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  •  cooperation

Join WG Children meeting online on 10 July

We are happy to invite you to the virtual launch of our EUROCITIES Working Group Children and Young People on 10 July. The meeting will take place online from 10.00 - 12.00 CET.

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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.

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publication date : 24-06-2020

  •  knowledge society

Exit from Covid-19 crisis must be digital, local and work for all

The COVID-19 crisis in our cities is proving to us that a fair and rapid digital transition is not only possible, but also more necessary than ever before. Digital technologies have been key to ensuring the continuity of municipal services and to providing a humane and social response to the pandemic. But it has also exposed the stark inequalities that shape access to digital technologies and the protection of our data and digital rights.

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publication date : 22-06-2020

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'.

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publication date : 22-06-2020

Cities coming together for gender equality

Full gender equality is far from being achieved. On the contrary, the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential of setting back previous progress. It has had a disproportionate impact on women by: increasing the burden of their unpaid work at home; worsening their employment and economic standing; exacerbating the rates of domestic violence against women. The challenges at hand are clear across cities in the EU. This is why cities came together and discussed ways to counter discrimination and...

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publication date : 18-06-2020

EUROCITIES City dialogue on volunteering

On 18 May 2020, EUROCITIES held a city dialogue with its cities on the role played by volunteers and civil society during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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publication date : 08-06-2020

  •  economy

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

  •  economy

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

  •  environment

A European Climate Pact to bring together local and national actors

The European Climate Pact, part of the European Commission’s flagship Green Deal, should build upon existing EU and local initiatives, contends a new paper by the cities’ network, EUROCITIES.

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publication date : 14-05-2020

A special Europe Day - European cities sing together in solidarity

“Our Europe stands for togetherness and solidarity across borders, also and especially in times of global crisis” – that’s the message of European city leaders for Europe Day on 9 May 2020.

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publication date : 08-05-2020