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EU budget and place-based policies

09 JULY 2024

EU budget and place-based policies

English  –  Français

War in Ukraine

23.02.2024

Declaration on the second anniversary of the outbreak of the Russian war against Ukraine

English  –  Français  –  Polski –  Українська

EU Economic Governance

07.02.2024

English

Waste Management - Recommendations

19.12.2023

Empowering Municipalities in Advancing Sustainable Textile Waste Management

English

EU - Cohesion Policy Post-2027

18.12.2023

Future of EU Cohesion Policy Post-2027

English  –  Français

War in Ukraine

23.02.2024

Declaration on the second anniversary of the outbreak of the Russian war against Ukraine

English  –  Français  –  Polski –  Українська

EU Economic Governance

07.02.2024

English

Waste Management - Recommendations

19.12.2023

Empowering Municipalities in Advancing Sustainable Textile Waste Management

English

EU - Cohesion Policy Post-2027

18.12.2023

Future of EU Cohesion Policy Post-2027

English  –  Français

EU Manifesto

14.12.2023

Our Call to Action for the EU Election 2024

English  –  Français  –  Deutsch  –  Español

Energy

21.06.2023

Electricity Market Design Reform: Enhancing predictability and investment opportunities for local a nd regional climate transitions

English  –  Français

Inclusion goes local

05.05.2023

translating project practices into policy recommendations

English

Ukraine

24.02.2023

CEMR’s Declaration on the anniversary of the outbreak of war against Ukraine

English  –  Français  –  Українська

Economic Governance

21.02.2023

CEMR letter on Impact of the Reform of EU economic governance on municipalities and regions

English

Istanbul

16.12.2022

CEMR statement in support of Istanbul Mayor, Ekrem İmamoğlu

English  –  Français

Ukraine

14.10.2022

UCLG Europe declaration on the escalation of war against Ukraine

English

COP 27

04.10.2022

COP 27 | It is now or never. Territorial leaders in action!

English  –  Français

Violence

07.07.2022

A unified and multi-level approach to the EU Directive on combating violence against women and domestic violence

English  –  Français

CEMR-Housing Europe joint position

06.07.2022

Three recommendations for an improved Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

English

EU enlargement

06.07.2022

Declaration on the opinions of the European Commission and the decision of the European Council on the application of Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine for membership of the European Union

English  –  Français

Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine’s application for membership in the European Union

23.06.2022

Declaration on the European Commission’s Opinions on Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine’s application for membership in the European Union

English

CEMR-Eurocities-Polis joint statement

22.06.2022

Alternative fuels regulation: bring local & regional actors on board!

English

Ukraine

06.07.2022

CEMR and EPSU statement on the war in Ukraine

English

Ukraine

21.02.2022

European local and regional governments strongly support their peers in Ukraine!

English  –  Français  – Español  – NederlandsEuskaraУкраїнська

Ukraine

21.02.2022

European municipalities and regions stand by Ukrainian local governments

EnglishFrançaisУкраїнська

Future of Europe

15.02.2022

CEMR’s statement on the Conference on the Future of Europe

EnglishFrançais

Position paper

08.02.2022

Fit for 55: enabling local and regional climate transitions

English

Reforming EU economic governance

26.01.2022

Boosting public investment capacities at local and regional level

English  –  Français

Migration

22.01.2022

CEMR resolution on the role of local and regional governments in the new EU migration and asylum framework

EnglishFrançaisDeutsch

Mobility

21.01.2022

CEMR’s statement on the Conference on the Future of Europe

EnglishFrançais

Water

21.01.2022

CEMR’s position on the revision of the urban waste water treatment directive (UWWTD)

EnglishFrançais

Digital Services for All

21.01.2022

Principles for a digital transition in European local and regional governments

English  –  Français

Economic governance

07.01.2022

CEMR ‘s response to the consultation of the review of the EU economic governance

English

Economic governance

03.12.2021

Boosting public investment capacities at local and regional level

EnglishFrançais

Climate change

01.11.2021

Ready for COP26: Key messages for local-led implementation of the Paris Agreement

EnglishFrançais

CEMR reply on EU values in the digital space

02.09.2021

Public consultation by the European Commission on a set of principles for the digital transition

English

Equality

18.06.2021

Poznań Declaration of support to Polish municipalities

EnglishFrançaisPolski

Violence against women

07.04.2021

Statement of the CEMR Standing Committee for Equality on the Turkish Government’s Decision to Withdraw from the Istanbul Convention

EnglishFrançais

Energy efficiency

22.03.2021

Response to the consultation on the revision of the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive (EPBD)

English

Rural development

09.02.2021

Making “no one left behind” a reality

English

Energy

09.02.2021

Response to the EU consultations on the energy efficiency directive (EED) and the renewable energy rules (RED)

English

Climate change

17.12.2020

Preparing for COP26: The path towards implementing the Paris Agreement

English

EU's Social Pillar

09.11.2020

For an Action Plan to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights

English

Climate change

20.08.2020

CEMR response to the open consultation on the new EU strategy on adaptation to climate change

English

European Green Deal

01.07.2020

Local and regional governments’ contribution to the European Green Deal

EnglishFrançais

COVID-19

26.06.2020

From crisis management to resilience – CEMR key messages on COVID-19

EnglishFrançais

Gender equality

07.04.2020

CEMR analysis the EU’s 2020-2025 Gender Equality Strategy

English

Joint CEMR-EPSU project

05.02.2020

CEMR response to the open consultation on the new EU strategy on adaptation to climate change

EnglishFrançaisčeštinaDanskDeutscheesti keelEspañolGaeilgeHrvatskiItalianolatviešu valodaLietuviųMagyarMaltiNederlandsPolskiPortuguêsRomânăslovenčinaSlovenščinaSuomiSvenskaελληνικά

Just Transition

14.01.2020

CEMR analysis of the Just Transition Mechanism

English

Cohesion policy

05.11.2019

CEMR resolution calling for a strong MFF and a cohesion policy that actively involves local and regional governments

English

Subsidiarity

14.06.2019

CEMR’s response to the European Commission’s Communication on Subsidiarity and Proportionality

English –  Français

Water

14.06.2019

CEMR’s response to the consultation on the Water Framework Directive and the Floods Directive

EnglishFrançais

EU Elections

14.06.2019

Conclusions of the debate on the European Elections of May 2019

EnglishFrançais

Better regulation

23.03.2019

Better policy making through enhanced dialogue with local and regional governments

English

EU elections

30.01.2019

Manifesto for a local and regional Europe

English –  FrançaisčeštinaDeutschEspañolEuskaraHrvatskiItalianoNederlandsPolskiPortuguêsRomânăбългарски

Public services

15.01.2019

The future of public services in Europe: strong public services through local governments

EnglishFrançaisDeutsch

Mobility

12.10.2018

CEMR review on the clean vehicles directive

English

Cohesion policy

06.09.2018

10 key messages for the future

EnglishFrançais

Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF)

20.07.2018

Declaration on the Commission proposal for the Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF) on regional development and cohesion

English –  Français

EU Funds in the area of migration

09.07.2018

Local and Regional Governments’ perspective

EnglishFrançais

Local equality

09.07.2018

Going the distance to achieve gender equality

EnglishFrançais

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

13.06.2018

Conclusions – CEMR Conference on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (Bilbao, June 2018)

EnglishFrançais

Climate change

11.06.2018

Evaluation of the EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change

English –  Français

Energy transition

21.03.2018

Joint paper: Building on local climate and energy experience in Energy Union Governance

English

Multiannual Financial Framework

01.02.2018

Key messages : An EU budget from local and regional government’s perspective

EnglishFrançais

Multiannual Financial Framework post 2020

19.01.2018

CEMR position on an EU budget from local and region governments’ perspective

EnglishFrançais

Social protection

19.01.2018

CEMR response on access to social protection

English –  Français

Public services

19.01.2018

CEMR response to written statement directive

EnglishFrançais

Towards a Europe for Citizens

19.01.2018

CEMR position paper: Mid-term review of the Europe for Citizens Programme 2014-2020

EnglishFrançais

Public services

17.11.2017

Joint statement on social Europe at the Social summit for fair jobs and growth

English

Gender equality

10.11.2017

CEMR-EPSU guidelines for gender equality action plans

English

COP23

06.11.2017

Towns and regions towards decarbonised societies

EnglishFrançais

Climate

25.09.2017

Key messages for Climate Chance 2017 in Agadir

English

Future of Europe

28.06.2017

What future for Europe? A local and regional vision

EnglishFrançaisDeutsch Italiano

Climate

16.06.2017

CEMR Declaration: Local and regional governments’ reinforced support worldwide on actions to combat climate change

EnglishFrançais

European Pillar of Social Rights

14.06.2017

CEMR position paper on the European Pillar of Social Rights

EnglishFrançais

Work-Life Balance

14.06.2017

CEMR position paper on Work-Life Balance

EnglishFrançais

Future of Cohesion policy

13.06.2017

A simplified and integrated territorial approach

EnglishFrançais

Local finances

16.05.2017

Open letter to European institutions: municipalities, cities and regions call on the EU to support long-term investments

English

Future of Europe

24.03.2017

CEMR Declaration on the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

EnglishFrançais

Equality

08.03.2017

Joint statement on empowering women’s active participation in local and regional governments

EnglishFrançais

European pillar of social rights

23.01.2017

The best way to achieve the objectives set by the Pillar is to give due consideration to the principles of subsidiarity

English

Equality

13.12.2016

Key priorities on equality

EnglishFrançais

Energy

13.12.2016

Key messages on the review of legislative proposals on energy

EnglishFrançais

COP 22

04.11.2016

Municipalities and regions as catalysts for successful action

EnglishFrançais

Refugees

04.05.2016

Call for a real common European asylum policy

EnglishFrançaisDeutschEspañolItalianoPortuguêsελληνικά

Cohesion Policy

02.05.2016

Statement on the Future of EU Cohesion Policy

EnglishFrançais

Cohesion policy

02.05.2016

Simplification and cutting red tape in European Structural and Investment Funds

EnglishFrançais

Equality

02.05.2016

Declaration for International Women’s Day

EnglishFrançais

Circular economy

06.04.2016

Local and regional governments: key partners to boost waste management

EnglishFrançais

Refugee crisis

11.12.2015

Resolution: For a common European Asylum Policy at all levels of government

EnglishFrançaisDeutsch

Local finances

11.12.2015

Flexibility is needed in the existing rules of the Stability and Growth Pact

EnglishFrançais

Territorial development

11.12.2015

An EU Urban Agenda should facilitate local governments’ action on the ground

EnglishFrançais

Better regulation

18.11.2015

Better regulation for better results – An EU agenda

EnglishFrançais

COP 21

30.09.2015

Municipalities and regions as catalysts for success

EnglishFrançais

Better regulation

26.06.2015

Better law-making needs local input!

EnglishFrançais

EU urban agenda

25.06.2015

CEMR Statement on the EU urban agenda

EnglishFrançais

COP 21

25.06.2015

From Lyon to Paris: Regions and municipalities as catalyst for success towards Paris

EnglishFrançais

TTIP

25.06.2015

Commitments must comply with local and regional autonomy

EnglishFrançais

Transport

02.05.2015

Local government is key to achieving Europe’s transport system

English

Working time directive

24.04.2015

No new initiative at this stage

EnglishFrançais