Each forum is able to set up a certain number of working groups and task forces
focusing on specific policy issues. Each working group has a specific
objective, scope and mandate for example preparing a position paper on a
particular topic or managing activities such as a European project or campaign.
Each working group consists of individuals, nominated by member cities, who are considered as having relevant knowledge and expertise. Each working group is chaired by a member city, which is also responsible for reporting back to the relevant forum on the results achieved.
A task force can be set up to address issues with a more limited scope. The task force is a temporary group that has a specific mandate, scope, timeframe and strategic purpose.
This working group addresses air quality, climate change and energy efficiency issues affecting European cities.
This working group cooperates with the European Commission on the implementation of the European disability strategy 2010-2020 to improve barrier-free accessibility in Europe
This working group focuses on how city identity, branding and marketing can reinforce strategic plans for growth and prosperity by attracting investment, business, people and tourists
This working group coordinates our lobbying towards the EU institutions and member states on EU cohesion policy and structural funds, working to ensure a sufficient urban focus in regulatory frameworks and...
Creative citizenship working group looks at how cities and citizens can co-create solutions to adress local challenges. It explores how this co-creation process drives innovation, reinforces local democracy...
This is a joint working group within both our culture and economic development forums to support the contribution of the local cultural and creative economy in cities
This working group aims to identify, define and compare policies and action plans implemented by European cities around the accessibility of cultural spaces and services
This working group supports cities’ activities to bring young people into contact with culture and develops strategies to ensure that the needs of young people are met in local cultural strategies
This working group examines different types of financial resources available to cities to help sustain and develop cultural infrastructure and creative industries in the long term
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