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  •  economy

How can we make the EU a better place for start-ups?

EUROCITIES response to the European Commission's public consultation on the Start-up Initiative.

publication

publication date : 29-07-2016

World Refugee Day: open letter from EUROCITIES mayors to EU leaders

The leaders of 11 major European cities wrote to EU leaders on World Refugee Day (20 June) calling to refocus the debate at European level and better recognise the role of cities in the refugee situation.

publication

publication date : 20-06-2016

  •  knowledge society

EUROCITIES statement: Smarter cities: city-led, citizen-focused

In our new statement on smart cities, we share our vision for smarter cities that are led by city needs and that effectively engage citizens.

publication

publication date : 14-06-2016

  •  environment

EUROCITIES letter to Dutch EU presidency on National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) Directive

EUROCITIES writes to Sharon Dijksma, Dutch minister for the environment and presidenct of the Environment Council, to draw caution to the Council of Ministers' general approach ahead of the fourth trilogue on the National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) Directive on 8 June.

publication

publication date : 30-05-2016

  •  cooperation

EUROCITIES statement on an urban agenda for the EU

The Pact of Amsterdam establishing an urban agenda for the EU is a good starting point. It provides a new framework for working on urban issues with cities in the EU. The urban agenda recognises the role of cities in tackling some of Europe's most pressing socioeconomic challenges, while respecting the principle of subsidiarity.

publication

publication date : 30-05-2016

  •  cooperation

EUROCITIES statement on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and future trade agreements

Since July 2013, the European Union and the US have been negotiating a free trade and investment treaty, the 'Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership' (TTIP). TTIP negotiators have already ended the 13th round of their discussions in April 2016 and will have their next round the week of 11 July. TTIP will directly affect cities as the agreement will have an impact on regulations related to public services, public procurement, state aid, social, labour, environmental standards,...

publication

publication date : 25-05-2016

  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Infographic: EUROCITIES - networking ever smarter cities across Europe

With a track record of working on smarter cities and empowering smart citizens since 2010, EUROCITIES truly connects all aspects of smart cities. Connecting over 130 of Europe's cities, and across all areas of urban policy, we enable cities to connect, share, learn, influence and act together. Working at strategic level, with our mayors and leaders, we connect city realities and priorities to developments, opportunities and policy at EU level. Working at technical level, with over 2,000...

publication

publication date : 13-05-2016

  •  environment
  •  mobility

Letter from Commissionner Cañete to European mayors

Miguel Arias Cañete, European commissioner for climate action and energy, invites mayors of European cities to sign up to the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.

publication

publication date : 04-05-2016

  •  environment
  •  mobility

Letter from Commissionner Cañete to European mayors

Miguel Arias Cañete, European commissioner for climate action and energy, invites mayors of European cities to sign up to the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.

publication

publication date : 04-05-2016

Refugee reception and integration in cities

Our report is based on the findings of a survey carried out at the end of 2015 among EUROCITIES members. We collected informationfrom 34 cities in 17 EU member states and Norway.

publication

publication date : 04-04-2016