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Youth Guarantee: work with cities to see results

Anna Lisa Boni reflects on the achievements of the Youth Guarantee three years on, and calls for greater involvement from cities to address youth unemployment.

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publication date : 13-10-2016

  •  economy

CityMetric: How can Europe's cities ensure their citizens have the right skills?

Anna Lisa Boni writes in CityMetric about why skills development is an urban challenge.

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publication date : 30-09-2016

  •  economy

EurActiv: Rotterdam's lesson - from harbour to hub

Ahmed Aboutaleb, mayor of Rotterdam, writes in EurActiv about how his city is responding to the need for 21st century skills.

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publication date : 21-09-2016

  •  economy

Press release: Cities can guide smart skills investment

Skills have become the global currency of the 21st century and cities have a crucial role to play in equipping people with the right skills. Mayors, city politicians, EU policy makers and representatives from stakeholder organisations meet in Rotterdam today (21 September) to debate the role of cities in skills development.

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publication date : 21-09-2016

  •  cooperation
  •  economy

Press release: European cities call for clarity in TTIP negotiations

Daniël Termont, mayor of Ghent and EUROCITIES vice president, will meet Commissioner Malmström today to call for clarifications on several aspects of the TTIP (the ‘Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership’). The European commissioner for trade is leading the EU side of negotiations with the US.

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publication date : 05-09-2016

  •  environment

EUROCITIES reacts to air quality deal: cities’ efforts risk being compromised

On 30 June, the Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the new National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) Directive.

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publication date : 01-07-2016

  •  cooperation

EUROCITIES president reacts to Brexit

"The decision of the British people to leave the EU is a shock for Europe."

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publication date : 24-06-2016

  •  cooperation

EUROCITIES president reacts to Brexit

"The decision of the British people to leave the EU is a shock for Europe."

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publication date : 24-06-2016

  •  cooperation
  •  economy

European cities call for clarity in TTIP negotiations

As European Commission President Juncker prepares to ask EU leaders to reconfirm their support for TTIP (the 'Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership') at Friday's European Council, European city leaders are calling for clarifications on several aspects of the agreement

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publication date : 22-06-2016

World Refugee Day: open letter from EUROCITIES mayors to EU leaders

The leaders of 11 major European cities wrote to EU leaders on World Refugee Day (20 June) calling to refocus the debate at European level and better recognise the role of cities in the refugee situation.

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publication date : 20-06-2016