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A Culture for Cities and Regions feature film

Cities are drivers of innovative cultural policies that add value to urban and regional development. Increased cultural investments at regional and city levels should be supported through long term programmes at EU level.

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publication date : 04-12-2017

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

9 cities have already joined the #Cities4Europe campaign. Who will be next?

Nine cities have already joined the EUROCITIES campaign 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens'. Is your city going to be the tenth to register?

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publication date : 01-12-2017

  •  cooperation
  •  economy

European Commission launches ‘EU cities for fair and ethical trade award’

The ‘EU cities for fair and ethical trade award’ is an initiative of the Directorate General for Trade launched as a commitment of its ‘Trade for all’ communication published in 2015. The award is part of EU’s effort to raise awareness about how EU trade patterns can affect the environment and livelihoods of communities in other countries, and the role that cities play in this. Cities as the platform for increasing the information flow about sustainable and ethical trade is the at the...

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publication date : 28-11-2017

  •  economy

Commission kicks off the European Semester 2018 with high focus on the European Pillar of Social Rights

On 22 November, the European Commission kicked off the European Semester for 2018 by releasing the Annual Growth Survey, Joint Employment Report and the new Employment Guidelines. This comes three days after the joint proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights at the EU Social Summit in Gothenburg.

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publication date : 23-11-2017

  •  culture

Local actions, better future. The legacy of Culture for Cities and Regions

Programmes such as Culture for Cities and Regions allow cities to develop and grow. It is imperative therefore that we build on the successes we have already seen and experienced. It is also important that the EU continues to support peer-learning programmes between cities, so they can keep learning from each other This was the main message from Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council during the conclusions of the Culture for Cities and Regions final event last October. Read the full...

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publication date : 23-11-2017

  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  knowledge society

ROCKs living lab in Eindhoven

The tech savvy city of Eindhoven hosted the second work-shadowing visit of ROCK, which focused on the living lab approach to urban innovation, mastered by the city. The three ROCK replicator cities Bologna, Lisbon and Skopje got inspired by this method of trial and error and got concrete recommendations and tips on how to transfer Eindhoven's good practices to their local context.

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publication date : 23-11-2017

  •  cooperation

Cities welcome the proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights and ask to be involved

Today, 17 November 2017, marks a milestone in our social Europe. After 20 years since the last EU summit on employment, an EU Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth took place in Gothenburg at the initiative of the Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. The summit gathered heads of state and government from nearly all EU member states and social partners as well as civil society representatives to discuss fair jobs, inclusive growth, equal...

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publication date : 17-11-2017

  •  economy

Paris is the capital of innovation for 2017

Last 7 November, the European Commission awarded the 2017 European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) prize of €1 000 000 to Paris. The city has been named 2017's European Capital of Innovation for its inclusive innovation strategy.

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publication date : 13-11-2017

  •  economy

EDF meeting in Vienna 16-18 October: Highlights

The Autumn EDF meeting in Vienna represented for cities a great chance to debate on long-term investment strategies, as well as to learn and receive inputs by experts coming from national and European high-level institutions.

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publication date : 03-11-2017