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WeGO Smart Sustainable City Awards

The WeGO Smart Sustainable City Awards recognises and promotes outstanding ICT, smart city, and e-Government practices of cities and local governments from all over the world, WeGO and non-WeGO members alike.

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publication date : 13-04-2017

Cities reaffirm their commitment to fight against poverty and rising inequalities

On 3-4 of April 2017, the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum held a meeting in the city of Lisbon. A record number of 140 representatives from over 40 cities gathered to discuss effective ways to prevent and respond to deep-seated poverty and rising inequalities in cities.

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publication date : 10-04-2017

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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Amsterdam region, Rijeka and Valencia finalists for the 2016 GDC Award ‘Promoting open and interoperable solutions’

The third GDC award will recognise the project that has adopted and implemented open data and/or interfaces; has deployed and/or promoted interoperable solutions; and has tried to promote urban platforms or the better use/re-use of infrastructures, services, tools, etc.

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publication date : 19-01-2017

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Reykjavik, Utrecht and Zaragoza are the finalists for the GDC Award for ‘Citizen participation & impact on society’

Since there cannot be a smart city without smart citizens, the award winner in the first category will be a project that has successfully involved citizens and/or other civil society stakeholders; has adopted a bottom-up approach; and is expected to tackle, or has already tackled, local societal challenges. Of the 14 projects nominated in this category, three stand a good chance of winning the award: • Reykjavik’s Better Reykjavik and My Neighbourhood e-participation projects • ...

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publication date : 19-01-2017

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New Green Digital Charter publication presents projects on digital solutions for better quality of life

The Green Digital Charter (GDC) aims to improve quality of life in cities through the uptake of digital solutions.

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publication date : 11-01-2017

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Alternative approaches to welfare and services in the sharing economy

Our final article looking at the outcomes of the roundtable sessions at EUROCITIES 2016 Milan, this time on alternative approaches to welfare and services.

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publication date : 16-12-2016

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City competences and legislative frameworks in the sharing economy

We hosted four roundtable debates on different aspects of the sharing economy during EUROCITIES 2016 Milan on 16-18 November, the first of which focused on 'city competences and legislative frameworks'.

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publication date : 06-12-2016

EUROCITIES awards 2016: Leeds supports migrants’ strengths

Leeds has won the category for participation at the EUROCITIES awards 2016.

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publication date : 28-11-2016

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Anna Lisa Boni: sharing about sharing in Milan

Anna Lisa Boni reflects on a successful conference in Milan on 16-18 November, where EUROCITIES members met to exchange on the impact of the sharing economy in cities.

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publication date : 25-11-2016