Stockholm elected vice president of Eurocities

Stockholm was elected vice president of Eurocities at the organisation’s annual general meeting in Milan on 18 November. The position is usually held for a period of two years, and is considered a preparatory position for the presidency of the organisation.

Eurocities is the leading network of major European cities, with a membership of around 140 cities in more than 35 countries. The organisation works across six thematic forums and 40 working groups in the fields of culture, economic development, environment, ICT, mobility and social affairs. Through the forums and working groups, member cities can develop common positions regarding EU legislation and initiatives, exchange best practices, discuss common challenges and find potential partners for European projects. Eurocities’ activities thus correspond directly to the key priorities outlined in Stockholm’s international strategy. Most of the work within the forums and working groups takes place at officers’ level.

At the meeting in Milan, Stockholm was also re-elected to Eurocities’ executive committee. The executive committee comprises twelve EU cities and is responsible for overseeing the budget, work programme and strategic orientation of the organisation. Stockholm has been a member of the committee since 2004.