“An outstanding participation”. Paolo CICCARELLI Head of Unit at the European Commission – DG DEVCO so described the EU call for proposals on Local authorities: Partnerships for sustainable cities. The call was designed for European local and regional authorities to stimulate cooperation with peers (from Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, Central America and the Caribbean, Neighbourhood East and South) on topics related to the 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development. CICCARELLI stressed the results of this first call: 258 concept notes submitted, 43 best proposals have been pre-selected, which will then submit the full application form in the upcoming months.

In line with this call, CICCARELLI announced that a new call for proposals amounting 100 ML EUR will be launched late in 2019. This call will pursue the main goal of strengthening urban governance and 3 minor objectives: environment, social and sustainability.

EURADA is representing its members with a stand at the 6th Forum “Cities and Regions for Development Cooperation 2019” at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels on February 5 and 6.