democratic dialogue

  •  culture

Cities in action: Brighton & hove shapes future through creativity

Brighton & Hove has developed an ambitious collaborative model for coordinating cultural activities to enable young people to play their part in a fast-changing world. 'Our Future City' is not only growing creative and digital skills, enhancing well being and providing new routes into work. It is also showing how to sustain action and impact for the long term.

case study

publication date: 15-02-2019

Athens is 13th city to sign pledge to the EU Pillar of Social Rights

Athens is the 13th city to sign a pledge to the European Pillar of Social Rights. Mayor Georgios Kaminis signed a strong commitment to principle 1 on education and principle 3 on equal opportunities. 

news

publication date: 07-02-2019

Leeds is the 14th city to sign pledge to the EU Pillar of Social Rights

Leeds is the 14th city to sign a pledge to the European Pillar of Social Rights. The Leader of the City Council Judith Blake signed a strong commitment to principle 3 on equal opportunities and principle 11 on childcare and support to children.

news

publication date: 07-02-2019

  •  culture

Make European democracy live through creative and cultural actions: apply now to action grant!

This call from the European Cultural Foundation is for creative, cultural actions prior, during and after the European Parliamentary elections that can breath life into Europe, and democracy at large.

news

publication date: 07-02-2019

  •  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

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

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

50 cities sign Declaration on citizens engagement

50 cities have now adopted the EUROCITIES Declaration on citizens' engagement, demonstrating their commitment to create a Europe where people come first and citizens have a role in new forms of participatory democracy.

news

publication date: 31-01-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  environment

Riga citizens panel: three civic participation proposals

Riga (Latvia) held a citizens panel on civic participation related to culture, youth, neighbourhoods, green lifestyle and inclusive society in December as part of our citizens panel initiative. Following good practice presentations and discussions, participants came up with three recommendations.

news

publication date: 24-01-2019

  •  cooperation

EUROCITIES publishes handbook on critical friend review

EUROCITIES has developed and piloted a methodology for 'critical friend review' between cities. This method is an effective way to nurture mutual learning between cities during study visits where visiting city experts act as 'critical friends' to provide constructive feedback to the host city with suggestions for areas to further improve the strategy, measures, projects or practices.

news

publication date: 23-01-2019

  •  cooperation

Vienna is the 6th city to pledge to the EU Pillar of Social Rights

This week, Vienna became the 6th city to sign a pledge to the EU Pillar of Social Rights with a strong commitment to principle 2 on gender equality.

news

publication date: 18-01-2019