public services

  •  economy

Commission kicks off the European Semester 2018 with high focus on the European Pillar of Social Rights

On 22 November, the European Commission kicked off the European Semester for 2018 by releasing the Annual Growth Survey, Joint Employment Report and the new Employment Guidelines. This comes three days after the joint proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights at the EU Social Summit in Gothenburg.

news

publication date: 23-11-2017

  •  culture

Local actions, better future. The legacy of Culture for Cities and Regions

Programmes such as Culture for Cities and Regions allow cities to develop and grow. It is imperative therefore that we build on the successes we have already seen and experienced. It is also important that the EU continues to support peer-learning programmes between cities, so they can keep learning from each other This was the main message from Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Coundil during the conclusions of the Culture for Cities and Regions final event last October. Read the full...

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publication date: 23-11-2017

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

publication

publication date: 22-11-2017

  •  cooperation

Cities welcome the proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights and ask to be involved

Today, 17 November 2017, marks a milestone in our social Europe. After 20 years since the last EU summit on employment, an EU Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth took place in Gothenburg at the initiative of the Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. The summit gathered heads of state and government from nearly all EU member states and social partners as well as civil society representatives to discuss fair jobs, inclusive growth, equal...

news

publication date: 17-11-2017

EU Observer: Mind the gap - inequality in our cities

Laia Ortiz, chair of EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum and deputy mayor of Barcelona writes for EU Observer on the need to rethink how welfare instruments provide social justice in our cities.

publication

publication date: 17-11-2017

Political speech delivered on 'Social Rights for All' at the Social Affairs Forum in Gothenburg

Andreas Schönström, the vice-chair of the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum and deputy mayor of Malmo, gave an inspiring political speech at the Forum meeting in Gothenburg on 26 October. His speech introduced the recently-adopted EUROCITIES statement 'Social Rights for All'. You can read the full speech below.

publication

publication date: 17-11-2017

EUROCITIES message to the EU Social Summit

Ahead of the EU Social Summit, taking place on Friday 17 November, city politicians already met in Gothenburg at the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum and agreed on their joint commitment to deliver on the European Pillar of Social Rights.

publication

publication date: 14-11-2017

  •  knowledge society

A Digital Presidency. Takeaways from Estonia's programme for a Digital Europe (Brussels, 14 Dec 2017)

On 14 December, the Centre for European Studies and the Estonian Government will host a major event in Brussels to assess the progress of Estonian's programme for a digital Europe.

event

start date: 14-12-2017
end date: 14-12-2017

  •  knowledge society

Broadband Days 2017 (Brussels, 20-21 Nov 2017)

Broadband Days 2017 brings together the most important actors on the broadband deployment and policy making scene. This event will feature the launch of the Broadband Competence Offices Network and announcement of the winners of Broadband Awards 2017. Plenary sessions and panel discussions will focus on broadband development from different perspectives.

event

start date: 20-11-2017
end date: 21-11-2017

European Cities and Regions facing today's challenges

This event will take place on Tuesday 28 November from 9:30 to 15:30, in the Committee of the Regions' building, 99 rue Belliard 99-101 in brussels.

event

start date: 28-11-2017
end date: 28-11-2017