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Social affairs forum in Lisbon: highlights

On 3-4 April, the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum held a meeting in Lisbon.

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publication date : 28-04-2017

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Nathalie Guri: Spring brings our forums into blossom

At EUROCITIES, spring is always the season of forum meetings.

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publication date : 27-04-2017

EUROCITIES takes part in the Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth 2017

On 24 April, the European Commission held the Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth. It brought together policy makers and civil society to discuss what the EU can do to ensure that all citizens reap the benefits of truly inclusive growth. This year, the one-day event focused on the social inclusion of young people and the solutions that exist for them to reach their full potential. An implicit focus of the event was the European Pillar of Social Rights, which was on everyone’s minds two...

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publication date : 26-04-2017

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EUROCITIES welcomes the European Pillar of Social Rights and demands for cities to be involved

Today, the European Commission adopted its proposal on the European Pillar of Social Rights. The Pillar aims to update the European social model in light of changing economic and labour markets. It sets out 20 key principles and rights to support fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems. They concern equal opportunities and access to the labour market, fair working conditions, and social protection and inclusion.

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publication date : 26-04-2017

EUROCITIES members address top priorities for migration & integration in cities

37 EUROCITIES members from 25 cities met in Lisbon on 5 & 6 April 2017, following the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum. They were joined by guests from the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) and from DG REGIO of the European Commission.

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publication date : 14-04-2017

Cities meet in Lisbon to discuss local strategies for Roma participation

On 5-6 April, the working group Roma inclusion met in Lisbon. The meeting brought together representatives from 15 cities and several European Commission representatives (DG EMPL, DG REGIO and the FRA) to discuss local approaches to encourage Roma participation. Moreover, for the first time Roma people were also present at the meeting and took part in the discussions, and shared their experiences and views.

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publication date : 13-04-2017

Cities and the future of EU Integration Funding

EUROCITIES was involved in a series of events on 28, 29 and 30 March 2017, which focused on the use of EU funds to foster the reception and integration of third country nationals, asylum seekers and refugees.

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publication date : 10-04-2017

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.

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publication date : 10-04-2017

Ensuring health care for undocumented migrants

"Our vision for integration is one where all city residents can develop their full potential and live a safe and dignified life" writes Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General, Eurocities.

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publication date : 07-04-2017

Social affairs forum: focus on urban poverty and inequalities

Our social affairs forum (SAF) will meet in Lisbon on 3-4 April to discuss how to combat deep-seated poverty and to reduce inequalities at city level.

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publication date : 27-03-2017