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working groups

Each forum is able to set up a certain number of working groups and task forces focusing on specific policy issues. Each working group has a specific objective, scope and mandate for example preparing a position paper on a particular topic or managing activities such as a European project or campaign.

Each working group consists of individuals, nominated by member cities, who are considered as having relevant knowledge and expertise. Each working group is chaired by a member city, which is also responsible for reporting back to the relevant forum on the results achieved.

A task force can be set up to address issues with a more limited scope. The task force is a temporary group that has a specific mandate, scope, timeframe and strategic purpose.

  •  culture

Culture as a resource

This working group examines different types of financial resources available to cities to help sustain and develop cultural infrastructure and creative industries in the long term

  •  knowledge society

Education

This working group (WG) is dedicated to fulfill young people’s potential though education. The participating cities took an active role in identifying methods to prevent school drop-outs and to improve the...

Employment

This working group (WG) focuses on employment policies at local level. The cities are committed to provide good practices and policies for integrated and quality social services to people, to ensure their...

  •  economy

Entrepreneurship and SMEs

This working group will focus on supporting business creation and development and skills development in cities, supporting our objective of long-term economic development

  •  cooperation

European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and enlargement

This working group works to develop and strengthen links with partner cities in European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) countries

  •  cooperation

Food

The EUROCITIES working group food aims to become a “creative hub” for sharing information, ideas, best practices and experimenting innovative solutions related to urban food.

  •  environment

Green areas and biodiversity

This working group addresses issues of urban biodiversity and management related to green areas