economy

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


Our forum focuses in particular on influencing the following policies and funding programmes:
  • cohesion policy/ European structural and investment funds
  • EU internal market policy
  • EU 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, city branding and international economic relations.
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.
 
2016 priorities
1.             Fostering job creation and skills development
2.             Stimulating Innovation, and using public procurement as a strategic tool for innovation
3.             Supporting entrepreneurship, SMEs and businesses
4.             Strengthening new and growing economic sectors such as the sharing/collaborative economy
 

chair

Emanuele Piazza
Genoa
Deputy mayor

vice chair

Marijke Van Hees
Netwerkstad Twente

EUROCITIES staff contact

Marie Ranty
EUROCITIES Brussels Office
Policy advisor

members

Aarhus  Almere  Amsterdam  Angers Loire Metropole  Antwerp  Athens  Banja Luka  Barcelona  Belfast  Belgrade  Bergen  Berlin  Bialystok  Bilbao  Birmingham  Bologna  Bonn  Bordeaux  BrabantStad  Braga  Bratislava  Brighton & Hove  Bristol  Brno  Brussels  Brussels Capital Region  Budapest  Burgas  Bursa  Bydgoszcz  Cardiff  Chemnitz  Cologne  Copenhagen  Donostia-San Sebastian  Dortmund  Dresden  Dublin  Dusseldorf  Edinburgh  Eindhoven  ENGIE  Espoo  Essen  EUROCITIES Brussels Office  Florence  Frankfurt  Fuenlabrada  Gaziantep  Gdansk  Geneva  Genoa  Ghent  Gijon  Glasgow  Gothenburg  Grand Nancy  Grenoble Alpes Metropole  Groningen  Hamburg  Helsinki  Istanbul  Izmir  Kardzhali  Karlsruhe  Katowice  Kharkiv  Kiel  Konya  Kyiv  Lausanne  Leeds  Leipzig  Linkoping  Lisbon  Lisburn and Castlereagh   Liverpool  Ljubljana  Lodz  London  Lublin  Luxembourg  Lviv  Lyon  Madrid  Malmo  Manchester  Mannheim  Metropole Europeenne de Lille  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  Reykjavik  Riga  Rome  Rotterdam  Rzeszow  Sarajevo  Seville  Sheffield  Sofia  Solna  St Etienne  St Nazaire  Stockholm  Strasbourg  Stuttgart  Sunderland  Tallinn  Tampere  Tbilisi  Terrassa Metropolitan Area  The Hague  Timisoara  Tirana  Toulouse  Turin  Turku  Uppsala  Utrecht  Vantaa  Varna  Venice  Vienna  Vilnius  Warsaw  Wolverhampton  Wroclaw  Zagreb  Zaragoza  Zurich