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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.


publication date: 10-12-2018

New Call for the Social Economy

European Social Economy Regions, or ESER, is a European Commission DG GROW initiative that aims to raise social economy awareness and capacity, at regional and local level, and to build regional/local networks of social economy stakeholders.


publication date: 05-12-2018

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 the 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...


publication date: 04-12-2018

New report highlights the role of cities as service providers for migrants and refugees

The project ReSOMA continues its aim to ensure European policymakers and stakeholders’ access to accurate and reliable evidence for policies. A new report on cities as service providers for migrants and refugees highlights cities’ central role in immigrant integration and analyses the impact of EU policies at local level.


publication date: 03-12-2018

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EUROCITIES selected to be part of EU-level working group on childcare

In November, EUROCITIES was selected to be part of a new EU-level Working Group on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). This working group was recently established by the European Commission in the framework of the EU 2020 strategy for Education and Training (ET2020). The working group is formed mostly of representatives of national governments and will discuss how to improve quality of childcare services, social inclusion and professionalisation of staff, during its two-year...


publication date: 02-12-2018

WG Education visits Amsterdam to review equal opportunities in education

Over 40 participants from 20 cities took part in the meeting of WG Education on 7-9 November in Amsterdam. The focus was on Amsterdam's policy to ensure equal opportunities in education.


publication date: 20-11-2018

New Eurofound report sheds light on social cohesion and well-being in Europe

In recent years, the EU has put increasing emphasis on the promotion of social cohesion as a central element for the improvement of quality of life for its citizens. With initiatives such as the Europe 2020 strategy, the social investment package and the European Pillar of Social Rights, the goal to promote fairer and more inclusive societies has taken centre stage. But is this EU goal hitting a home-run with EU citizens, or is the reality closer to a strike out?


publication date: 14-11-2018

Solna's new project on Digital Employeeship: building competences to use smart and efficient digital work tools

Solna has identified strategic competence attraction and digitalisation as two of the main future challenges. The city's new project on Digital Employeeship, funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), aims to provide city administration managers and employees with the competences needed to use smart and efficient digital work tools.


publication date: 13-11-2018

Barcelona a city for all times of life: a new strategy for demographic change and ageing 2018-2030

Addressing the demographic change and the ageing process, Barcelona has adopted the strategy for ‘A city for all times of life 2018-2030’. The strategic planning process was based on the analysis of the current reality and a demographic forecast, considering short and long-term measures to deliver results. The strategy focuses on the demographics and the changes that the population is facing, on the strategic objectives and values and on the services provided by the city.


publication date: 12-11-2018