citizens

  •  cooperation

Vienna adopts ambitious strategy for children and youth

Vienna's first children and youth strategy was adopted on 28 May 2020. The strategy aims to make Vienna the most child and youth-friendly city. Among other things, it will anchor a children's and youth budget of 1 million EUR for 2021 as well as a children's and youth parliament.

news

publication date: 15-07-2020

case study

publication date: 15-07-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  knowledge society

EUROCITIES principles on citizen engagement

We are today, more than ever, living in times of change. We are having to face new and unexpected challenges. ‘Politics as usual’ in our representative democracy is no longer delivering what people expect, leading to an increasing distance between political institutions and citizens.

publication

publication date: 09-07-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  knowledge society

Five principles for citizen engagement

How do we reconnect with one another as we venture into the new normal? This question is currently being posed by people across our continent, as well as by national and EU level governments.

news

publication date: 09-07-2020

  •  knowledge society

Vienna: New online platform for a fair digital economy

The digital transformation is shaping the way city governments think and act. Increasingly, and at a faster rate due to the COVID-19 pandemic, city services are being made accessible online. Cities are innovating with new applications to map traffic congestion, partnering with local businesses to increase their range of service, or offering citizens a platform to have a direct and clear say in the running of their city.

news

publication date: 30-06-2020

  •  culture
  •  environment

Sustainable cultural events in European cities

In the framework of the ROCK project in which EUROCITIES is a partner, EUROCITIES has been invited to present the ROCK guide “Leave a trace, not a footprint” during the TER (Territoires d’Evènements Responsables) 2020 organised by Réseau Eco-Evenement, a French organisation based in Nantes.

event

start date: 01-07-2020
end date: 03-07-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  economy

Glasgow signs a strong pledge on minimum income

Glasgow signed a strong pledge on minimum income in June 2020. This is the second pledge from Glasgow, reaffirming the city's commitment to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights, after the first pledge submitted in February 2019 on housing and assistance for the homeless (ESPR principle 19).

news

publication date: 24-06-2020

  •  environment

event

start date: 24-06-2020
end date: 26-06-2020

  •  knowledge society

Exit from Covid-19 crisis must be digital, local and work for all

The COVID-19 crisis in our cities is proving to us that a fair and rapid digital transition is not only possible, but also more necessary than ever before. Digital technologies have been key to ensuring the continuity of municipal services and to providing a humane and social response to the pandemic. But it has also exposed the stark inequalities that shape access to digital technologies and the protection of our data and digital rights.

news

publication date: 22-06-2020

Cities coming together for gender equality

Full gender equality is far from being achieved. On the contrary, the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential of setting back previous progress. It has had a disproportionate impact on women by: increasing the burden of their unpaid work at home; worsening their employment and economic standing; exacerbating the rates of domestic violence against women. The challenges at hand are clear across cities in the EU. This is why cities came together and discussed ways to counter discrimination and...

news

publication date: 18-06-2020

  •  environment

The Green City Accord: a new EU initiative for greener, healthier cities

Environmental challenges are a growing concern in European cities. Today air pollution is the main environmental cause of premature death and disease, the quality of water bodies is still under significant pressure, and urban wastewater is still not treated properly in two thirds of EU member states.

news

publication date: 16-06-2020