demographic change

  •  cooperation

Strong emphasis on local level in the 2017 country-specific recommendations

On 22 May, the European Commission published the Country Specific Recommendations for 2017.


publication date: 12-06-2017

Webinar: Supporting the recognition of the Silver Economy in Europe in the Digital Era

The Silver Economy Awards is a new initiative to reward ICT-based innovative solutions that improve the lives of European seniors and support the growth of the European Silver Economy.


start date: 21-06-2017
end date: 21-06-2017

WG Urban Ageing in Gothenburg

The next meeting of the WG Urban Ageing will take place on 23 -24 October in Gothenburg, just before the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum. The meeting will start after lunch on the 23 and finish on 24 at the end of the day. The meeting will focus, among other topic, on transport for elderly. More information will be shared closer to the event.


start date: 23-10-2017
end date: 24-10-2017

Cities look to innovation to care for an ageing population

Our working group urban ageing met on 19 May in Brussels, the day after participants attended the conference ‘Innovation in Care: How to improve quality of life and services for an ageing population?’.


publication date: 07-06-2017

What is the future of social Europe?

On 26 April, the same day the proposal on the European Pillar of Social Rights was launched, the European Commission released its reflection paper on the social dimension of Europe.


publication date: 22-05-2017

  •  culture

EUROCITIES features in new publication on the future of urban cultural policies

EUROCITIES has contributed to a new publication from Culture Action Europe called ‘Polis and the people: Looking into the future of urban cultural policies.’


publication date: 18-05-2017

  •  culture

EUROCITIES Culture Forum in Ghent - 25-27 October 2017

The next EUROCITIES Culture Forum will take place in Ghent from 25-27 October 2017, with many of the events taking place in the city's new and innovative library De Krook. The forum will also be a chance to wrap-up and learn from our Culture for Cities and Regions European funded project. The exact theme and focus of the forum will be confirmed nearer the time.


start date: 25-10-2017
end date: 27-10-2017

  •  cooperation
  •  economy

EUROCITIES calls for a stronger role for cities in future EU youth policy

On 3-4 May, EUROCITIES took part in the European Commission’s conference on the future EU Youth Strategy and its priorities. This conference gathered over 200 participants and took place during the European Youth Week. During the week of 1-7 May, hundreds of events took place across Europe to inform young people about the opportunities offered to them to learn and volunteer abroad through EU programmes such as Erasmus+ and the newly launched European Solidarity Corps.


publication date: 05-05-2017

  •  culture

Practical recommendations for cultural governance and partnerships in cities

From 29 March to 1 April 2017, the EUROCITIES culture forum in Tallinn brought together EUROCITIES representatives from cities across Europe to discuss urban cultural policy, the cultural challenges cities face and innovative ways that cities from across the continent find to overcome them. These practical recommendations are a result of the many discussions and presentations in Tallinn, which brought together the knowledge and experience of our member cities.


publication date: 25-04-2017

WG Urban Ageing - Innovation in Care conference

On Thursday 18 May the conference "Innovation in Care:How to improve quality of life and services for an ageing population?” will take place in Brussels. The WG Urban Ageing will meet the following day, on 19 May.


start date: 18-05-2017
end date: 19-05-2017