EUROCITIES meets Commissioner Thyssen to discuss working together to implement European Pillar of Social Rights
On 13 April, the mayor of Ghent and president of EUROCITIES, Daniël Termont and deputy mayor of Barcelona and chair of the social affairs forum, Laia Ortiz met with Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs, Marianne Thyssen, to discuss how cities and the European Commission can work together on the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights.
publication date: 16-04-2018
On 9 April, the Barcelona City Council adopted the Barcelona Strategy for Inclusion and Reducing Inequalities. This is a 10-year strategy that will run until 2027. The strategy won the votes of all parties in the city council and the support of all social partners and civil society.
publication date: 12-04-2018
The European Commission published in March the 2018 country reports that analyse the economic and social policy reforms in EU member states and identify EU-wide trends in terms of convergence. It is for the first time that the European Pillar of Social Rights is integrated into the country reports, which shows the Commission’s commitment to use the European Semester as a key tool to implement the pillar.
publication date: 03-04-2018
publication date: 28-03-2018
On 7-8 March, the social affairs forum met in Utrecht. A record number of 175 participants from over 50 cities, including 15 elected city politicians and representatives of the European Commission, OECD and UN-HABITAT, took part in the meeting. They agreed cities play a key role in translating the Sustainable Development Goals into relevant actions at local level and involving citizens in the process.
publication date: 09-03-2018
Each year the Social Situation Monitor (SSM) carries out policy-relevant analysis and research on the current socio-economic situation in the EU on the basis of the most recent available data. This initiative is directed by the London School of Economics (LSE), in consortium with ICF, on behalf of the European Commission.
start date: 12-03-2018 end date: 12-03-2018
On 21 March, FEANTSA and Abbé Pierre Foundation, with the support of Sylvie Guillaume, Vice-President of the European Parliament (S&D) will launch the ‘Third overview of housing exclusion in Europe’.
start date: 21-03-2018 end date: 21-03-2018
The city of Vienna is organising an international conference to discuss the topic of 'Housing for All. Affordable Housing in Growing Cities'.
start date: 04-12-2018 end date: 05-12-2018
European Commission publishes the first 2018 quarterly review on employment and social developments in Europe
Today, the Commission has published the first quarterly review of 2018 on employment and social development in Europe (ESDE). The report highlights a solid economic growth of 0.7% GDP combined with improvements in the labour market.
publication date: 12-02-2018
Rome adopted a new Roma Plan in May 2017. The Plan aims to support Roma people to leave the encampments and integrate into the labour market and in society by improving their access to education, employment, housing and healthcare. The Roma Plan includes actions for labour market activation, professional training and services for housing inclusion.
publication date: 12-02-2018