Annual Report on European and international affairs
2018 report on European and international affairs
Insights into European activities and municipal development cooperation.
Topics that concern Munich, Europe and the world: The 2018 report gives an insight into the Bavarian capital's European activities and its municipal development cooperation. The spectrum is broad indeed, including all kinds of EU projects, international cooperative ventures and awards, but also lobbying activities, collaboration within the framework of European networks, and focal issues such as “Flight and Development”.
In the report, the European Affairs Team and the International Cooperation unit document their activities and the commitments of Munich's various municipal departments and the City Council. One message came across loud and clear in 2018: Local governments are playing an ever more important role – in both the European Union and in global development.
“The role played by local governements is invaluable. It is they who, above all, have direct contact with their citizens. It follows that good European policy will always, to a certain extent, be local government policy,” says Clemens Baumgärtner, head of the Department of Labor and Economic Development, in the preface.
The following topics are addressed in the 2018 report:
Strategy: Munich's part in the Urban Agenda for the EU, #munich4EUROPE Campaign, Position on the Future of the EU, 2018 Consultations, Local Development Cooperation as well as the Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals
Dialogue: Europe Day and Munich European Weeks 2018, News from the Europe Direct Information and more
Projects: EU projects and international commitments across Munich's local government departments, amongst other Smarter Together, LOS_DAMA! and CIVITAS ECCENTRIC
Networks: EUROCITIES and more
Appendix: Lists of EU projects in Munich, funding programs, collaborative ventures involving municipal development cooperation and more