next Multi-Annual Financial ...
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Is ‘less’ really ‘more’ in the new European Consensus on Development?

"European development policy must prioritise democracy, inclusiveness and sustainability. To do this...
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New EU Consensus on Development: the achievement of the SDGs is dependent on local & regional governments

New European consensus on development recognizes the role of local and regional governments in achie...
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EU financial rules for development should be on local governments’ side

On 6th February PLATFORMA brought the voice of local and regional governments to the European Parlia...
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The EU should “harness” the potential of decentralised cooperation

The European Parliament Committee on Development (DEVE) recently adopted a report on improving the e...
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Commissioner Mimica insists on local governments but forgets decentralised cooperation

Neven Mimica, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, met yesterday (27/09) w...
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MEPs want a solid multi-stakeholder framework for the future of EU-ACP relations

MEPs from the European Parliament Committee on Development (DEVE) debate and vote today (31st Augus...
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