October 2016

     
 

EUROCITIES 2016 Milan - time to rethink Europe

Our annual conference in Milan will include a political session on 'rethinking Europe'. We'll be discussing the role cities can play in rebuilding faith in the European project and reconnecting with citizens.
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New report presents anti-radicalisation efforts in cities

We have published a report on the strategies and actions cities are using to confront radicalisation. We explore how cities are addressing the root causes of radicalisation with measures to promote greater social inclusion.
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Brussels to Quito: urban momentum goes global

Mayors and deputy mayors from major European cities met in Quito on 17 October during UN Habitat III to discuss how the Urban Agenda for the EU can support the delivery of the New UN Urban Agenda.
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Sharing about sharing in Milan

The theme of this year's annual conference, EUROCITIES 2016 Milan, will be 'sharing cities'. Participants will explore different aspects of the sharing economy and its impact on cities through a series of parallel roundtable debates.
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Children's culture and cultural education: lessons from our culture forum in Oulu

We look at some of the lessons from our culture forum in Oulu on 5-8 October. The forum focused on children's culture and cultural education.
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Solidarity Cities - cities delivering on refugee reception and integration

An initiative of Georgios Kaminis, mayor of Athens, Solidarity Cities will consolidate ongoing efforts at local level to receive and integrate refugees.
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EUROCITIES supports Commission proposal on type approval

We have just published a statement on the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and real driving emissions testing. Cities rely heavily on testing procedures and standards to comply with EU legislation on air quality.
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Youth Guarantee: work with cities to see results

Three years on, Anna Lisa Boni reflects on the achievements of the Youth Guarantee and calls for greater involvement from cities to address youth unemployment.
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Daniël Termont on smart mobility at POLITICO Pro Transport Launch

Daniël Termont, mayor of Ghent and EUROCITIES vice president, was on the panel at the POLITICO Pro Transport Launch on 18 November, stressing the need to think beyond cars to promote genuine multimodal travel in cities.
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Cities address refugee situation at EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum in Athens

The refugee situation and integration policies in cities were top of the agenda at our social affairs forum meeting in Athens last week, 'Welcoming refugees: a city challenge’.
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Cities in action: Boosting electromobility in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, a frontrunner in stimulating the use of electric cars, is capitalising on the large datasets from its public charging points to influence policy decisions. Find out how in our latest 'cities in action' case study.
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Other News

Tilburg hosts working group urban ageing

Tilburg presented its measures to improve the lives of people with dementia and their families.
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Highlights from CIVITAS Forum 2016

We look at some of the highlights from this year's CIVITAS Forum on 'shaping the mobility of tomorrow'.
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OPTICITIES - creating a lasting legacy for urban ITS

OPTICITIES has been developing and testing a wide range of innovative ICT solutions for passenger and freight transport.
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Tackling long-term unemployment at local level: study visit to Madrid

Madrid presented the challenges it faces addressing long-term unemployment at a study visit on 5-6 October.
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SUMPs-UP project takes off

The SUMPs-Up project was formally launched on 11-13 October in Freiburg.
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EUROCITIES president meets top EU officials in Brussels

Johanna Rolland, EUROCITIES president and mayor of Nantes, met senior European policy makers on 11-12 October.
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EUROCITIES to host event during COP 22

'Financing the sustainable transition of territories' takes place on 14 November.
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Metropolitan cooperation in the Baltic region

Our working group metropolitan areas met in Riga on 5-7 October.
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EUROCITIES WG employment in Barcelona

Discussions focused on active employment policies and Barcelona's activities to address unemployment.
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EUROCITIES signs the Climate Chance Declaration

We signed the 'Nantes Declaration of climate actors' during the Climate Chance summit on 26-28 September.
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Social entrepreneurship 'the new normal' in Utrecht

Utrecht presented experiences of supporting the social economy and social entrepreneurship to our working group smart social inclusion.
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