February 2017

     
 

Anna Lisa Boni: Time for a renewed Europe

As EUROCITIES is preparing to host a 'Mayors summit on the future of Europe' on 7 March in Brussels, our secretary general reiterates the need to find new ways to build bridges between the EU institutions and the people they serve.
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Cities urge MEPs to act now to avoid another emissions scandal

Deputy mayors from London and Paris spoke at our event on 10 January, ahead of the European Parliament committee vote on the Type Approval Framework Regulation.
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EUROCITIES sets up task force on circular economy

Now that the circular economy is moving up the political agenda of the EU and in cities, EUROCITIES has decided to set up a circular economy task force.
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Amsterdam hosts political roundtable on refugees

Mayors from the EUROCITIES network gathered in Amsterdam on 7 February for the second edition of the political roundtable on refugees.
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City reps meet Commission inter-cabinet group on urban issues

Mary-Ann Schreurs, Eindhoven’s deputy mayor for innovation and chair of our knowledge society forum, headed up a small delegation of cities at a meeting with the European Commission’s inter-cabinet group on urban issues.
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Ian Ward: "Cities need a long-term Culture for Cities and Regions programme"

On 31 January, Ian Ward, deputy leader of Birmingham city council and chair of our culture forum, addressed an event on ‘Capitals of culture - A driver for cultural, social and economic changes for cities’ hosted by the European Parliament.
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Cities push for transition towards circular economy

The chair of the EUROCITIES working group waste, Håkon Jentoft, Oslo, spoke at an event on the revision of the waste directives and the implementation of a circular economy action plan on 31 January at the Committee of the Regions.
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Cities in action - Amsterdam opens up democratic process

Amsterdam has a vision to make local democracy more dynamic and interactive.
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Other News

Long-term investments: barriers and opportunities for regions and cities

Together with the European Parliament's intergroups on urban issues and long-term investment and reindustrialisation, EUROCITIES, CEMR and POLIS are hosting an event on 8 March on 'long-term investments: barriers and opportunities for regional and local authorities'.
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Innovative solutions to urban food: let your voice be heard!

EUROCITIES, in collaboration with the city of Milan, has won an EU-funded project on the topic of 'Food in cities – innovation for a sustainable and healthy production, delivery and consumption of food in cities'.
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Culture for Cities and Regions coaching visits to Bratislava and Kaunas

Under the Culture for Cities and Regions project, EUROCITIES and our partners organise coaching visits to ten cities and regions.
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'Cities in transition' conference & GDC awards winners

Find out more about our knowledge society forum's winter conference and the Green Digital Charter award winners.
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CITYkeys project reaches successful conclusion

The CITYkeys project came to an end in January. This two-year project successfully developed a performance measurement framework for the common and transparent monitoring and comparability of smart city solutions across European cities.
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New urban governance models to tackle traffic congestion

On 25 January, the CREATE project organised a reception dedicated to the theme of ’Strong urban governance for liveable cities‘.
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New report on integration of refugees and asylum seekers through education

Launched today, our new report looks at the experiences of 26 major European cities and identifies trends, success factors and good practices.
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Report: Madrid Neighbourhood Employment Plans

We are glad to disseminate the report on the Madrid Neighbourhood Employment Plans initiative, which was the focus of a study visit in Madrid on long-term unemployment.
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