This working group contributes to the European debate on the future of services of general interest to ensure access for all citizens to high quality and affordable services. The main issues are: provision of public services, public procurement, concessions, and state aid.
The working group examines issues relating to cities’ financing, organisation and delivery of public services.
ensuring all citizens are provided with access to high-quality services, which are efficient, reliable and affordable, and which contribute to the shared values of solidarity, economic, social and territorial cohesion and sustainable development
ensuring that the form of provision of local services, including whether or not to tender out, can still be decided at local level in accordance with the principles of subsidiarity and local self-government
promoting a more balanced integration of social and environmental considerations into all aspects of the EU internal market and competition policy
insisting on careful assessment of the long-term impact of liberalisation of markets on the affordability, quality and continuity of essential services in already liberalised sectors before liberalising any new sectors
Almere Amiens Metropole Amsterdam Angers Loire Metropole Antwerp Barcelona Bergen Berlin Bilbao Bologna Bonn BrabantStad Bratislava Brighton & Hove Bristol Budapest Cagliari Cardiff Cologne Copenhagen Dortmund Edinburgh Eindhoven Espoo EUROCITIES Brussels Office Ghent Gijon Glasgow Groningen Haarlem Hamburg Helsinki Izmir Karlsruhe Kyiv Lahti Leeds Leipzig Lisbon Lodz London Lublin Madrid Malmo Manchester Metropole Europeenne de Lille Milan Munich Nacka Nantes Nice Cote d Azur Oslo Paris Porto Reykjavik Riga Rotterdam Sarajevo Seville Sheffield Solna Stavanger Stockholm Stuttgart Sunderland The Hague Timisoara Toulouse Turin Turkish Cypriot community of Nicosia Uppsala Utrecht Vantaa Varna Vienna Warsaw Zurich