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Knowledge

To develop our advocacy strategy and achieve our long-term Impact Goals, we work in coordination with group of experts from our National Member Associations, grouped around the four Impact Communities.

CLIMATE –  Accelerating Climate and Energy Transformation

Climate and Energy:

Deals with climate strategies, energy efficiency, and international climate negotiations.

Environmental Issues:

Addresses biodiversity, pollution, and water management under the EU Green Deal.

Mobility and Transport:

Works on improving urban transport networks and mobility packages.

Waste and Circular Economy:

Focuses on waste legislation and promoting a circular economy.

LABOUR – Driving Digital and Employment Transformation

Digitalisation

Promotes digital agendas, e-government, and data protection.

Local Government as Employers:

Focuses on employment policies, working conditions, and social dialogue.

Public Services:

Promotes efficient local public services delivery, procurement processes, and international trade negotiations.

COHESION – Fostering Territorial Cohesion

Local Finances:

Monitors the impact of European regulations on local finances and enhances financial knowledge.

Territorial Development:

Works on cohesion policies, urban and rural development, and demographic changes.

SOCIETY – Building Inclusive and Resilient Societies

Key areas of advocacy of the SOCIETY working groups:

Capacity Building:

Aides Local and Regional Governments to reach their national governments and develop exchanges with their peers.

Development Education and Awareness-Raising:

Strengthens awareness and education on sustainable development and decentralised cooperation.

Enlargement:

Increase the impact of decentralised cooperation and reinforce the advocacy capacity of Local and Regional Governments in the EU eastern neighbourhood.

EU dialogue:

Enhances the capacity of targeted Local and Regional Governments based in EU’s partner countries to promote sub-national cooperation.

Gender Equality:

Promotes gender equality through the European Charter for Equality and supports its implementation.

Global action:

Coordinates the position of the European Members of UCLG within the framework of UCLG global activities.

Governance and Local Democracy:

Focuses on local democracy, citizen participation, open government, and better regulation of EU policies.

Migration and Inclusion

Addresses migration, integration, and asylum policies from a local and regional perspective.

Youth Engagement

Connects young local and regional politicians to share best practices on youth-related policies.

Cross-Cutting Groups

Working groups whose members servers the objectives of all CEMR Impact Goals

  • Twinning and Partnerships: Supports decentralized cooperation and partnerships across Europe.
  • External Funding: Identifies funding opportunities and develops projects with external resources.
  • Research and Studies: Coordinates research to support advocacy and shares best practices.