funding & investment

  •  cooperation

EU Pillar of Social Rights turns 1 year and cities prove commitment by actions

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?

news

publication date: 16-11-2018

  •  mobility

The future of the Connecting Europe Facility - Transport

Cities are key beneficiaries of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Transport: 38 projects selected under the urban node priority have received a total of €204 million of EU grant support. The use of EU funds has an important leverage effect on national resources, which in turn make a significant contribution to the EU’s overall transport objectives .

publication

publication date: 16-11-2018

  •  mobility

Vital Nodes policy dialogue: towards more efficient and connected urban nodes

To celebrate the first anniversary of the Vital Nodes project, a policy dialogue was organised on the 8th of November in the Vienna House in Brussels.

news

publication date: 16-11-2018

  •  economy

Subnational finance and investment ten years after the crisis

On 12 November the Committee of the Regions and the OECD co-hosted a conference where key developments in subnational finance and investments over the 10 years since the economic crisis were discussed. The speakers provided evidence on the fundamental role of subnational government investments (SGIs) and the rise and potential of innovative public finance instruments.

news

publication date: 15-11-2018

  •  economy
  •  environment

High-Level Conference: EU Research and Innovation in our daily life

The European Parliament and the European Commission are organizing a joint conference taking place on November 27 and titled: 'EU Research and Innovation in our daily life'. The event will take place in Brussels and will be focusing on how the 200 billion euros invested over the past 30 years have affected citizens' daily life.The conference will bring together researchers and politicians to reflect on past and present achievements and will focus on the following areas: health and...

event

start date: 27-11-2018
end date: 27-11-2018

Stuttgart's way of integrating migrants and refugees

At the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum in Stuttgart on 23-24 October 2018, Stuttgart presented its model for integrating refugees. The focus is on a holistic approach based on integration of services made accessible and available to refugees while catering for their individual needs for integration in the city.

news

publication date: 31-10-2018

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

event

start date: 09-11-2018
end date: 09-11-2018

Stuttgart is the second city to sign pledge to turn principles of the EU Pillar of Social Rights into action

At the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum, held in Stuttgart on 23-24 October 2018, Stuttgart became the second city to commit to turn the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights into concrete actions at local level. Stuttgart will invest €3 million a year to meet principle 17 on the inclusion of people with disabilities.

news

publication date: 30-10-2018

  •  cooperation
  •  environment

Urban Food Matters

Like any successful restauranteur, a large helping of the work cities do is coordinating the many actors around them. From civil society to business and research organisations, cities are perfectly placed to ensure a streamlined synergy between stakeholders that ensure innovative solutions for the food system and yields the best result. Cities use an array of policy instruments: citizen engagement, social innovation, new governance models and socially responsible public procurement to...

publication

publication date: 30-10-2018

Cities at the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum in Stuttgart issue recommendations for a more socially sustainable Europe

The EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum met in Stuttgart on 23-24 October 2018 to focus on the theme of 'Together for Socially Sustainable Cities: Anchoring the Sustainable Development Goals to achieve Social Rights for All'.

news

publication date: 26-10-2018