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Our economic development forum provides a platform for policy development in relation to innovation and economic development policies, at local, national and EU level


The European agenda is driven by the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. This overarching strategy plays an important role in the design of the EU budget 2014-2020.

Our forum focuses in particular on influencing the following policies and funding programmes:

  • Europe 2020

  • EU budget 2014-2020

  • cohesion policy

  • services of general interest (SGEI) policies

  • public procurement policy

  • entrepreneurship and SME policies, including the funding programme COSME

  • innovation policy, including Horizon 2020 funding programme for research and innovation

Our forum also provides a platform for cities to exchange on economic development policies in relation to urban development strategies, local economic policies, entrepreneurship and SME policies, employment strategies, public services and urban regeneration.

Members also debate on the spatial dimension of these policies and focus on integrated urban development, as well as the importance of the metropolitan area level.

2014 priorities

  • employment and entrepreneurship
Increase self-employment; focus on start-ups and microfinance; support EU businesses moving up the international value chain through trade with emerging economies, and in particular the BRIC countries; encourage vocational and entrepreneurship education. Explore potential projects through COSME and other relevant programmes and instruments.
  • innovation 
Open and smart cities, smart specialisation, cross-sectoral cooperation, cross-innovation and spillovers from creative industries to other industries and triple-helix cooperation. Explore potential projects through Horizon2020 and other relevant programmes and instruments.
  • area-based cooperation
Working at different levels from the neighbourhood to the metropolitan area level through integrated approaches in urban development, planning and urban regeneration schemes. Promoting the importance of metropolitan areas.
 


members

Aarhus  -  Almere  -  Amsterdam  -  Angers Loire Metropole  -  Antwerp  -  Barcelona  -  Belfast  -  Bergen  -  Berlin  -  Bialystok  -  Bilbao  -  Birmingham  -  Bologna  -  Bonn  -  Bordeaux  -  BrabantStad  -  Bratislava  -  Brighton & Hove  -  Bristol  -  Brno  -  Brussels Capital Region  -  Budapest  -  Burgas  -  Bydgoszcz  -  Cardiff  -  Chemnitz  -  Cologne  -  Copenhagen  -  Donostia-San Sebastian  -  Dortmund  -  Dresden  -  Dublin  -  Dusseldorf  -  Edinburgh  -  Eindhoven  -  Espoo  -  Essen  -  EUROCITIES Brussels Office  -  Florence  -  Frankfurt  -  Fuenlabrada  -  Gaziantep  -  Gdansk  -  GDF Suez  -  Geneva  -  Genoa  -  Ghent  -  Gijon  -  Glasgow  -  Gothenburg  -  Grand Nancy  -  Grenoble Alpes Metropole  -  Hamburg  -  Helsinki  -  Istanbul  -  Izmir  -  Karlsruhe  -  Katowice  -  Kharkiv  -  Konya  -  Kyiv  -  Leipzig  -  Lille Metropole  -  Linkoping  -  Lisbon  -  Liverpool  -  Ljubljana  -  Lodz  -  London  -  Lublin  -  Lyon  -  Madrid  -  Malmo  -  Manchester  -  Mannheim  -  Milan  -  Munich  -  Munster  -  Nacka  -  Nantes  -  Netwerkstad Twente  -  Newcastle-Gateshead  -  Nice Cote d Azur  -  Nicosia  -  Novi Sad  -  Nuremberg  -  Odessa  -  Oslo  -  Oulu  -  Paris  -  Pilsen  -  Porto  -  Poznan  -  Prague  -  Preston  -  Reims Metropole  -  Rennes Metropole  -  Riga  -  Rome  -  Rotterdam  -  Rzeszow  -  Sarajevo  -  Seville  -  Sheffield  -  Sofia  -  St Nazaire  -  Stockholm  -  Strasbourg  -  Sunderland  -  Tallinn  -  Tampere  -  Tbilisi  -  Terrassa Metropolitan Area  -  The Hague  -  Timisoara  -  Toulouse  -  Turin  -  Turku  -  Utrecht  -  Vantaa  -  Varna  -  Venice  -  Vienna  -  Vilnius  -  Warsaw  -  Wolverhampton  -  Zagreb  -  Zaragoza  -  Zurich

chair

Liverpool
Nick Small
cabinet member for employment, enterprise and skills

 

 

vice chair

Amsterdam
Carolien Gehrels
deputy mayor responsible for economic affairs, art & culture, water management, monuments, local media and public companies

 

 

EUROCITIES staff contact

EUROCITIES Brussels Office
Marie Ranty
Policy advisor
marie.ranty@eurocities.eu

 
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