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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

  •  cooperation
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Urban Agenda for the EU: a report to show the first year of implementation

On 20th November 2017, the European Commission presented to the Council its first report on the Implementation of the Urban Agenda for the EU. The purpose of the report is to describe the initial stage of implementation and the preliminary results of the Urban Agenda for the EU until October 2017.

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publication date : 23-11-2017

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Circular cities: outcomes from the EUROCITIES conference 2017

The EUROCITIES Conference 2017 showcased many amazing examples of the circular economy in action in our cities, and demonstrated the energy and commitment to move forwards. We have been doing our best in the past month to share these efforts widely.

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publication date : 20-11-2017

Achieving symbiosis, Riga visits Barcelona through CITIES GROW on 17-19 October

Migrants arriving in a new city often have the same question: How can I work? The desire to rapidly create a symbiotic dynamic between new arrivals and their new environment is one that cities naturally share.

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publication date : 17-11-2017

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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

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EUROCITIES Awards presented for excellence in circular economy

The three winners of the 2017 EUROCITIES awards were announced yesterday at a ceremony in Ljubljana.

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publication date : 17-11-2017

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Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens

Mayors of major European cities have thrown their weight behind a new campaign ‘Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens’ which will showcase successful local initiatives that engage citizens, present ideas for new forms of democracy and map out a positive, common future for Europe.

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publication date : 16-11-2017

Smart Ageing Prize to support older people to participate fully in social life

The AAL Programme, in collaboration with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, launched on 15 November 2017 the 2nd edition of the Smart Ageing Prize.

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publication date : 15-11-2017

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'Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens': let’s build a better Europe together!

A more positive future for Europe starts with its citizens. As local leaders and members of EUROCITIES, we are committed to engaging our citizens in a dialogue about our future.

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publication date : 14-11-2017

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The EUROCITIES 2017 Awards are just around the corner!

Every year EUROCITIES recognises the achievements of its members for local activities or practices that improve the quality of life of their citizens. This year is no different, and the awards reflect the theme of EUROCITIES 2017, 'circular economy'. This year’s shortlist features members Almere, Antwerp, Brighton & Hove, Brussels Capital Region, Gothenburg, Lille, Munich and Tampere in the awards categories of cooperation, innovation and participation. Let’s take a look at the projects.

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publication date : 13-11-2017