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City Metric: “While member states talk, cities act”: the mayor of Ghent on Europe’s migration crisis

In an open letter ahead of the European Council summit Daniël Termont, president of EUROCITIES and mayor of Ghent, sets out some of actions already undertaken by cities, and the commitments now needed from EU heads of state.

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publication date: 28-06-2018

  •  cooperation
  •  economy
  •  environment

Ghent named EU fair and ethical trade capital

The city of Ghent has won the first-ever fair and ethical trade award which celebrates cities' achievements and impact in the areas of social and environmental sustainability in international trade.

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publication date: 28-06-2018

  •  economy

The art of the trade deal includes cities

Ruptures in large-scale trade negotiations, and differences in trade outlook with the current US administration, risk weakening the delivery of public services to EU citizens. A spate of bilateral trade agreements, including with Japan, have followed. However, these only address delivery of essential services and citizens’ concerns on an ad hoc basis.

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publication date: 27-06-2018

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society

Participate in mayors’ debate at Stavanger Nordic Edge

Mayors committed to engaging and empowering their citizens are invited lay out their vision by participating in a themed debate at Stavanger Nordic Edge on 24 September.

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start date: 24-09-2018
end date: 24-09-2018

Solidarity Cities stand #WithRefugees on World Refugee Day 2018

To mark World Refugee Day (20 June), mayors from more than 50 cities around the world are calling on all local authorities and municipalities to join them in welcoming and including refugees in their communities. The announcement follows the release yesterday (19 June) of new figures by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency that show a continuation of a five-year upward trend in the number of people displaced by conflict or persecution worldwide.

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publication date: 20-06-2018

Publication and video production services needed

We are looking for companies to deliver the outputs (publications and video production) of the EUROCITIES annual work plan for employment and social inclusion, financed under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) 2018-2021.

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publication date: 18-06-2018

  •  cooperation
  •  economy
  •  environment

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publication date: 14-06-2018

  •  cooperation

Asylum, migration and integration fund 2018 work programme published

The 2018 work programme of the Asylum, migration and integration fund has been published.

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publication date: 12-06-2018

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

EUROCITIES 2019 Prague

EUROCITIES annual conference will take place in Prague. More information to follow end 2018.

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start date: 20-11-2019
end date: 22-11-2019

New Commission report on childcare recognises good practices from EUROCITIES

On 8 May, the European Commission released a report on the development of childcare facilities for young children with a view to increase female labour participation, strike a work-life balance for working parents and bring about sustainable and inclusive growth in Europe (the "Barcelona objectives").

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publication date: 08-06-2018