news for social affairs

Cities look to innovation to care for an ageing population

Our working group urban ageing met on 19 May in Brussels, the day after participants attended the conference ‘Innovation in Care: How to improve quality of life and services for an ageing population?’.

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publication date : 07-06-2017

  •  mobility

The Traffic agent app toward new developments

The Traffic Agent application developed by the city of Oslo had been shortlisted for the EUROCITIES award for innovation in 2015. Its is now entering a new phase and offers possibilities for further developments Europe-wide.

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publication date : 06-06-2017

Youth employment: are we going in the right direction?

The 2017 Joint Employment Report’s Scoreboard of Key Employment and Social Indicators looks at policy efforts to address challenges for young people, including unemployment and inactivity and the latest results are out.

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publication date : 06-06-2017

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publication date : 01-06-2017

Solidarity Cities: What’s new?

It’s been a year since the Solidarity Cities initiative was announced by the mayor of Athens, Giorgios Kaminis, during the meeting of the European Capitals in April 2016. Since then, EUROCITIES and its members have been working to make this idea of solidarity between cities on the refugee crisis a reality on the ground.

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publication date : 30-05-2017

Working group education meets in Antwerp

The working group inclusion through education met on 10-12 May in Antwerp.

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publication date : 30-05-2017

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

Silvia Ganzerla: Mayors turn focus on jobs

Cities are the drivers of economic growth and job creation, and are key to ensuring the equal participation of vulnerable people in social and economic life, writes EUROCITIES policy director Silvia Ganzerla.

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publication date : 22-05-2017

  •  culture

UNAOC looking for innovative grassroots projects that foster dialogue and cooperation among cultures

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and BMW Group are looking for innovative grassroots projects that foster dialogue and cooperation among cultures. Projects with the potential for expansion and replication will receive funding, training and other strategic support for capacity building.

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publication date : 22-05-2017

What is the future of social Europe?

On 26 April, the same day the proposal on the European Pillar of Social Rights was launched, the European Commission released its reflection paper on the social dimension of Europe.

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publication date : 22-05-2017