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European Cities Pledge €14 Billion to Fight Poverty and Social Exclusion

The city pledges, part of Eurocities Inclusive Cities 4 All initiative, focus on real actions on key social issues for cities, such as housing, childcare, skills training, active support to employment, healthcare, long-term care and equal opportuniti
October 4, 2020, 5am PDT | PabloValerio | @pabl0valerio
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European Day of Action protests on the streets of Dublin, Ireland, almost exactly ten years ago.
William Murphy

Representing more than 51 million citizens, 44 European cities have pledged €14.2 billion in social investment measures.

Despite these commitments, city administrations are struggling to find the financial resources needed to match the increasing demand for social services and social infrastructure at local level. City leaders have implemented rapid responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and must now look towards longer term solutions.

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Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 in Cities of the Future
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