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Solna's new project on Digital Employeeship: building competences to use smart and efficient digital work tools

Solna has identified strategic competence attraction and digitalisation as two of the main future challenges. The city's new project on Digital Employeeship, funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), aims to provide city administration managers and employees with the competences needed to use smart and efficient digital work tools.

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publication date : 13-11-2018

Affordable Housing crisis: intergenerational inequalities and exclusion of young people from qualitative job

On 9 November, the World Bank has launched ‘The Living and Leaving: Housing, Mobility and Welfare in the European Union' report which analyses how the affordability of housing impacts labour productivity, growth and opportunities for citizens in the EU’s 28-member states.

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publication date : 12-11-2018

Barcelona a city for all times of life: a new strategy for demographic change and ageing 2018-2030

Addressing the demographic change and the ageing process, Barcelona has adopted the strategy for ‘A city for all times of life 2018-2030’. The strategic planning process was based on the analysis of the current reality and a demographic forecast, considering short and long-term measures to deliver results. The strategy focuses on the demographics and the changes that the population is facing, on the strategic objectives and values and on the services provided by the city.

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publication date : 12-11-2018

Stuttgart's way of integrating migrants and refugees

At the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum in Stuttgart on 23-24 October 2018, Stuttgart presented its model for integrating refugees. The focus is on a holistic approach based on integration of services made accessible and available to refugees while catering for their individual needs for integration in the city.

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publication date : 31-10-2018

Cultural and well-being activities at heart of ageing population in Frankfurt

With Germany's population of over-60s set to grow from 27% to 39% in the next 30 years, finding new ways to overturn this negative image and experience and reduce the country's healthcare burden is vital. Promoting healthier and happier ageing and solidarity among communities are increasingly being seen as the cornerstones of improved quality of life.

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publication date : 30-10-2018

EUROCITIES report: Cities and Migrants 3 - the 3rd Integrating Cities Report

The sudden high arrivals of migrants and refugees in Europe in 2015 saw cities directly confronted with the challenge of reception and quick integration, in the context of a difficult political debate and lack of funding.

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publication date : 30-10-2018

Stuttgart is the second city to sign pledge to turn principles of the EU Pillar of Social Rights into action

At the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum, held in Stuttgart on 23-24 October 2018, Stuttgart became the second city to commit to turn the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights into concrete actions at local level. Stuttgart will invest €3 million a year to meet principle 17 on the inclusion of people with disabilities.

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publication date : 30-10-2018

Cities at the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum in Stuttgart issue recommendations for a more socially sustainable Europe

The EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum met in Stuttgart on 23-24 October 2018 to focus on the theme of 'Together for Socially Sustainable Cities: Anchoring the Sustainable Development Goals to achieve Social Rights for All'.

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publication date : 26-10-2018

Joint meeting of WG Homelessness and Housing on ‘preventing evictions and homelessness’ in Vienna, 6-7 December

EUROCITIES Working Groups Homelessness and Housing will meet in Vienna on 6-7 December, for a policy transfer on ‘preventing evictions and homelessness’. The event is co-organized together with the host city and it is designed as a study visit showcasing Vienna’s work on preventing evictions and homelessness thought an integrated approach of housing and homelessness services.

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publication date : 23-10-2018

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EUROCITIES launches citizen panels initiative

Following the success of our 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens' campaign, we are keeping dialogue about the future of Europe going by organising citizen consultations in 20 cities.

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publication date : 22-10-2018