Cities pledge to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR)

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09-01-2019

Within the framework of our new EUROCITIES initiative 'Inclusive Cities for All: Social Rights in My City', 27 cities have adopted pledges showing how they act to translate the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights into actions to improve people's lives.

Our initiative mobilises mayors and deputy mayors from big cities across Europe to implement the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights at local level. Our goal is to build a fairer, more equal and inclusive Europe with inclusive cities for all people.

We officially launched this initiative at the European Parliament in February 2019 with 21 cities pledges. The campaign continued further with 11 new city pledges presented during our Social Affairs Forum, in October 2019, in Warsaw. 

Here is an overview of the 27 cities that have already adopted pledges on different principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights

  • Madrid - pledge on principles 4 and 11
  • Stuttgart - pledge on principle 17
  • Gothenburg - pledge on principle 1
  • Ljubljana - pledge on principles 16 and 19, pledge on principle 17
  • Braga - pledge on principle 18
  • Vienna - pledge on principle 2, pledge on principle 11 and 19
  • Barcelona - pledge on principles 14 and 19
  • Timisoara - pledge on principles 11, 18 and 19
  • Nantes - pledge on principle 19, pledge on principle 2
  • Leipzig - pledge on principle 19
  • Warsaw - pledge on principle 11, pledge on principle 18
  • Turku - pledge on principles 3 and 4
  • Athens - pledge on principles 1 and 3
  • Leeds - pledge on principles 3 and 11
  • Ghent - pledge on principle 19
  • Glasgow - pledge on principle 19
  • Lille metropole - pledge on principles 3, 4 and 5
  • Milan - pledge on principle 3
  • Malmo - pledge on principles 3 and 4
  • Utrecht - pledge on principle 19, pledge on principle 16
  • Lyon metropole - pledge on principles 2, 4, 11 and 19
  • Bologna - pledge on principles 2 and 19
  • Poznan - pledge on principle 19
  • Hamburg - pledge on principles 11 and 19
  • Birmingham - pledge on principle 19
  • Amsterdam - pledge on principle 1
  • Zagreb - pledge on principle 3 and 16
  • Rotterdam - pledge on principle 3 and pledge on principle 4

EUROCITIES will continue this campaign throughout 2020 as part of its strategic partnership with the European Commission under the Employment and Social Innovation programme. We aim to gather as many city pledges on different principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights as possible. 

Your city can also join with a pledge anytime in 2020 to show what it means to be an inclusive city for all!

If interested to join with a pledge, contact EUROCITIES. 

EUROCITIES staff contact

Amandine FouchePolicy advisor
amandine.fouche@eurocities.eu

EUROCITIES staff contact

Patricia Couti
patricia.couti@eurocities.eu