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Today, the Ile-de-France representation to the EU organizes a seminar on the dynamics between the EU and local authorities for the intergation of Roma people. The Labour Plus project is presented by Pascaline Gaborit, ENTP director, as an example of EU fund used by cities to promote labour inclusion of ethnic minorities. The agenda is available here.


Registration for the ENTP General Assembly and AWARD Final Conference is open until the 8th of June 2014! Register in one click on this link!

The General Assembly will elect the new ENTP Board Members. Candidates for the ENTP Board should send an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For further information and details please contact us!



Only 1 in 5 national governments fully cooperated with local government in their plans to spend EU funds


New research from CEMR shows great differences in central-local partnership working across Europe. The ground-breaking study notably found that only a few EU countries fully collaborated with municipalities and regions, when taking crucial decisions on how €352 billion of EU funds should be spent over the next 7 years.
Member states must fully respect binding EU rules on working jointly with local and regional government.
Since January 2014, national governments are legally obliged to create a working partnership with local government when designing and delivering EU funds. The study found that Denmark, Finland, Lithuania and the Netherlands respect this rule to the greatest extent. Denmark is one of the European countries that perform best by signing annual agreements to work with local and regional authorities’ representatives.

For more information abou the research and its finding click here.


European Commission publishes a series of videos to launch an invitation for commitments under the smart cities European Innovation Partnership

European Commission DG CONNECT, together with DG ENERGY and DG MOVE, has published a series of videos launching an 'invitation for commitment' under the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Smart Cities and Communities. The deadline for submissions is 15 June 2014.

The invitation for commitment is open for both existing initiatives as well as ambitious plans for the future in the fields of energy, transport, and information and communication technologies. The aim is to share ideas and plans for actions between different stakeholders, as well as to take forward and support the objectives set out in the EIP on Smart Cities and Communities: to accelerate full scale deployment of smart city solutions. It should help promote smart city actions across the EU and generate further scale and replication.

More info on the invitation for commitment is available here.

For watching the videos click here or visit the EIP Smart Cities and Communities Youtube page by clicking here.


happy europe day

Europe Day (9 May) celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historical 'Schuman declaration'. At a speech in Paris in 1950, the French foreign minister, Robert Schuman, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe’s nations unthinkable.

His vision was to create a European institution that would pool and manage coal and steel production. A treaty creating such a body was signed just under a year later. Schuman’s proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union.

To celebrate Europe Day in the weeks leading up to the European elections, the EU institutions will open their doors to the public in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg. Local EU offices in Europe and all over the world will organise a variety of activities and events for all ages.

Each year thousands of people take part in visits, debates, concerts and other events to mark the day and raise awareness about the EU.

For more information about the events click here.

Join the ENTP Event from 25th to 27th of June in Brussels!

We need more registrations!


During the event, discussion will be held about the future of ENTP. So, if you have any ideas how to shape ENTP’s future, feel free to share ideas, suggestions or graphs with us by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

The best ideas will be presented at the event and win a prize!

Looking forward to hearing your ideas and seeing you at our event!

ENTP event 2014


The "Europe for Citizens" program, which provides funding to town twinning projects, has officially been adopted by the Council of the EU. These projects may concern a town twinning project between two cities, or a network of twinned towns. The programme covers the period 2014-2020.

A guide to the programme will be made ​​available in early May. It will include information on funding opportunities, application procedures and a calendar for the submission of applications. The first deadline for submission of applications is set for 4 June 2014.

For more information click here.

Check also CEMR's website about twinning cities.

Spring newsletter is availble online!


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newsletter spring 2014



From the 25th to the 27th of June 2014, the ENTP organizes the conference of the AWARD project as well as its general assembly. The project AWARD is a three years projects co-financed by EuropeAid gathering seven partners from European countries.During the final conference, partners and participants, mainly local authorities, will exchange on the project’s results and share the key results aiming at enhancing culture as a new paradigm of their international and local policies.


The first day will take place in the cultural centre “De Markten” located in walking distance from Sainte Catherine. The second day will take place in the Belgian Comic Strip Centre, in a majestic Art Nouveau building, created by Victor Horta in 1906. The draft agenda and the menu are now available and the online registration is open!