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Inspiring debates at the YRN Autumn Plenary in Cascais 2018!
LocalizingSDGs, Youth - 03/12/2018
By Andrés Muñoz Rojo– Programmes' coordinator AER ( Assembly of European Regions). From 16 to 18 November 2018, the YRN had the great pleasure to celebrate its Autumn Plenary Meeting in the framework of the 2018 Cascais: European Youth Capital. The event brought together young representatives from various regional youth councils and parliaments in Europe to discuss hot topics at the top of the EU Agenda in the beautiful municipality of Cascais (PO).  (+)
Cities as places of peace
Peace, World Cities Day - 31/10/2018
On the occasion of World Cities Day, 31 October, United Cities and Local Governments are calling on cities around the world to commit to solidarity policies and peace actions, a cornerstone for sustainability and international resilience. (+)
By  Esteban Leon – Chief a.i. Risk Reduction Unit Head, City Resilience Profiling Programme (CRPP) UN-Habitat. Urbanisation continues to be the defining megatrend of our time and shows no sign of slowing down. While cities can be centres of innovation, growth, and prosperity, if poorly managed they can quickly become the backdrop for increased inequalities and unsustainable practices, and even a detriment to life. (+)
Eurasia Local Governments Congress: Localizing the SDGs
Localizing SDGs - 08/10/2018
The Eurasia Local Governments Congress in the city of Cheboksary (Russia) upon the initiative of the Eurasian section of the World Organization “Unites Cities and Local Governments” brought together mayors of cities from all over Eurasia to discuss the issues of the Sustainable Development Goals implementation. (+)
UCLG learning session on circular and social economy at the Global Forum of Social Economy in Bilbao
From 1 to 3rd of October, the city of Bilbao and the Basque region, together with the Mondragon Group and Laboral Kutxa Bank, hosted the fourth edition of the Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF). GSEF is an international network that brings together local governments and civil society stakeholders committed to support the development of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE). During this 3 days event, participants closely related to SSE shared innovative cases and knowledge. (+)
It Takes Two to Tango: Modalities and benefits of the collaboration between universities and local governments
By Kelly Henao – Columbus Association,  Daniel Samoilovich – Columbus Association, Sara Hoeflich - United Cities and Local Governments. This article stresses the main results of a study on the modalities and benefits of collaboration between universities and local governments. It... (+)