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Road Safety strategies and action plans in the EU - DG MOVE Newsletter (January)

The existence of a national road safety strategy is a clear indicator that the issue is high on the political agenda. A well-crafted plan is a tool for authorities to identify the most relevant road safety actions, to focus their work efficiently and to assign the necessary resources. It also facilitates accountability and transparency, and helps to communicate road safety priorities to citizens.

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publication date: 19-01-2018

EUROCITIES report on labour market integration of refugees and asylum seekers

EUROCITIES has conducted a research on the integration of refugees and asylum seekers in the labour market at local level. The report is based on the findings from 19 cities from 12 EU member states.

publication

publication date: 03-01-2018

What role do cities play in social inclusion and welfare policies? - Policy brief for EUROCITIES

In 2017, EUROCITIES contracted an external expert to research the changing role of cities in designing and delivering social inclusion and welfare policies.

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publication date: 22-12-2017

  •  knowledge society

Citizens and cities centre stage as EUROCITIES amplifies its members’ voices at the Barcelona Smart City Expo

Citizens are the brain of the city. The more control the brain has over the body, the more efficient and powerful the organism. It is for this reason that the Barcelona Smart City Expo World Congress, as the focus which united its 600 stands, had citizen engagement and empowerment towards building smart cities.

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publication date: 20-12-2017

  •  environment

Better quality of life is a reality for most Europeans, shows new survey

Europeans are increasingly satisfied with their lives, despite worries about polluted air, housing, prices and sustainability of pensions, a new Eurofound survey reveals. Released on 7 December, the European Quality of Life Survey noted positive trends in people’s outlooks and future of EU

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publication date: 19-12-2017

  •  economy

European Commission launches consultation on socially responsible public procurement

On 7 December, the European Commission launched a public consultation on updating the guide on socially responsible public procurement.

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publication date: 08-12-2017

Lisbon wins the European Capital of Sport 2021

Lisbon received the title of European Capital of Sport 2021. Six other members of EUROCITIES got the title of European City of Sport 2018: Banja LuKa, Braga, Cluj-Napoca, Klaipeda, Kortijki and Ostend. In 2018, the European Capital of Sport is Sofia.

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publication date: 08-12-2017

Immigrants and minorities have high trust in local authorities, says new report

On 6 December, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) revealed new findings about the situation of immigrants and minorities in the EU. The findings were presented at a high-level conference in Brussels and discussed with over 200 participants, including representatives of the European Commission, member states, cities, equality bodies, minority groups and employers.

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publication date: 07-12-2017

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publication date: 07-12-2017

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Lyon wins the 2018 Access City Award

On 5 December, the European Commission awarded Lyon with the 2018 Access City Award, on the occasion of the ‘European day for people with disabilities’. The city won the award for its actions of making accessibility a central element of its local development plan.

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publication date: 06-12-2017