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Cities welcome the proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights and ask to be involved

Today, 17 November 2017, marks a milestone in our social Europe. After 20 years since the last EU summit on employment, an EU Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth took place in Gothenburg at the initiative of the Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. The summit gathered heads of state and government from nearly all EU member states and social partners as well as civil society representatives to discuss fair jobs, inclusive growth, equal...

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publication date : 17-11-2017

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Paris is the capital of innovation for 2017

Last 7 November, the European Commission awarded the 2017 European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) prize of €1 000 000 to Paris. The city has been named 2017's European Capital of Innovation for its inclusive innovation strategy.

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publication date : 13-11-2017

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EDF meeting in Vienna 16-18 October: Highlights

The Autumn EDF meeting in Vienna represented for cities a great chance to debate on long-term investment strategies, as well as to learn and receive inputs by experts coming from national and European high-level institutions.

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publication date : 03-11-2017

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  •  economy

EUROCITIES speaks out on long-term investment

EUROCITIES participated in the third edition of the European Long-Term Investment Conference, on 26 October in Brussels.

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publication date : 30-10-2017

  •  cooperation

Highlights from the Social Affairs Forum in Gothenburg, 25-26 October 2017

On 25-26 October, the Social Affairs Forum held its autumn meeting in Gothenburg. A record number of 135 participants from over 40 cities, including 20 elected city politicians and representatives of the European Commission and EU-umbrella NGOs, took part in the meeting. They agreed that cities play a key role in delivering on the European Pillar of Social Rights and promoting a stronger social Europe.

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publication date : 29-10-2017

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publication date : 27-10-2017

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publication date : 25-10-2017

  •  knowledge society

KSF Autumn Meeting 2017 in Uppsala: all material available

Presentations, minutes and follow-up from the Knowledge Society Forum Autumn Meeting in Uppsala, 16-18 October on the topic of 'Smart city governance models - leadership, partnership and scalability to create the cities of the future'.

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publication date : 23-10-2017

  •  economy
  •  mobility

Unlocking long term investment for urban transport and more sustainable cities

On 12 October, EUROCITIES co-organised a lunch debate on ensuring long term investment for urban rail transport - tram, light rail and metro systems. The event was hosted by the European Parliament’s long term investment and reindustrialisation intergroup.

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publication date : 23-10-2017

Commission’s work-life balance package expected to have a positive impact on cities

On 11 October, the Committee of the Regions organised a workshop to assess the potential impact of the Commission's work-life balance package on the EU’s cities and regions. EUROCITIES took part in this workshop together with two city representatives from Vienna and Malmo.

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publication date : 16-10-2017