news for homelessness

15 cities learn from Toulouse how to support Roma to access adequate housing

How can cities support Roma to move out of camps into adequate housing? This is what 35 local policy-makers and practitioners on homelessness and Roma inclusion from 15 European cities addressed during a policy transfer study visit to Toulouse. Representatives from the Council of Europe and the EU’s Agency for Fundamental Rights also took part in the meeting.


publication date : 19-04-2019

  •  cooperation

Bologna is 22nd city to sign pledge to the EU Pillar of Social Rights

Bologna became the 22nd city to sign a pledge to the European Pillar of Social Rights. Mayor Virginio Merola signed a strong commitment to principle 2 on gender equality and principle 19 on housing.


publication date : 16-04-2019

Key takeaways from our first-ever EUROCITIES Social Innovation Lab

The first-ever Social Innovation Lab of EUROCITIES took place on 25-27 March 2019 in Glasgow. Over 120 city politicians, officers and change makers (social enterprises and foundations) from over 50 cities in Europe joined forces to pilot a new way of working for ‘Making Inclusive Cities through Social Innovation’.


publication date : 02-04-2019

  •  cooperation


publication date : 28-03-2019

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

A wake up call for those who care about Europe

It is a critical time for Europe, ahead of the European elections. The success or failure of the European project will be decided in and by our cities’ ability to shape and implement policy locally.


publication date : 21-03-2019

Visualise Vienna’s model on preventing evictions and homelessness

EUROCITIES has prepared a video to present the successful practice of Vienna on preventing evictions and homelessness. It focuses on the strategic approach of the city, by showing the direct impact it has on two citizens - Andreas & Franziska. Through Wiener Wohnen, the property management company, Vienna engaged social workers to reach and provide tailored support to people that are at risk of being evicted.


publication date : 19-03-2019

Have your say on the EU Semester 2019 country reports and the investment guidance for future cohesion policy

The European Commission recently published the country reports under the European Semester 2019, analysing the social and economic situation in each EU member state. The country reports include more examples and analysis related to specific urban challenges than in any other previous country reports beforehand, which is good news for cities.


publication date : 15-03-2019

Join the Urban Academy on Integration of Migrants and Refugees on 21-22 May

The European Commission in collaboration with EUROCITIES is organising the 2nd edition of the Urban Academy on the Integration of Migrants and Refugees. This will take place in Antwerp on 21-22 May.


publication date : 11-03-2019

Register NOW for the policy transfer study visit to Toulouse on Roma access to housing

How can cities support Roma to move from camps into adequate housing? This is the theme that EUROCITIES is exploring during a study visit to Toulouse on 9-10 April to support policy transfer of promising city measures for Roma access to adequate housing.


publication date : 07-03-2019

EUROCITIES launches new initiative of city pledges at the European Parliament

21 cities, representing more than 20 million citizens have presented their pledges to act on the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights through dedicated investments for city measures. In total, the 21 cities pledge to invest €4.32 billion to fight poverty and social exclusion over the next 5 years.


publication date : 22-02-2019