This working group will focus on supporting business creation and development and skills development in cities, supporting our objective of long-term economic development
Cities are the engines of growth in Europe. They will also be the engines of recovery. Entrepreneurship flourishes in cities, where the majority of SMEs are created and grow. City authorities, in partnership with local organisations, are well-placed to define the most appropriate strategies to create a favourable environment for the development of entrepreneurship and creation of new jobs. Cities offer not only the business opportunities but also the combination of services, support and infrastructure that entrepreneurs need.
- Social entrepreneurship
- Cooperation with academia and universities
- Promotion of quality jobs (on above mentioned issues work with other WGS in SAF if needed)
- Valorisation and uptake of ideas from Micro companies
- development and financing of entrepreneurial ecosystems
Aarhus Almere Amsterdam Antwerp Athens Barcelona Bilbao Birmingham Bonn Bordeaux BrabantStad Braga Brighton & Hove Brussels Capital Region Burgas Bydgoszcz Cardiff Cluj-Napoca Copenhagen Donostia-San Sebastian Dortmund Dresden Dublin ENGIE Espoo EUROCITIES Brussels Office Florence Ghent Gijon Glasgow Gothenburg Grenoble Alpes Metropole Groningen Haarlem Helsinki Karlsruhe Konya Leeds Leipzig Linkoping Lisbon Lisburn and Castlereagh Liverpool London Lyon Madrid Malmo Manchester Mannheim Metropole Europeenne de Lille Munich Nacka Nantes Netwerkstad Twente Newcastle-Gateshead Nicosia Novi Sad Nuremberg Oslo Oulu Palermo Poznan Prague Preston Reykjavik Riga Rzeszow Stockholm Stuttgart Sunderland Tallinn Tampere Tbilisi Terrassa Metropolitan Area The Hague Timisoara Turin Turku Uppsala Utrecht Valladolid Varna Vienna Vilnius Warsaw Wolverhampton Zurich