citizens

Have your say on the EU Semester 2019 country reports and the investment guidance for future cohesion policy

The European Commission recently published the country reports under the European Semester 2019, analysing the social and economic situation in each EU member state. The country reports include more examples and analysis related to specific urban challenges than in any other previous country reports beforehand, which is good news for cities.

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publication date: 15-03-2019

New EUROCITIES report: Cities delivering social rights

Coinciding with the launch of the city pledges at the European Parliament on 21 February, EUROCITIES also launched a new report mapping cities’ policy measures in line with the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights. The report covers 20 cities in 12 countries governing a total of 20 million people.

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publication date: 15-03-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Athens reinventing the Agora

Athens has faced the challenges inherited from its crisis years – unemployment, brain drain – with creativity and ambition by investing in a bottom-up and collaborative methodology in cultural sectors. The challenges brought by the crisis also sparked new initiatives from citizens and the need for a more effective approach in municipal governance.

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publication date: 14-03-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Bologna - Let's do it together!

In the last 5 years, Bologna has successfully trialled an urban innovation model based on circular subsidiarity and civic collaboration, the ‘collaborative city.’ This means public administrations governing not only on behalf of citizens, but also with citizens, basing their policies on the two concepts of city as commons and citizens as a great source of energy, talent, resources, capabilities and ideas in support of urban regeneration.

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publication date: 14-03-2019

  •  environment

Promote your event as an EU Green Week partner event

EUROCITIES members currently planning an event taking place between 13 April and 9 June 2019 still have the possibility to register it as an EU Green Week 2019 partner event. This year’s EU Green Week will take place between 13 May and 17 May 2019 and will examine the process of implementation of EU environmental laws.

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publication date: 14-03-2019

  •  environment

POWER city conference on on Water EnviRonmental challenges, Pisa, 12 April 2019

The conference will provide municipalities with a series of solutions to the engagement of their citizens in global environmental issues that will affect the future well-being of their communities.

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start date: 12-04-2019
end date: 12-04-2019

  •  cooperation

Cluj-Napoca citizens panel issues three recommendations on cohesion policy

As part of our Cities4Europe campaign, Cluj-Napoca held a citizens' consultation on 28 February to discuss the future of the European Union's cohesion policy.

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publication date: 07-03-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  environment

Hamburg citizens panel on sustainable consumption makes three recommendations

On 11 February, Hamburg citizens were invited to participate in a panel discussion and workshop about sustainable consumption and responsibility and develop proposals to put forward for discussion at European level.

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publication date: 07-03-2019

  •  culture

Why should Chemnitz become your next cultural destination

Culture plays a special role in Chemnitz, which is hosting the next EUROCITIES culture forum in April, yet the recent spotlight on the city in the international press has reflected a different picture. In a video ahead of the forum, the mayor explains how the city has responded to this picture and what the reality of its creative and cultural scene looks like.

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publication date: 07-03-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  environment

Nantes citizens panel makes three recommendations on health

As part of our Cities4Europe campaign, Nantes held a citizens' consultation on 28 February to ask if Europe should take better care of people's health and well being.

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publication date: 06-03-2019