Network

History

The Eurotowns network was established in 1991 as the Europe-wide network for towns and cities with populations between 50.000 and 250.000.

Towns and cities of this size play a significant part in the economic and social life of Europe. The Eurotowns network aims to ensure that this fact is properly reflected in the development of European legislation. There are currently 17 cities in membership of Eurotowns.

Mission

The Mission of Eurotowns is to develop a network of vibrant, socially inclusive and sustainable medium-sized European cities, which acts as a catalyst for urban Innovation, creativity and renewal.

Eurotowns policy agenda focuses on the following areas:

Structure

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Is where all partners  meet once a year (autumn). The Assembly debates and decides the overall programm of the network and the policy direction for the future, based on recommendations made by the Executive Council. The General Assembly also provides a forum for policy debate and establishes the basis for the definition of the network’s political agenda.

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

It is the body competent to follow the work progress and ensure the implementation of all General Assembly decisions. The Executive Council is composed by 5 members of the Eurotowns Network and by the President and two vice Presidents. They  meet on trimestrial basis checks to discuss daily management of the network/ control network priorities/ check on major relevant events/ promotes networking actions/ partnership enlargement.

TASK TEAMS

Work is organised around task teams:

Task teams receive network funding in order to develop project ideas of to implement studies and researches, facilitate confrontation.

The EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (2018-2020) is composed by:

Presidency:

Municipality of Sindelfingen (Germany)

Vice-Presidency:

Municipality of Reggio Emilia (Italy)

Municipality of Schiedam (Netherlands)

Executive Council Members:

Municipality of Gävle (Sweden)

Municipality of Hasselt (Belgium)

Municipality of Solingen (Germany)

Municipality of Varberg (Sweden)

Network main bodies rotate every 2 years and are elected by the General Assembly.

How to join

Why participating in the network:

The advantages of medium-sized cities:

City networking is an important practice for reinforcing European Cohesion. In addition to being an area of cooperation between communities, participation in such networks enables representation of local government in Europe. It also provides a privilege framework for promoting innovation and exchanging experiences at transnational level.

The benefits of the network are:

One of the main aims of Eurotowns is to reinforce these networking activities between the city members.

If you are interested in JOINING THE NETWORK please:

For any request please contact the Secretariat: info@eurotowns.org or +49 7031/94-403

 

The Eurotowns Flyer can be downloaded here!