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  • News 07 May 2021

    Cities order an inclusive and sustainable recovery

    What is the vision of cities for an inclusive and sustainable recovery? Mayors and deputy mayors from cities across Europe met for the first-ever cities’ social summit.

    5 minute read
  • Press release 06 May 2021

    Cities call for new EU pact for just and sustainable recovery

    City leaders from around 70 cities, meeting today, one day ahead of the EU Social Summit, have called for a new pact between all levels of government to foster a just, sustainable and inclusive recovery.

    4 minute read
  • Spotlight 06 May 2021

    An opportunity for people and planet

    Mayors and city leaders can play a double role in the green transition – as ambassadors for the European green deal locally, and as representatives of people’s concerns and interests to other levels of government, writes Dario Nardella.

    4 minute read
  • News 04 May 2021

    Digital Services Act, why should you care?

    The Digital Services Act is moving through its legislative process, but it remains an abstract piece of legislation in most people’s minds, yet it will have real life consequences for everyone.

    3 minute read
  • News 29 April 2021

    Sustainable, functional, beautiful and local

    The European Commission wants to make beautiful, inclusive and sustainable design the embodiment of the Green Deal. Find out how cities are leading the way with their ideas.

    2 minute read
  • Spotlight 07 April 2021

    Move fast and implement things

    New mobility solutions don’t require reinventing the wheel. Just ask the ambassador cities of the new project FastTrack who are looking to help others implement their sustainable mobility best-practices.

    6 minute read
  • News 29 March 2021

    Ctrl+alt+delete borders

    Though national governments stay clear of multi-country projects in the National Recovery Plans, cities know that Pan-European projects are our best bet to tackle common challenges.

    5 minute read
  • Spotlight 22 March 2021

    Investing in Europe and your city

    The InvestEU programme aims to mobilise investment to boost the economic recovery after the crisis caused by the pandemic, as well as the green and digital transition.

    2 minute read
  • News 18 February 2021

    Fingers crossed for Bologna’s recovery plans

    While Italy struggles with a government crisis triggered by the drafting of its recovery plans, Bologna counts on the funds to bring its clear, transformative vision to fruition.

    3 minute read
  • Publications 17 December 2020

    Podcast – Covid and culture

    Covid crushed the culture sector, but it also showed us how essential culture is in our lives. Our latest podcast presents the cases of Bologna and Lisbon.

    2 minute read