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Joint statement on energy efficiency financing

Strengthening the role of the local level to accelerate the clean energy transition

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publication date : 22-06-2017

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Urban Innovative Action: topics for the third and fourth call announced!

The Urban Innovative Actions initiative unveils the topics selected for the third and fourth Call for Proposals to be respectively launched at the end of 2017 and 2018.

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publication date : 22-06-2017

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EUROCITIES Call for expert for research of the role of local governments in social welfare policies

In the context of the debate about the future of social Europe and the shaping of the European Pillar of Social Rights, EUROCITIES wants to emphasise the importance of cities in social inclusion and inclusive labour market, on the basis of strong evidence from research. For this, we want to commission research that will take stock of the evidence that we have already collected in EUROCITIES and place it within an analytical framework built upon the main trends identified in the most...

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publication date : 19-06-2017

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Strong emphasis on local level in the 2017 country-specific recommendations

On 22 May, the European Commission published the Country Specific Recommendations for 2017.

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publication date : 12-06-2017

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WG Creative Citizenship meet in Brussels

The Working Group Creative Citizenship, chaired by Athens with Nantes as vice chair, met on 29 and 30 May in Brussels and continued its work exploring methods and tools for how city authorities can work with citizens to co-create solutions responding to local challenges.

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publication date : 09-06-2017

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CitiZen: Driving the EU urban challenge

EUROCITIES was invited by MEP Piernicola Pedicini to present the CIVITAS initiative at an event organised in the European Parliament providing participants with a wide range of information and presentations on financing programmes -by European Commission- and on best practice examples from urban initiatives such as the Covenant of Mayors, CIVITAS or the Urban Innovation Action.

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publication date : 06-06-2017

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Using public procurement to achieve social, green and innovation objectives

André Sobczak, chair of our WG public services and public procurement, vice-president of Nantes Metropole, spoke today at the European Commission and OECD conference on strategic public procurement (SPP) in Paris. He debated on political ownership of SPP with Julien Bargeton, Deputy Mayor of Paris, Lars Jakob Hiim, Norway State Secretary for the Minister of Trade and Industry and Jesús Vazquez Almuiña, Minister of Health for the Galicia Region (Spain).

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publication date : 02-06-2017

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State aid legislation amended to stimulate investments in ports, airports and culture

On 17 May, the European Commission approved the amendment to the General Block Exemption Regulation on EU State aid rules (GBER) . This amendment aims to facilitate investments notably in port, airports, and culture and heritage conservation sectors. It is in line with the objective of reducing administrative burdens over member states.

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publication date : 29-05-2017

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The EIP-SCC Action Cluster Meeting: registration is open!

The EIP-SCC Action Cluster Meetings will take place on 20 June at Hotel Metropole, Brussels, and will provide European officials, civic leaders, city representatives, investors, industry, entrepreneurs, and Action Cluster leaders with the opportunity to explore progress, make plans, and exchange views with their peers to give added-value to their national and local actions; and also identify gaps that need to be fulfilled at European level to develop new solutions in the Smart City...

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publication date : 23-05-2017

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EUROCITIES cooperation platform brings together members from across Europe

The EUROCITIES cooperation platform, which took place in the city of Antwerp from 17 – 19 May, welcomed over 120 participants from 72 cities.

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publication date : 22-05-2017