The programme for this year’s edition of the EDDs included different spaces and sessions, at which our organizations were represented to discuss the role of local and regional governments in developing and implementing gender-based policies to achieve gender equality at all levels.
Can local government be lumped together with soft drinks producers? The obvious answer is "no". Yet, this is the rule applied in Brussels since the beginning of 2015 with the coming into force of the guidelines on the EU lobby register.
Did you know that 11 EU commissioners out of 28 are former mayors or local councillors? Did you know that each citizen contributes on average € 0,27 per day to the European cohesion funds? And did you know that the EU affects 60% of items on local council agendas?
Local and regional elected representatives and heads of national associations of municipalities and regions from all over Europe gathered in Łódź (Poland), on 23-24 June 2014, at the occasion of the meeting of the Policy Committee - CEMR's main governing body.