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working groups

Each forum is able to set up a certain number of working groups focusing on specific policy issues. Each working group has a specific remit and tasks, for example preparing a position paper on a particular topic, or managing activities such as a European project or campaign.

Each working group consists of individuals, nominated by member cities, who are considered as having relevant knowledge and expertise. Each working group is chaired by a member city, which is also responsible for reporting back to the relevant forum on the results achieved.

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Road safety

This working group works towards the 2011-2020 European road safety targets and encourages EUROCITIES members to commit to the European Road Safety Charter

Roma inclusion task force

The members of this group are committed to fighting discrimination and exploitation and fostering the inclusion of Europe's biggest minority through the exchange of experiences between cities and raising...

  •  knowledge society

Smart Cities

This working group discusses the conceptualisation and strategy definition of ‘smart city’ and addresses the diverse range of smart city strategies and

  •  mobility

Smart City Logistics and Fleet Management

This WG will focus on sustainable transport and logistics and its connection with energy efficient fleet management. Focus will be on best practice exchanges.

Smart Social Inclusion

This working group focuses on the overall topic of better spending for better social outcomes. Since one of the Social Affairs Forum's priority is social cohesion in an age of austerity, the working group...

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TransEuropean transport networks

This working group follows up on the TEN-T (Trans-European transport networks) guidelines, including TEN-T project financing through the Connecting Europe Facility, the greening of transnational corridors...

  •  mobility

Transport and energy efficiency

This working group works on the various energy implications associated with the transport sector from an economic, environmental and social perspective

  •  environment

Waste

This working group contributes the city perspective to European policy initiatives on prevention and recycling of waste and promotes the exchange of best practice on municipal waste management

  •  environment

Water

This working group provides a platform for members to exchange innovative and sustainable solutions to manage the quantity and quality of surface and ground water in urban areas