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CORE ACTIVITIES

In 2016, a group of European cities and regions and their national associations decided to jointly launch a 2-week yearly campaign to promote their commitment to global solidarity and sustainable development, as well as their support to the European values of democracy, diversity and solidarity: the European Days of Local Solidarity (EDLS) were born! The first edition was held in Rome in November 2016.  Towns, cities and regions in Europe play a key role as promoters of a sustainable local development both at home and abroad. In fact, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development directly concern the policy fields of local and regional governments. Cities and regions must inform and mobilise their citizens in favour of a more active and responsible citizenship, understanding that global development starts by each of our daily actions. European local governments are ready to show the world that global changes come from local actions and they want to take their citizens on board!   3 goals Support European cities and regions as local drivers of an active citizenship, informing and mobilising citizens in favour of global solidarity. Strengthen collaboration between European cities and regions active in awareness raising and global solidarity. Promote the cooperation and knowledge sharing between cities and regions in the world (decentralised cooperation) for an effective sustainable development for all.  We, the European cities and regions participating at the EDLS Inform and mobilize our citizens and all local partners on global development issues, especially on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nation’s Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. Knowledge sharing and exchange of experiences is key to a better and stronger local action in support of global solidarity. Join us! 1) Read and adhere to the charter  2) Organize your EDLS activity between the 10-24 November 2017! 3) Use the hashtag #localsolidaritydays before and during your activity

  Climate change and decentralised cooperation: the Italian case: the conference on the EU policies on the impact of climate change on the resilienceof cities and regions in the world was held in Chieti, in the Abruzzo Region, on the 5thAprile, organized by AICCRE,Platforma, Covenant of Mayors, CEMR.An International conference with Platforma partners, National and European LAs, to exchange best practice and share experience fighting climate change through decentralized cooperation and to promote peer to peer tool through LGs. Climate change is one of the most urgent challenges of our time. To deal with this problematic issue, local authorities, associations and other non-state actors are stepping up their efforts through initiatives, networks and constant presence in fora where environmental issues and especially climate change are discussed. Local and regional authorities are most directly involved on the consequences of climate change, representing the level of government best suited to take the measures required to adapt territories and minimize the impacts of climate change. AICCRE, CEMR, PLATFORMA, UCLG, have stepped up efforts to make sure that the needs and strengths of the territories were taken into account in the negotiations on environment and climate change. The European Commission has repeatedly, through documents and initiatives, recognized the role of the territories in the fight against climate change. In its Climate and Energy package, for example, the European Commission has stressed the key role that cities – and more particularly those involved in the Covenant of Mayors – have in the realization of the European strategy for low-emission mobility, which is an industry framework for the coming years.

  The conference on the EU policies on migration was held on 24th October 2016 in Turin, organized by AICCRE, the International Training Centre of the ILO in collaboration with the Piedmont Regional Council – Regional Committee for Human Rights. The event took place at the Conference Centre in the Piedmont pavilion at the International Training Centre of the ILO. An international event to raise the awareness of the European Charter of Human Rights (2001) and the value of the European experience when we deal with refugees. The opportunity of exchange experiences between EU/national/regional/local governments and other countries to tackle poverty and unemployment with decentralized cooperation. The refugee crisis with the many lives lost along the escape routes and its burden of human suffering, is putting considerable strain not only on the EU political awareness, but also on its own social and civil project, which is based on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (2001). In the last three years, the EU Member States have failed to adopt a collective and effective policy with regard to the increasing number of refugees escaping the countries close to the EU borders. The Conference has analyzed the European policies on migration and asylum, their contradictions and their impact on local communities.

Azioni a livello locale!

Nel 2016 un gruppo di città e regioni europee e le loro associazioni nazionali hanno deciso di lanciare congiuntamente una campagna annuale di 2 settimane per promuovere il loro impegno verso la solidarietà globale e lo sviluppo sostenibile, nonché il loro sostegno ai valori europei di democrazia, diversità e solidarietà: sono così nati i giorni europei di solidarietà locale (EDLS). Gli enti locali e regionali europei svolgono un ruolo chiave come promotori di uno sviluppo locale sostenibile. Infatti, i 17 obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile (SDG) fissati dall’Agenda 2030 per le Nazioni Unite per lo sviluppo sostenibile riguardano direttamente temi che coinvolgono i governi locali e regionali. La prima edizione si è svolta a Roma nel novembre 2016, la seconda si svolge dal 10 al 24 novembre 2017. La conferenza sulle politiche dell’UE sull’impatto dei cambiamenti climatici sulla resilienza delle città e delle regioni del mondo si è svolta a Chieti  il 5 aprile del 2016, organizzata da AICCRE, Platforma, Patto dei sindaci, CCRE/CEMR. Una conferenza internazionale per scambiare le migliori pratiche e condividere le esperienze utili per combattere  il cambiamento climatico attraverso la cooperazione. La conferenza sulle politiche comunitarie in materia di migrazione si è svolta il 24 ottobre 2016 a Torino, organizzata dall’AICCRE, Centro Internazionale di Formazione dell’ILO in collaborazione con il Consiglio Regionale Piemontese – Comitato Regionale per i Diritti Umani.

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Just along the border Europe of Right, Europe of walls

     JUST ALONG THE BORDER EUROPE OF RIGHTS, EUROPE OF WALLS The conference on the EU policies on migration was held on 24th October 2016 in Turin, organized by AICCRE, the International Training Centre of the ILO in collaboration with the Piedmont Regional Council – Regional Committee for Human Rights. The event took place at the Conference Centre in the Piedmont pavilion at the International Training Centre of the ILO. An international event to raise the awareness of the European Charter of Human Rights (2001) and the value of the European experience when we deal with refugees. The opportunity of exchange experiences between EU/national/regional/local governments and other countries to tackle poverty and unemployment with decentralized cooperation.

Just along the Border Europe of rights Europe of walls

Climate change and decentralised cooperation: the Italian case

     Climate change and decentralised cooperation: the Italian case The conference on the EU policies on the impact of climate change on the resilienceof cities and regions in the world was held in Chieti, in the Abruzzo Region, on the 5thAprile, organized by AICCRE,Platforma, Covenant of Mayors, CEMR.An International conference with Platforma partners, National and European LAs, to exchange best practice and share experience fighting climate change through decentralized cooperation and to promote peer to peer tool through LGs. The Italian experience after the recent earthquakes compared to resiliency experiences from European and world local authorities.

Climate change and decentralised cooperation: the Italian case

European days of local solidarity 2016

  Open days for cultural and educational activities on local cooperation: screening debate, world café meeting, lectures, exhibitions, Skype connection live with European cities celebrating the EDLS (Cataluna) with the participation of NGOs, citizens, Las, University of Venice, University of San Marino, representatives of Fairtrade in Europe and in the world.

European days of local solidarity

European days of local solidarity 2017

     In 2016, a group of European cities and regions and their national associations decided to jointly launch a 2-week yearly campaign to promote their commitment to global solidarity and sustainable development, as well as their support to the European values of democracy, diversity and solidarity: the European Days of Local Solidarity (EDLS) were born! Towns, cities and regions in Europe play a key role as promoters of a sustainable local development both at home and abroad. In fact, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development directly concern the policy fields of local and regional governments. Cities and regions must inform and mobilise their citizens in favour of a more active and responsible citizenship, understanding that global development starts by each of our daily actions.

European days of local solidarity 2017