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Digital rights in the COVID-19 era

Around the world, cities have stepped up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing changes to our daily lives. Developing better resilience against future threats, including pandemics, has become a core concern for many city administrations.

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publication date : 29-07-2020

  •  knowledge society

Survey on cities' digital policies and initiatives in Europe

To gain a better understanding of cities’ digital agendas for the coming years, the city of Barcelona has launched an online survey. The goal is to map digital policy priorities and identify common topics for cities to join efforts. Share your city’s vision by filling in the survey! The analysed results will be presented during an open session during our yearly Knowledge Society Forum in September.

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publication date : 28-07-2020

  •  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

  •  knowledge society

Survey on digitalising social services

At the initiative of Barcelona and Amsterdam, we have launched a survey on digitalising social services.

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publication date : 16-07-2020

  •  cooperation

Vienna adopts ambitious strategy for children and youth

Vienna's first children and youth strategy was adopted on 28 May 2020. The strategy aims to make Vienna the most child and youth-friendly city. Among other things, it will anchor a children's and youth budget of 1 million EUR for 2021 as well as a children's and youth parliament.

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publication date : 15-07-2020

  •  cooperation

Mayor of Warsaw comes close in hard fought national campaign

According to preliminary results in the Polish presidential elections, Rafał Trzaskowski, the incumbent Mayor of Warsaw, and a member of EUROCITIES Executive Committee, has just missed out on the top position in an extremely close contest.

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publication date : 13-07-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  knowledge society

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

  •  knowledge society

The fifth generation of telecommunications system (5G) deployment in cities

EUROCITIES shares statement on 5G deployment in cities with key recommendations for the EU

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publication date : 08-07-2020

  •  knowledge society

Vienna: New online platform for a fair digital economy

The digital transformation is shaping the way city governments think and act. Increasingly, and at a faster rate due to the COVID-19 pandemic, city services are being made accessible online. Cities are innovating with new applications to map traffic congestion, partnering with local businesses to increase their range of service, or offering citizens a platform to have a direct and clear say in the running of their city.

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publication date : 30-06-2020

  •  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