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URBACT’s Good Practices unveiled: 'Inspiring solutions for better cities'

Looking for ideas on how to improve a city’s air quality, support local jobs, or involve citizens in accommodating refugees? Scores of tried-and-tested city solutions have been published online by URBACT, the EU learning and exchange programme for integrated, sustainable urban development.

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publication date : 25-07-2017

Thessaloniki receives support from Amsterdam and Zurich on informal education for refugees

From 9-12 July, Thessaloniki hosted a delegation from Amsterdam and Zurich, as part of a mentoring visit organised by EUROCITIES and Migration Work.

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publication date : 20-07-2017

Registration NOW open for our Autumn Social Affairs Forum

EUROCITIES will hold its next Social Affairs Forum on 25-26 October in Gothenburg to discuss the role of cities in promoting a more social Europe and in delivering on a European Pillar of Social Rights. Our working groups on employment, homelessness and urban ageing will be meeting shortly before the Social Affairs Forum, on 23-24 October in Gothenburg

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publication date : 13-07-2017

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Ensuring investments in social housing for all

In response to a parliamentary question from MEP Agnes Jongerius (S&D, NL) regarding the revision of state aid rules for services of general economic interest (‘SGEI’), Commissioner Margrethe Vestager affirmed that state aid can only be granted if social housing responds to "a public need: the provision of accommodation to disadvantaged citizens or socially less advantaged groups who due to solvency constraints are unable to obtain housing at market conditions".

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publication date : 11-07-2017

EUROCITIES highlights local challenges of delivering on social housing at Fondazione Cariplo event

On 27 June 2017, EUROCITIES participated in the event ‘Towards a sustainable and affordable Housing market in Europe: what to learn from the Italian model?’ at the European Parliament in Brussels.

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publication date : 11-07-2017

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Give your feedback now to the draft action plans of urban partnerships

According to the Pact of Amsterdam, the urban partnerships set under the Urban Agenda for the EU are required to develop action plans to address common challenges such as urban poverty or inclusion of migrants and refugees.

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publication date : 11-07-2017

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Shaping the future of research and innovation funding programme 'FP9'

EUROCITIES participated in two events looking at providing recommendations on the future funding programme for research and innovation, provisionally called 'FP9'.

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publication date : 10-07-2017

EUROCITIES Call for expert to produce publication on the role of cities in promoting social entrepreneurship

EUROCITIES has been collecting a lot of information and good practices from cities over the last two years, concerning the role of local authorities in promoting social economy and especially social entrepreneurship. We are now at the stage that all experiences and good practices reported by cities need to be compiled into one publication that can be disseminated widely at all levels.

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publication date : 07-07-2017

Barcelona urges Catalan government to include Roma history in school curriculum

On 21 June, Barcelona City Council approved a motion for an institutional declaration for the inclusion of Roma history in school curriculum.

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publication date : 06-07-2017

Solidarity Cities: Leeds and Stockholm support refugee education in Milan

A mentoring visit of Leeds and Stockholm to Milan took place from 26-29 June in the framework of the Solidarity Cities initiative. EUROCITIES responded quickly in May to Milan's desire to make progress in the area of reception of unaccompanied minors as well as education for children of families with a migrant background.

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publication date : 06-07-2017