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Local Leaders

In an era marked by complex challenges confronting Europe and the world, it is evident that depending solely on national governments for solutions is insufficient. The complexity of these challenges necessitates a more nuanced approach, one that recognises the pivotal role of local leaders.

It is crucial for national governments to acknowledge the invaluable contribution of these place-based leaders. Grounded in their communities, local leaders, when empowered with resources, autonomy, and support, can:

  • provide tailored solutions that foster long-term resilience
  • foster effective collaboration between national and local governments, essential for good governance and quality public services
  • trigger transformative action and inclusive development, vital for navigating modern complexities.

Find here the list of CEMR’s local leaders who are actively making a difference in their communities: