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EUROCITIES

EUROCITIES is the network of major European cities. Members are elected local and municipal governments of major European cities. EUROCITIES was founded in 1986 by the mayors of six large cities: Barcelona, Birmingham, Frankfurt, Lyon, Milan and Rotterdam. It brings together the local governments of over 130 of Europe's largest cities and 40 partner cities, that between them govern 130 million citizens across 35 countries.

Through six thematic forums, a wide range of working groups, projects, activities and events, EUROCITIES offer members a platform for sharing knowledge and exchanging ideas.

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CITYFIED

                                                                           

The CITyFiED project aims to develop a replicable, systemic and integrated strategy to adapt European cities and urban ecosystems into the smart city of the future, focusing on reducing the energy demand and GHG emissions and increasing the use of renewable energy sources by developing and implementing innovative technologies and methodologies for building renovation, smart grid and district heating networks and their interfaces with ICTs and Mobility.

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TURKISH HEALTHY CITIES ASSOCIATION

                                                                                

Turkish Healthy Cities Association was established by cities that believed in the need for a formal platform, which would make it possible for cities with similar goals to improve and implement the Healthy Cities movement in Turkey could come together.

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UNITED CITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS MIDDLE EAST AND WEST ASIA SECTION

(UCLG-MEWA)

Started to function since 2004 from its headquarters in Barcelona (Spain) and from its regional sections in different parts of the world, UCLG is a world organization dedicated to promoting the values, objectives and interests of cities and local governments across the globe. It is the largest local government organization in the world, with a diverse membership that includes both individual cities and national associations of local governments.

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COMPACT OF MAYORS

                                                        

The Compact of Mayors was launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, Michael R. Bloomberg, under the leadership of the world’s global city networks – C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) and the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) –with support from UN-Habitat, the UN’s lead agency on urban issues. The Compact establishes a common platform to capture the impact of cities’ collective actions through standardized measurement of emissions and climate risk, and consistent, public reporting of their efforts.

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UNION OF MUNICIPALITIES OF TURKEY

                                                                                           

The Union of Municipalities of Turkey (UMT), dates back to 1945, is the sole union for municipalities at national level.It has been transformed to a public legal entity in 2005, in compliance with the Article 20 of the Law No:5355 on Local Authorities Union as part of the Local Authorities Reform Process. Accordingly, all of the 1397 municipalities in Turkey are natural members of the UMT.

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UNION OF HISTORICAL TOWNS

The Union of Historical Towns aims to obtain solidarity and collaboration among the municipalities in protection of the natural, cultural and historical heritage of the cities.

Neutrality: The Union of Historical Towns is a platform that “can keep the political party connections in the background” for the impartial scrutiny of the national interests and its 200 members are the presidents of the regional administrations that “have proved their determination in protection of the natural and cultural assets within their region”.

Collaboration: The studies are carried on with a holistic approach and with the “public-local-civil-private collaboration”.

Holistic Approach: Not only tangible like architecture or intangible cultural heritage but also “nature” is at the center of protection. Natural, historical and cultural values are protected as a whole.

Protection at Basin Level: In the “protection at basin level” principle accepted by the union, protection overlaps with the regional economical development. Protection that was carried to the town scale from the building/ monument scale is now widened to the “basin”. The towns that border the same basin share “common” problems which have “common” solutions; therefore the towns forming the basin have started to collaborate in seeking those common solutions.

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EUROPEAN LOCAL DEMOCRACY WEEK

                                                                                

The "European Local Democracy Week" (ELDW) is an annual European event co-ordinated by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities.

Local authorities from all the 47 member States of the Council of Europe, their associations, citizens and NGOs are invited to register and organise public events to promote and foster democratic participation at grassroots level.

This initiative also aims at further disseminating the Council of Europe universal values such as democracy and human rights, while also offering the participants the opportunity to join a European network engaged for the promotion of citizen participation at the local level.

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THE RAINBOW CITIES NETWORK

                                                                                              

The Rainbow Cities Network is based on the principles such as respect, diversity and comprehensiveness in common life spaces and the social life. The member cities of this network adopt the responsibility that the LGBTI citizens are not subjected to any form of discrimination or violence where they live.

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