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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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UIA 5th Call for Proposals has ended with 11 new projects

The Urban Innovative Actions' (UIA) 5th Call for Proposals has ended with 11 new projects of which 4 are from EUROCITIES members.

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publication date : 09-07-2020

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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

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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

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European consultation on digital for cultural heritage

The European Commission is evaluating one of the main policy instruments on digitisation: online access and digital preservation of cultural heritage material. The aim of this consultation is to gather the views of citizens, competent authorities in the Member States, national and regional cultural heritage institutions, international organisations, concerned stakeholder umbrella organisations. Your participation and feedback to this consultation will help the European Commission shape...

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publication date : 23-06-2020

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Exit from Covid-19 crisis must be digital, local and work for all

The COVID-19 crisis in our cities is proving to us that a fair and rapid digital transition is not only possible, but also more necessary than ever before. Digital technologies have been key to ensuring the continuity of municipal services and to providing a humane and social response to the pandemic. But it has also exposed the stark inequalities that shape access to digital technologies and the protection of our data and digital rights.

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publication date : 22-06-2020

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Mayors letter to Europe: More funding for science

In an open letter to leaders of the EU institutions, political groups and representatives of the member states, six mayors of major European cities call for more funding for science.

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publication date : 17-06-2020

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Riders on the storm

In these challenging times, I feel we are “riders on the storm”, like the Doors sang. The deconfinement measures seem to have brought life progressively back to normal and the numbers look better. However, I think “there’s a killer [still] on the road” and the storm is not over. Actually, I believe the pandemic has only exposed the many storms we were riding on already pre-COVID and made them both more visible and worse.

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publication date : 17-06-2020

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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

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10 principles for the responsible use of technology for COVID-19 response

The Cities Coalition for Digital Rights, in partnership with the United Nations Human Rights Office, United Nations Habitat, EUROCITIES, and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) released 10 recommendations focused on privacy and human rights related to the responsible use of digital technologies in response to pandemics such as COVID-19. This, to support the claim that such principles are considered to be fundamental to promoting safe, inclusive and sustainable cities.

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publication date : 03-06-2020