Without the inclusion of citizens in the political processes, there can be no democracy. The city of Turin is tackling this issue head on, ensuring that even the most vulnerable social groups can be heard.
publication date : 20-04-2018
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The Mayor of Oulu, Päivi Laajala and the Mayor of Strasbourg Roland Ries have answered our questions on the 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens' campaign.
publication date : 17-04-2018
EUROCITIES meets Commissioner Thyssen to discuss working together to implement European Pillar of Social Rights
On 13 April, the mayor of Ghent and president of EUROCITIES, Daniël Termont and deputy mayor of Barcelona and chair of the social affairs forum, Laia Ortiz met with Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs, Marianne Thyssen, to discuss how cities and the European Commission can work together on the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights.
publication date : 16-04-2018
publication date : 06-04-2018
Ability, response and social responsibility – Lisbon visits Birmingham to grow social value with Cities Grow
Although migrant run companies are enriching Lisbon in the areas of food, technology and retail, the city is anxious to see similar successes in other industries.
publication date : 05-04-2018
The European Commission published in March the 2018 country reports that analyse the economic and social policy reforms in EU member states and identify EU-wide trends in terms of convergence. It is for the first time that the European Pillar of Social Rights is integrated into the country reports, which shows the Commission’s commitment to use the European Semester as a key tool to implement the pillar.
publication date : 03-04-2018
publication date : 28-03-2018
EUROCITIES working group on creative citizenship met in Utrecht to work on the 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens' campaign and on other initiatives aimed at involving the public in a dialogue about the future.
publication date : 15-03-2018
publication date : 13-03-2018
On 7-8 March, the social affairs forum met in Utrecht. A record number of 175 participants from over 50 cities, including 15 elected city politicians and representatives of the European Commission, OECD and UN-HABITAT, took part in the meeting. They agreed cities play a key role in translating the Sustainable Development Goals into relevant actions at local level and involving citizens in the process.
publication date : 09-03-2018