15 cities learn from Toulouse how to support Roma to access adequate housing

How can cities support Roma to move out of camps into adequate housing? This is what 35 local policy-makers and practitioners on homelessness and Roma inclusion from 15 European cities addressed during a policy transfer study visit to Toulouse. Representatives from the Council of Europe and the EU’s Agency for Fundamental Rights also took part in the meeting.


publication date: 19-04-2019

  •  cooperation

Bologna is 22nd city to sign pledge to the EU Pillar of Social Rights

Bologna became the 22nd city to sign a pledge to the European Pillar of Social Rights. Mayor Virginio Merola signed a strong commitment to principle 2 on gender equality and principle 19 on housing.


publication date: 16-04-2019

  •  culture

Culture and demographic change: new EUROCITIES recommendations

Our new recommendations for cities, cultural institutions and practitioners were developed by the EUROCITIES young people and culture working group and aim to strengthen the strategic planning and development of local cultural institutions facing challenges linked to demographic changes.


publication date: 03-04-2019

Key takeaways from our first-ever EUROCITIES Social Innovation Lab

The first-ever Social Innovation Lab of EUROCITIES took place on 25-27 March 2019 in Glasgow. Over 120 city politicians, officers and change makers (social enterprises and foundations) from over 50 cities in Europe joined forces to pilot a new way of working for ‘Making Inclusive Cities through Social Innovation’.


publication date: 02-04-2019


publication date: 29-03-2019

Open Access Government: A social challenge for Europe

Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General, EUROCITIES explains why the fight against poverty and social exclusion is a social challenge for Europe


publication date: 28-03-2019

74 cities have already signed the Declaration on citizens engagement

74 cities have already adopted the EUROCITIES Declaration on citizens' engagement


publication date: 25-03-2019

Interview with Sedat Arif, deputy mayor, Malmo

Sedat Arif is chair of EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum and deputy mayor of Malmo. In advance of our 'social innovation lab' taking place this week in Glasgow, we decided to pose a few questions to him.


publication date: 25-03-2019

  •  culture

Cities in action: Oulu's chaos challenge

Oulu has developed a community-driven model for generating and testing creative solutions to city problems. By making collaboration with the city an appealing and empowering process, Oulu is strengthening social inclusion among 15-29 year olds, citizens’ social capabilities and the role of non-governmental organisations in urban development.

case study

publication date: 23-03-2019