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New Commission report on childcare recognises good practices from EUROCITIES

On 8 May, the European Commission released a report on the development of childcare facilities for young children with a view to increase female labour participation, strike a work-life balance for working parents and bring about sustainable and inclusive growth in Europe (the "Barcelona objectives").

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publication date: 08-06-2018

Policy Dialogue: Bridging the investment gap in social care and infrastructure. What role for the post-2020 EU budget?

The European Policy Centre and the European Investment Bank (EIB) are organising a policy dialogue to discuss the investment gap in social care and infrastructure and the role of the post-2020 EU budget in addressing this gap.

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start date: 19-06-2018
end date: 19-06-2018

  •  cooperation
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Commission event to support large cities developing innovative and strategic procurement

EUROCITIES helped Commission DG Grow to organise an event for 'Big public buyers', which will take place on 6-7 June in Brussels. This initiative aims to support public buyers to scale up innovation, organise joint statement of demands, learning together on innovation procurement, joint cross border procurement, and strategic procurement, in particular to contribute to the Commission's update of the guide 'Buying social'.

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publication date: 29-05-2018

Cities meet in Barcelona to learn about the intercultural strategy to Roma inclusion

On 14-15 May, the working group Roma inclusion met in Barcelona to learn about the city’s rights-based approach and intercultural strategy to Roma inclusion both concerning domestic, Spanish Roma, as well as the integration of Roma coming from Eastern Europe.

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publication date: 22-05-2018

  •  economy

UIA Capitalisation workshop: Jobs and Skills in the local economy - 22 June, Brussels

This is the first capitalisation and dissemination activity of the Urban Innovative Actions Initiative.

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start date: 22-06-2018
end date: 22-06-2018

  •  environment

Hydrogen Innovation Festival 29 May 2018, Tomar

On 29 May MédioTejo21 - Regional Agency for energy and environment, is organsing the “Hydrogen Innovation Festival 2018" in Tomar.

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start date: 29-05-2018
end date: 29-05-2018

  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Psychology and the city – imagining the urban future

Have we really invested enough time into understanding the psychology of our built environments?

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publication date: 27-04-2018

  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Cities to put the heart in smart - Nordic Edge Expo

On 25-27 September, the city of Stavanger in Norway will host Nordic Edge Expo 2018. The theme will be ‘smart with a heart’ – remembering that smart cities are about citizens first.

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start date: 24-09-2018
end date: 28-09-2018

  •  knowledge society

Mapping change - a new way to explore GDC signatories

Even wonder what your neighbours are getting up to?

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publication date: 13-04-2018

  •  culture
  •  economy

Barcelona adopts ambitious strategy to reduce inequalities

On 9 April, the Barcelona City Council adopted the Barcelona Strategy for Inclusion and Reducing Inequalities. This is a 10-year strategy that will run until 2027. The strategy won the votes of all parties in the city council and the support of all social partners and civil society.

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publication date: 12-04-2018