The sixth edition of the forum "Cities and Regions for Development Cooperation" (formerly called "Assises of Decentralised Cooperation") will take place in Brussels on the 4th and 5th February 2019. Organised jointly by the European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions, this edition will focus on partnerships supporting urban development and helping deliver the Sustainable Development Goals at local and regional level.
The Forum will address sustainable urban development through twinning, pairing and matchmaking of Local and Regional Authorities from EU and Partner countries. To introduce the debate, discussions will first frame the cooperation among Local and Regional Authorities at global level and look at successful partnership initiatives, before focusing on the call for proposals on “Local authorities: Partnerships for sustainable cities".
Participants will be able to discuss topics of their interest, interact and generate insights and recommendations directed to the European institutions, through cross-fertilization of ideas. This participatory approach will ensure the ownership of all stakeholders and allow them to actively shape the event, conveying policy recommendations to the European Institutions.
Please take a few minutes to fill in this short survey about the renewed Portal of Decentralised Cooperation for Development (https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/PortalofDecentralisedCooperationforDevelopment), or forward it to the relevant service within your administration.