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working groups

Each forum is able to set up a certain number of working groups and task forces focusing on specific policy issues. Each working group has a specific objective, scope and mandate for example preparing a position paper on a particular topic or managing activities such as a European project or campaign.

Each working group consists of individuals, nominated by member cities, who are considered as having relevant knowledge and expertise. Each working group is chaired by a member city, which is also responsible for reporting back to the relevant forum on the results achieved.

A task force can be set up to address issues with a more limited scope. The task force is a temporary group that has a specific mandate, scope, timeframe and strategic purpose.

  •  environment

Air quality, climate change & energy efficiency

This working group addresses air quality, climate change and energy efficiency issues affecting European cities.

  •  culture

Art and culture in public spaces

Chaired by the City of Turin, the working group is a platform for all Culture Forum members to discuss, exchange experiences and design new scenarios about art and culture in public spaces, It focuses in...

  •  mobility

Barrier-free city for all

This working group cooperates with the European Commission on the implementation of the European disability strategy 2010-2020 to improve barrier-free accessibility in Europe

  •  cooperation

Children and young people

This working group is dedicated to raise awareness and improve strategies for child and youth friendly cities.

  •  economy

City branding and international economic relations

This working group focuses on how city identity, branding and marketing can reinforce strategic plans for growth and prosperity by attracting investment, business, people and tourists

Cohesion policy and structural funds

This working group coordinates our lobbying towards the EU institutions and member states on EU cohesion policy and structural funds, working to ensure a sufficient urban focus in regulatory frameworks and...

Creative citizenship

Creative citizenship working group looks at how cities and citizens can co-create solutions to adress local challenges. It explores how this co-creation process drives innovation, reinforces local democracy...

  •  culture

Cultural resources and partnerships

The proposed new working group will be a hub for knowledge exchange on: - Future-fit cultural administration and non-financial support - New partnership models/thinking styles (has been a focus so far) - New...

  •  culture

Cultural services and culture for inclusive cities

The working group will be a hub for knowledge exchange on: - Accessibility of culture - Demographic changes and their impacts on culture - Inclusion through culture - Physical and mental well-being through...

  •  culture

Culture and young people

This working group supports cities’ activities to bring young people into contact with culture and develops strategies to ensure that the needs of young people are met in local cultural strategies