UK Core Cities Commit to European cooperation post Brexit

Leeds, along with the UK’s other key cities, has expressed its commitment to European cooperation post Brexit. The commitment was made this week by the Chair of UK Core Cities and Leader of Leeds City Council, Cllr Judith Blake, at the EUROCITIES AGM, a network that promotes cooperation between Europe’s largest cities. In the statement,… Read More UK Core Cities Commit to European cooperation post Brexit

Sharing best practice with Europe – Recap of Leeds Digital Festival event on living labs

Leeds has been building on its position as a leading digital city by hosting a European event, as part of Leeds Digital Festival, which looked at how living labs can help support the development of Smart Cities. The event, which was organised in partnership with the European city network EUROCITIES, was opened by EUROCITIES Secretary… Read More Sharing best practice with Europe – Recap of Leeds Digital Festival event on living labs

Putting forward the voice of cities and young people in Europe

Earlier this year Leeds became Chair of a new working group for children and young people within the EUROCITIES network.  Part of the role is to represent European cities at high level events on children’s issues such as the EU Forum on the Rights of the Child which took place online this week. Representing Leeds… Read More Putting forward the voice of cities and young people in Europe

REGISTER NOW – Leeds & EUROCITIES have teamed up to look at how living labs can help create Smart Cities

Working in partnership with the major European city network, EUROCITIES, we’re organising an online event, as part of the wider Leeds Digital Festival, which will discuss how living labs can create opportunities for cities to become smart places. The event will take place on Thursday 01 October 09:30 – 11:10 (BST – UK TIME) The… Read More REGISTER NOW – Leeds & EUROCITIES have teamed up to look at how living labs can help create Smart Cities

Leeds joins European cities in signing plastics declaration

Leeds has, this month, joined 25 other major European cities including Copenhagen, Milan and Helsinki, in signing a declaration on reducing plastic pollution. The declaration, which is being implemented by the European network EUROCITIES, encourages cities to take a more active role and holistic approach to reducing plastic pollution. As part of the pledge Leeds… Read More Leeds joins European cities in signing plastics declaration

Leeds signs major European climate pledge

Leeds has joined 26 European cities in signing a climate pledge that underlines the leading roles cities are taking in fighting climate change. The city climate pledges, which were organised by the major European network EUROCITIES, were presented this week to Clara de la Torre, Deputy Director General for DG Clima, the EU department tasked… Read More Leeds signs major European climate pledge

Leeds announced as chair of new EUROCITIES working group on children

With the Child Friendly Leeds initiative high on the top of the list of priorities for Leeds City Council, we have joined other cities across Europe to lobby for the creation of a new working group on children at the heart of EUROCITIES network.  Our efforts have paid off and Leeds was announced as the… Read More Leeds announced as chair of new EUROCITIES working group on children

Leeds wins EUROCITIES award for cooperation for its work on Leeds 2023

Leeds was in the spotlight last week when the city scooped the prestigious EUROCITIES award for co-operation after wowing the judges with a pledge to harness culture and creativity to transform the city’s economy through its work on Leeds 2023. At last week’s awards, which were part of the EUROCITIES conference held in Edinburgh, the judges were looking for… Read More Leeds wins EUROCITIES award for cooperation for its work on Leeds 2023