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working groups

Each forum is able to set up a certain number of working groups focusing on specific policy issues. Each working group has a specific remit and tasks, for example preparing a position paper on a particular topic, or managing activities such as a European project or campaign.

Each working group consists of individuals, nominated by member cities, who are considered as having relevant knowledge and expertise. Each working group is chaired by a member city, which is also responsible for reporting back to the relevant forum on the results achieved.

  •  culture

Culture as a resource

This working group examines different types of financial resources available to cities to help sustain and develop cultural infrastructure and creative industries in the long term

  •  knowledge society

Data

Through this working group, members exchange experiences and compare examples of city initiatives in the field of open data across the EU; build business cases; and collect evidence on the advantages of...

Education

This working group looks at ways to prevent young people from leaving school without qualifications and to improve the link between education and labour market.

Employment

This working group focuses on employment policies at local level.

  •  economy

Entrepreneurship and SMEs

This working group will focus on supporting business creation and development and skills development in cities, supporting our objective of long-term economic development

  •  cooperation

European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and enlargement

This working group works to develop and strengthen links with partner cities in European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) countries

  •  cooperation

Food

The EUROCITIES working group food aims to become a “creative hub” for sharing information, ideas, best practices and experimenting innovative solutions related to urban food.

  •  environment

Green areas and biodiversity

This working group addresses issues of urban biodiversity and management related to green areas

Homelessness

This working group aims to strengthen local and national policies, strategies and practice on combating homelessness. The leading themes of the work are integrated approaches to homelessness, prevention, and...

Housing

This working group focuses on the role of social and affordable housing in fostering social cohesion in cities.