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  •  cooperation
  •  economy

Munich citizens' panel: nine recommendations put forward

As part of our citizens' panel initiative enabling people to experience deliberative democracy and give informed opinions about the future of Europe, Munich held an event on January 24, 2019.

news

publication date: 07-02-2019

  •  environment

Covenant of Mayors - Leaflet Energy Poverty

The Covenant of Mayors has just released a new publication on energy poverty entitled 'How to alleviate energy poverty at the local level?'. Get inspired by the Covenant of Mayors cities and regions!

publication

publication date: 06-02-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  economy

Glasgow citizens' panel on economic development makes three recommendations

In January, Glasgow held a citizens' panel on economic development in relation to the European Pillar of Social Rights and as part of our citizens' panel initiative. Following good practice presentations and discussions, participants came up with three recommendations.

news

publication date: 06-02-2019

Turku is 12th city to sign pledge to the European Pillar of Social Rights

Last week, Turku became the 12th city to sign a pledge to the European Pillar of Social Rights. Mayor Minna Arve signed a strong commitment to principle 3 on equal opportunities and principle 4 on active support to employment.

news

publication date: 05-02-2019

Warsaw signs pledge on childcare as part of the European Pillar of Social Rights

Warsaw became the 11th city to pledge to the European Pillar of Social Rights. Deputy Mayor Pawel Rabiej signed a strong commitment to principle 11 on childcare and support to children.

news

publication date: 05-02-2019

  •  mobility

Toulouse creating better mobility for senior citizens

Toulouse, the fourth largest city in France, is increasing its population by 30,000 inhabitants each year. 12.8% of this population are seniors (more than 65 years old), making this group a real focus for mobility policies. The municipality of Toulouse learned, however, that senior citizens do not enjoy the full range of mobility services, perhaps due to their own lack of mobility or the loneliness of this age group.

case study

publication date: 04-02-2019

  •  mobility

Toulouse: a city in action for seniors

Toulouse, the fourth largest city in France, is increasing its population by 30,000 inhabitants each year. 12.8% of this population are seniors (more than 65 years old), making this group a real focus for mobility policies. The municipality of Toulouse learned, however, that senior citizens do not enjoy the full range of mobility services, perhaps due to their own lack of mobility or the loneliness of this age group.

news

publication date: 04-02-2019

Leipzig is 10th city to sign pledge to the EU Pillar of Social Rights

This week, Leipzig became the 10th city to pledge to the European Pillar of Social Rights. Deputy Mayor Thomas Fabian signed a strong commitment to principle 19 on housing and assistance for homeless.

news

publication date: 01-02-2019

Register NOW for the Social Innovation Lab on 26-27 March in Glasgow

Cities are witnessing major societal changes and increasingly complex social realities as a result of digitalisation and globalisation, demographic change and increased migration to and within the EU. To tackle these challenges and tap into the opportunities, cities need to learn to continuously innovate and to be forward-looking. Cities need to become open living labs to pilot innovative solutions to improve the quality of life in urban areas.

news

publication date: 01-02-2019

Social Affairs Forum strategy for the period 2019-2020

The social affairs forum will work towards implementing its vision for inclusive and cohesive cities.

publication

publication date: 01-02-2019