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Nº 39. January - February

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Committee news

Monday, 26 February 2018
Located at the heart of Flanders, in northern Belgium, Mechelen (85.655 inhabitants) is a city with a rich past and a prosperous urban life. Gathering the echoes of European’s Northern Renaissance and Belgian industrial revolution, the city counts with numerous industries and cultural facilities. Indeed, surrounding economic activities have led people from more...
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Radio Sigida Joli seeks to create a space for community dialogue, leadership development, and collaboration through biweekly radio segments and, more recently, listeners’ groups. The program targets Sikoro, a peri-urban community on the outskirts of Bamako (Mali) although content is relevant to all peri-urban dwellers and the show’s one million listeners come from...
Monday, 12 February 2018
Located in northern Morocco, Nador (161,726 inhabitants) is a city that has been marked by migration for all its recent history. In the past, Nador was at the origin of important migratory flows towards Europe. More recently, the city has also become a bridge for migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa in their way to Europe, mainly due to Nador's proximity to Spain's...
Wednesday, 07 February 2018
Source: Global Social Economy Forum With great enthusiasm, Bilbao City Council has announced that the Call for Proposals for GSEF 2018 is now open! This is your chance to contribute to this 4th edition of the Global Social Economy Forum, bringing together regional and local governments, Social Economy agents, civil society, universities and social organizations....
Monday, 05 February 2018
After attending the 2017 edition of the World Human Rights Cities Forum organized by the city of Gwangju (one of the Committee’s co-chairs), our  Secretariat visited Seoul to meet with municipal agencies and grassroots organizations defending Human Rights and the Right to the City. On this occasion, and thanks to the support of our partner organization Global...
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Source: International Observatory on Participatory Democracy The fourth edition of the Annual Retreat & Campus took place in Barcelona, the home of the organization's World Secretariat, from 22 to 26 January 2018. The UCLG Retreat is the occasion to harness the power of the local government's global network and continue the work based on the collaboration and...
Monday, 29 January 2018
Source: Culture 21 The 9th session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) will be held in Kuala Lumpur on 7-13 February 2018. The WUF, described as 'the world's premier conference on cities' is a technical forum convened by the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) since 2002. Entitled 'Cities 2030, Cities for all: Implementing the New Urban Agenda', WUF9 will be...
Wednesday, 24 January 2018
'The Coffee Trail' policy consists of enhancing the value of the potential and productive chains in the territory in order to halt migration from the mountains towards large cities. This has been achieved by means of projects to enhance the value of the territory that arose in the context of decentralized cooperation between the province of Arezzo (Tuscany, Italy)...
Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Source : International Association of Educating Cities The next IAEC General Assembly will take place in Changwon (Korea) on 14-16 March 2018. « In 2012, the City of Changwon hosted the 12th International Congress of the IAEC. This enabled Changwon to learn a lot from many of your cities. Since then Changwon City has been working hard to achieve its goal of...

Members news

Monday, 19 February 2018
The free software Consul has been extended to cities around the world, reaffirming the pertinence of digital platforms as promising mechanisms to renew citizen participation Source photo: Decide Madrid  Within the framework of its work in support of initiatives of participatory democracy promoted by local member governments, and in collaboration with the...
Monday, 15 January 2018
Last September, after the 7th edition of the World Human Rights Cities Forum, the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights met with the Human Rights Division of the Metropolitan Government of Seoul. Our aim was to learn more on the initiatives undertaken by South Korea’s capital to mainstream the rights approach into its own...
Wednesday, 10 January 2018
The International Forum on the Well-being (Bien Vivre in French and Buen Vivir in Spanish) will take place in Grenoble (France) on June 6, 7 and 8 2018. This Forum is a result of the collaboration between local authorities (Grenoble-Alpes Métropople and the city of Grenoble), members of Grenoble universities (COMUE and Université Grenoble-Alpes) and civil society...

Working documents


The Role of Metropolitan Areas in the Global Agenda of Local and Regional Governments for the 21st Century
Social Inclusion and Participatory Democracy. From the conceptual discussion to local action