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The original six

Today EUROCITIES brings together the local governments of over 130 of Europe’s largest cities and 40 partner cities, but at its formation the network consisted of just six forward thinking cities. Nick Michell spoke to the leaders of the founding cities–Barcelona, Birmingham, Frankfurt, Lyon, Milan and Rotterdam–about the origins of the network, its successes and the future

How has your city contributed to the network over the last 30 years?

John Clancy, Leader of Birmingham City Council

In the early days, Birmingham had the unique role of hosting its secretariat while the network was getting off the ground. In recent years, we have held leadership positions such as being Chair of the Social Affairs Forum and Environment Forum, and have participated in EU-funded projects to share and improve practice in social inclusion, sustainable energy and intelligent transport systems. Presently, I am one of 12 city leaders and mayors elected to the Executive Committee that is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the network.

Peter Feldmann, Mayor of Frankfurt am Main

In 1992, Frankfurt hosted the EUROCITIES annual conference with a focus on the subject of cities in Europe, a Europe of cities. Two Frankfurt mayors, Volker Hauff and Andreas von Schoeler, have been EUROCITIES presidents. From 1991 to 1994 and from 2000 to 2003, Frankfurt was represented on the Executive Committee. We are currently working in several subject areas of EUROCITIES, where the city is meeting all of its European partner cities again.

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