news for social affairs

EUROCITIES Working Group Migration and Integration visits Milan on 8-9 November

As many as 45 city representatives of the EUROCITIES Working Group on Migration and Integration met in Milan on 8-9 November. The WG meeting included two visits to the reception centres run by the city of Milan and a centre for job orientation and placement.

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publication date : 28-11-2018

  •  cooperation
  •  environment

Oslo – where CityChangers meet

The URBAN FUTURE global conference is back! From 22-24 May, 3,000 passionate urban changemakers will gather in one of the world’s most eco-friendly cities to exchange their innovative ideas and experiences.

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publication date : 26-11-2018

  •  cooperation
  •  environment

Oslo – where CityChangers meet

The URBAN FUTURE global conference is back! From 22-24 May, 3,000 passionate urban changemakers will gather in one of the world’s most eco-friendly cities to exchange their innovative ideas and experiences.

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publication date : 26-11-2018

Cities4people: Migrating ideas, inspiring integration – Integrating Cities VIII conference

Migration is a fact in all of our cities, but how we react determines the rest. At the eighth Integrating Cities Conference (ICC VIII), 180 delegates met in Milan to unlock the social and economic potential that migration holds. The discussion ranged from the vital role of data, to how to secure funding, how cities can work with volunteers, sensitivity to gender, working with undocumented migrants and minors, and fighting the negative narrative around migration. Central strands that wove...

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publication date : 23-11-2018

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

EUROCITIES launches citizens panels initiative

Following the success of our 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens' campaign, we are keeping dialogue about the future of Europe going by organising citizen consultations in 20 cities.

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publication date : 22-11-2018

  •  economy
  •  knowledge society

European Commission call for speakers to present evidence on social investment

The European Commission's Social Situation Monitor (SSM) team has launched a call for abstracts for an oral presentation at an EU seminar on social investment that will take place in Brussels, in late January/early February 2019, depending on speakers’ availability.

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publication date : 21-11-2018

European Youth Capital 2022: call for applications!

Want to #YouthUp your city in 2022? This is your chance! The call for applications to be the European Youth Capital 2022 is now open - and you have until 13 January 2019 to tell us why this prestigious title should be awarded to your city in 2022.

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publication date : 20-11-2018

WG Education visits Amsterdam to review equal opportunities in education

Over 40 participants from 20 cities took part in the meeting of WG Education on 7-9 November in Amsterdam. The focus was on Amsterdam's policy to ensure equal opportunities in education.

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publication date : 20-11-2018

  •  cooperation

One year on, cities prove commitment to the social pillar

One year has passed since the EU Social Summit on 17 November 2017 in Gothenburg when the European Pillar of Social Rights was officially adopted. What has been done so far and what key actions are still required?

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publication date : 16-11-2018

New Eurofound report sheds light on social cohesion and well-being in Europe

In recent years, the EU has put increasing emphasis on the promotion of social cohesion as a central element for the improvement of quality of life for its citizens. With initiatives such as the Europe 2020 strategy, the social investment package and the European Pillar of Social Rights, the goal to promote fairer and more inclusive societies has taken centre stage. But is this EU goal hitting a home-run with EU citizens, or is the reality closer to a strike out?

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publication date : 14-11-2018