participation

Cities meet in Lisbon to discuss local strategies for Roma participation

On 5-6 April, the working group Roma inclusion met in Lisbon. The meeting brought together representatives from 15 cities and several European Commission representatives (DG EMPL, DG REGIO and the FRA) to discuss local approaches to encourage Roma participation. Moreover, for the first time Roma people were also present at the meeting and took part in the discussions, and shared their experiences and views.

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publication date: 13-04-2017

Cities reaffirm their commitment to fight against poverty and rising inequalities

On 3-4 of April 2017, the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum held a meeting in the city of Lisbon. A record number of 140 representatives from over 40 cities gathered to discuss effective ways to prevent and respond to deep-seated poverty and rising inequalities in cities.

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publication date: 10-04-2017

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  •  economy

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start date: 13-09-2017
end date: 15-09-2017

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

EUROCITIES letter to EU leaders on populism and Euroscepticism

Ahead of the summit of heads of state and government in Rome, EUROCITIES has shared the view from cities with European leaders.

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publication date: 23-03-2017

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

The Financial Times: Tackling populism in Europe's cities

In this letter to the editor, Daniël Termont, Mayor of Ghent and EUROCITIES president, expresses the EUROCITIES belief that European cities should be given every opportunity to work across borders, and deliver solutions for their citizens. However, in the lead up to the summit of heads of state and government in Rome on 25 march, he asks EU and national leaders to consider three important messages from cities.

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publication date: 23-03-2017

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

European mayors say ‘no’ to rising populism & Euroscepticism

On Tuesday 7 March, EUROCITIES held a ‘Mayors summit on the future of Europe’ in the Committee of the Regions to debate the worrying trend of rising populism and Euroscepticism.

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publication date: 08-03-2017

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

Mayors summit on the future of Europe - tackling rising populism and Euroscepticism

It’s time to rethink the way politics is done in Europe. #cities4Europe

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publication date: 06-03-2017

Working group smart social inclusion: Milan’s social entrepreneurship strategy

On 23-24 February, Milan hosted a study visit for members of EUROCITIES working group smart social inclusion to present the city’s initiatives for promoting social entrepreneurship and social inclusion. Representatives from Bialystok, Brno, Katowice, Madrid, Nantes, Porto, Riga, Utrecht and Warsaw were in attendance.

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publication date: 27-02-2017

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

Open letter from European mayors 'Rethinking Europe'

Mayors of major European cities have called on European and national leaders to work with cities to rebuild the European project. In challenging times like these, the local level can play a vital role in reconnecting Europe with its citizens.

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publication date: 16-02-2017

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

Nantes: the ‘Loire and us great debate’

In our series of short articles, we highlight how EUROCITIES members across Europe are engaging with their citizens.

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publication date: 15-02-2017