funding & investment

  •  environment
  •  mobility

Lessons learnt on financing from the Covenant of Mayors – Innovative financing schemes

Many of the Signatories to the Covenant o Mayors for Climate & Energy have implemented innovative financing schemes to fund locally-owned projects in the framework of their Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAP). In this booklet, you will find lessons learnt by cities and regions all across Europe. The first section of the booklet presents financing schemes used to fund projects owned by local authorities. The schemes used to support citizens and companies’ actions are in the...

publication

publication date: 22-07-2020

  •  cooperation

Share your views on the future of social Europe

The European Commission has opened a broad public consultation on the future of social Europe. The consultation will gather ideas and recommendations for new policy actions or legal initiatives needed on different levels (EU, national, regional and local) to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights.

news

publication date: 16-07-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  economy

Social Affairs Forum policy updates for May - July 2020

This document presents an overview of EU policy and funding updates relevant to social affairs as well as news from EUROCITIES and from member cities, for the period May - July 2020.

publication

publication date: 16-07-2020

  •  cooperation

Vienna adopts ambitious strategy for children and youth

Vienna's first children and youth strategy was adopted on 28 May 2020. The strategy aims to make Vienna the most child and youth-friendly city. Among other things, it will anchor a children's and youth budget of 1 million EUR for 2021 as well as a children's and youth parliament.

news

publication date: 15-07-2020

case study

publication date: 15-07-2020

  •  economy

A strong cohesion policy for Europe’s recovery

Cities need to be at the heart of Europe’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and to ensure that the critical green and digital transitions stay on track. And this should be coupled with a strong cohesion policy that leaves no place or person behind.

news

publication date: 14-07-2020

  •  economy
  •  environment

Funding and financing opportunities: two new publications to guide cities!

The Covenant of Mayors - Europe Office develops publications that help cities and towns get a better understanding of the financing and funding solutions at their disposal, and how they can make use of them. Here are our two latest financing leaflets!

news

publication date: 09-07-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  economy

Panorama: It is all happening in Europe’s cities

Ivo Banek, EUROCITIES Communications Director, shares some examples on the efforts made by city leaders to respond to COVID-19 and why cities need a new pact with the EU to build back better.

publication

publication date: 07-07-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  economy

Glasgow signs a strong pledge on minimum income

Glasgow signed a strong pledge on minimum income in June 2020. This is the second pledge from Glasgow, reaffirming the city's commitment to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights, after the first pledge submitted in February 2019 on housing and assistance for the homeless (ESPR principle 19).

news

publication date: 24-06-2020

  •  cooperation

Take part in EUROCITIES survey: How are cities fighting child poverty?

The COVID-19 crisis has strongly affected children, especially children in precarious family situations, who were affected in terms of schooling, physical and mental health and well-being, and even nutrition (lacking the school lunches). Home-schooling has deepened the inequalities in education and training.

news

publication date: 24-06-2020

Madrid signs a strong pledge to gender equality

Madrid signed a strong pledge to gender equality in June 2020. This is the third pledge from Madrid, reaffirming the city's commitment to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights, after the first two pledges in autumn 2018 on principle 4 'active support to employment' and principle 11 'childcare and support to children'.

news

publication date: 22-06-2020