Dec 05, 2019

    Renew Europe, displacement, migration

    Today I am in Brussels with the Renew Europe group of the European Parliament. The roundtable session puts Members of the European Parliament, implementers of EU programmes and…

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    Nov 25, 2019 - Tunisia

    Local Government Association of Tunisia

    In Tunisia we currently have no less than four projects: one Dutch, one Canadian and two EU. All of them involve the Fédération Nationale des Villes Tunisiennes, the Tunesian LGA…

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    Nov 21, 2019 - China

    Responsibility as a goal, friendship as a means

    “Responsibility as a goal, friendship as a means”. That is how Mr. Wim van de Donk, King’s Commissioner for the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant characterised their partnership…

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    Oct 18, 2019 - Ghana

    Meeting the City Makers in Kumasi and Sèmè-Podji

    Jeroen Diepemaat, alderman of the Dutch municipality of Enschede, and Julian Baskin, special advisor at Cities Alliance, Members of the advisory committee of the Governance of…

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    Oct 07, 2019

    YEP, yep indeed

    VNG International is since September part of the international YEP network. YEP – the Young Expert Programme enables Dutch organisations to offer their young Dutch and local…

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    Aug 23, 2019

    CIB Working Group Peer Evaluation

    As some of you might know, last years’ annual meeting of the Capacity and Institution Building (CIB) Working Group of United Cities and Local Governments saw a discussion on…

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    Aug 15, 2019

    Algo se MUEVE en Costa Rica – Something MOVES in Costa Rica

    European Commission grants San José Metropolitan Area project for sustainable urban mobility MUEVE -Movilidad Sostenible, Urbanismo, Equipamiento, Valoración del Espacio Público…

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    Aug 02, 2019

    Localising the Global Goals at the HLPF 2019 in New York

    Last week, Jan van Zanen, Chairman of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG) attended the High-Level Political Forum 2019 in New York, as part of the official…

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    Jul 29, 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Co-creating gender equality

    Gender equality is nothing but an idea if not put into practice. I understood that quite quickly after having started working. Gender equality cannot be reduced to a concept, a…

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