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Peer learning visits on e-mobility and building retrofit

The Sharing Cities project is organising a series of peer learning visits to help EUROCITIES members explore the latest developments in the fields of e-mobility and building retrofit.

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publication date : 16-03-2017

URBAN-EU-CHINA project takes off

Within the framework of the existing cooperation arrangements between the EU and China, a new H2020 project (URBAN-EU-CHINA) with a consortium of 12 European and Chinese partners will soon be launched.

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publication date : 16-03-2017

2018 to be European Year of Cultural Heritage

In early February, the European Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional decision to officially designate 2018 the first European Year of Cultural Heritage.

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publication date : 15-03-2017

Anna Lisa Boni: Cohesion policy or not cohesion policy, this is the question

EU cohesion policy faces an uncertain future, writes our secretary general, but cities need to be ready to defend it.

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publication date : 15-03-2017

Coaching visit to Aquileia in Friuli-Venezia Giulia region

As part of the coaching activities of the EUROCITIES-led Culture for Cities and Regions initiative, a group of five culture coaches visited Trieste and Aquileia in mid-February. The team included KEA European affairs director Philippe Kern, urban expert Nils Scheffler, and city-peers from Lincoln and Lisbon.

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publication date : 15-03-2017

Crețu asks regions to defend and communicate results of cohesion policy

On 20 February, Corina Crețu, European commissioner for regional development, invited representatives of regional offices in Brussels for an exchange of views on the future of EU cohesion policy.

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publication date : 15-03-2017

EUROCITIES statement on future of EU cohesion policy

The initial reflections indicate that extremely difficult and complex discussions are ahead on the EU budget post-2020.

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publication date : 15-03-2017

  •  knowledge society

The Times Raconteur: Technology for us is a means not an end and becoming smarter is about a whole lot more

In this Times special supplement, Daniël Termont, Mayor of Ghent and EUROCITIES president, discusses smart cities. He suggests that, in-order to develop a 'forward-looking vision' any smart cities model needs to be people-centric.

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publication date : 15-03-2017

  •  cooperation

WG food discusses innovation in urban food production

Our working group on food, bringing together city officials and researchers from across Europe, met in Birmingham on 8-10 February to discuss innovation in urban food production and distribution.

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publication date : 14-03-2017

  •  economy
  •  knowledge society

How can cities and regions turn barriers in long-term investments into future opportunities?

On 8 March 2017 the Urban Intergroup and the Long-Term Investment and Reindustrialisation Intergroup hosted a joint workshop led by POLIS and co-organised by CEMR and EUROCITIES at the European Parliament in Brussels entitled “Long-term investments: Barriers and opportunities for regional and local authorities”.

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publication date : 10-03-2017