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City of Schiedam awarded with URBACT Good Practice City label

“Schiedam in motion: from smart land use to sustainable communities” is the oneliner that describes the good practice of Schiedam. Schiedam used the roof 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 […]

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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 […]

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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.  

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Urbact Good Practice Call 2017

All European cities face the same kinds of problems: poverty, social exclusion, environmental concerns… The list is long. To help you meet your city’s challenges, URBACT is launching a new call to establish a pool of good practices in sustainable integrated urban development. This Good Practice Call will enable your […]

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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 […]

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European Week of Regions and Cities 2016 – Proceedings

The report on the European Week of Regions and Cities 2016 is available now! The European Commission published the proceedings of the Open Days 2014 on the following website: European Week of Regions and Cities 2016 – Proceedings

Colleagues Gerard Mayol from Sabadell and Maria Mercè Teixidor and Sílvia Sancho from Girona attending the Interreg Europe Workshop for 2nd Call selected projects’ leader.

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.

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General Assembly 21-22/10/2016

On 20th and 21th october 2016 the annual general assembly took place in Varberg. It was a great success. The Focus layed on the Urban Agenda for the European Union.

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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 […]

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Let’s Fly the Flag of Europe – 28/07/2016

You are invited to sign in at web www.connectingeuropeans.eu and to show the European flag in some way at the Town Hall on the last Thursday of July – 28/07/2016. The idea is coming from the Finnish town Joensuu: to have a spontaneous European day at grass-root level to support […]

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Launch of registration to the EWCR 2016

Don’t forget to register for the Eurotowns Workshop on 12 October, 09:00 – 10:45 (code: URB12A51)!! Medium sized cities: An opportunity for sustainable inward investment and enterprise growth in a global economy Organisers: City of Schiedam/Eurotowns Venue: Committee of the Regions, Jacques Delors, Room 51 Speakers and chair(s): Mr. Lamers […]

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Eurotowns Task Team Mobility Meeting

From 26 to 27 May 2016, there took place a meeting of the Task Team Mobility in Hasselt (Belgium). Focus of this meeting was on local cycling policy. Other Eurotowns members present were Detmold (Germany) and Girona (Spain). The meeting had different important aspects like the ambitious cycling plan of […]

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EUROTOWNS present at Forum on EU-Urban Agenda, 30 May 2016

On 30 May the Committee of the Regions organised a Forum on the EU-Urban Agenda. Because of the Dutch EU-presidency the meeting was held in Amsterdam. On the same day the informal ministerial meeting of the EU adopted the so called Pact of Amsterdam on the Urban Agenda. EUROTOWNS was […]

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On tour for Europe: Bringing youth step by step to active citizenship and job-creation

On Tour for Europe is offering help and EU-funding possibilities for creating job opportunities for and entrepreneurship by youngsters in a cooperation between partners of nine different countries. The project is about exchanging best practises, stimulate all partners to find the best ways to successful initiatives, where possible involving citizens […]

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The European Committee of the Regions and the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union​

The European Committee of the Regions and the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union: Dutch cities as urban labs. 

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Open Days – Eurotowns workshop – Proceedings

The report on the Open Days 2015 is available now!

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EUSEW 2016 call for contributions now open!

The 2016 EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW 2016) call for contributions is now officially open. EUSEW’s annual Policy Conference brings together public authorities, private companies, NGOs and consumers to promote initiatives to save energy and move towards renewables for clean, secure and efficient power.

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Urban Agenda is of highest significance for Eurotowns and all medium sized cities

After the consultation on “The urban dimension of EU policies – key features of an EU Urban Agenda” 

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Eurotowns at the Open Days 2015 – Online!

Sustainable urbanisation through investing in medium-sized cities ON LINE!!!!!!!!

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Cyber security in municipal operations in Jyväskylä

The Municipality of Jyväskylä in the framework of Eurotowns Innovation Task Team will hosted a workshop on 21 -23 September, 2015