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Cities share good practices and deliver key messages at the EU Roma Week

The week 9-12 April marked the third edition of the EU Roma Week organised by the European Parliament and European Commission to celebrate the International Roma Day. During four days, policy-makers, experts, activists and civil society organisations met in Brussels to celebrate Roma culture and to debate the future of the EU Roma framework. EUROCITIES was an official partner and brought three cities (Barcelona, Ghent and Rome) to share their good practices of Roma inclusion from the...

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publication date : 13-04-2018

  •  culture
  •  economy

Barcelona adopts ambitious strategy to reduce inequalities

On 9 April, the Barcelona City Council adopted the Barcelona Strategy for Inclusion and Reducing Inequalities. This is a 10-year strategy that will run until 2027. The strategy won the votes of all parties in the city council and the support of all social partners and civil society.

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publication date : 12-04-2018

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Cities4Europe - Teaser video!

EUROCITIES is pleased to release the teaser video of the 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens' campaign.

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publication date : 10-04-2018

Lille Metropole’s innovative way to tackle long-term unemployment is to create jobs

Lille Metropole is experimenting an innovative way to tackle long term unemployment, following a call from the French government to launch such pilots in local communities with long-term unemployment ('Territoires zéro chômeur de longue durée').

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publication date : 09-04-2018

European cities celebrate the International Roma Day on 8 April

On the occasion of the International Roma Day on 8 April, cities across Europe celebrate the Roma culture with activities to raise awareness about the issues facing Roma people.

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publication date : 08-04-2018

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publication date : 06-04-2018

EUROCITIES members win ESPON support for targeted analysis

EUROCITIES members are stepping up their work on urban ageing, learning from one another how to best address the demographic challenge their cities is facing.

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publication date : 06-04-2018

Working group urban ageing looks at dementia-friendly environments in Vienna

The working group on urban ageing met on 22-23 March in Vienna. The group gathered 11 cities - Oslo, Vienna, Manchester, Hengelo, Barcelona, Tilburg, Amsterdam, Ghent, Nantes, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf - to discuss how to make cities more age-friendly as healthy environments.

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publication date : 06-04-2018

Ability, response and social responsibility – Lisbon visits Birmingham to grow social value with Cities Grow

Although migrant run companies are enriching Lisbon in the areas of food, technology and retail, the city is anxious to see similar successes in other industries.

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publication date : 05-04-2018

European Commission takes first steps towards a more ‘social’ European Semester

The European Commission published in March the 2018 country reports that analyse the economic and social policy reforms in EU member states and identify EU-wide trends in terms of convergence. It is for the first time that the European Pillar of Social Rights is integrated into the country reports, which shows the Commission’s commitment to use the European Semester as a key tool to implement the pillar.

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publication date : 03-04-2018