The World Mayor Project was conceived in 2004 to raise the profile of mayors worldwide and honour those who have served their communities well. They have carried out their duties for the benefit of all citizens, irrespective of race, gender, religion, politics or legal status




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WORLD MAYOR 2016
• Results 2016
• Project 2016

• Shortlist 2016
• Longlist 2016
• Code of Ethics
• World Mayor Prize
• World Mayor History

• Raison d'être

INTERVIEWS WITH
• Mayor of Athens
• Mayor of Lahr
• Mayor of Mechelen


TESTIMONIALS
• Mayor of Aleppo
• Mayor of Amstelveen
• Mayor of Athens
• Mayor of Cologne
• Mayor of Gdansk
• Mayor of Grande-Synthe
• Mayor of Hettstedt
• Mayor of Lahr
• Mayor of Lampedusa
• Mayor of Lesbos
• Mayor of Mechelen
• Mayor of Philadelphia
• Mayor of Schwäbisch Gmünd

ESSAYS BY
• Mayor of Aleppo
• Mayor of Amstelveen
• Mayor of Athens
• Mayor of Gdansk
• Mayor of Lahr
• Mayor of Mechelen
• Mayor of Schwäbisch Gmünd

PROFILES OF
• Mayor of Amstelveen
• Mayor of Athens
• Mayor of Cologne
• Mayor of Gdansk
• Mayor of Grande-Synthe
• Mayor of Lahr
• Mayor of Lampedusa
• Mayor of Lesbos
• Mayor of Mechelen
• Mayor of Schwäbisch Gmünd



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Bart Somers, Mayor of Mechelen, Belgium
awarded the 2016 World Mayor Prize

World Mayor Commendations for the Mayors of
Lahr (Germany) and Athens (Greece)

Bart Somers, the Mayor of Mechelen, Belgium, has been awarded the 2016 World Mayor Prize. World Mayor Commendations are being conferred to Wolfgang G Müller, Mayor of Lahr, Germany and Georgios Kaminis, Mayor of Athens, Greece.

The 2016 World Mayor Project honours mayors and their communities that have welcomed refugees and offered them safety, shelter and support. Many of the mayors included in the top-ten honours list have developed and invested in longterm strategies as well as day-to-day measures to successfully integrate newcomers from different countries and cultures. They have also addressed local residents’ fears of and reservations about the arrival of people who speak foreign languages, observe their own customs and practise different religions. MORE



The 2016 World Mayor Honours List
1
Bart Somers Mayor of Mechelen Belgium
2
Wolfgang G Müller Mayor of Lahr Germany
3
Georgios Kaminis Mayor of Athens Greece
4
Giusi Nicolini Mayor of Lampedusa Italy
5
Richard Arnold Mayor of Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany
6
Mirjam van 't Veld Mayor of Amstelveen Netherlands
7
Spiros Galinos Mayor of Lesbos Greece
8
Pavel Adamowicz Mayor of Gdansk Poland
9
Damien Carême Mayor of Grande-Synthe France
10
Henriette Reker Mayor of Cologne Germany
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World Mayor 2016 honours mayors
for services to integration and refugees

In the preamble to the 2016 World Mayor Project, the organisers state that at a time when there are some 60 million displaced people worldwide and hundreds of thousands flee disaster-torn areas and poverty, it ultimately falls on towns and cities to provide emergency shelter, security and future prospects.

For World Mayor 2016, the City Mayors Foundation looked for mayors who recognised that people, whatever their origin, status or background, are the greatest capital the world has to offer. The 2016 World Mayor Project has identified mayors whose cities have done the most to welcome immigrants and have used their skills to enrich and diversify society culturally, economically and socially.

All mayors on the 2016 shortlist and particularly the final top ten have shown 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. MORE


The 2016 Shortlist
The shortlist for the 2016 World Mayor Prize, which was released on 20 October, included 15 mayors who, together with their communities, have made exceptional efforts to welcome refugees and integrate migrants. MORE


The 2016 Longlist
The longlist for the 2016 World Mayor Prize included 38 mayors from 19 countries. MORE


Code of Ethics
for city leaders

The City Mayors Foundation and the World Mayor Project were established in 2003 to promote, encourage and facilitate good local government. To strengthen local government further, a Code of Ethics for city leaders, who wish to perform their duties beyond all reproach, has been devised. MORE


World Mayor Prize sculpture
shows courage and conviction

City Mayors commissioned French artist Manuel Ferrari to design a sculpture that was as unique as the city of the winning mayor. City Mayors' senior editor, Tann vom Hove, said: “We asked Manuel Ferrari to produce a design that shows what an inspirational mayor can achieve if he builds on strong foundations.” MORE



Winners of the World Mayor Prize since 2004: Edi Rama, Tirana; Dora Bakoyannis, Athens; John So, Melbourne; Helen Zille, Cape Town; Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico City; Iñaki Azkuna, Bilbao; Naheed Nenshi, Calgary; Bart Somers, Mechelen





Bart Somers, Mayor of Mechelen, Belgium


Wolfgang G Müller, Mayor of Lahr, Germany


Georgios Kaminis, Mayor of Athens, Greece


Guisi Nicolini, Mayor of Lampedusa, Italy


Richard Arnold, Mayor of Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany


Mirjam van 't Veld, Mayor of Amstelveen, Netherlands


Spiros Galinos, Mayor of Lesboc, Greece


Pawel Adamowicz, Mayor of Gdansk, Poland


Damien Carême, Mayor of Grande-Synthe, France


Henriette Reker, Mayor of Cologne, Germany