economic development

  •  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.

news

publication date: 12-06-2017

  •  cooperation
  •  economy

Using public procurement to achieve social, green and innovation objectives

André Sobczak, chair of our WG public services and public procurement, vice-president of Nantes Metropole, spoke today at the European Commission and OECD conference on strategic public procurement (SPP) in Paris. He debated on political ownership of SPP with Julien Bargeton, Deputy Mayor of Paris, Lars Jakob Hiim, Norway State Secretary for the Minister of Trade and Industry and Jesús Vazquez Almuiña, Minister of Health for the Galicia Region (Spain).

news

publication date: 02-06-2017

  •  economy

publication

publication date: 30-05-2017

  •  cooperation
  •  economy

State aid legislation amended to stimulate investments in ports, airports and culture

On 17 May, the European Commission approved the amendment to the General Block Exemption Regulation on EU State aid rules (GBER) . This amendment aims to facilitate investments notably in port, airports, and culture and heritage conservation sectors. It is in line with the objective of reducing administrative burdens over member states.

news

publication date: 29-05-2017

  •  environment

ACCELERATING THE CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION — FINANCING ENERGY EFFICIENCY AT THE LOCAL LEVEL

An event during EUSEW, organised in partnership between EUROCITIES, Climate Alliance, CEMR, Rescoop.eu, European Climate Foundation, Energy cities, Energies Positi'IF.

event

start date: 21-06-2017
end date: 21-06-2017

  •  cooperation
  •  economy

event

start date: 18-10-2017
end date: 18-10-2017

  •  economy
  •  knowledge society

Conference on Innovation Procurement 17-18 October 2017

With the upcoming Estonian EU presidency, Tallinn will be hosting the Conference on Innovation Procurement taking place between 17-18 October 2017.

event

start date: 17-10-2017
end date: 18-10-2017

  •  economy

Working group employment meets in Stockholm

Twenty city representatives from 10 EUROCITIES member city attended the meeting and discussed some of the main challenges they face in promoting employment measures at local level: integration of migrants and refugees; promotion of employability through skills development (for adults, low skilled and high skilled); use of public procurement for creating job opportunities.

news

publication date: 17-05-2017

“Upskilling Pathways: new opportunities for adults”.

The European Commission has published a call for proposals with the aim of helping Member States to prepare the implementation of the Recommendation “Upskilling Pathways: new opportunities for adults”.

news

publication date: 17-05-2017

  •  cooperation
  •  economy

EC-OECD Conference on strategic public procurement: Procuring sustainable, innovative, and socially responsible solutions

This conference aims to raise awareness among decision makers and the procurement community about the benefits of strategic procurement, with an emphasis on sustainability, social responsibility and innovation. It will feature speakers recognised for their expertise and leadership in the field.

event

start date: 02-06-2017
end date: 02-06-2017