The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), the oldest association of European local and regional governments, in collaboration with mayors, local and regional leaders across Europe is calling on EU Member States to keep their promises on asylum and integration policies.

Mayors from Lesvos, Vienna, Brussels, Munich and Nicosia, among many others, are calling upon Member States to implement effective relocation procedures and to agree on a permanent relocation system for refugees, to provide targeted funding for tows and regions hosting refugees and to improve coordination among the local, regional and national governments for the relocation of refugees. This call is supported by a petition, which includes the full list of signatories. Follow the conversation on Twitter with #localgov4refugees.

This article appeared in the ECRE Weekly Bulletin of 8 July 2016. You can subscribe to the Weekly Bulletin here.