Strategic Policy Group met in Brussels

Successful Strategic Policy Group meeting in Brussels at the representation of Baden-Württemberg to the EU in order to discuss the importance of medium-sized cities in future cohesion policy. Thank you to our host for the hospitality and to all speakers and participants for the fruitful debate and valuable inputs.

Signing of Cohesion Alliance and meeting with the President of the CoR

Our President, Christian Gangl, and our Vice-President, Serena Foracchia, signed yesterday officially the Cohesion Alliance for the Eurotowns Network at CoR. They were welcomed by the President of the CoR, Karl-Heinz Lambertz, in order to discuss together how to increase the involvement of medium-sized cities in the future cohesion policy.

Succesful application for session at European Week of Regions and Cities 2018!

We can proudly announce that our application for a session at the 16th European Week of Regions and Cities 2018 has been accepted. Title of the session: “The power of youth participation in medium-sized cities”! The City of Schiedam, together with Eurotowns, the European network for medium-sized cities, aims at […]

“Executive Council meeting in Hasselt”

On 21 and 22 February 2018 the Executive Council of Eurotowns had a meeting in Hasselt. Mayor Nadya Vananroye welcomed the members in the Hasselt City Hall. Main topics of the Executive Council meeting were the update of the different Task Team activities, the collaboration with Eurocities and the preparations […]

LIKE THE GOOD PRACTICE CITY project of Schiedam on the URBACT website

http://urbact.eu/smart-land-use-sustainable-communities  

Interreg ‘School Chance’ project kicks off in Girona

Three member cities of the Eurotowns network – Girona as lead partner, Gävle and Reggio Emilia – are participating in the Interreg SCHOOL mobility CHAllenge in regioNal poliCiEs (School Chance) Project with five other European cities.

Eurotowns participates again in the European Week of Regions and Cities 2017

Save the date! Already in the past years, Eurotowns organised three workshops during the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels. Also this year’s application has successfully been accepted. The workshop will deal with the topic “Integration in medium-sized cities: big enough to cope, small enough to care”.

City of Schiedam awarded with URBACT Good Practice City label

“Schiedam in motion: from smart land use to sustainable communities” is the slogan that describes the good practice of Schiedam. Schiedam used the top of a 2,5 km motorway tunnel to relocate sports facilities and use the former sites for redevelopment. URBACT selected this project to award Schiedam with the […]

Cooperation Hasselt – Girona in the field of Contemporary Art

Within the framework of Eurotowns specific objectives of strengthening dialogue between cities in different European regions and developing concrete actions and projects, Hasselt and Girona have had the opportunity to stimulate the cooperation of their mutual cultural partners. This collaboration was visualised for the first time on the occasion of […]

Eurotowns participates in the CEMR event on the future of cohesion policy after 2020

  Eurotowns is invited by CEMR and will participate in CEMR meeting on Cohesion policy post 2020: local and regional perspectives, on Tuesday 28 March in Brussels.  

Hasselt invites students of “Smart Cities” of the University of Girona

After a succesful experience in other cities of Eurotowns such as Sabadell, and Schiedam, the city of Hasselt also decided to invite students of the master of smart cities from the university of Girona to Hasselt. This collaboration contributes to the objective of Hasselt to present itself as a smart […]

Eurotowns cities of Sabadell and Girona, Reggio Emilia and Gävle approved projects on Interreg Europe 2nd Call!

Following the decision of the Interreg Europe Monitoring committee, 66 Projects were approved under 2nd Call of Interreg Europe. The Eurotowns community has been very successful and four cities of the Network – Sabadell, Girona, Reggio Emilia and Gävle – will participate in two approved projects.

On Tour for Europe

 From 7 until 9 november the city of Detmold organised the closing conference of the project ‘on Tour for Europe’, funded by Europe for Citizens. All partners from the participating cities were present : Abegondo (Spain), Kaunas (Lithuania), Oraiokastro (Greece), Reggio Emilia (Italy), Sandwich (UK), St Omer (France) , Schiedam […]

Eurotowns member Girona is the winner of the Europe Prize 2016

Eurotowns congretulates Girona for winning the Europe Prize of 2016. This prize is awarded by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) each year since 1955. It honours towns that are most active in promoting the European ideal.