December 2016

     
 

Anna Lisa Boni: 30 years of EUROCITIES and counting

As our 30th anniversary year comes to a close, EUROCITIES secretary general Anna Lisa Boni reflects on 30 years of EUROCITIES and on how the role of cities in Europe has evolved. We also present our visual report of activities.
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Why did you join EUROCITIES? Meet our newest members

We welcomed four new members to the network at our annual general meeting on 18 November: Braga (PT), Kiel (DE), Leeds (UK) and Stuttgart (DE).
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Type approval of vehicles - event in January

EUROCITIES, together with BEUC and Transport & Environment, is organising a cocktail reception on 10 January to mark the pending approval of the new type approval framework regulation.
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Three questions to Ian Ward, new chair of our culture forum

Councillor Ian Ward, deputy leader of Birmingham City Council, was elected chair of our culture forum in Oulu on 6 October. We took the opportunity to ask Councillor Ward a few questions.
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Tackling long-term unemployment with Madrid's Neighbourhood Employment Plans

Madrid is addressing long-term unemployment in the city with the Neighbourhood Employment Plans initiative, which aims to reach vulnerable groups in some of the city's most disadvantaged areas.
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Lessons from our economic development forum

Our latest economic development forum explored long-term migrant integration through local economic activities. Among the findings from the forum was the need to work in partnership to support migrant workers.
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Cities exchanging on strategic usage of public procurement in Nantes

City representatives met in Nantes on 30 November to 1 December for a seminar on promoting social inclusion through public procurement. They discussed ways to use procurement to achieve social and environmental goals, for example for creating jobs for marginalised groups.
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City competences and legislative frameworks in the sharing economy

Participants at this roundtable session during EUROCITIES 2016 Milan had the opportunity to explore how cities can find the right balance between regulation and openness to make the most of the sharing economy.
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New business models in the sharing economy

The roundtable on new business models in the sharing economy at EUROCITIES 2016 Milan was a chance to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities cities are facing when it comes to supporting new business models.
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Protecting quality jobs and skills in the sharing economy

Participants at EUROCITIES 2016 Milan had the opportunity to discuss how cities can protect quality jobs and skills in the sharing economy during a political roundtable session.
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Alternative approaches to welfare and services in the sharing economy

Participants had the opportunity to explore how the sharing economy is creating new approaches to deliver welfare and services during a roundtable session at EUROCITIES 2016 Milan.
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Other News

Education for refugees and asylum seekers - Open Society grant

Open Society Foundations is supporting our work on education for refugees and asylum seekers in cities.
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Smart city projects shine at Expo World Congress

Smart city projects from around Europe showcased their achievements at a stand during the Expo World Congress.
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Bucharest and Skopje study measures to improve mobility

The CREATE project on urban traffic congestion promotes a broad range of peer learning activities.
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EUROCITIES at Invest in Youth Employment event

Discussions focused on the implementation and future funding of the Youth Guarantee and Youth Employment Initiative.
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Knowledge society forum winter meeting - role of digital in shaping future cities

Our knowledge society forum (KSF) will hold its winter meeting on 24-25 January 2017 in Brussels.
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EUROCITIES wins project focusing on innovative urban food strategies

We have won an EU-funded project on the topic of urban food strategies.
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Handbook on CITYkeys performance measurement framework

Summing up two years of experience in performance measurement in urban contexts.
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Study explores mobility of artists

The city of Turin, together with EUROCITIES, has carried out a new study on artistic mobility.
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Workshop on energy project financing

We organised a workshop on energy project financing in the framework of the Covenant of Mayors initiative.
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New version of Culture for Cities and Regions catalogue

The catalogue comprises 71 examples of successful investments in culture across European cities and regions.
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