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Belgian Mayors (2016)
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Yvan Mayeur, Mayor of Brussels
Daniël Termont, Mayor of Ghent
Bart de Wever, Mayor of Antwerp
Willy Deymeyer, Mayor of Liège
Bernard Clerfayt, Mayor of Schaerbeek
Mayors with exceptional courage, compassion and competence sought for the 2016 World Mayor Prize
The 2016 World Mayor Prize and Commendations will be awarded to mayors who have accepted and successfully managed the challenges posed by migration but are also convinced of its longterm benefits. They will be leading a city where past and/or more recent immigrants have contributed to the city’s society, economy and culture. The City Mayors Foundation will also consider mayors for the honours whose communities has shown exceptional resilience during the recent arrivals from disaster-torn regions of the world.
If you are convinced, like us, that the world’s cities have greatly benefited from immigrants, whose perseverance in the face of hardship and often prejudice has created the civic societies that we value and enjoy today, we invite you to nominate a mayor for the 2016 World Mayor Prize.
At a time when there are some 60 million refugees worldwide, mayors to be considered for the World Mayor honours will need to have shown exceptional compassion, courage and competence. Compassion for people who have travelled great distances to find safety. Courage to fight prejudice even in the face of unpopularity. Competence to leverage the value and potential each person offers society.
By taking part in this year’s World Mayor Project you are also voicing your support for all those cities that have had to bear the brunt of the recent influx of migrants and refugees.
Previous winners and runners-up include the mayors of Calgary, Ghent, Bilbao, Perth, Mexico City, Oklahoma City, Cape Town, Zurich, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Athens, Mississauga and Tirana. The World Mayor Project aims to show what outstanding mayors can achieve and raise their profiles nationally and internationally.
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Belgian local government
* NVA = Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie (New Flemish Alliance) , Flemish nationalist and conservative party
sp.a = Socialistische Partij Anders (Different Socialist Party) . Flemish Social-Democratic Party
PS = Parti Socialiste, Francophone social-democratic party.
CD&V = Christen-Democratisch en Vlaams (Christian Democratic and Flemish). Centre right.
CDH = Centre Démocrate Humaniste (Humanist Democratic Centre)
Open VLD = Open Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten (Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats)
FDF = Fédéralistes Démocrates Francophones; part of MR
MR = Mouvement Réformateur: centre right
**Next municipal elections in Belgium: 2018. Every 6 years.