April 2017

     
 

Nathalie Guri: Spring brings our forums into blossom

At EUROCITIES, spring is always the season of forum meetings.
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EUROCITIES Environment Forum on energy transition in cities

On 15-17 March, 145 participants from 57 cities attended the EUROCITIES Environment Forum in Antwerp, which focused on energy transition in cities.
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EUROCITIES statement on sharing economy

Following on from our Annual Conference in Milan 2016, we published our statement on the sharing economy in March.
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Revision of Clean Vehicles Directive: EUROCITIES responds to EU consultation

The EU has launched a review of Directive 2009/33/EC on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient road vehicles (Clean Vehicles Directive).
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Culture forum discusses innovative governance and partnerships in Tallinn

The EUROCITIES Culture Forum in Tallinn attracted 129 representatives from 65 cities to discuss innovative forms of governance and partnerships for culture in cities.
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European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018: EUROCITIES to be involved

EUROCITIES has been selected by the European Commission to take part in the stakeholders’ committee, which will assist it in implementing the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 at EU level.
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EUSEW 2017: Covenant of Mayors session on local energy communities

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017 (EUSEW), between 19 and 25 June in Brussels, will be dedicated to ‘Clean energy for all Europeans’.
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Cities and experts meet at EUROCITIES Mobility Forum

On 15-17 March, more than 200 city representatives and urban mobility experts met in Lisbon to discuss ways to implement a new mobility model.
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Social affairs forum in Lisbon: highlights

On 3-4 April, the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum held a meeting in Lisbon.
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Cities in action: Glasgow adopts cooperative model

Glasgow Council is changing the way it works internally and with external organisations to make a greater difference to city life.
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Other News

Lighthouse projects agree cooperation manifesto

On Thursday 23 March, 9 smart cities Lighthouse Projects pledged closer cooperation in their efforts towards low carbon and resource efficient urban spaces.
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URBAN-EU-CHINA project goes live

Two recent events - one in Putian on 19 March and the other in Brussels on 28-29 March - marked the official launch of the new Horizon 2020 URBAN-EU-CHINA project.
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Cities' role in food systems innovation

The European Commission is organising, in cooperation with EUROCITIES, an event on 'Cities for Food Systems Innovation and Green Jobs', which is to take place in Brussels on 31 May alongside Green Week.
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Culture for Cities and Regions coaching visit to Angers

In March, Culture for Cities and Regions, the European Commission initiative managed by EUROCITIES, organised a coaching visit to Angers,
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GDC/GuiDanCe and CITYkeys showcased at CeBIT 2017

CeBIT 2017, the world’s largest digital trade fair, held on 20-24 March in Hannover, was entirely dedicated to the digitalisation of the economy.
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Knowledge society forum spring meeting in Lyon

On 4-6 April, members of the knowledge society forum gathered in Lyon for three days of inspiring meetings, workshops, presentations, and discussions.
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Sustainable urban mobility plans attract cities' interest

An impressive number of 441 urban mobility experts from 321 cities have responded to the CIVITAS SUMPs-Up survey.
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Cities and the future of EU Integration Funding

EUROCITIES was involved in a series of events on 28, 29 and 30 March 2017, which focused on the use of EU funds to foster the reception and integration of third country nationals, asylum seekers and refugees.
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EUROCITIES attends workshop on inclusive entrepreneurship

On 9-10 March, EUROCITIES and some of our members attended a workshop organised by the OECD's Programme on Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) and the European Commission with the aim of providing feedback on a new inclusive entrepreneurship policy guidance tool.
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