news for social affairs

The missing entrepreneurs - Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship

The OECD and the European Commission have prepared a publication on policies for inclusive entrepreneurship and its benefit for society.

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publication date : 11-12-2017

  •  economy

European Commission launches consultation on socially responsible public procurement

On 7 December, the European Commission launched a public consultation on updating the guide on socially responsible public procurement.

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publication date : 08-12-2017

Lisbon wins the European Capital of Sport 2021

Lisbon received the title of European Capital of Sport 2021. Six other members of EUROCITIES got the title of European City of Sport 2018: Banja LuKa, Braga, Cluj-Napoca, Klaipeda, Kortijki and Ostend. In 2018, the European Capital of Sport is Sofia.

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publication date : 08-12-2017

Immigrants and minorities have high trust in local authorities, says new report

On 6 December, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) revealed new findings about the situation of immigrants and minorities in the EU. The findings were presented at a high-level conference in Brussels and discussed with over 200 participants, including representatives of the European Commission, member states, cities, equality bodies, minority groups and employers.

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publication date : 07-12-2017

  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  mobility

Joining forces in public procurement to power investment

Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, mayor of Warsaw, spoke at the high-level conference on public procurement ‘Joining forces in public procurement to power investment’ on Thursday 7 December. This European Commission organised event aimed to establish a lasting partnership between different actors.

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publication date : 07-12-2017

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

French newspaper Le Monde opens its Smart Cities Innovation Awards 'Les Prix de l’innovation' to European cities and beyond!

How will the cities of the future look like? How innovation can benefit cities’ inhabitants, while respecting citizens’ privacy and including the whole population? What new services will allow to progress in the energetic transition and the circular economy?

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publication date : 06-12-2017

  •  mobility

Lyon wins the 2018 Access City Award

On 5 December, the European Commission awarded Lyon with the 2018 Access City Award, on the occasion of the ‘European day for people with disabilities’. The city won the award for its actions of making accessibility a central element of its local development plan.

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publication date : 06-12-2017

  •  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

  •  culture

European Commission outlines vision for a European Education Area by 2025

On 14 November, the European Commission released a new proposal for strengthening European identity through education and culture. Its vision is to establish a European Education Area by 2025 in which learning, studying and doing research would not be challenged by borders. The proposal is to boost mobility and make cross-border cooperation easier, invest in people and their education, and strengthen the sense of European identity and awareness of cultural heritage.

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publication date : 01-12-2017

Cities join the dialogue at the European platform for Roma inclusion in Brussels

On 27-28 November, the 11th European platform for Roma inclusion took place in Brussels, gathering over 200 stakeholders from local, national and European level of policy-making and from Roma civil society. The event focused on the transition from education to employment.

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publication date : 30-11-2017