Mayors for Economic Growth (M4EG) is a new initiative of the European Union, which was set in operation in January 2017 within the Eastern Partnership framework. The M4EG Secretariat is the main executive body in charge of the Initiative implementation in the region.
Our overall goal is to support Mayors and municipalities of the Eastern Partnership countries to become active facilitators for economic growth and job creation at the local level.
Mayors for Economic Growth has an ambition to grow into an extensive professional community across the region, which will require certain commitments from its members, but which offers solid expert and peer-to-peer support, assistance in broadly sharing successes, as well as other significant economic, political and reputational gains.Approach How it works How to join
Once a city/municipality joins the Mayors for Economic Growth Initiative by signing the M4EG Membership form, the M4EG Secretariat works with the signatory in order to help them to:
The M4EG Secretariat places a high value on close cooperation and regular personal interaction with the signatories. However, due to the extensive geography to be covered, different level of capacity in the M4EG members, as well as limited resources at the Secretariat’s disposal, the M4EG Secretariat team makes every effort to provide opportunities for self-paced work within the Initiative through the available online resources and the Helpdesk option.
Please see more information on the principles of collaboration with the M4EG Secretariat here.
Local administrations and mayors in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine are invited to sign up for the Mayors for Economic Growth membership if they are ready to accept the M4EG guiding principles in order to spur self-sustained local economic growth; work to develop locally inspired solutions; and implement them with M4EG Secretariat guidance and support.