Posts Tagged ‘citizens’

Send a Summer Postcard to Eurocities

It’s Time for Change At a time when Europe is striving to retain its legitimacy and relevance in the face of growing disillusionment and Euroscepticism, cities can provide a critical link with citizens. It’s time to change the way things are done in Europe. In a recent interview, Anna Lisa Boni, EUROCITIES Secretary General, emphasised [...]

By Federico Guerrieri, on August 13th, 2018 at 10:35

Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens

With the EU at a cross roads, we need to seize the opportunity to change the way things are done in Europe. Europe’s cities and metropolitan areas offer the right scale to respond to the challenges Europe is facing. With the objective of co-creating societies where people come first, EUROCITIES is launching the ‘Cities4Europe – [...]

By Federico Guerrieri, on January 16th, 2018 at 11:56

Why we need the urban dimension in future EU Cohesion Policy

By Jonas Scholze, German Association for Housing, Urban and Spatial Development, National URBACT Point for Germany and Austria The urban dimension in the European Union’s Structural Funds policy became an intrinsic part of EU Cohesion Policy over the past two decades. Today, approximately 15bn euros are reserved within the EU Structural Funds for integrated and [...]

By Jonas Scholze, on April 19th, 2017 at 10:50

Growing Free-range Civil Servants

Public employees can innovate. This was lesson number one for the Innova.to project, which our contributor Eddy Adams followed and reported on for us. The great thing, one might add, is that once you have innovative public employees or civil servants, cooperation with citizens is likely to improve as a result: citizen-led innovation won’t represent [...]

By URBACT, on June 10th, 2015 at 19:04