demographic change

  •  cooperation

Estonian Presidency brings a focus on inclusive and sustainable Europe

Estonia took over the Presidency of the Council of the EU from Malta on 1 July 2017.


publication date: 14-08-2017

Silver Economy Award for ICT-related product and service innovations

The Silver Economy Awards is a new initiative to reward ICT-based innovative solutions that improve the lives of European seniors and support the growth of the European Silver Economy.


publication date: 26-07-2017

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

URBACT’s Good Practices unveiled: 'Inspiring solutions for better cities'

Looking for ideas on how to improve a city’s air quality, support local jobs, or involve citizens in accommodating refugees? Scores of tried-and-tested city solutions have been published online by URBACT, the EU learning and exchange programme for integrated, sustainable urban development.


publication date: 25-07-2017

Registration NOW open for our Autumn Social Affairs Forum

EUROCITIES will hold its next Social Affairs Forum on 25-26 October in Gothenburg to discuss the role of cities in promoting a more social Europe and in delivering on a European Pillar of Social Rights. Our working groups on employment, homelessness and urban ageing will be meeting shortly before the Social Affairs Forum, on 23-24 October in Gothenburg


publication date: 13-07-2017

International Age-friendly Cities Conference in The Hague

The Hague, the first city in the Netherlands to join the WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities, will be hosting the International Age-friendly Cities Conference on innovation, health and active ageing from 2-4 October 2017.


start date: 02-10-2017
end date: 04-10-2017

  •  cooperation

Strong emphasis on local level in the 2017 country-specific recommendations

On 22 May, the European Commission published the Country Specific Recommendations for 2017.


publication date: 12-06-2017

WG Urban Ageing in Gothenburg

The next meeting of the WG Urban Ageing will take place on 23 -24 October in Gothenburg, just before the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum. The meeting will start after lunch on the 23 and finish on 24 at the end of the day. The meeting will focus, among other topic, on transport, accessibility and technology for elderly in cities with a focus on Gothenburg. A first draft agenda is available on this page (log-in required). If you intend to participate, please register.


start date: 23-10-2017
end date: 24-10-2017

Cities look to innovation to care for an ageing population

Our working group urban ageing met on 19 May in Brussels, the day after participants attended the conference ‘Innovation in Care: How to improve quality of life and services for an ageing population?’.


publication date: 07-06-2017

What is the future of social Europe?

On 26 April, the same day the proposal on the European Pillar of Social Rights was launched, the European Commission released its reflection paper on the social dimension of Europe.


publication date: 22-05-2017

  •  culture

EUROCITIES features in new publication on the future of urban cultural policies

EUROCITIES has contributed to a new publication from Culture Action Europe called ‘Polis and the people: Looking into the future of urban cultural policies.’


publication date: 18-05-2017