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Local and Regional Europe: building a Better World Since 1951


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Who are we

The Council of European Municipalities and Regions is Europe's first and most representative association of Local and Regional Governments.
As the European branch of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), we empower local authorities to drive sustainable development and address global challenges

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What we do

We empower big cities, small towns and remote rural areas with the right tools to foster development and drive sustainable transitions. Our mission is to tackle global challenges through four key Impact Goals, ensuring a better future for everyone


Accelerate the transformation of territories to achieve net-zero goals, protect biodiversity and adapt to the challenges of climate change


Foster territorial cohesion and enhance systemic approaches that can break urban-rural silos


Bridge the digital divide and make local and regional governments a driver for employment and digital transformation


Build inclusive, democratic, and trustworthy societies free of inequalities and discrimination

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For over 70 years, CEMR has united local and regional leaders from across Europe and the globe. Our unique geographical footprint makes CEMR a truly distinctive and decisive organisation within Europe and beyond

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