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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).

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publication date : 24-06-2020

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Mayors letter to Europe: More funding for science

In an open letter to leaders of the EU institutions, political groups and representatives of the member states, six mayors of major European cities call for more funding for science.

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publication date : 17-06-2020

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Riders on the storm

In these challenging times, I feel we are “riders on the storm”, like the Doors sang. The deconfinement measures seem to have brought life progressively back to normal and the numbers look better. However, I think “there’s a killer [still] on the road” and the storm is not over. Actually, I believe the pandemic has only exposed the many storms we were riding on already pre-COVID and made them both more visible and worse.

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publication date : 17-06-2020

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Recovery – Mayors call for a new pact between the EU and cities

Cities want to play an active role in Europe’s recovery after the corona pandemic. Mayors of major European cities have offered a 'new pact between the EU and city leadership' to overcome the impacts of the crisis. In meetings with the European Commission’s Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans and Commissioners Paolo Gentiloni and Johannes Hahn on Friday, organised by Eurocities, the mayors proposed to involve city governments more in the EU recovery programmes and demanded direct...

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publication date : 12-06-2020

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EUROCITIES WG employment online meeting on recovery plans for employment, 18 June 2020

Working Group employment will meet on 18 June, between 10.00-12.00 to discuss about cities’ plans to support people in employment in the COVID-19 recovery period. Cities part of the working group employment will discuss and exchange information about long-term plans to support people in employment focusing on skills development, life-long learning and job matchmaking at local level. The dialogue will also focus on the challenges on youth unemployment, sectors that are at risk and new...

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publication date : 08-06-2020

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Exchange with cities on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on women

EUROCITIES is bringing together cities with Commissioner for equality Helena Dalli and MEP and chair of the European Parliament committee of women's rights and gender equality Evelyn Regner. This city dialogue will focus on the impact of COVID-19 crisis on women.

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publication date : 08-06-2020

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EUROCITIES WG housing online meeting on access to affordable housing and co-housing models

Hosted by Barcelona, on 16 June, from 11.00-13.30 EUROCITIES working group on housing is meeting online! The meeting of the WG housing has a special guest – the Member of European Parliament Ms. Kim van Sparrentak, rapporteur on EP’s report on ‘Access to decent and affordable housing for all’. The working group housing has now the opportunity to enter in a direct conversation and share the concerns that cities have on affordable housing.

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publication date : 05-06-2020

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Highlights from our Social Affairs Forum online – cities respond to the COVID crisis

More than 90 representatives from 55 cities met online for the Social Affairs Forum meeting to discuss the social consequences of the COVID-19 crisis and how to mitigate them.

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publication date : 28-05-2020

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EU budget and recovery – Reclaiming the future for cities

Cities were hit hardest by the corona pandemic - Dario Nardella, mayor of Florence and vice-president of Eurocities, declares a state of social and economic emergency for his city and many others across Europe.

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publication date : 27-05-2020

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Highlights from EUROCITIES city dialogue on culture - cities respond to the Covid crisis

90 representatives from 68 large European cities met online on 14 May to discuss common challenges related to the COVID-19 crisis, exchange on cultural measures to respond to the crisis and share lessons learnt so far.

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publication date : 26-05-2020