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The EUROCITIES 2017 Awards are just around the corner!

Every year EUROCITIES recognises the achievements of its members for local activities or practices that improve the quality of life of their citizens. This year is no different, and the awards reflect the theme of EUROCITIES 2017, 'circular economy'. This year’s shortlist features members Almere, Antwerp, Brighton & Hove, Brussels Capital Region, Gothenburg, Lille, Munich and Tampere in the awards categories of cooperation, innovation and participation. Let’s take a look at the projects.

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publication date: 13-11-2017

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Commission report on urban innovation

While Europe’s 20th century opened with escalating hostility between nation states, culminating in unspeakable tragedy, the story of our 21st century is so far a hopeful one, with cities, driving major social and political progress, at its centre.

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publication date: 31-10-2017

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publication date: 31-10-2017

Age-friendly Gothenburg: transport and services for all

The EUROCITIES Working Group Urban Ageing met on 23 and 24 October in Gothenburg. It gathered 11 cities to discuss transport, accessibility and technology for elderly. The Chair of the WG “Barrier-free city for all”, Barbara Berninger from the city of Berlin, took part and brought a transversal dimension to the meeting, with a view and knowledge from the EUROCITIES mobility forum.

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publication date: 30-10-2017

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Highlights from the Social Affairs Forum in Gothenburg, 25-26 October 2017

On 25-26 October, the Social Affairs Forum held its autumn meeting in Gothenburg. A record number of 135 participants from over 40 cities, including 20 elected city politicians and representatives of the European Commission and EU-umbrella NGOs, took part in the meeting. They agreed that cities play a key role in delivering on the European Pillar of Social Rights and promoting a stronger social Europe.

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publication date: 29-10-2017

CITIES GROW Study visit of Gdansk to Ghent: Making diversity work – migrants and the labour market

Diversity is a watchword of European policy, but while the word sounds wonderful, and looks great in the titles of posters and pamphlets, it can be tough to make it a reality.

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publication date: 26-10-2017

Social Rights for all

Europe’s major cities are ready to work with the EU institutions and member states to guarantee social rights for all.

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publication date: 26-10-2017

EU Observer: Fighting for young people's social future

Andreas Schönström, deputy mayor of Malmo, and vice chair of EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum, writes about the role cities play in creating good opportunities for young people.

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publication date: 25-10-2017

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EUROCITIES cooperation platform, 17-18 May 2018

This year’s EUROCITIES cooperation platform will take place on 17-18 May 2018.

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start date: 17-05-2018
end date: 18-05-2018

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Social Rights for All: Cities are committed to deliver on the European Pillar of Social Rights

EUROCITIES adopted a statement to show the commitment of cities to deliver on the principles and rights enshrined in the European Pillar of Social Rights and to promote social rights for all citizens.

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publication date: 19-10-2017