news for social affairs

Twente strives to connect social innovation with economic attractiveness

On 25-26 September, the WG Smart Social Inclusion met in Netwerkstad Twente, a group of cities comprising Enschede, Hengelo, Almelo, Borne and Oldenzaal, located in the eastern part of the Netherlands at the border with Germany.

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publication date : 04-10-2017

Working Group Roma inclusion meets in Cluj and visits community in Pata Rât

On 28-29 September, the working group Roma inclusion met in Cluj-Napoca to visit the Pata Rât community, the most important Roma community in Romania.

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publication date : 04-10-2017

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  •  economy
  •  environment

EU Capital Mayors meeting

The 6th Direct Dialogue of Mayors and vice-Mayors of EU Capitals with the European Commission took place in Riga on 21-22 September. The event, hosted by the mayor of Riga, Nils Ušakovs, recognises the need to intensify communication between cities and the EU institutions to meet domestic and international challenges. It included keynote speeches from Corina Crețu, Commissioner for Regional and Urban Policy and Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President of the European Commission in charge of the...

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publication date : 25-09-2017

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

URBACT III call for Transfer Networks now open!

The call for proposals for up to 25 Transfer Networks for 2014 – 2020 is now open with deadline on 10 January 2018. Learn more on the call by following the EUROCITIES webinar of next 27 October!

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publication date : 25-09-2017

Cities and foundations: working together on inclusive education for refugees

On Monday 18 September 42 experts from European cities, foundations, European Commission services and NGOs met at the philanthropy house in Brussels to discuss the findings of the EUROCITIES Open Society Grant on refugee education and discuss the possibility for the future collaboration between cities and private foundations in the field of refugee integration.

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publication date : 22-09-2017

Towards a sustainable and affordable Housing market in Europe

On 27 June 2017, EUROCITIES participated in the event ‘Towards a sustainable and affordable Housing market in Europe: what to learn from the Italian model?’ at the European Parliament in Brussels. The event was organised by the Fondazione Cariplo from Italy. The foundation supports the activities of social and civil organisations and is known to channel about innovation in social housing and providing funding for social housing investment in cities. EUROCITIES looked into the Fondazione...

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publication date : 07-09-2017

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  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Report on 'Urban agenda for the EU' progress is out

One year after the launch of Urban Agenda for the EU, European Urban Knowledge Network (EUKN) published a report ‘One Year: pact of Amsterdam’ that aims to map the developments and expected impact of twelve priority areas the Urban Agenda is working on.

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publication date : 01-09-2017

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  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Ever wondered what it is like inside the EUROCITIES office?

Have you ever wondered what it is like inside the EUROCITIES office? Have you ever wanted to put a face to the name of all those EUROCITIES emails? Well now you can!

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publication date : 31-08-2017

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publication date : 28-08-2017

Social innovation in Rotterdam: One-stop-shop for youth at risk of exclusion

Jongerenloket (Youth Desk) is a hub of free services in Rotterdam where vulnerable people under the age of 27 can seek assistance for education, work or care. The one-stop-shop enables young people to access all of the city’s youth-related social services at one central location, hence making it easier for young people to receive the help they need.

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publication date : 18-08-2017