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Recovery – Mayors call for a new pact between the EU and cities

Cities want to play an active role in Europe’s recovery after the corona pandemic. Mayors of major European cities have offered a 'new pact between the EU and city leadership' to overcome the impacts of the crisis. In meetings with the European Commission’s Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans and Commissioners Paolo Gentiloni and Johannes Hahn on Friday, organised by Eurocities, the mayors proposed to involve city governments more in the EU recovery programmes and demanded direct...

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publication date : 12-06-2020

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10 principles for the responsible use of technology for COVID-19 response

The Cities Coalition for Digital Rights, in partnership with the United Nations Human Rights Office, United Nations Habitat, EUROCITIES, and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) released 10 recommendations focused on privacy and human rights related to the responsible use of digital technologies in response to pandemics such as COVID-19. This, to support the claim that such principles are considered to be fundamental to promoting safe, inclusive and sustainable cities.

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publication date : 03-06-2020

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The path to paradise begins in hell

This famous line of Dante Alighieri made me think of the current crisis and how we are all moving from a hell-like emergency phase to the recovery of our economies and societies.

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publication date : 19-05-2020

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Ursula Von der Leyen reveals green and digital plans for EU recovery

In a speech to the European Parliament on Wednesday 13 May, the president of the European Commission, shared the plans for EU’s next long term budget and the main features of the recovery plan for Europe with a focus on green, digital and support to those hardest hits by the crisis.

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publication date : 14-05-2020

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Big Buyers Initiative: how a European collaboration is boosting procurement of innovative solutions and moving the market to achieve climate neutrality

Join us on Monday 25 of May, starting from 14.00 (CEST) to learn from the experience of three cities in using procurement strategically to achieve their climate ambition and how their innovative work is now being boosted by a European collaboration.

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publication date : 08-05-2020

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Build the next Urban Innovative Action funding programme!

DG REGIO and the UIA secretariat are looking for inputs on how to share the next funding programme for the period 2021-2027

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publication date : 06-05-2020

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Contribute to the next Urban Innovative Action funding programme!

DG REGIO and the UIA secretariat are looking for inputs on how to share the next funding programme for the period 2021-2027

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publication date : 06-05-2020

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The three Rs

We find ourselves amid a historical crisis with terrifying health implications and obvious socioeconomic consequences. To survive these shocks many of us are taking one day at a time; feeling grateful for our health and those around us. Meanwhile, we must start thinking as soon as possible about post-emergency plans.

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publication date : 21-04-2020

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People-centred Artificial Intelligence (AI) in cities

EUROCITIES has developed a response to the European Commission's (EC) digital strategy package, launched on 18 February 2020, which included the white paper on AI and the European data strategy.

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publication date : 14-04-2020

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SURE instrument enables €100 billion solidarity loans to support jobs and lives affected by coronavirus

On 9 April, the EU Ministries of Financing have agreed to work on a comprehensive economic policy response to the COVID19 outbreak. They have agreed on a EUR 500 billion packages of safety nets – one for workers, one for businesses and another one for countries.

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publication date : 10-04-2020