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Going local works: Cities implementing the social pillar

Across Europe, over 40% of unemployed people have been out of work and looking for a job for more than a year, increasing their risk of poverty, social exclusion and inequalities. Today, Madrid became the first city to pledge its support to the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights.

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publication date : 27-09-2018

  •  cooperation

A Europe to believe in: EUROCITIES response to president Juncker's State of the Union

In response to European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker's State of the Union address 2018, EUROCITIES secretary general, Anna Lisa Boni, shared the following thoughts:

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publication date : 12-09-2018

While member states talk, cities act

As mayors of major European cities we work every day to put the European values of solidarity, humanity and dignity into practice. Now is the time for European member states to do the same. The European Council meeting on 28 June, is set to take essential decisions on the future of Europe’s migration and asylum policies.

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publication date : 27-06-2018

Cities score a goal for sustainability

Cities play a key role in translating the UN Sustainable Development Goals into relevant actions at local level and involving citizens. Many cities across Europe are already ahead of the game, making efforts to include these principles in their urban development strategies.

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publication date : 05-06-2018

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

Time to change politics – cities can involve, inspire, impact

More than 80 of Europe’s major cities have come together today to launch a campaign that explores and promotes new forms of democracy.

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publication date : 08-05-2018

Cities partner up with the Commission to make social rights a reality for all

EUROCITIES president and the chair of its social affairs forum met with EU Commissioner Marianne Thyssen today to discuss progress and opportunities to collaborate on the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, one year after its launch. To implement the pillar at the local level, cities need better access to EU financial support, more room for social innovation and more space to meaningfully participate in EU policy-making related to the pillar.

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publication date : 13-04-2018

World Urban Forum is a chance to translate sustainability goals into reality

With around 20,000 participants expected over five days, the World Urban Forum 9, taking place in Kuala Lumpur from 7-13 February 2018 is the first major urban development conference since the adoption of the New Urban Agenda under Habitat III and the first conference dedicated to its implementation.

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publication date : 08-02-2018

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

Climate stakes: cities transitioning to a circular economy

Reducing the pressure on natural resources is an urgent environmental necessity, as highlighted at the Bonn climate conference. City authorities hold a key playing card in this fight and are leading efforts on the ground to make the transition to a more climate friendly economy. The EUROCITIES conference, gathering 100 politicians and 400 urban experts in Ljubljana this week, focussed on the role of cities in leading this fight by transitioning to a circular economy.

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publication date : 17-11-2017

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

Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens

Mayors of major European cities have thrown their weight behind a new campaign ‘Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens’ which will showcase successful local initiatives that engage citizens, present ideas for new forms of democracy and map out a positive, common future for Europe.

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publication date : 16-11-2017

EUROCITIES message to the EU Social Summit

Ahead of the EU Social Summit, taking place on Friday 17 November, city politicians already met in Gothenburg at the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum and agreed on their joint commitment to deliver on the European Pillar of Social Rights.

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publication date : 14-11-2017