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City dialogue on social services in times of coronavirus

EUROCITIES is bringing together city experts from social services in direct dialogue with OECD to discuss common challenges related to COVID-19 crisis, exchange on social measures to respond to this crisis and share know-how, good practices and lessons learned so far.

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publication date : 26-04-2020

City Dialogue on ECEC services

EUROCITIES is organising an online city dialogue on specific strategies for early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The city dialogue will take place online on Monday, 4 May, at 14.00-15.30 CET.

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publication date : 24-04-2020

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publication date : 24-04-2020

Cities ready to take in refugee children

Cities across Europe are ready to welcome children from overcrowded refugee camps on the Greek islands. In a letter addressed to the presidents of the European Commission, European Council and European Parliament, they offer to take in unaccompanied children and provide better conditions for them.

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publication date : 23-04-2020

Takeaways from EUROCITIES webinar on FEAD

This EUROCITIES webinar brought 75 people from 50 cities in 20 EU countries in direct dialogue with the European Commission DG EMPL to discuss about the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD). Cities were informed about the changes applicable to FEAD in 2020 to ensure flexibility and quick response in the context of COVID-19 outbreak.

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publication date : 22-04-2020

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The three Rs

We find ourselves amid a historical crisis with terrifying health implications and obvious socioeconomic consequences. To survive these shocks many of us are taking one day at a time; feeling grateful for our health and those around us. Meanwhile, we must start thinking as soon as possible about post-emergency plans.

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publication date : 21-04-2020

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  •  knowledge society

People-centred Artificial Intelligence (AI) in cities

EUROCITIES has developed a response to the European Commission's (EC) digital strategy package, launched on 18 February 2020, which included the white paper on AI and the European data strategy.

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publication date : 14-04-2020

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SURE instrument enables €100 billion solidarity loans to support jobs and lives affected by coronavirus

On 9 April, the EU Ministries of Financing have agreed to work on a comprehensive economic policy response to the COVID19 outbreak. They have agreed on a EUR 500 billion packages of safety nets – one for workers, one for businesses and another one for countries.

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publication date : 10-04-2020

Gijon pledges to the European Pillar of Social Rights

Gijon is the latest city joining the EUROCITIES campaign 'Inclusive Cities for All: Social Rights in My City'. Gijon's Mayor, Ana Gonzalez Rodriguez, signed a strong pledge to gender equality, which is principle 2 of the European Pillar of Social Rights.

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publication date : 08-04-2020

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Takeaways from EUROCITIES City Dialogue on the European Social Fund+

This EUROCITIES city dialogue brought together 90 people from 55 cities in 20 countries to discuss how cities get involved in the programming of the ESF+ for 2021-2027. City experts learned about the state of play of ESF+ at EU level directly from the European Commission. They exchanged and learned how other cities are working with managing authorities to feed an urban perspective, based on local needs, into the priorities and actions of the ESF+ programme in their region or country,...

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publication date : 08-04-2020