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Highlights from our Social Affairs Forum online – cities respond to the COVID crisis

More than 90 representatives from 55 cities met online for the Social Affairs Forum meeting to discuss the social consequences of the COVID-19 crisis and how to mitigate them.

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publication date : 28-05-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  economy
  •  environment

EU budget and recovery – Reclaiming the future for cities

Cities were hit hardest by the corona pandemic - Dario Nardella, mayor of Florence and vice-president of Eurocities, declares a state of social and economic emergency for his city and many others across Europe.

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publication date : 27-05-2020

Policy updates on employment and inclusive labour market for rebuilding EU economy

While necessary to combat COVID-19, the confinement and social distancing measures are putting unprecedented pressure on local labour markets. Unemployment is increasing and consequences of COVID-19 are likely to affect regions and cities differently with tourist destinations and large. The share of jobs at risk during confinement ranges from 15% to 35% depending on the regional economy

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publication date : 26-05-2020

Working Group Education online meeting - updated background materials

The Education WG met online on May 15 to exchange on the evolving situation with schools in the transition phase in the context of COVID-19

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publication date : 25-05-2020

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

The path to paradise begins in hell

This famous line of Dante Alighieri made me think of the current crisis and how we are all moving from a hell-like emergency phase to the recovery of our economies and societies.

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publication date : 19-05-2020

  •  economy

Key messages from EUROCITIES-OECD webinar on the impact of COVID-19 on employment

EUROCITIES has brought together European Commission (EC), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to present the key challenges of the COVID19 on the labour market and employment in a webinar organised on 12 May. Done in partnership with OECD, the online event gathered more than 190 city practitioners.

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publication date : 18-05-2020

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  •  culture
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Ursula Von der Leyen reveals green and digital plans for EU recovery

In a speech to the European Parliament on Wednesday 13 May, the president of the European Commission, shared the plans for EU’s next long term budget and the main features of the recovery plan for Europe with a focus on green, digital and support to those hardest hits by the crisis.

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publication date : 14-05-2020

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  •  environment
  •  mobility

REGISTER for city dialogue on public health and urban preparedness with the WHO on May 29

The dialogue will engage cities in direct exchange with WHO Europe on public health measures in the context of urban preparedness and local response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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publication date : 12-05-2020

  •  cooperation

Key messages from our city dialogue on mitigating the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 in cities

EUROCITIES brought together 120 strategists from 60 European cities across 23 countries in direct dialogue with OECD to discuss the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 in cities and how to tackle them.

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publication date : 07-05-2020