employment

Europe is facing high levels of unemployment and shortages of skills and the coming decades will see Europe’s workforce shrink due to its ageing population. There is a growing awareness of the need for reskilling, skills development and lifelong learning to better match the supply and demand of Europe’s labour market. 

Recent years have seen labour market responsibilities devolve from the national level to the regional and local levels. We have also seen the creation of new public-private partnerships in employment policies, and a rise of active labour market policies and ‘work first’ approaches.

The Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth sets the ambitious target to increase the employment rate in Europe to 75%, which demands better policies, better cooperation and better policies on education and life-long learning.

Our working group employment is a platform for cities to exchange good practices on local labour market policies. We work together with the EU institutions to profile the role local authorities play in shaping effective labour market policies and the importance of including cities in the governance of the European social agenda.

  •  environment

Barcelona's Energy Advice Points. Being cold at home is not normal. Energy is your right.

The Energy Advice Points are a Barcelona City Council service that offers the necessary information, assistance and intervention for people to exercise their energy rights and prevents companies from denying them access to basic utilities.

case study

publication date: 07-01-2019

Commission recognises the need to channel EU funds to build capacity of local governments for Roma inclusion

On 4 December, the European Commission released a communication on the evaluation of the EU Roma Framework 2011-2020.

news

publication date: 03-01-2019

New EUROCITIES report on Roma inclusion at local level

EUROCITIES published a report with findings and lessons from the study visit it organised to Timisoara on 12-14 June 2018. This activity is part of the EUROCITIES mutual learning programme for cities working on Roma inclusion at local level, which receives funding support from the European programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSi) under the strategic partnership with the European Commission DG EMPL.

news

publication date: 02-01-2019

Social Rights for All: Roma inclusion at local level - report from EUROCITIES study visit to Timisoara

This is the report from the study visit that EUROCITIES organised to Timisoara on 12-14 June 2018. This activity is part of the EUROCITIES mutual learning programme for cities working on Roma inclusion at local level, which receives funding support from the European programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSi) under the strategic partnership with the European Commission DG EMPL.

publication

publication date: 02-01-2019

Gothenburg is 3rd city to sign pledge to the EU Pillar of Social Rights

On 12 December, Gothenburg became the 3rd city after Madrid and Stuttgart to sign a pledge to the EU Pillar of Social Rights. Deputy Mayor Marina Johansson and the Vice-Chair of the Political Committee on Social Welfare, Kristina Bergman Alme signed a strong commitment to principle 1 ‘education, training and lifelong learning’.

news

publication date: 19-12-2018

Ljubljana is 4th city to sign a pledge to the EU Pillar of Social Rights

Today, Ljubljana became the fourth city after Madrid, Stuttgart and Gothenburg to sign a pledge to the EU Pillar of Social Rights. Mayor Zoran Jankovic signed pledges to principle 16 'healthcare' and principle 19 'housing and assistance for the homeless'.

news

publication date: 19-12-2018

  •  mobility

EUROCITIES takes part in the European Day of Persons with Disabilities 2018

EUROCITIES together with city representatives from Stuttgart and Toulouse took part in the EU conference to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3-4 December 2018.

news

publication date: 10-12-2018

European Parliament votes in favour of a stronger urban dimension of ESF+ 2021-2027

On 3 December 2018, the European Parliament’s EMPL committee adopted its report on the Commission's proposal for the European Social Fund+ 2021-2027. 

news

publication date: 10-12-2018

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

publication

publication date: 04-12-2018

EUROCITIES political event at the European Parliament 'From principle to action: How to implement the EU Pillar of Social Rights at local level'

EUROCITIES will launch a new political initiative to show how cities’ concrete contributions to a more cohesive and inclusive Europe starting from local level. EUROCITIES deputy mayors will present their pledges to act on the principles of the EU Pillar for Social Rights through dedicated investments for city measures. This will take place at an event of EUROCITIES at the European Parliament on 21 February 2019 in the presence of Members of European Parliament and high-level Commission...

news

publication date: 04-12-2018