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. Find out below how we transform broader ambitions into urban action for a new sustainable, inclusive and prosperous future.

  • 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
  • Policy papers 31 January 2022

    Know your neighbour: Developing urban-rural partnerships

    In any number of areas cities are actively seeking partnerships with their surrounding rural areas. This is particularly relevant right now, in light of the European Commission’s publication for a Rural Vision 2040.

    3 minute read
  • Policy papers 9 November 2021

    Bringing urban mobility to the next level

    A Eurocities policy statement provides key recommendations to EU policymakers to ensure that cities can make the most out of the EU Commission’s upcoming ‘Efficient & Green Mobility Package.’

    3 minute read

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