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  •  economy

What does the next 7-year EU budget mean for cities?

The European Commission has put its cards on the table, and this week national leaders agreed to the biggest ever EU budget proposal, to support recovery in Europe.

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publication date : 24-07-2020

  •  cooperation

Share your views on the future of social Europe

The European Commission has opened a broad public consultation on the future of social Europe. The consultation will gather ideas and recommendations for new policy actions or legal initiatives needed on different levels (EU, national, regional and local) to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights.

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publication date : 16-07-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Highlights from our WG Children meeting online - cities united to mitigate COVID-19 impact on children

From the disruption of their schooling to their social skills and mental health and well-being, the pandemic has had a strong impact on children and young people. Home-schooling has deepened the inequalities in education and training. Child poverty is increasing in cities and the poorest are the hardest hit. These are some of the conclusions from the recent WG Children meeting held online on 10 July 2020.

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publication date : 15-07-2020

  •  economy

A strong cohesion policy for Europe’s recovery

Cities need to be at the heart of Europe’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and to ensure that the critical green and digital transitions stay on track. And this should be coupled with a strong cohesion policy that leaves no place or person behind.

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publication date : 14-07-2020

  •  cooperation

Join WG Children meeting online on 10 July

We are happy to invite you to the virtual launch of our EUROCITIES Working Group Children and Young People on 10 July. The meeting will take place online from 10.00 - 12.00 CET.

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publication date : 24-06-2020

  •  cooperation

Take part in EUROCITIES survey: How are cities fighting child poverty?

The COVID-19 crisis has strongly affected children, especially children in precarious family situations, who were affected in terms of schooling, physical and mental health and well-being, and even nutrition (lacking the school lunches). Home-schooling has deepened the inequalities in education and training.

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publication date : 24-06-2020

No EU recovery without a social recovery with cities at the core

Cities are at the core of this pandemic, hardest hit by the crisis and on the frontline of mitigating the impact on people and jobs. Cities are essential partners for a fair and inclusive European recovery and a stronger social Europe. This was one of the main messages shared by EUROCITIES political representatives this morning in an online dialogue with Nicolas Schmit, European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights.

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publication date : 12-06-2020

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

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

European Commission publishes revised 2021-2027 EU budget proposal

The Commission proposes a temporary top-up of €750 billion, of which €500 billion in grants and €250 billion in cheap loans to member states, in addition to the proposed EU budget of €1100 billion, heavily based on the proposal initially published in May 2018.

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publication date : 28-05-2020

  •  economy

Highlights from our Social Affairs Forum online – cities respond to the COVID crisis

More than 90 representatives from 55 cities met online for the Social Affairs Forum meeting to discuss the social consequences of the COVID-19 crisis and how to mitigate them.

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publication date : 28-05-2020