Policy work

Eurocities advocacy efforts reflect positions agreed through our member cities via the work done in our various thematic forums and working groups.

Cities are where EU policy becomes reality. Read our latest policy positions below to find out how we transform broader ambitions into urban action for a new sustainable, inclusive and prosperous future.

  • Policy papers 12 October 2022

    Cities must invest in our future

    To fight climate change and make Europe digitally and socially resilient over the coming decades, cities need to make long-term investments. However, current EU regulations are blocking this, a new Eurocities policy paper explains.

    5 minute read
  • Policy papers 5 September 2022

    Gender equality lessons from cities

    Eurocities publishes a report mapping cities’ existing policy measures that align with the European Pillar of Social Rights principles, including gender equality.

    3 minute read
  • Policy papers Press release 11 May 2022

    Cities need more support for Ukrainian refugees

    As the war in Ukraine continues, cities demand a seat at the table to discuss solutions and also demand more funding to welcome and integrate Ukrainian refugees.

    3 minute read
  • Policy papers 6 April 2022

    Hope is in the air (quality)

    A new position paper by Eurocities contends that despite strong action in recent decades, EU activities to combat poor air quality do not go far enough towards meeting the union’s own target of halving the number of premature deaths linked to air pollution by 2030.

    4 minute read

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