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Cultural and well-being activities at heart of ageing population in Frankfurt

With Germany's population of over-60s set to grow from 27% to 39% in the next 30 years, finding new ways to overturn this negative image and experience and reduce the country's healthcare burden is vital. Promoting healthier and happier ageing and solidarity among communities are increasingly being seen as the cornerstones of improved quality of life.

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publication date: 30-10-2018

Stuttgart is the second city to sign pledge to turn principles of the EU Pillar of Social Rights into action

At the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum, held in Stuttgart on 23-24 October 2018, Stuttgart became the second city to commit to turn the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights into concrete actions at local level. Stuttgart will invest €3 million a year to meet principle 17 on the inclusion of people with disabilities.

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publication date: 30-10-2018

Cities at the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum in Stuttgart issue recommendations for a more socially sustainable Europe

The EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum met in Stuttgart on 23-24 October 2018 to focus on the theme of 'Together for Socially Sustainable Cities: Anchoring the Sustainable Development Goals to achieve Social Rights for All'.

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publication date: 26-10-2018

Five ways to a more social Europe

City politicians and experts from over 50 major European cities have called on the EU to strengthen commitments for a more social Europe.

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publication date: 24-10-2018

Recommendations for a more socially sustainable Europe

The EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum met on 23-24 October 2018 in Stuttgart to discuss ‘Anchoring the Sustainable Development Goals to achieve Social Rights for All’. Over 120 participants from 40 major European cities agreed to make cities socially sustainable for the future by linking the EU Pillar of Social Rights, the SDGs and the Urban Agenda for the EU. The participating cities propose 10 recommendations to achieve a more socially sustainable Europe in 2019-2024.

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publication date: 24-10-2018

Stuttgart's pledge to the European Pillar of Social Rights

At the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum, held in Stuttgart on 23-24 October 2018, Stuttgart became the second city to commit to the principles of the social pillar. Stuttgart will invest an extra €2.5 million a year to meet principle 17 on the ‘inclusion of people with disabilities’.

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publication date: 24-10-2018

EU observer: Cities are frontrunners in fight for social rights for all

Global strategies such as the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the EU's Pillar of Social Rights are powerful tools to address urban challenges, but they will only succeed with the support of cities as active agents of social change, says Laia Ortiz.

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publication date: 23-10-2018

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

EUROCITIES launches citizen panels initiative

Following the success of our 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens' campaign, we are keeping dialogue about the future of Europe going by organising citizen consultations in 20 cities.

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publication date: 22-10-2018

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

EUROCITIES launches citizens panels initiative

Following the success of our 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens' campaign, we are keeping dialogue about the future of Europe going by organising citizen consultations in 20 cities.

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publication date: 22-10-2018

  •  cooperation

EUROCITIES Statement on ESF+

The European Social Fund (ESF) is a major source of funding for cities. It supports city measures for social inclusion, labour market integration, vocational training and skills development.

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publication date: 18-10-2018