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Social Affairs Forum meeting - 22-24 October, Warsaw

Save the Date for our autumn Social Affairs Forum meeting that will take place on 22-24 October 2019 in Warsaw. The forum’s theme is: ‘Inclusive Cities for All: How to ensure social inclusion and well-being for all ages?’

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start date: 22-10-2019
end date: 24-10-2019

Gothenburg is 3rd city to sign pledge to the EU Pillar of Social Rights

On 12 December, Gothenburg became the 3rd city after Madrid and Stuttgart to sign a pledge to the EU Pillar of Social Rights. Deputy Mayor Marina Johansson and the Vice-Chair of the Political Committee on Social Welfare, Kristina Bergman Alme signed a strong commitment to principle 1 ‘education, training and lifelong learning’.

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publication date: 19-12-2018

Ljubljana is 4th city to sign a pledge to the EU Pillar of Social Rights

Today, Ljubljana became the fourth city after Madrid, Stuttgart and Gothenburg to sign a pledge to the EU Pillar of Social Rights. Mayor Zoran Jankovic signed pledges to principle 16 'healthcare' and principle 19 'housing and assistance for the homeless'.

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publication date: 19-12-2018

European Parliament votes in favour of a stronger urban dimension of ESF+ 2021-2027

On 3 December 2018, the European Parliament’s EMPL committee adopted its report on the Commission's proposal for the European Social Fund+ 2021-2027. 

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publication date: 10-12-2018

EUROCITIES political event at the European Parliament 'From principle to action: How to implement the EU Pillar of Social Rights at local level'

EUROCITIES will launch a new political initiative to show how cities’ concrete contributions to a more cohesive and inclusive Europe starting from local level. EUROCITIES deputy mayors will present their pledges to act on the principles of the EU Pillar for Social Rights through dedicated investments for city measures. This will take place at an event of EUROCITIES at the European Parliament on 21 February 2019 in the presence of Members of European Parliament and high-level Commission...

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publication date: 04-12-2018

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EUROCITIES selected to be part of EU-level working group on childcare

In November, EUROCITIES was selected to be part of a new EU level Working Group on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). This working group was recently established by the European Commission in the framework of the EU 2020 strategy for Education and Training (ET2020). The working group is formed mostly of representatives of national governments and will discuss how to improve quality of childcare services, social inclusion and professionalisation of staff, during its two-year...

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publication date: 02-12-2018

Join the EUROCITIES initiative 'Inclusive Cities for All: Social Rights in My City'

Is your city pursuing inclusive policies? Do you work to ensure social rights for all people in your city? Then join our new initiative 'Inclusive Cities for All: Social Rights in My City’.

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publication date: 02-12-2018

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  •  knowledge society

European Commission call for speakers to present evidence on social investment

The European Commission's Social Situation Monitor (SSM) team has launched a call for abstracts for an oral presentation at an EU seminar on social investment that will take place in Brussels, in late January/early February 2019, depending on speakers’ availability.

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publication date: 21-11-2018

WG Education visits Amsterdam to review equal opportunities in education

Over 40 participants from 20 cities took part in the meeting of WG Education on 7-9 November in Amsterdam. The focus was on Amsterdam's policy to ensure equal opportunities in education.

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publication date: 20-11-2018

  •  cooperation

One year on, cities prove commitment to the social pillar

One year has passed since the EU Social Summit on 17 November 2017 in Gothenburg when the European Pillar of Social Rights was officially adopted. What has been done so far and what key actions are still required?

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publication date: 16-11-2018