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Age-friendly Gothenburg: transport and services for all

The EUROCITIES Working Group Urban Ageing met on 23 and 24 October in Gothenburg. It gathered 11 cities to discuss transport, accessibility and technology for elderly. The Chair of the WG “Barrier-free city for all”, Barbara Berninger from the city of Berlin, took part and brought a transversal dimension to the meeting, with a view and knowledge from the EUROCITIES mobility forum.

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publication date : 30-10-2017

  •  cooperation

Highlights from the Social Affairs Forum in Gothenburg, 25-26 October 2017

On 25-26 October, the Social Affairs Forum held its autumn meeting in Gothenburg. A record number of 135 participants from over 40 cities, including 20 elected city politicians and representatives of the European Commission and EU-umbrella NGOs, took part in the meeting. They agreed that cities play a key role in delivering on the European Pillar of Social Rights and promoting a stronger social Europe.

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publication date : 29-10-2017

CITIES GROW Study visit of Gdansk to Ghent: Making diversity work – migrants and the labour market

Diversity is a watchword of European policy, but while the word sounds wonderful, and looks great in the titles of posters and pamphlets, it can be tough to make it a reality.

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publication date : 26-10-2017

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publication date : 17-10-2017

Commission’s work-life balance package expected to have a positive impact on cities

On 11 October, the Committee of the Regions organised a workshop to assess the potential impact of the Commission's work-life balance package on the EU’s cities and regions. EUROCITIES took part in this workshop together with two city representatives from Vienna and Malmo.

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publication date : 16-10-2017

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publication date : 13-10-2017

Social innovation in Nantes: A single access point to simplify the lives of families

Relais Accueil Petite Enfance is an Early Childcare Service Point that aims to lift barriers to employment for parents and ensure social inclusion through a flexible and responsive approach to childcare.

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publication date : 13-10-2017

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Circular cities – a month of action

Our current levels of consumption exceed what our natural resource systems can produce, and we throw away more than we reuse or recycle, with tangible consequences for our environment and climate.

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publication date : 12-10-2017

Robots, visualisation and a human-centered approach to migration

Members of the EUROCITIES working group on migration and integration were impressed by the Helsinki Skills Center and its service models, run by the Helsinki education department.

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publication date : 05-10-2017

CITIES GROW: The study visit of Nicosia to Helsinki

How can a city unlock the potential of its migrants, boosting their economic participation as employees and entrepreneurs?

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publication date : 04-10-2017