EUROCITIES is the network of major European cities; its members are the elected local and municipal governments of major European cities. We work with over 145 of Europe’s largest cities and 45 partner cities to improve the lives of over 130 million residents across 39 countries. That’s the ‘cities’ part of ‘Eurocities’. Hundreds of cities have already committed to getting carbon emissions down to zero, welcoming migrants and refugees, and governing through dialogue with their residents.
These local governments, which are really there on the ground with the citizens and residents, are essential partners for turning EU policies and ambitions into reality. As such, cities must be included directly in European decision making and should be in direct receipt of European funds. That’s the ‘Euro’ part of ‘Eurocities.’ So Eurocities, Europe plus cities, equals a better future for all.