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EUROCITIES statement on the European Pillar of Social Rights

This statement from EUROCITIES emphasises the contribution that cities can bring to the European Pillar of Social Rights. It also highlights that EUROCITIES is willing to engage with the European Commission on the development and implementation of the pillar by sharing cities’ expertise, knowledge and capacity to bring real policy change at the local level.


publication date : 09-02-2017

Cities' actions for the education of refugees and asylum seekers

Our new report looks at how cities are using education as a means to integrate refugees and asylum seekers.


publication date : 16-01-2017

City responses on preventing radicalisation and violent extremism: social inclusion as a tool?

Our report is based on response from 28 cities around Europe and looks at approaches and strategies for addressing radicalisation and violent extremism.


publication date : 26-10-2016

  •  culture

Guidelines for cities on the role of culture in the integration of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers

New guidelines prepared by our Access to culture working group highlight the possibilities offered by cultural policies for the integration of newcomers and all residents of a migrant background, irrespective of their formal status. They also provide recommendations to cities on developing a long-term strategy on culture for the integration of migrants.


publication date : 27-09-2016

  •  culture

EUROCITIES contribution UNCTAD creative economy report 2016

EUROCITIES was asked by UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) to contribute to its forthcoming report on the creative economy. Our article mixes policy trends identifies with culture forum members and practical initiatives identifies through our Culture for Cities and Regions project.


publication date : 05-08-2016

  •  cooperation

Pact of Amsterdam

The Dutch EU presidency secured an agreement on the Pact of Amsterdam, establishing an urban agenda for the EU, during the 30 May informal Council meeting on urban matters. This shows important political recognition of the role of cities in the EU, providing a new framework for their involvement in developing and implementing EU policy.


publication date : 03-08-2016

  •  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 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 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 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 date : 30-05-2016