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Join our digital high-level conference 'Building back better: A stronger social Europe - What role for cities?'

People living in cities have been hardest hit by the corona pandemic and are deeply affected by the economic and social crisis. Poverty and inequalities are rapidly rising in cities, with new groups of people at risk of poverty - the ‘new urban poor’. Addressing this crisis requires unprecedented bold actions by working together in solidarity between all levels of government to build a fair, inclusive and sustainable recovery in the EU, leaving no one behind. The recovery is our chance to...

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publication date : 25-08-2020

  •  economy

European Parliament's new study on 'Policies to Ensure Access to Affordable Housing'

On 15 August, European Parliament has published a study on the ‘Policies to Ensure Access to Affordable Housing’. This study analyses the current situation and key challenges with regard to housing affordability in the EU, as well as policies to ensure access to affordable housing at national and EU levels.

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publication date : 20-08-2020

  •  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

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

  •  economy
  •  environment

EUROCITIES WG housing online meeting on access to affordable housing and co-housing models

Hosted by Barcelona, on 16 June, from 11.00-13.30 EUROCITIES working group on housing is meeting online! The meeting of the WG housing has a special guest – the Member of European Parliament Ms. Kim van Sparrentak, rapporteur on EP’s report on ‘Access to decent and affordable housing for all’. The working group housing has now the opportunity to enter in a direct conversation and share the concerns that cities have on affordable housing.

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publication date : 05-06-2020

  •  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

  •  cooperation

Key messages from our city dialogue on mitigating the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 in cities

EUROCITIES brought together 120 strategists from 60 European cities across 23 countries in direct dialogue with OECD to discuss the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 in cities and how to tackle them.

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publication date : 07-05-2020

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publication date : 05-05-2020

Join our Social Affairs Forum meeting online on 27 May

EUROCITIES is holding the spring meeting of the Social Affairs Forum online on 27 May.

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publication date : 05-05-2020

Join our city dialogue on mitigating the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 crisis in cities

While the EU and national leaders are now discussing plans for the EU Recovery Fund and the revision of the EU budget for 2021-2027, cities are pro-actively setting out measures to mitigate the social and economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis on people, jobs, businesses, the local economy and equality and inclusion in our cities. This requires a good understanding of the consequences and impact of the COVID-19 crisis we are dealing with in our cities.

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publication date : 04-05-2020