The goal of the project DONAUHANSE is to establish a network of cities, which provides sound solutions to similar problems with the greatest possible benefit for all participating cities and regions along the Danube.

EUROCITIES: City of Vienna applies for re-election to the Executive Committee

16.07.2013 | Urban development, Best Practices

EUROCITIES is the network of major European cities. Its members are the elected local and municipal governments of major European cities. EUROCITIES was founded in 1986 by the mayors of the cities of Barcelona, Birmingham, Frankfurt, Lyon, Milan and Rotterdam.

Today, EUROCITIES brings together the local governments of over 130 of Europe's largest cities and 40 partner cities, which between them govern 130 million citizens across 35 countries.

The City of Vienna has been a member since Austria joined the European Union in 1995. It has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2001. In 2010, the City of Vienna was re-elected to the Executive Committee by the General Assembly for another three years. The Executive Committee has twelve members.

Approximately 40 employees of the City of Vienna are contributing to 34 different forums and working groups, often in a leading role. The City of Vienna has now applied for re-election to the Executive Committee of EUROCITIES. The election will take place in November 2013 at the General Assembly in Ghent.

Vienna’s commitment to and its work for EUROCITIES is described in a leaflet written by the Municipal Department 27 (European Affairs), which is available online on the City of Vienna’s website.

City of Vienna: EUROCITIES leaflet (English)