social innovation

Our work around social innovaton focuses on understanding how to foster innovation, evaluate and implement innovative pilot projects. 

Local governments are required to adapt and innovate their services to respond to new and emerging challenges. Social innovation can mean new ways of formulating policies, new organisational models, new legal frameworks, new partnerships and so on.

Cities are best-placed to build the kind of creative, cross-sectoral and cross-cultural thinking needed for a socially cohesive Europe. Local authorities and NGOs working in communities notice social problems as they occur. This gives them a clearer insight and perspective far in advance of national governments or EU institutions. It means they are in a good position to react to these problems and develop innovative and effective solutions to them. This innovation is closely linked to the principle of subsidiarity: giving the people nearest the problem the capacity to resolve them.

Our social affairs forum and our nine Cities for Active Inclusion partners showcase and promote social innovation by exploring creative policies and projects. Members can share their ideas, learn from others and cooperate on joint commitments and action plans. 

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City-dialogue ‘Providing Services of General Interest in times of Covid-19’

Highlights from the city-dialogue ‘Providing Services of General Interest in times of Covid-19’ hosted in collaboration with CEEP

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publication date: 03-12-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

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publication date: 19-11-2020

EUROCITIES WG employment on the attractiveness of jobs in care sector on 25-26 November

EUROCITIES WG Employment will meet online on 25-26 November, to discuss on ‘how cities can increase the attractiveness of jobs in care sector: employment and skills development in Lyon'.

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start date: 23-10-2020
end date: 23-10-2020

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publication date: 23-10-2020

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publication date: 23-10-2020

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  •  environment

How to … build a resilient, sustainable and circular economy for future generations

Check out the findings from our first workshop in the 'healthy, thriving and inclusive cities' series!

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publication date: 14-10-2020

  •  culture

EUROCITIES online culture forum: Future perspectives for culture in resilient cities

You are kindly invited to attend the EUROCITIES online culture forum next Thursday 8 October from 10.30 to 12.30 CET in the morning and 14.00 to 17.00 CET in the afternoon.

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start date: 08-10-2020
end date: 08-10-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Healthy, thriving and inclusive cities workshops series

EUROCITIES Healthy, thriving and inclusive cities workshops series

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publication date: 15-09-2020

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publication date: 27-08-2020

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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.

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publication date: 16-07-2020

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  •  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.

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publication date: 16-07-2020