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  •  cooperation

The ‘other’ summit - a wake up call for those who care about Europe

Today, while national and European leaders discuss the future of Europe, a few meters away so do over 60 mayors and local leaders, representing more than 130 million citizens through the EUROCITIES network.

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publication date : 21-03-2019

  •  environment

Unique coalition calls upon EU to ramp up climate action

“We believe it is high time for European leaders to rise up to the challenge of climate action. We need Europe to transition to a sustainable society and economy as soon as possible.”

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publication date : 19-03-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  economy

Cities commit to invest €4.3 billion to fight poverty and social exclusion over 5 years

21 cities, representing more than 20 million citizens have so far pledged €4.32 billion towards a fairer, more equal and inclusive Europe.

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publication date : 21-02-2019

  •  cooperation

EUROCITIES elects new president and announces Awards winners 2018

Leeds, Ljubljana and Oulu have won the EUROCITIES Awards 2018. Chosen from 30 initial applications, each demonstrated outstanding achievement as a ‘creative, competitive city’ – this year’s theme. The awards were presented during a special ceremony in Edinburgh’s national museum of Scotland.

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publication date : 03-12-2018

  •  cooperation

Put people first: cities message to Europe

Mayors of major European cities have demonstrated their commitment to create a more citizen focussed Europe with more active youth participation in decision making.

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publication date : 29-11-2018

  •  environment
  •  mobility

The dirty diesel disgrace: tackle air pollution now!

EPHA, EUROCITIES and T&E, representing millions of European citizens through city administrations, environmental groups and the public health community, urge the European Commission and national governments to make tackling air pollution from dirty diesel vehicles a political priority for Europe.

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publication date : 06-11-2018

Five ways to a more social Europe

City politicians and experts from over 50 major European cities have called on the EU to strengthen commitments for a more social Europe.

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publication date : 24-10-2018

Going local works: Cities implementing the social pillar

Across Europe, over 40% of unemployed people have been out of work and looking for a job for more than a year, increasing their risk of poverty, social exclusion and inequalities. Today, Madrid became the first city to pledge its support to the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights.

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publication date : 27-09-2018

  •  cooperation

A Europe to believe in: EUROCITIES response to president Juncker's State of the Union

In response to European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker's State of the Union address 2018, EUROCITIES secretary general, Anna Lisa Boni, shared the following thoughts:

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publication date : 12-09-2018