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    CITIES DEVELOPING SOLUTIONS MEET AT MARUF11.11.2019

    Marmara Urban Forum (MARUF), the first of which was organized by Marmara Municipalities Union (MMU) on October 1-3, 2019, hosted over 200 speakers and more than 5,000 participants in Istanbul for 3 days.
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    MMU HOSTED UN-HABITAT EXPERTS ON CITY PROFILING FOR MUNICIPALITIES 07.11.2019

    The third Local Governance and Migration Meetings, organized as a part of Turkey Resilience in Local Governance Project (RESLOG-Turkey) that aims to contribute to increase in the service capacity of municipalities in Turkey within the framework of principles of resilience, pacifism and inclusiveness, was hosted by Marmara Municipalities Union (MMU) on 9 July 2019.
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    PhD SHOWCASE 09.10.2019

    MARUF PhD Showcase aims to give PhD candidates a ground for verbally presenting their PhD projects in English within less than three minutes.
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    “CITIES DEVELOPING SOLUTIONS” WILL MEET IN ISTANBUL27.08.2019

    ISTANBUL - Marmara Urban Forum will be held for the first time in Istanbul, Turkey on 1-3 October 2019 hosting more than 200 speakers from 25 countries and 3000 participants including 100 mayors, and the urban matters to be discussed include but are not limited to urban technologies, innovation, public space, immigration, climate change. Such stakeholders of the cities as NGO representatives, mayors, scholars from all around the world and Turkey are coming together on the same platform. The events are comprised of panels, parallel sessions, interviews, roundtables, workshops, concerts, exhibitions, competitions and technical trips organized for three days.
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    VISIT FROM KOSOVO DELEGATION TO MMU27.06.2019

    A delegation consisting of mayors of Kosovo municipalities and experts came to Istanbul for a study visit on the topics of energy efficiency and waste management on 24-25 June 2019.
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    MARMARA URBAN FORUM 2019 TO BE HELD IN ISTANBUL25.06.2019

    Marmara Urban Forum (MARUF) is a biennial international urban forum to be organized for the first time by Marmara Municipalities Union (MMU) in Istanbul, Turkey on 1-3 October 2019. Under the motto of “Cities Developing Solutions”, 12 themes will be addressed within the “21st century vision for urbanization.” Guided by the Sustainable Development Goals, different approaches on urban services and urban management will be discussed by over 150 speakers in MARUF.
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    EUROPE’S LARGEST EVENT FOR SUSTAINABLE CITIES HELD IN OSLO28.05.2019

    Europe’s largest event for and about sustainable cities – the URBAN FUTURE Global Conference (UFGC) –gathered more than 2,500 participants consisting of professionals from cities and municipalities, businesses, research, innovation and science real estate, national and regional government, architecture and urban planning, NGO’s and start ups in Oslo, the European Green Capital 2019. The event is coorganized by FutureBuilt, an innovative project that supports climate-friendly urban development in the Oslo region.
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    FINANCIAL RESOURCES OF MUNICIPALITIES DISCUSSED WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF MIGRATION17.05.2019

    Second of Local Governance and Migration Meeting organized within the framework of the Resilience in Local Governance (RESLOG) Project and hosted by Marmara Municipalities Union (MMU) Migration Policy Center was held on 2 May 2019 with the participation of Marmara and Çukurova regions’ municipalities, Union of Municipalities of Turkey and Çukurova Union of Municipalities.
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    MMU SIGNED MOU WITH IGLUS11.05.2019

    Marmara Municipalities Union (MMU) and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Innovative Governance of Large Urban System Program (IGLUS).
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    Domestic Solid Waste Tariffs and Zero Waste Practices Discussed03.05.2019

    Domestic Solid Waste Tariffs and Zero Waste Practices Workshop organized by Marmara Municipalities Union (MMU) was held in Istanbul on Tuesday, 19 February 2019, with the participation of representatives from the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, MMU member municipalities, metropolitan water and sewage administrations and civil society organizations.
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    RESLOG Local Governance and Migration Meeting Held in Istanbul 03.05.2019

    RESLOG-Turkey “Local Governance and Migration Meeting” hosted by MMU took place in Istanbul on 27 February 2019 with the participation of pilot municipalities from Marmara and Cukurova Regions.
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    CITY TO CITY DIALOGUE CONFERENCE: “CITIES AS DRIVERS OF ECONOMIC GROWTH – VISION 2030”15.04.2019

    On 11 and 12 April 2019, 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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    THE 14TH NALAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY HELD IN SKOPJE15.04.2019

    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. As the delegates of Marmara Municipalities Union (MMU), Mr. M. Cemil Arslan, MMU Secretary General and Ms. Burcuhan Sener, MMU International Cooperation Coordinator represented MMU in the General Assembly.
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    RESLOG Migration Master Plan Preparation Training Held in Istanbul 03.04.2019

    RESLOG-Turkey Migration Master Plan Preparation Training took place in Istanbul on 12-13 February 2019 with the participation of pilot municipalities from Marmara Region.
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    KUDOS FOR THE NALAS KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT TEAM21.02.2019

    The annual NALAS Knowledge Management Meeting took place from 13 to 15 February 2019, in Belgrade, Serbia, bringing together NALAS Knowledge Management Assistants from NALAS member Local Government Associations (LGAs) including Marmara Municipalities Union.
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    WINDS OF CHANGE IN MARMARA MUNICIPALITIES UNION05.01.2019

    Marmara Municipalities Union, founded in 1975, has been implementing a refreshment in its corporate identity and a renewal in its logo in the 44th year of its establishment.
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    THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN CITIES WAS FOCUSED IN THIS PROGRAM18.12.2018

    17th Urban Age Conference was held between 29-30 November 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Conference brought together policymakers, urban experts and practitioners to discuss urbanisation of the Africa.
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  • THE WORLD’S LARGEST MIGRATION CONFERENCE GATHERED IN SYDNEY03.11.2018

    The International Metropolis Conference 2018 was held between 29 October-2 November 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The Conference brought together leaders and experts to discuss migration, diversity and integration.
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  • MUNICIPAL RESPONSE TO MIGRATION MOVEMENTS AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS DISCUSSED IN SARAJEVO01.10.2018

    "Municipal response to migration movements and emergency situations”, was the focus of the regional event organised by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, in cooperation with NALAS, on 18-19 September 2018 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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    DANNIEH MUNICIPALITIES UNION VISITED MMU13.08.2018

    The President of Dannieh Municipalities Union in Lebanon and co-chair of UCLG-MEWA, Mr. Mohamad Saadie and the accompanying delegation paid a courtesy visit to Marmara Municipalities Union on August 10, 2018.
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