Glasgow is the 16th city to sign a pledge to the European Pillar of Social Rights. The pledge was signed by the City Council with a strong commitment from Deputy Leader Councillor David McDonald to principle 19 on housing and assistance for the homeless.
publication date: 08-02-2019
EUROCITIES published a new report mapping cities’ existing policy measures that are in line with the principles of the EU Pillar of Social Rights. Many cities already deliver inclusive social policies to promote social rights for all people even before the EU Social Pillar was adopted. However, we found that cities’ efforts are not always known or recognised at national and EU levels.
Cities are witnessing major societal changes and increasingly complex social realities as a result of digitalisation and globalisation, demographic change and increased migration to and within the EU. To tackle these challenges and tap into the opportunities, cities need to learn to continuously innovate and to be forward-looking. Cities need to become open living labs to pilot innovative solutions to improve the quality of life in urban areas.
publication date: 01-02-2019
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EUROCITIES will launch a new political initiative to show cities’ concrete contributions to a more cohesive and inclusive Europe starting from local level. EUROCITIES deputy mayors will present their pledges to act on the principles of the EU Pillar for Social Rights through dedicated investments for city measures. This will take place at an event of EUROCITIES at the European Parliament on 21 February 2019 in the presence of Members of European Parliament and high-level Commission...
publication date: 24-01-2019
Barcelona published a White Paper on the future of work and jobs based on deep analysis of the state of play of the local labour market and interviews with employment experts. Promoted by Barcelona Activa, the local economic development agency of Barcelona City Council, the book analyses concepts such as basic income, education, technology, robotics, the ageing of the population, women empowerment, new generations and flexible working hours. The White Paper provides a guide and...
publication date: 21-01-2019
This week, Vienna became the 6th city to sign a pledge to the EU Pillar of Social Rights with a strong commitment to principle 2 on gender equality.
publication date: 18-01-2019
publication date: 07-01-2019
EUROCITIES together with city representatives from Stuttgart and Toulouse took part in the EU conference to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3-4 December 2018.
publication date: 10-12-2018
European Social Economy Regions, or ESER, is a European Commission DG GROW initiative that aims to raise social economy awareness and capacity, at regional and local level, and to build regional/local networks of social economy stakeholders.
publication date: 05-12-2018
How can local authorities align their budgets with a 2°C scenario ?
start date: 27-11-2018 end date: 27-11-2018