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Save the date: Brokerage event Horizon 2020 Smart Cities & Communities call 2018

This brokerage event will offer an opportunity for city representatives to develop consortia and project ideas to respond to the Horizon 2020 Smart Cities and Communities 2018 call for proposals for lighthouse projects.

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publication date : 28-07-2017

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URBACT’s Good Practices unveiled: 'Inspiring solutions for better cities'

Looking for ideas on how to improve a city’s air quality, support local jobs, or involve citizens in accommodating refugees? Scores of tried-and-tested city solutions have been published online by URBACT, the EU learning and exchange programme for integrated, sustainable urban development.

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publication date : 25-07-2017

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A new call for eafip Assistance is now open!

The European Assistance for Innovation procurement (EAFIP) is supporting 12 public procurers from across the EU to develop their innovation procurement (a PCP or PPI) by providing assistance (including legal assistance) in the start-up and implementation of the innovation procurement. The new call for applications is open until 15th September 2017.

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publication date : 17-07-2017

EUROCITIES highlights local challenges of delivering on social housing at Fondazione Cariplo event

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.

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publication date : 11-07-2017

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EUROCITIES 2017 Ljubljana - latest news, website and registration

Registration is now open for our annual conference, which will be held on 15-17 November on the theme of ‘circular cities’.

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publication date : 28-06-2017

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Strong emphasis on local level in the 2017 country-specific recommendations

On 22 May, the European Commission published the Country Specific Recommendations for 2017.

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publication date : 12-06-2017

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Using public procurement to achieve social, green and innovation objectives

André Sobczak, chair of our WG public services and public procurement, vice-president of Nantes Metropole, spoke today at the European Commission and OECD conference on strategic public procurement (SPP) in Paris. He debated on political ownership of SPP with Julien Bargeton, Deputy Mayor of Paris, Lars Jakob Hiim, Norway State Secretary for the Minister of Trade and Industry and Jesús Vazquez Almuiña, Minister of Health for the Galicia Region (Spain).

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publication date : 02-06-2017

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State aid legislation amended to stimulate investments in ports, airports and culture

On 17 May, the European Commission approved the amendment to the General Block Exemption Regulation on EU State aid rules (GBER) . This amendment aims to facilitate investments notably in port, airports, and culture and heritage conservation sectors. It is in line with the objective of reducing administrative burdens over member states.

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publication date : 29-05-2017

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How can cities and regions turn barriers in long-term investments into future opportunities?

On 8 March 2017 the Urban Intergroup and the Long-Term Investment and Reindustrialisation Intergroup hosted a joint workshop led by POLIS and co-organised by CEMR and EUROCITIES at the European Parliament in Brussels entitled “Long-term investments: Barriers and opportunities for regional and local authorities”.

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publication date : 10-03-2017

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Cities exchanging on strategic usage of public procurement in Nantes

From 30 November to 1 December, more than 22 city representatives met in Nantes to discuss ways to promote social inclusion through public procurement.

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publication date : 06-12-2016