• 200 Signatories

    The new EU Initiative “Mayors for Economic Growth” started off in January 2017 with the ultimate goal of supporting Mayors and municipalities of the Eastern Partnership countries to become active facilitators for economic growth and job creation at the local level.
  • 200 Signatories

    • All regions, cities and localities have particular strengths that can be harnessed to generate growth and employment.
    • Local administrations are uniquely positioned to initiate and implement bottom-up actions to facilitate growth.
    • Public private dialogue and cooperation plus engagement with civil society actors is key to unleashing local economic potential.
  • 200 Signatories

    The M4EG initiative approach helps municipalities to:
    • Understand their potential to improve their economic situation;
    • Acquire the necessary knowledge and skills in order to build their capacity to make positive changes;
    • Create their own “tailor-made” solutions which will help make positive changes real;
    • Take focused pro-development actions and evaluate achieved results.
  • 200 Signatories

    “...I am quite impressed by the amount of interest that we have seen to the Mayors for Economic Growth Initiative. And I think we have high expectations and we will also be very supportive to this, and see what we can do in order to see this moving forward”.

    Mr. Christian Danielsson, Director General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations at the European Commission (Welcome remarks at the Local Economic Development Forum in Tbilisi, Georgia, on 13 September 2017)



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31 October 2017

Ukrainian mayors are the first ones in the region to embark on a comprehensive capacity building (training) programme, consisting of 4 training Modules, which will be conducted by experienced European experts region-wide.

02 October 2017

As of September 2017, the total number of signatories to the Initiative reached 193 members regionwide. A number of Signing Ceremonies for the new M4EG members were held throughout the region, with M4EG certificates awarded to each Signatory to recognize their joining the regional network of like-minded professionals, who have committed to jointly work on the local economic development interventions for the benefit of their citizens and territories in general.

29 September 2017

Throughout September 2017 the Junior M4EG members in the 6 participating countries were being assessed on their existing individual and organizational capacity to manage economic development in their territories. The assessment tools included a facilitated participatory group discussion with the involvement of key local stakeholders, taking stock of their knowledge, skills and experience, as well as identifying gaps and bottlenecks to be addressed in the future.