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EDF meets to discuss benefits of innovation policies in cities

Last 24-26 April, the spring EDF meeting brought together 84 representatives from 40 cities in Donostia-San Sebastian, to discuss policies and initiatives needed to foster innovation.

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publication date: 22-05-2017

  •  culture

EUROCITIES involved in ‘Voices of Culture’ structured dialogue on cultural heritage

On 27 April in Brussels, EUROCITIES represented its member cities at the first stakeholder’s committee meeting of the ‘Voices of Culture’ on cultural heritage, a structured dialogue between the Commission and the cultural heritage sector.

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publication date: 22-05-2017

Save the date for our next Social Affairs Forum!

EUROCITIES will hold its next Social Affairs Forum on 25-26 October in Gothenburg to discuss the role of cities in promoting a more social Europe and in delivering on a European Pillar of Social Rights.

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publication date: 22-05-2017

  •  culture

UNAOC looking for innovative grassroots projects that foster dialogue and cooperation among cultures

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and BMW Group are looking for innovative grassroots projects that foster dialogue and cooperation among cultures. Projects with the potential for expansion and replication will receive funding, training and other strategic support for capacity building.

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publication date: 22-05-2017

What future for social Europe?

On 26 April, the very same day that the proposal on the European Pillar of Social Rights was launched, the European Commission released its reflection paper on the social dimension of Europe.

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publication date: 22-05-2017

  •  culture

EUROCITIES features in new publication on the future of urban cultural policies

EUROCITIES has contributed to a new publication from Culture Action Europe called ‘Polis and the people: Looking into the future of urban cultural policies.’

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publication date: 18-05-2017

Mapping survey of the situation of Roma people in European cities

EUROCITIES has launched a survey to collect evidence of the situation of Roma in cities through a mapping exercise.

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publication date: 15-05-2017

  •  cooperation
  •  economy

EUROCITIES calls for a stronger role for cities in future EU youth policy

On 3-4 May, EUROCITIES took part in the European Commission’s conference on the future EU Youth Strategy and its priorities. This conference gathered over 200 participants and took place during the European Youth Week. During the week of 1-7 May, hundreds of events took place across Europe to inform young people about the opportunities offered to them to learn and volunteer abroad through EU programmes such as Erasmus+ and the newly launched European Solidarity Corps.

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publication date: 05-05-2017

EurActiv: Cities ask EU to put people first

Laia Ortiz, deputy mayor of Barcelona and chair of the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum, sends a strong signal that cities are ready to do more but they need better access to EU funding.

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publication date: 26-04-2017

  •  economy

EUROCITIES welcomes the European Pillar of Social Rights and demands for cities to be involved

Today, the European Commission adopted its proposal on the European Pillar of Social Rights. The Pillar aims to update the European social model in light of changing economic and labour markets. It sets out 20 key principles and rights to support fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems. They concern equal opportunities and access to the labour market, fair working conditions, and social protection and inclusion.

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publication date: 26-04-2017