|EUROCITIES About us|
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Europe is coming together. Already 27 countries are part of the European Union, with a total of around 500 million citizens - most of them living in large cities and urban areas. More countries will be joining the EU in the coming years, and cooperation with neighbouring states is being strengthened.
Europe is facing a whole series of big challenges that require a determined and effective response from public authorities. These include: ensuring the economic prosperity and sustainable development of our cities and regions, creating new opportunities for employment, strengthening social cohesion, and protecting our environment for future generations. These challenges can only be properly addressed if the different levels of public administration - cities and regions, national governments, and European institutions - are all working together.
EUROCITIES is the network of major European cities. Founded in 1986, the network brings together the local governments of more than 130 large cities in over 30 European countries. EUROCITIES provides a platform for its member cities to share knowledge and ideas, to exchange experiences, to analyse common problems and develop innovative solutions, through a wide range of Forums, Working Groups, Projects, activities and events.