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  •  knowledge society

Pan European Networks: City-led, citizen-focused

Nikolaos Kontinakis, senior project coordinator, outlines some key initiatives that EUROCITIES has undertaken in the field of smart cities.

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publication date : 26-04-2017

  •  environment

Cities Today: European Commission seeks cities’ advice on water strategy

Nathalie Guri, projects & knowledge sharing director at EUROCITIES, speaks to Cities Today about the Urban Water Agenda 2030.

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publication date : 11-04-2017

Euronews: How the city of Ghent copes with increased numbers of refugees?

In the first in a series of articles from EUROCITIES member cities on migration, Daniël Termont, mayor of Ghent and president of EUROCITIES, explains what Ghent has done to help integrate asylum seekers.

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publication date : 30-03-2017

  •  cooperation

Citiscope: Healing Europe’s populist divisions depends on its cities

Daniël Termont writes in Citiscope on the trends of populist divisions within Europe, and reflects on the important role cities can play in overcoming this.

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publication date : 29-03-2017

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

The Financial Times: Tackling populism in Europe's cities

In this letter to the editor, Daniël Termont, Mayor of Ghent and EUROCITIES president, expresses the EUROCITIES belief that European cities should be given every opportunity to work across borders, and deliver solutions for their citizens. However, in the lead up to the summit of heads of state and government in Rome on 25 march, he asks EU and national leaders to consider three important messages from cities.

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publication date : 23-03-2017

  •  knowledge society

The Times Raconteur: Technology for us is a means not an end and becoming smarter is about a whole lot more

In this Times special supplement, Daniël Termont, Mayor of Ghent and EUROCITIES president, discusses smart cities. He suggests that, in-order to develop a 'forward-looking vision' any smart cities model needs to be people-centric.

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publication date : 15-03-2017

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

EUROCITIES mayors summit on the future of Europe

The rise of Euroscepticism and populism has created a growing sense of anxiety among many Europeans. The mayors of major cities in Europe met today with EU and national leaders to set out the urgent need for changing the way politics is done.

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publication date : 07-03-2017

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Open letter from European mayors 'Rethinking Europe'

Mayors of major European cities have called on European and national leaders to work with cities to rebuild the European project. In challenging times like these, the local level can play a vital role in reconnecting Europe with its citizens.

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publication date : 16-02-2017

EU Observer: Europe must empower its cities to respond to refugee crisis

Laia Ortiz, deputy mayor of Barcelona and chair of the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum, writes in EU Observer on why Europe needs to empower its cities to respond to the refugee crisis.

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publication date : 27-01-2017