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"A big family that welcomes you, supports you and grows with you"

Dario Nardella Mayor of Florence, (former) President of Eurocities "Eurocities represents the voice of more than 200 cities in 38 countries and over 130 million inhabitants and it is like a big family that welcomes you, supports you and grows with you. Cities and local communities are ready to take concrete action to implement a just and sustainable recovery for citizens and give a real change to European policies and ambitions. From hospitalization and resilience to environmental policies, from innovation to digital transition, Eurocities is ready to make our voices heard."


"A political opportunity"

Ada Colau
Mayor of Barcelona

“Being part of Eurocities offers Barcelona the possibility of being permanently connected with other European cities and learning from their experiences as they face the same challenges we do. It is also a political opportunity to help strengthen our role before the EU institutions, offering us a united voice representing more than 130 million citizens throughout Europe.”

"The biggest and most important network of cities in Europe"

Ricardo Rio
Mayor of Braga

“Eurocities is the biggest and most important network of cities in Europe, gathering cities from within and outside the European Union. Sharing our good practices and discussing the problems of our citizens to solve them is the main goal of being part of Eurocities. Together we are stronger!”

"An indispensable platform"

Martin Rohmer
Culture Officer, Munich

“Eurocities is an indispensable platform for the exchange of experience and knowledge.”

"I would never have developed such a strong local strategy"

Stephan Hoffmann
Department of Culture and Tourism, Dresden

“Without Eurocities, I would never have developed such a strong local strategy for culture and young people.”

"We receive early warning of funding and project opportunities"

Anne Campbell Former Senior European and International Policy Officer, Edinburgh “Thanks to the close ties between Eurocities and the European Commission’s desk officers, we receive early warning of funding and project opportunities relevant to our city’s needs, enabling us to start bid discussions well in advance of official funding calls.”

"Eurocities acts as a mirror"

Jaakko Laurila
Development Manager, Tampere

“Eurocities acts as a mirror for Tampere: you see what others do and you also see yourself through the lens of others.”

5 reasons to become a member…

A strong network

The Eurocities network connects over 6,000 city politicians, officials, and experts from more than 200 cities to exchange, learn, and collaborate on shared challenges. Joining Eurocities gives your city a strong voice and the power to achieve impactful change, supported by a continent-wide network of like-minded professionals.

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International expertise

Why start from scratch when you can leap to the top? Benefit from the expertise and experiences of your fellow cities, getting the latest insights on everything from cutting-edge technology to engaging local people in decision making. Participate in Eurocities forums, working groups, and projects, and connect with cities at the forefront of urban development. Quick, direct, and substantial benefits for your local context.


A voice in Europe

Become a stronger actor on the European stage with Eurocities. Our advocacy work ensures EU policies and programmes consider the reality of urban life, covering various areas such as transport, energy, innovation, culture, and social affairs. We represent urban interests in EU high-level and expert groups on issues like cultural heritage, food policy, and mobility. Our network offers the opportunity to shape our messages to the EU and author European guidance documents. Join Eurocities to secure your city's position on the European stage.


Funding and finance

Stay informed about funding opportunities through Eurocities. Our regular funding forecast and briefs provide clear information on available funding for cities. Members can access significant funds for priority areas like climate, mobility, social inclusion, and ICT through European projects. As a member, you’ll have project partners ready to hand, as well as early insider intelligence from our close contacts with the European Commission concerning forthcoming EU programmes and calls of interest to cities. Our members also collaborate to develop innovative finance mechanisms for funding local initiatives – and that’s on top of what you save from enhanced efficiency.


Year-round support

Eurocities' Brussels staff members are available year-round to assist you. Our urban experts have extensive experience in projects, communication, and public policy. We take the time to understand your city, offer tailored advice and support, and provide information on relevant opportunities. Our diverse team includes individuals with experience in local administrations across Europe, the European Commission, academia, NGOs, and private enterprise. What unites us all is our passion for cities.


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