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  •  culture

How to measure the value and social impact of culture? A digest of inspiring examples and new approaches

In 2020, the Eurocities WG Cultural services and culture for inclusive cities focused on how to measure the cross-sectoral value and impact of culture, particularly the social impact, across a range of demographics. This would in turn help cities to advocate for greater investment in culture. As many cities admitted they lacked reliable or suitable data, knowledge or methodologies, there was a strong wish to gain more information and guidance on this topic.

publication

publication date : 07-10-2020

  •  economy

European Parliament's new study on 'Policies to Ensure Access to Affordable Housing'

On 15 August, European Parliament has published a study on the ‘Policies to Ensure Access to Affordable Housing’. This study analyses the current situation and key challenges with regard to housing affordability in the EU, as well as policies to ensure access to affordable housing at national and EU levels.

publication

publication date : 20-08-2020

  •  environment
  •  mobility

publication

publication date : 23-07-2020

  •  environment
  •  mobility

publication

publication date : 23-07-2020

  •  environment
  •  mobility

publication

publication date : 23-07-2020

  •  environment
  •  mobility

Lessons learnt on financing from the Covenant of Mayors – Innovative financing schemes

Many of the Signatories to the Covenant o Mayors for Climate & Energy have implemented innovative financing schemes to fund locally-owned projects in the framework of their Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAP). In this booklet, you will find lessons learnt by cities and regions all across Europe. The first section of the booklet presents financing schemes used to fund projects owned by local authorities. The schemes used to support citizens and companies’ actions are in the...

publication

publication date : 22-07-2020

  •  environment

Speeding up the green transition of the EU’s economy

By 2050, two thirds of the global population will live in cities. Under the current ‘take-make-waste’ economy, cities consume over 75% of natural resources, produce over 50% of global waste, and emit between 60-80% of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).

publication

publication date : 16-07-2020

  •  economy

City actions and policy response to social and economic impacts of COVID-19

Cities are on the frontline of managing the COVID-19 crisis. They are dealing with the immediate consequences of the crisis. Many cities have adapted their services in quick, effective, and innovative ways to respond to the emergency. As we are now moving past the emergency stage of this crisis, many cities are pro-actively setting out measures to mitigate the social and economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis on people, jobs, businesses, the local economy and equality and inclusion in...

publication

publication date : 15-07-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  knowledge society

EUROCITIES principles on citizen engagement

We are today, more than ever, living in times of change. We are having to face new and unexpected challenges. ‘Politics as usual’ in our representative democracy is no longer delivering what people expect, leading to an increasing distance between political institutions and citizens.

publication

publication date : 09-07-2020