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  • Press release 30 September 2020

    Cities pledge over €14 billion to fight poverty and social exclusion

    44 cities, representing more than 51 million citizens, have jointly pledged €14.2 billion in social investment measures towards creating a fairer, more equal and inclusive Europe.

    5 minutes read
  • News Publications 30 September 2020

    Europe’s recovery must be social

    The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing inequalities, making vulnerable people even more so and creating new groups of ‘urban poor’. Eurocities makes 15 recommendations to EU and national leaders on how we can face the current unprecedented set of challenges and drive an inclusive recovery.

    3 minutes read
  • News 29 September 2020

    Facing unprecedented urban challenges

    Cities have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has quickly morphed from a health crisis, into an unprecedented economic, social and potentially societal crisis. This has prompted a range of new, and different policy responses to meet urgent demands on public services.

    2 minutes read
  • Spotlight 28 September 2020

    Cities on the frontline of managing the crisis

    "Cities have been on the front lines in stepping up policy responses and emergency measures to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis," reflects Silvia Ganzerla, ahead of a an online discussion this week on how cities can build back better.

    4 minutes read
  • Spotlight 28 September 2020

    Cities on the frontline of managing the crisis

    "Cities have been on the front lines in stepping up policy responses and emergency measures to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis," reflects Silvia Ganzerla, ahead of a an online discussion this week on how cities can build back better.

    4 minutes read
  • Spotlight 29 July 2020

    Digital rights in the COVID-19 era

    Around the world, cities have stepped up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing changes to our daily lives. Developing better resilience against future threats, including pandemics, has become a core concern for many city administrations.

    3 minutes read
  • Spotlight 9 July 2020

    Five principles for citizen engagement

    The new ‘Eurocities principles on citizen engagement’ broach the question of how we reconnect with one another as we venture into the new normal.

    4 minutes read
  • Spotlight 17 June 2020

    Riders on the storm

    The virus has now taken priority among people’s preoccupations but as cities we have been responding to these other crisis for a while: raising inequalities; poverty and discrimination; a roaring climate emergency; underinvestment in our health systems, education and in so many other public services and goods; institutional disenchantment and governance gaps.

    2 minutes read
  • Spotlight 27 May 2020

    EU budget and recovery – Reclaiming the future for cities

    Cities were hit hardest by the corona pandemic - Dario Nardella, mayor of Florence and vice-president of Eurocities, declares a state of social and economic emergency for his city and many others across Europe.

    1 minute read
  • Spotlight 19 May 2020

    The path to paradise begins in hell

    As Eurocities we have been placing the recovery needs of our cities at the centre of our work from day one.

    2 minutes read
  • Spotlight 21 April 2020

    The three Rs

    The crisis has offered a few lessons and whatever recovery strategies are rolled out they will need to be socially and environmentally responsible.

    2 minutes read
  • Spotlight 19 March 2020

    Love in the time of cho…rona

    COVID 19 is demonstrating the importance of relocalising as much as possible to the city level.

    2 minutes read
  • Spotlight 25 February 2020

    Always with dignity

    Poznan's plan to tackle homelessness comes hand in hand with an open attitude where the city should belong to everyone.

    2 minutes read
  • Spotlight 24 February 2020

    A fair chance for all cities

    Warsaw's mayor, Rafał Trzaskowski, is fighting to ensure cities have the resources they need to improve the lives of citizens.

    2 minutes read

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