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Cities partner up with the Commission to make social rights a reality for all

EUROCITIES president and the chair of its social affairs forum met with EU Commissioner Marianne Thyssen today to discuss progress and opportunities to collaborate on the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, one year after its launch. To implement the pillar at the local level, cities need better access to EU financial support, more room for social innovation and more space to meaningfully participate in EU policy-making related to the pillar.

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publication date : 13-04-2018

World Urban Forum is a chance to translate sustainability goals into reality

With around 20,000 participants expected over five days, the World Urban Forum 9, taking place in Kuala Lumpur from 7-13 February 2018 is the first major urban development conference since the adoption of the New Urban Agenda under Habitat III and the first conference dedicated to its implementation.

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publication date : 08-02-2018

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

Climate stakes: cities transitioning to a circular economy

Reducing the pressure on natural resources is an urgent environmental necessity, as highlighted at the Bonn climate conference. City authorities hold a key playing card in this fight and are leading efforts on the ground to make the transition to a more climate friendly economy. The EUROCITIES conference, gathering 100 politicians and 400 urban experts in Ljubljana this week, focussed on the role of cities in leading this fight by transitioning to a circular economy.

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publication date : 17-11-2017

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

Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens

Mayors of major European cities have thrown their weight behind a new campaign ‘Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens’ which will showcase successful local initiatives that engage citizens, present ideas for new forms of democracy and map out a positive, common future for Europe.

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publication date : 16-11-2017

EUROCITIES message to the EU Social Summit

Ahead of the EU Social Summit, taking place on Friday 17 November, city politicians already met in Gothenburg at the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum and agreed on their joint commitment to deliver on the European Pillar of Social Rights.

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publication date : 14-11-2017

Social Rights for all

Europe’s major cities are ready to work with the EU institutions and member states to guarantee social rights for all.

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publication date : 26-10-2017

  •  culture

Reshaping cities and regions through smart investment in culture

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 : 23-10-2017

  •  environment

Cities Today: How cities are transitioning to a circular economy

Abdeluheb Choho, Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam and Chair of EUROCITIES Environment Forum, explains why cities are key players in the transition to a circular economy.

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publication date : 25-09-2017

EUROCITIES president State of the Union response

In response to European Commission president, Jean-Claude Jnucker's State of the Union, EUROCITIES president Daniel Termont and mayor of Ghent, said:

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publication date : 13-09-2017

  •  cooperation

Social Europe: Cities are ready to do more

What are the key issues for the future of Europe? What impact can cities have? What do cities need to better reflect citizens needs? EUROCITIES mayors and politicians today discussed one of the key issues in this debate: How do we manage work and social inclusion in our cities?

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publication date : 23-06-2017