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Five principles for citizen engagement

How do we reconnect with one another as we venture into the new normal? This question is currently being posed by people across our continent, as well as by national and EU level governments.

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publication date : 09-07-2020

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publication date : 25-06-2020

  •  environment

EU 2030: Paving the way to climate neutrality

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that drastic change in response to a crisis is possible. In a matter of weeks both response and recovery plans have been put in place by different levels of government across Europe that have major impacts on the way we live our lives, on the economy, society and the environment more generally.

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publication date : 24-06-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  economy

Glasgow signs a strong pledge on minimum income

Glasgow signed a strong pledge on minimum income in June 2020. This is the second pledge from Glasgow, reaffirming the city's commitment to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights, after the first pledge submitted in February 2019 on housing and assistance for the homeless (ESPR principle 19).

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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

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  •  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

  •  economy

EUROCITIES WG employment online meeting on recovery plans for employment, 18 June 2020

Working Group employment will meet on 18 June, between 10.00-12.00 to discuss about cities’ plans to support people in employment in the COVID-19 recovery period. Cities part of the working group employment will discuss and exchange information about long-term plans to support people in employment focusing on skills development, life-long learning and job matchmaking at local level. The dialogue will also focus on the challenges on youth unemployment, sectors that are at risk and new...

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publication date : 08-06-2020

  •  economy

Exchange with cities on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on women

EUROCITIES is bringing together cities with Commissioner for equality Helena Dalli and MEP and chair of the European Parliament committee of women's rights and gender equality Evelyn Regner. This city dialogue will focus on the impact of COVID-19 crisis on women.

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publication date : 08-06-2020

  •  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