Former EU Budget Spokesperson moves to Development Cooperation
Former Commission spokesperson for the EU budget Patrizio Fiorilli has been hired as communication manager by the platform of European local and regional authorities for development, PLATFORMA. After five years (2010-2014) of endeavouring to make the EU budget more accessible to a broader audience, he will now speak on behalf of decentralised cooperation (town to town / region to region development cooperation).
Key role for local and regional governments in financing for development
The 3rd conference on Financing for Development, held by the UN, was kicked off on July 13th for 3 days in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and aimed at building consensus on the means to implement the post-2015 development agenda.
Development: EU partnership with 100,000 European towns and regions kicks off !
The EU Commission strategic partnership agreement with Europe’s towns and regions on development cooperation officially started on 1 August. The head of PLATFORMA (network of Europe’s towns and regions for cooperation) Frédéric Vallier signed the three-year agreement providing financial support to enhance town to town and region to region development cooperation.