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New Commission report on childcare recognises good practices from EUROCITIES

On 8 May, the European Commission released a report on the development of childcare facilities for young children with a view to increase female labour participation, strike a work-life balance for working parents and bring about sustainable and inclusive growth in Europe (the "Barcelona objectives").

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publication date : 08-06-2018

  •  cooperation
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  •  economy
  •  environment
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  •  mobility

Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens: call for citizens to have their say

This campaign, launched last month, wants people to help change the way politics is done in Europe by coming up with ideas for a better future and completing this sentence: 'My Europe in 2030 will be .....'

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publication date : 06-06-2018

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  •  economy
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Commission tables proposals for cohesion policy beyond 2020

The European Commission published yesterday its proposal for the regulation on the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion Fund, along with the common provisions regulation (CPR) covering seven funds operated under shared management.

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publication date : 30-05-2018

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Commission event to support large cities developing innovative and strategic procurement

EUROCITIES helped Commission DG Grow to organise an event for 'Big public buyers', which will take place on 6-7 June in Brussels. This initiative aims to support public buyers to scale up innovation, organise joint statement of demands, learning together on innovation procurement, joint cross border procurement, and strategic procurement, in particular to contribute to the Commission's update of the guide 'Buying social'.

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publication date : 29-05-2018

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  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

One month left to be the next European Capital of Smart Tourism

Cities have just one month left to apply for a range of honours in smart tourism.

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publication date : 28-05-2018

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  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Cities4Europe - video interviews

On 7 May the Cities4Europe campaign was officially launched. Here you will find video interviews from the launch event.

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publication date : 25-05-2018

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EU trade city award - shortlisted cities officially announced

The shortlisted cities for the EU cities for fair and ethical trade award have been officially announced.

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publication date : 25-05-2018

  •  economy

Commission consultation on integration of long-term unemployed into the labour market

This public consultation aims to gather views on the implementation of the measures of the Council Recommendation of February 2016, such as providing a single point of contacts for all services targeting long-term unemployed people. Inputs on future actions needed to support these people are also welcomed.

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publication date : 24-05-2018

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European Semester 2018: Commission issues recommendations for member states to achieve sustainable, inclusive and long-term growth

The European Commission publishes today the 2018 country-specific recommendations (CSRs), setting out its economic and social policy guidance for member states for the next 12 months.

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publication date : 24-05-2018

Cities meet in Barcelona to learn about the intercultural strategy to Roma inclusion

On 14-15 May, the working group Roma inclusion met in Barcelona to learn about the city’s rights-based approach and intercultural strategy to Roma inclusion both concerning domestic, Spanish Roma, as well as the integration of Roma coming from Eastern Europe.

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publication date : 22-05-2018