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New Eurofound report on social cohesion and well-being in Europe

In recent years, the EU has put increasing emphasis on the promotion of social cohesion as a central element for the improvement of quality of life for its citizens. With initiatives such as the Europe 2020 strategy, the social investment package and the European Pillar of Social Rights, the goal to promote fairer and more inclusive societies has taken centre stage. But is this EU goal hitting a home-run with EU citizens, or is the reality closer to a strike out?

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publication date : 14-11-2018

New Eurofound report sheds light on social cohesion and well-being in Europe

In recent years, the EU has put increasing emphasis on the promotion of social cohesion as a central element for the improvement of quality of life for its citizens. With initiatives such as the Europe 2020 strategy, the social investment package and the European Pillar of Social Rights, the goal to promote fairer and more inclusive societies has taken centre stage. But is this EU goal hitting a home-run with EU citizens, or is the reality closer to a strike out?

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publication date : 14-11-2018

Solna's new project on Digital Employeeship: building competences to use smart and efficient digital work tools

Solna has identified strategic competence attraction and digitalisation as two of the main future challenges. The city's new project on Digital Employeeship, funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), aims to provide city administration managers and employees with the competences needed to use smart and efficient digital work tools.

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publication date : 13-11-2018

  •  knowledge society

What do two data officers have to say about GDPR?

With the Smart City Expo World Congress currently taking place in Barcelona, we wanted to delve into one of the hot smart city topics that EUROCITIES will be exploring in more detail with our members in the coming months.

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publication date : 13-11-2018

Affordable Housing crisis: intergenerational inequalities and exclusion of young people from qualitative job

On 9 November, the World Bank has launched ‘The Living and Leaving: Housing, Mobility and Welfare in the European Union' report which analyses how the affordability of housing impacts labour productivity, growth and opportunities for citizens in the EU’s 28-member states.

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publication date : 12-11-2018

Barcelona a city for all times of life: a new strategy for demographic change and ageing 2018-2030

Addressing the demographic change and the ageing process, Barcelona has adopted the strategy for ‘A city for all times of life 2018-2030’. The strategic planning process was based on the analysis of the current reality and a demographic forecast, considering short and long-term measures to deliver results. The strategy focuses on the demographics and the changes that the population is facing, on the strategic objectives and values and on the services provided by the city.

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publication date : 12-11-2018

  •  knowledge society

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publication date : 08-11-2018

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publication date : 08-11-2018

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Meet our young ambassadors 8

Meet the eighth group of young ambassadors who will be taking part in EUROCITIES 2018 Edinburgh to discover new ideas, have their voices heard and debate common issues. Here we get to know Marko Zivkovic from Ljubljana, Maike Weitzel from Dresden and Lorenz Riemer from Leipzig and learn what's important to them, from Swiss army knives to bike trails and involving young people in decision making to creating a sustainable and united Europe.

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publication date : 07-11-2018

  •  culture

EUROCITIES Culture Forum: five take-aways

EUROCITIES Culture Forum met in Lisbon from 17-19 October to discuss how fast-changing cities can effectively support and benefit from collective projects on culture and heritage. Here are the five main messages the 25 attendees from 68 cities took away from the event.

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publication date : 05-11-2018