Cities Today is a leading magazine on the sustainable development of cities. Bringing together the experience of the multilateral sector with that of the private sector and the local governments themselves, the magazine focuses on the challenges and solutions for city leaders and local governments. EUROCITIES and Cities Today signed a media partnership agreement in April 2013. The publication provides analysis, case studies and features cover transport, energy, construction, public safety, infrastructure, planning, finance, and the use of Information and Communication Technology in urban development and management.
Committee of the Regions
The Committee of the Regions (CoR) is a political assembly of local and regional authorities, with a consultative role in the EU legislative process. This institution of the European Union was established in 1994 and is based in Brussels. EUROCITIES and the CoR cooperate regularly with exchange of information and expertise on urban-related EU matters and joint-events. EUROCITIES contributes frequently to CoR official reports on issues relevant for cities. Several cities are simultaneously members of EUROCITIES and the CoR, which further enhances the cooperation between the two organizations.
EMI is an institute created both for and by cities. It was set up to create innovative knowledge about the opportunities and challenges facing Europe’s cities and metropolitan areas. Essentially, EMI is a network institute actively supporting the sharing of knowledge between urban professionals, research institutes, civil society, network organisations, private companies and EU institutions. In this way EMI aims to bridge the gap between research and practice.
European Enterprise Awards
The European Enterprise Awards, launched by the European Commission, recognise and reward outstanding initiatives that support entrepreneurship at regional level. Policies that promote entrepreneurship and create a favourable environment for business, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises are crucial if the European Union is to rise to its number one challenge of stimulating economic growth and creating new jobs. The awards, which were launched 2005, are thus not only a competition; they also aim to raise awareness of enterprise, both policy and delivery activities, and celebrate success. Each year, pan-European award winners will be identified and will serve as inspiration for others.
METROPOLIS policy transfer platform
Metropolis, the world association of the major metropolises, is a leading international organisation that brings together cities and metropolitan regions, whose populations exceed one million inhabitants. Created in 1985, the Metropolis Association is composed of more than 130 members from across the world and operates as an international forum for exploring issues and concerns common to all big cities and metropolitan regions. The Metropolis policy transfer platform aims to be a resource for experts and anyone who wants to learn about integrated urban governance. It showcases projects from cities around the world. The platform provides case studies by topic, geographical area, objectives and instruments, allows you to find and contact city experts worldwide and upload good practices from your city.