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.


publication date: 10-04-2017

Infographic: Housing First in Lisbon

In May 2016 the WG homelessness attended a study visit in Lisbon on Housing First. As part of the reporting from this event EUROCITIES has produced an infographic explaining Housing First and the two examples shown in Lisbon, É UMA CASA and Casa Primero.


publication date: 01-03-2017


start date: 03-04-2017
end date: 04-04-2017

EUROCITIES contribution to the consultation on a European Pillar of Social Rights

EUROCITIES has finalised its report contributing to the European Commission’s consultation on the European Pillar of Social Rights. EUROCITIES supports this initiative and recommends that:


publication date: 01-12-2016


start date: 21-06-2016
end date: 22-06-2016

Lisbon hosts study visit on Housing First

On 25-27 May, the city of Lisbon hosted 60 participants in a study visit on Housing First, in the framework of our working group on homelessness.


publication date: 02-06-2016

Roma taskforce in Gdansk explores issue of evictions

Our taskforce on Roma inclusion met on 20-21 April in Gdansk to exchange experiences and discuss joint projects, including the future implementation of our charter on Roma inclusion.


publication date: 27-05-2016

EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum, Athens, 17-19 October 2016

The next meeting of the Social Affairs Forum will focus on the issue of refugees.


start date: 17-10-2016
end date: 19-10-2016

EUROCITIES gives city perspective at Housing First peer review

We took part in a member state peer review on Housing First on 16-17 March in Brussels, where we offered cities' perspective on this innovative method of providing homelessness and inclusion services.


publication date: 19-04-2016

Lessons from the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum in Nantes

We look at some of the lessons from our social affairs forum in Nantes on 16-17 March, which focused on involving citizens in social innovation.


publication date: 12-04-2016