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Second fi-compass ESF conference ‘Financial instruments funded by the European Social Fund – boosting social impact’, 8 – 9 March 2018, Brussels

On 8-9 March, DG Empl of European Commission together with European Investment Bank are organising the second fi-compass ESF conference ‘Financial instruments funded by the European Social Fund – boosting social impact’.

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publication date : 16-02-2018

European Commission publishes the first 2018 quarterly review on employment and social developments in Europe

Today, the Commission has published the first quarterly review of 2018 on employment and social development in Europe (ESDE). The report highlights a solid economic growth of 0.7% GDP combined with improvements in the labour market.

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publication date : 12-02-2018

Rome adopts new plan for integrating Roma people with support from EU funds

Rome adopted a new Roma Plan in May 2017. The Plan aims to support Roma people to leave the encampments and integrate into the labour market and in society by improving their access to education, employment, housing and healthcare. The Roma Plan includes actions for labour market activation, professional training and services for housing inclusion.

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publication date : 12-02-2018

Six countries launch the 2018 European Social Fund co-ordinated call

Six Member States have launched their calls in January and February – Belgium (Flanders), Bulgaria, Finland, Poland, Portugal and Sweden. The calls will cover the broad ESF themes of employment, youth, inclusion, social economy, learning and skills, migrants and governance.

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publication date : 08-02-2018

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  •  culture
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  •  environment
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EUROCITIES 2017 wins Conventa Best Event Award

Ljubljana has received the Conventa Best Event of the Year Award 2017 for its organisation of the EUROCITIES 2017 conference, which took place last November.

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publication date : 07-02-2018

  •  cooperation
  •  economy

Getting cohesion right for citizens means working with cities

Anna Lisa Boni presented EUROCITIES cohesion policy position at an extraordinary meeting of the European Parliament's Committee on Regional Development on 1 February 2018.

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publication date : 05-02-2018

  •  economy

New report on boosting investment in social infrastructure in Europe

On 23 January, the high-level task force on investing in social infrastructure in Europe, chaired by Romano Prodi, published a report that looks at investing in social infrastructure in Europe such as healthcare, education and affordable housing. The report is the result of a one year work of the high-level task force comprised by representatives from the European Long-Term Investors Association, the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, the Council of Europe Development...

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publication date : 05-02-2018

  •  environment

European Commission launches the EU Energy Poverty Observatory

29 January marked the launch of the EU Energy Poverty Observatory. The Observatory is an online platform that facilitates sharing knowledge and disseminating information on energy poverty in the EU. It is an instrument that offers guidance for policy makers by providing open-access resources and scientific data from across Europe. The platform also provides training resources and technical assistance to the interested parties.

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publication date : 02-02-2018

Labour market integration of refugees and asylum seekers

EUROCITIES has conducted research on the integration of refugees and asylum seekers in the labour market at local level. The report is based on the findings from 19 cities from 12 EU member states.

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publication date : 02-02-2018

The situation of Roma in cities in Europe

EUROCITIES has conducted a mapping study in 23 large cities in Europe, which have big Roma populations. The findings are presented in a comprehensive report that reveals the situation of Roma inclusion at local level.

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publication date : 02-02-2018