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Social innovation in Rotterdam: One-stop-shop for youth at risk of exclusion

Jongerenloket (Youth Desk) is a hub of free services in Rotterdam where vulnerable people under the age of 27 can seek assistance for education, work or care. The one-stop-shop enables young people to access all of the city’s youth-related social services at one central location, hence making it easier for young people to receive the help they need.

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publication date : 18-08-2017

  •  economy

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publication date : 09-08-2017

  •  knowledge society

GDC cities in URBACT catalogue of good practices

Among all 97 good practices published by URBACT on sustainable urban development, three GDC signatory cities stand out for their investment in digital to impulse participatory change in disadvantaged neighbourhoods.

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publication date : 03-08-2017

  •  cooperation
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Save the date: EIP-SCC general Assembly - 12 October 2017

The purpose of the General Assembly is to pave the way to an EU Investment Plan, joining public and private investors' efforts to deploy SCC-related solutions throughout EU cities and to stimulate EU utilities, manufacturers and implementors.

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publication date : 28-07-2017

  •  knowledge society

Public consultation on Transformation of Health and Care in the Digital Single Market is open to contributions

On 19 July, the European Commission launched a public consultation on Transformation of Health and Care in the Digital Single Market. The aim of the consultation is to obtain input on the ways of promoting digital innovation in health care and to better define measures needed to deal with challenges in European health care systems.

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publication date : 26-07-2017

Silver Economy Award for ICT-related product and service innovations

The Silver Economy Awards is a new initiative to reward ICT-based innovative solutions that improve the lives of European seniors and support the growth of the European Silver Economy.

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publication date : 26-07-2017

  •  environment

Cities in action: Ghent’s sustainable food strategy

Ghent has capitalised on political will, citizen support and a growing global knowledge base to develop a local sustainable food strategy. Its approach is not only helping to achieve ecological and social progress throughout the food chain, it is also encouraging Council departments to consider food issues in policy making for the first time.

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publication date : 25-07-2017

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

URBACT’s Good Practices unveiled: 'Inspiring solutions for better cities'

Looking for ideas on how to improve a city’s air quality, support local jobs, or involve citizens in accommodating refugees? Scores of tried-and-tested city solutions have been published online by URBACT, the EU learning and exchange programme for integrated, sustainable urban development.

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publication date : 25-07-2017

  •  mobility

CREATE project at joint Estonian EU presidency and UITP seminar on “Smart mobility 2020: Innovative and sustainable urban transport in Europe” (22-23 November 2017, Tallinn)

Don’t miss the high-level international seminar taking place on 22-23 November 2017 in Tallinn (Estonia) entitled Smart Mobility 2020: Innovative and sustainable urban transport in Europe, featuring our EU mobility project CREATE (www.create-mobility.eu)!

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publication date : 24-07-2017

  •  economy
  •  environment

PROSPECT - Peer-powered cities and regions has been launched!

The PROSPECT project had its kick off meeting on 5-6 of July in Brussels. A three year project bringing together 10 partners from across Europe, PROSPECT will develop a peer-to-peer learning programme, which will allow more than 180 local authorities, collaborating with their local energy agencies, to discuss and learn from each other on how to better finance the development of energy and climate project for buildings, mobility and lighting and more!

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publication date : 19-07-2017