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EUROCITIES letter to EU leaders on populism and Euroscepticism

Ahead of the summit of heads of state and government in Rome, EUROCITIES has shared the view from cities with European leaders.

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publication date : 23-03-2017

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How can cities and regions turn barriers in long-term investments into future opportunities?

On 8 March 2017 the Urban Intergroup and the Long-Term Investment and Reindustrialisation Intergroup hosted a joint workshop led by POLIS and co-organised by CEMR and EUROCITIES at the European Parliament in Brussels entitled “Long-term investments: Barriers and opportunities for regional and local authorities”.

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publication date : 10-03-2017

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European mayors say ‘no’ to rising populism & Euroscepticism

On Tuesday 7 March, EUROCITIES held a ‘Mayors summit on the future of Europe’ in the Committee of the Regions to debate the worrying trend of rising populism and Euroscepticism.

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publication date : 08-03-2017

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Mayors summit on the future of Europe - tackling rising populism and Euroscepticism

It’s time to rethink the way politics is done in Europe. #cities4Europe

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publication date : 06-03-2017

Working group smart social inclusion: Milan’s social entrepreneurship strategy

On 23-24 February, Milan hosted a study visit for members of EUROCITIES working group smart social inclusion to present the city’s initiatives for promoting social entrepreneurship and social inclusion. Representatives from Bialystok, Brno, Katowice, Madrid, Nantes, Porto, Riga, Utrecht and Warsaw were in attendance.

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publication date : 27-02-2017

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City reps meet Commission inter-cabinet group on urban issues

Mary-Ann Schreurs, Eindhoven’s deputy mayor for innovation and chair of our knowledge society forum, headed up a small delegation of cities at a meeting with the European Commission’s inter-cabinet group on urban issues.

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publication date : 21-02-2017

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Report: Madrid Neighbourhood Employment Plans

We are glad to disseminate the report on the Madrid Neighbourhood Employment Plans initiative, which was the focus of a study visit in Madrid on long-term unemployment.

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publication date : 21-02-2017

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EUROCITIES sets up task force on circular economy

Now that the circular economy is moving up the political agenda of the EU and in cities, EUROCITIES has decided to set up a circular economy task force.

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publication date : 17-02-2017

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Anna Lisa Boni: Time for a renewed Europe

As EUROCITIES is preparing to host a 'Mayors summit on the future of Europe' on 7 March in Brussels, our secretary general reiterates the need to find new ways to build bridges between the EU institutions and the people they serve.

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publication date : 16-02-2017

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Nantes: the ‘Loire and us great debate’

In our series of short articles, we highlight how EUROCITIES members across Europe are engaging with their citizens.

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publication date : 15-02-2017