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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
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EUROCITIES 2017 wins Conventa Best Event Award

Ljubljana has received the Conventa Best Event of the Year Award 2017 for its organisation of the EUROCITIES 2017 conference, which took place last November.

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publication date: 07-02-2018

  •  cooperation
  •  economy

Getting cohesion right for citizens means working with cities

Anna Lisa Boni presented EUROCITIES cohesion policy position at an extraordinary meeting of the European Parliament's Committee on Regional Development on 1 February 2018.

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publication date: 05-02-2018

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New report on boosting investment in social infrastructure in Europe

On 23 January, the high-level task force on investing in social infrastructure in Europe, chaired by Romano Prodi, published a report that looks at investing in social infrastructure in Europe such as healthcare, education and affordable housing. The report is the result of a one year work of the high-level task force comprised by representatives from the European Long-Term Investors Association, the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, the Council of Europe Development...

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publication date: 05-02-2018

  •  environment

European Commission launches the EU Energy Poverty Observatory

29 January marked the launch of the EU Energy Poverty Observatory. The Observatory is an online platform that facilitates sharing knowledge and disseminating information on energy poverty in the EU. It is an instrument that offers guidance for policy makers by providing open-access resources and scientific data from across Europe. The platform also provides training resources and technical assistance to the interested parties.

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publication date: 02-02-2018

Labour market integration of refugees and asylum seekers

EUROCITIES has conducted research on the integration of refugees and asylum seekers in the labour market at local level. The report is based on the findings from 19 cities from 12 EU member states.

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publication date: 02-02-2018

The situation of Roma in cities in Europe

EUROCITIES has conducted a mapping study in 23 large cities in Europe, which have big Roma populations. The findings are presented in a comprehensive report that reveals the situation of Roma inclusion at local level.

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publication date: 02-02-2018

What role do cities play in social inclusion and welfare policies?

EUROCITIES recently contracted an external expert to research the changing role of cities in designing and delivering social inclusion and welfare policies.

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publication date: 02-02-2018

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Imagining the urban future

At EUROCITIES we are proud of our many achievements since our founding over 30 years ago, for example in achieving an Urban Agenda for the EU, but success means being adaptable and responding to a world that is evolving at great speed. That’s why we are taking an in-depth look at EUROCITIES’ vision, priorities and actions. We want to make sure that the needs and views of Europe’s major cities are increasingly met over the next 30 years, and that EUROCITIES structure and services best...

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publication date: 01-02-2018

Registration is now open for the Social Affairs Forum in Utrecht on 7-8 March

Are you interested to learn about what cities can do for social sustainability? Is your city already working to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals? Or perhaps you or your city are searching for inspiration from other cities in Europe? Then, join us for the Social Affairs Forum in Utrecht on 7-8 March.

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publication date: 01-02-2018