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EU Social Economy Gateway
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Eurocities is the largest network of European cities as they count over 200 large cities among their membership, representing more than 150 million people across 38 countries, from within and outside the European Union.

Their mission is to build places where people can enjoy a good quality of life in a healthy, green environment. Where low-carbon and smart solutions make for cleaner air and better public services. And where people can move around sustainably, feel connected to their community and all newcomers are welcomed.

Their work is as diverse as the municipalities that make up the Eurocities universe. Their actions cut across a broad range of themes and foster change through advocacy and projects, while their membership offers extensive networking opportunities, activities, events, training and campaigns.

Advocacy Work: 

They are committed to helping shape the EU agenda, to bringing mayors’ voices to Brussels and ensuring that municipalities have a seat at the table when decisions are made at European level. Their advocacy efforts reflect positions agreed through member cities via thematic forums and 40 working groups on everything from noise pollution to gender equality and sustainable mobility.


Their work unfolds across nine thematic areas: governance, climate and environment, digital transformation, culture, food, mobility, migration, social affairs, and economic development. They currently participate in 29 mostly EU-funded projects. Through these, they gain funding and expertise to help our cities improve local quality of life by innovating and sharing knowledge with each other. Their projects also help our member cities to translate EU policies on the ground, generate innovative ideas and further inspire EU decisions.