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Another success for the EDLS 2019!

More than 60 European cities and regions organised 60 events and activities during these 4th Europea...
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CONNECT is looking for partners for a selection committee!

Now that the CONNECT mechanism has entered its second phase (October 2017-October 2018), VNG Interna...
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The first CONNECT knowledge exchange takes place in Agona West

The very first knowledge exchange facilitated by CONNECT is now a reality. From 15 to 19 May, all lo...
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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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Oss and Utrecht are Netherlands’ “Most inspiring Global Goals municipalities”

The award ceremony for the “Most inspiring Global Goals municipality” has been a tradition for m...
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“Dialogue with citizens is the best strategy to deliver transparent and ethical governance”

In December 2016, local and regional government associations from Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, disc...
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Participatory Cartography to peacefully draw villages’ borders in Benin

Like in many parts of Africa, land rights in Benin are largely undocumented, resulting in land rela...
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Localising the SDGs & delivering the 2030 Agenda? Local governments are already taking actions!

While global and EU leaders are looking for ways to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG...
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Cleaning up the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon: an important first step

Work has started on removing the 20 meter high waste dump in the Lebanese town of Ghazze. The entire...
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PLATFORMA defends the role of local and regional governments in humanitarian assistance

This year, AidEx conference focused on the “localisation” of aid. PLATFORMA and its members were...
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At Habitat III, the EU commits to increase support to city-to-city cooperation

The EU Commissioner announced that the EU would “boost cooperation between cities around the world...
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Our shortlisted events for Habitat III

Habitat III is the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. Twe...
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UCLG Congress starts today: our 7 shortlisted events

The 2016 edition of UCLG World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders starts today in Bogotá, capita...
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Success in Nantes

The world’s largest climate stakeholders summit has just taken place in Nantes, France. Key non-st...
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International municipal assistance to improve living conditions in refugee settlements

VNG International (PLATFORMA’s member) and the city of Amsterdam are jointly implementing a techni...
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CONNECT: it’s all about sharing local expertise

Are you looking for an expert from another country? PLATFORMA and VNG International are presenting C...
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Local governments are at the forefront of humanitarian crises

Participants to the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul (Turkey) made it clear that local actors a...
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PLATFORMA brings the voice of decentralised cooperation to the World Humanitarian Summit

The first World Humanitarian Summit just kicked off today in Istanbul (Turkey) with high expectatio...
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Local authorities should be involved in evaluating humanitarian programmes

The Council conclusions on forced displacement and development are positive but the role of local an...
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