The European Fee has renewed framework partnership agreements with 5 world associations of native authorities to help their function in formulating insurance policies to advertise sustainable growth on the native, regional, and world ranges and obtain the SDGs.
The partnership agreements with the Affiliation Internationale des Maires Francophones (AIMF), the Commonwealth Native Governments Discussion board (CLGF), Platforma/Council of European Municipalities and Areas (CEMR), the United Cities and Native Governments (UCLG), and the United Cities and Native Governments of Africa (UCLGA) acknowledge the native and regional governments’ contribution to the design and implementation of insurance policies that help the SDGs, together with by making cities and human settlements inclusive, secure, resilient, and sustainable.
By formalizing a set of frequent pursuits and targets, the agreements present a possibility to:
- Amplify the voice of EU native and regional governments and their associations in EU growth coverage and world agendas;
- In partnership with different international locations, improve the engagement of EU native and regional governments and their associations in “decentralized cooperation,” specializing in EU priorities and the SDGs;
- Enhance present decentralized cooperation practices by means of effectivity and innovation;
- Increase consciousness and construct the capacities of native and regional governments and their associations as governance and growth coverage actors; and
- Strengthen the capability of native authorities’ associations to “coordinate the voices of all companions” and construct synergies to make sure good governance and sustainable partnerships.
Talking on the signing ceremony, European Commissioner for Worldwide Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen highlighted native and regional governments and their associations as “key companions for the EU in its exterior motion due to their function in driving sustainable and inclusive growth in a manner that creates extra alternative for all and leaves nobody behind.” “It’s our collective accountability to place again on monitor the attainment of the Sustainable Growth Targets,” she stated.
In power till 31 April 2026, the agreements are supported by EUR 50 million from the Neighbourhood, Growth and Worldwide Cooperation Instrument – International Europe (NDICI – Global Europe). [European Commission Press Release]