working groups for economy

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.

  •  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

  •  economy

Entrepreneurship and SMEs

This working group will focus on supporting business creation and development and skills development in cities, supporting our objective of long-term economic development

  •  economy

Innovation

This working group promotes exchanges on local innovation ecosystems and influences EU policies and funding programmes, such as Horizon 2020.

  •  economy

Long term investment

This working group will focus on how to use financial instruments, develop investments projects and promote the exchange of the best practices in supporting investments in cities