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Register NOW for the study visit and WG meeting on Roma inclusion on 24-25 September in Leeds

Our autumn meeting of the working group Roma inclusion will take place on 24-25 September in Leeds. It will bring together cities from different corners of Europe to learn and inspire one another on how to address inequalities and foster the inclusion of Roma people, Europe's biggest ethnic minority. The meeting will include a study visit and an exhibition of projects and services that support Roma inclusion in Leeds.

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publication date : 17-08-2018

Social Affairs Forum in Stuttgart to look into social sustainability and social rights

Do you wish to make your city socially sustainable for the future? Do you want to deliver social rights for all people in your city? Join our autumn Social Affairs Forum in Stuttgart on 23-24 October to learn and be inspired on how to achieve these ambitions.

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publication date : 09-08-2018

Effects of EU's ageing population on long-term care

Europe will have the second highest globally old-age dependency ratio among large economies, with a share population that is forecasted to shrink from 6.9% in 2015 to 4.5% in 2070. Population structure is putting continuous pressure on finances in the long-run, ageing and connecting challenges representing the main drivers of increasing long-term care (LTC) expenditure. Improving the efficiency of LTC systems is necessary in order to address the increasing need for care.

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publication date : 26-07-2018

  •  mobility

Take part in the first Europe-wide Social Biking Challenge

The European Commission is launching its Social Biking Challenge this year from 16 September - start of EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK.

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publication date : 16-07-2018

  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

New Austrian presidency of the European Union announces policy priorities

The Austrian presidency of the council of the European Union, which started on 1 July 2018, has identified three main fields of action to help tackle the legitimacy crisis that the European Union is facing among citizens.

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publication date : 13-07-2018

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

2018 URBACT City Festival: new cities welcomed!

Europe’s cities are invited to come to Lisbon on 13-14 September 2018 for the 2018 edition of the URBACT City Festival. Registrations extended for new cities until 15 July.

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publication date : 06-07-2018

  •  cooperation

90 Cities4Europe!

Our ‘Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens’ campaign welcomed its 90th signatory city today!

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publication date : 28-06-2018

  •  cooperation
  •  economy
  •  environment

Ghent named EU fair and ethical trade capital

The city of Ghent has won the first-ever fair and ethical trade award which celebrates cities' achievements and impact in the areas of social and environmental sustainability in international trade.

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publication date : 28-06-2018

  •  economy

The art of the trade deal includes cities

Ruptures in large-scale trade negotiations, and differences in trade outlook with the current US administration, risk weakening the delivery of public services to EU citizens. A spate of bilateral trade agreements, including with Japan, have followed. However, these only address delivery of essential services and citizens’ concerns on an ad hoc basis.

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publication date : 27-06-2018

Cities initiatives to improve local area aspects of quality of life

Eurofound has produced an exploratory research on measures and ways at the local level to build up quality of life.

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publication date : 18-06-2018