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  •  economy

New report on boosting investment in social infrastructure in Europe

On 23 January, the high-level task force on investing in social infrastructure in Europe, chaired by Romano Prodi, published a report that looks at investing in social infrastructure in Europe such as healthcare, education and affordable housing. The report is the result of a one year work of the high-level task force comprised by representatives from the European Long-Term Investors Association, the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, the Council of Europe Development...

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publication date : 05-02-2018

  •  economy

From Sharing to Sharing Economy: The World Economic Forum’s report on collaboration practices in cities

Four EUROCITIES member cities are featured in a new report that examines how cities can leverage the potential of the sharing economy in use of municipal goods, spaces, and civic assets such as the talents and skills of city residents.

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publication date : 11-01-2018

  •  knowledge society

Citizens and cities centre stage as EUROCITIES amplifies its members’ voices at the Barcelona Smart City Expo

Citizens are the brain of the city. The more control the brain has over the body, the more efficient and powerful the organism. It is for this reason that the Barcelona Smart City Expo World Congress, as the focus which united its 600 stands, had citizen engagement and empowerment towards building smart cities.

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publication date : 20-12-2017

  •  culture

A Culture for Cities and Regions feature film

Cities are drivers of innovative cultural policies that add value to urban and regional development. Increased cultural investments at regional and city levels should be supported through long term programmes at EU level.

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publication date : 04-12-2017

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

9 cities have already joined the #Cities4Europe campaign. Who will be next?

Nine cities have already joined the EUROCITIES campaign 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens'. Is your city going to be the tenth to register?

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publication date : 01-12-2017

  •  cooperation
  •  economy

European Commission launches ‘EU cities for fair and ethical trade award’

The ‘EU cities for fair and ethical trade award’ is an initiative of the Directorate General for Trade launched as a commitment of its ‘Trade for all’ communication published in 2015. The award is part of EU’s effort to raise awareness about how EU trade patterns can affect the environment and livelihoods of communities in other countries, and the role that cities play in this. Cities as the platform for increasing the information flow about sustainable and ethical trade is the at the...

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publication date : 28-11-2017

  •  economy

Commission kicks off the European Semester 2018 with high focus on the European Pillar of Social Rights

On 22 November, the European Commission kicked off the European Semester for 2018 by releasing the Annual Growth Survey, Joint Employment Report and the new Employment Guidelines. This comes three days after the joint proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights at the EU Social Summit in Gothenburg.

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publication date : 23-11-2017

  •  culture

Local actions, better future. The legacy of Culture for Cities and Regions

Programmes such as Culture for Cities and Regions allow cities to develop and grow. It is imperative therefore that we build on the successes we have already seen and experienced. It is also important that the EU continues to support peer-learning programmes between cities, so they can keep learning from each other This was the main message from Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council during the conclusions of the Culture for Cities and Regions final event last October. Read the full...

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publication date : 23-11-2017

  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  knowledge society

ROCKs living lab in Eindhoven

The tech savvy city of Eindhoven hosted the second work-shadowing visit of ROCK, which focused on the living lab approach to urban innovation, mastered by the city. The three ROCK replicator cities Bologna, Lisbon and Skopje got inspired by this method of trial and error and got concrete recommendations and tips on how to transfer Eindhoven's good practices to their local context.

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publication date : 23-11-2017