news for social affairs

Building an inclusive society – Turin adopts ‘Guidelines for cultural diversity and participation’

Without the inclusion of citizens in the political processes, there can be no democracy. The city of Turin is tackling this issue head on, ensuring that even the most vulnerable social groups can be heard.

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publication date : 20-04-2018

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73 cities are ready to involve, inspire and impact!

It is time to change the way politics is done in Europe, and cities can play a key role in building a more citizens-focused society.

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publication date : 19-04-2018

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Cities4Europe - Interview with Mayor of Warsaw and the Mayor of Genoa

The Mayor of Warsaw Hanna Gronkiewicz-Walz and the Mayor of Genoa Marco Bucci have answered our questions on the 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens' campaign.

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publication date : 19-04-2018

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Cities4Europe - Interview with the Mayor of Oulu and the Mayor of Strasbourg

The Mayor of Oulu, Päivi Laajala and the Mayor of Strasbourg Roland Ries have answered our questions on the 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens' campaign.

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publication date : 17-04-2018

EUROCITIES meets Commissioner Thyssen to discuss working together to implement European Pillar of Social Rights

On 13 April, the mayor of Ghent and president of EUROCITIES, Daniël Termont and deputy mayor of Barcelona and chair of the social affairs forum, Laia Ortiz met with Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs, Marianne Thyssen, to discuss how cities and the European Commission can work together on the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights.

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publication date : 16-04-2018

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Supporting social entrepreneurs for social impact

On 11 April, EUROCITIES spoke at Euclid Summit 2018 ‘Growing ecosystems for social impact: everyone’s responsible’ opened by Pauline Krikke the Mayor of The Hague, during the keynote conversation on cities for social change; presenting the key learnings from our report on the role of cities in promoting social entrepreneurship.

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publication date : 16-04-2018

Cities share good practices and deliver key messages at the EU Roma Week

The week 9-12 April marked the third edition of the EU Roma Week organised by the European Parliament and European Commission to celebrate the International Roma Day. During four days, policy-makers, experts, activists and civil society organisations met in Brussels to celebrate Roma culture and to debate the future of the EU Roma framework. EUROCITIES was an official partner and brought three cities (Barcelona, Ghent and Rome) to share their good practices of Roma inclusion from the...

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publication date : 13-04-2018

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Barcelona adopts ambitious strategy to reduce inequalities

On 9 April, the Barcelona City Council adopted the Barcelona Strategy for Inclusion and Reducing Inequalities. This is a 10-year strategy that will run until 2027. The strategy won the votes of all parties in the city council and the support of all social partners and civil society.

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publication date : 12-04-2018

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Cities4Europe - Teaser video!

EUROCITIES is pleased to release the teaser video of the 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens' campaign.

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publication date : 10-04-2018

Lille Metropole’s innovative way to tackle long-term unemployment is to create jobs

Lille Metropole is experimenting an innovative way to tackle long term unemployment, following a call from the French government to launch such pilots in local communities with long-term unemployment ('Territoires zéro chômeur de longue durée').

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publication date : 09-04-2018