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An EU recovery powered by cities

Cities have been the hardest hit by the crisis. During the pandemic, cities have dealt with unprecedented urban challenges. It is where the need to tackle poverty, inequality and discrimination is the most urgent. At the same time, local public budgets have been eroded due to declining tax revenues and sharp increase in demand for social services and income support. With many local businesses, shops and cultural venues facing bankruptcy, unemployment is increasing.

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publication date: 12-06-2020

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Mayors call for a new pact between the EU and cities

“If we get it right in cities, we will get it right for Europe” Cities want to play an active role in Europe’s recovery after the corona pandemic. Mayors of major European cities offered a ‘new pact between the EU and city leadership’ to overcome the impacts of the crisis. In meetings with the European Commission’s Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans and Commissioners Paolo Gentiloni and Johannes Hahn on Friday, the mayors proposed to involve city governments more in the EU recovery...

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publication date: 12-06-2020

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Cultural heritage leading urban futures - ROCK Open Knowledge Week

The ROCK project, in which EUROCITIES is a partner together with 10 member cities, invites you to join its Open Knowledge Week, a virtual journey and interactive online experience on an extremely timely topic: cultural heritage leading urban futures.

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start date: 27-10-2020
end date: 30-10-2020

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A new guide addressing environmental impacts of cultural events in cities

A new guide developed by EUROCITIES and Julie’s Bicycle as part of the ROCK EU-funded project.

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publication date: 14-05-2020

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Cities Today: Cities need more support from the EU in light of the coronavirus

Anna Lisa Boni, secretary general, EUROCITIES, shares some thoughts on much needed solidarity at this time, and what cities are already doing to respond both now and for the longer term.

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publication date: 11-05-2020

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COVID-19: Cities call for European solidarity

Mayors of big cities across Europe call for cross-border solidarity during the corona crisis. In a joint statement of the network EUROCITIES, they urge strong collaboration between all levels of government.

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publication date: 01-04-2020

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EUROCITIES reaction to the Covid-19 emergency

Across Europe, our cities are collaborating to urgently learn from each other’s responses and deal with the crisis in the most effective way.

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publication date: 01-04-2020

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Bologna - U-area for all

Within U-Lab, the local Living Lab inaugurated in Bologna in 2017 thanks to the ROCK project, ‘U-Area for All’ started in March 2019. This co-design process will create and experiment with a service in the form of guided tours inclusive and accessible to both tourists and people who live in the area. The service considers accessibility as autonomy and empowerment over information about the use of public space.

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publication date: 12-03-2020

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Lisbon - Beato and Marvila Interpretive Centre

Through the ROCK project, the Lisbon municipality is working on the social transformation of a remote neighbourhood (Marvila/Beato) with a strong identity linked to its industrial and rural heritage. The mix between rural and industrial heritage created a complex set of cultural traditions and societal behaviours in Marvila and Beato. These traditions still resonate today.

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publication date: 12-03-2020

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Lyon- Let there be light! Cultural heritage and light management

Lyon has for a long time an outstanding relationship with light as an urban issue and tool. The city of Lyon realised in the early 1990s that it could amplify its cultural and heritage offer by working with the medium that brings that culture to people, and since then Lyon has been at the forefront of cities experimenting with light. Light has changed the image of the city, increased its attractiveness and transformed its nocturnal landscape over the years.

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publication date: 12-03-2020