news for social affairs

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publication date : 01-06-2017

Solidarity Cities: What’s new?

It’s been a year since the Solidarity Cities initiative was announced by the mayor of Athens, Giorgios Kaminis, during the meeting of the European Capitals in April 2016. Since then, EUROCITIES and its members have been working to make this idea of solidarity between cities on the refugee crisis a reality on the ground.

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publication date : 30-05-2017

Working group education meets in Antwerp

The working group inclusion through education met on 10-12 May in Antwerp.

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publication date : 30-05-2017

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

Silvia Ganzerla: Mayors turn focus on jobs

Cities are the drivers of economic growth and job creation, and are key to ensuring the equal participation of vulnerable people in social and economic life, writes EUROCITIES policy director Silvia Ganzerla.

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publication date : 22-05-2017

  •  culture

UNAOC looking for innovative grassroots projects that foster dialogue and cooperation among cultures

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and BMW Group are looking for innovative grassroots projects that foster dialogue and cooperation among cultures. Projects with the potential for expansion and replication will receive funding, training and other strategic support for capacity building.

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publication date : 22-05-2017

What is the future of social Europe?

On 26 April, the same day the proposal on the European Pillar of Social Rights was launched, the European Commission released its reflection paper on the social dimension of Europe.

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publication date : 22-05-2017

  •  economy

Working group employment meets in Stockholm

Twenty city representatives from 10 EUROCITIES member city attended the meeting and discussed some of the main challenges they face in promoting employment measures at local level: integration of migrants and refugees; promotion of employability through skills development (for adults, low skilled and high skilled); use of public procurement for creating job opportunities.

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publication date : 17-05-2017

“Upskilling Pathways: new opportunities for adults”.

The European Commission has published a call for proposals with the aim of helping Member States to prepare the implementation of the Recommendation “Upskilling Pathways: new opportunities for adults”.

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publication date : 17-05-2017

Working group housing discuss inclusiveness and limited profit housing associations in Vienna

On 3 and 4 May, members of the working group housing gathered in Vienna to discuss inclusiveness of the housing market and the role of limited profit housing associations in the provision of affordable housing. The meeting explored their scale of activities and legal architecture in various cities.

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publication date : 09-05-2017