EUROCITIES held its second mayors summit on 20-21 March 2019 in Brussels to
launch our political manifesto ahead of the European elections and to present
the results of our cities’ work in bridging the gap between Europe and its
At a time when Europe is striving to retain its legitimacy and relevance, cities can provide a critical link with people. The mismatch between citizens' expectations and what can be done to tackle our most pressing challenges is causing an increasing distance between political institutions and the public.
With our 'Cities4Europe–Europe for citizens' campaign, cities are now leading the way towards the creation of societies where people come first and where trust between people and public authorities is strengthened.
As mayors and city leaders from across Europe we are committed to being strategic partners to the EU institutions and working towards a more positive future for Europe and its people.That is why the summit has been the opportunity to launch our political manifesto ahead of the European elections in May: ‘The city leaders’ agenda for the EU’.
Please find below our manifesto, the programme for the summit and (for members only) the EUROCITIES declaration on citizens' engagement.
Wednesday 20 March 2019 – The city - a woman's place (public event). You can find the video of the debate here (please note that you need to be logged into facebook to watch the video).
Thursday 21 March 2019 – A new democracy in Europe? Citizen engagement and A new democracy in Europe- now what?. You can find the video of the event here.