30 September 2020 –
Eurocities is organising a digital high-level conference to bring together city mayors and EU leaders to discuss how to move social Europe forward and drive a fair and inclusive recovery, leaving no one behind.
The conference is co-hosted by MEPs Estrella Dura Ferrandis, Agnes Jongerius and Brando Benifei, and supported by the European Commission through the European programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSi).
The event will take stock of the achievements of Eurocities political campaign ‘Inclusive Cities for All: Social Rights in My City‘. Mayors and deputy mayors will present their new pledges to the European Pillar of Social Rights proving their commitment to put principles into action through dedicated social investments.
We aim to trigger a political dialogue between city mayors and Members of the European Parliament on how to work together on new priorities and proposals for reinforcing social Europe and driving a fair and inclusive recovery from the pandemic crisis. In particular, we wish to discuss the role of cities in the governance of the upcoming action plan for the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights.
A special focus will be on European policy solutions to address the rising poverty and inequalities in cities, in particular: housing exclusion and the new urban poor. The increasing demand for social services in cities and how the EU can support social investment at local level will also be discussed.
Online event organised by: Eurocities & European Commission