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Share your views on the future of social Europe

The European Commission has opened a broad public consultation on the future of social Europe. The consultation will gather ideas and recommendations for new policy actions or legal initiatives needed on different levels (EU, national, regional and local) to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights.

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publication date : 16-07-2020

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Survey on digitalising social services

At the initiative of Barcelona and Amsterdam, we have launched a survey on digitalising social services.

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publication date : 16-07-2020

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  •  culture

Highlights from our WG Children meeting online - cities united to mitigate COVID-19 impact on children

From the disruption of their schooling to their social skills and mental health and well-being, the pandemic has had a strong impact on children and young people. Home-schooling has deepened the inequalities in education and training. Child poverty is increasing in cities and the poorest are the hardest hit. These are some of the conclusions from the recent WG Children meeting held online on 10 July 2020.

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publication date : 15-07-2020

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Vienna adopts ambitious strategy for children and youth

Vienna's first children and youth strategy was adopted on 28 May 2020. The strategy aims to make Vienna the most child and youth-friendly city. Among other things, it will anchor a children's and youth budget of 1 million EUR for 2021 as well as a children's and youth parliament.

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publication date : 15-07-2020

EUROCITIES WG Migration & Integration in Tampere, 7-9 October

We are happy to announce that WG Migration & Integration will meet in Tampere on 7-9 October 2020! The meeting will focus on "International talent attraction and labour market integration in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic".

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publication date : 13-07-2020

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publication date : 13-07-2020

We need you! Looking for good practices examples on volunteering and migrants integration

EUROCITIES is looking to showcase good practices examples from its members on the themes of volunteering and migrant integration.

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publication date : 09-07-2020

City letter on refugee children relocation gains traction

The EU institutions are taking note of the Solidarity Cities letter in which cities across Europe declared their readiness to welcome children from overcrowded refugee camps on the Greek islands.

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publication date : 07-07-2020

Cities discussing community sponsorship programmes for refugees

The global number of displaced persons keeps rising. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has identified more than 1.44 million refugees in need of resettlement in 2020. However, current national pledges will serve fewer than 1% of these refugees. Against this background, community sponsorship programmes are met with increased interest.

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publication date : 26-06-2020

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publication date : 25-06-2020