EU financial rules for development should be on local governments’ side
On 6th February PLATFORMA brought the voice of local and regional governments to the European Parliament. VNGi Executive Director Peter Knip spoke on behalf of PLATFORMA to the Committee on Development (DEVE) during a debate on the revision of EU financial rules. He informed MEPs about PLATFORMA’s survey on Financial rules and Interaction with EU Delegations in partner countries.
CONNECT needs you!
CONNECT – the new exchange mechanism developed by PLATFORMA and VNG International – is looking for European municipalities with practical expertise which may be shared with municipalities in Cambodia, Colombia, Ghana or Uganda.
Mayor of Mechelen wins World Mayor Prize
The mayor of Mechelen (Belgium), Bart Somers, has been awarded the 2016 World Mayor Prize, for his work in the field of refugees and migrants. Wolfgang G. Müller, Mayor of Lahr (Germany) and Georgios Kaminis, Mayor of Athens (Greece) are also on the podium.