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City to City Dialogue Conference: “Cities as Drivers of Economic Growth – Vision 2030”

City to City Dialogue Conference: “Cities as Drivers of Economic Growth – Vision 2030”

Friday, 12 April 2019

On 11 and 12 April, the City to City Dialogue Conference: “Cities as Drivers of Economic Growth – Vision 2030” took place in Skopje and Veles, Republic of North Macedonia. The conference explored the role of cities and municipalities in the economic development agenda, how it can be enhanced for the benefit of the citizens of South-East Europe and what are the best practices that cities can learn from.

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EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn addresses the audience of the City to City Dialogue Conference - Cities as Drivers of Economic Growth - Vision 2030 (Video message).

EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn addresses the audience of the City to City Dialogue Conference - Cities as Drivers of Economic Growth - Vision 2030 (Video message).

Friday, 12 April 2019

On April 12th, 2019 EU-Commissioner for European Neighbourhood & Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn delivered a video message during the City to City Dialogue Conference - Cities as Drivers of Economic Growth - Vision 2030. The Commissioner stated that "strengthening of the cities for the Regional Economic Area is vital to stop brain drain and turn it into brain circulation". Watch the full video message below.

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The 14th NALAS General Assembly - Economic growth only possible with the active role  of the local government.

The 14th NALAS General Assembly - Economic growth only possible with the active role of the local government.

Thursday, 11 April 2019

On April 11, 2019, the 14th NALAS General Assembly took place in the City of Skopje, while bringing together over 70 Mayors, municipal experts and local government associations from the 12 member countries from the SEE Region.

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