Liberal Mayors Network

WHAT MAKES A CITY LIBERAL?

During the Liberal Mayors Summit twenty mayors from fourteen different European countries discussed and shared best practices on how to promote social mobility.

LIBERAL MAYORS NETWORK

Responding to a growing demand to hear the voice of liberal mayors on matters of European relevance, the President of the ALDE Group, Bas Verkerk, Mayor of Delft, convened a meeting of mayors during the 2015 ALDE Party Congress in Budapest to discuss migration, refugees and integration.

The positive response from many liberal mayors to this initiative revealed a clear demand amongst the mayors themselves for this kind of initiative. The meeting therefore also marked the launch of a new Liberal Mayors Network, which will be meeting annually during the ALDE Party Congress.

During the Liberal Mayors Summit in Warsaw twenty mayors from fourteen different European countries discussed and agreed a document setting out the Principles which make cities and local communities liberal, and the actions that a Liberal Mayor should take.

ACTIVITIES

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2016

Liberal Mayors Summit agrees Principles that Make a City Liberal

2nd Liberal Mayors Summit takes place in Warsaw

During the Liberal Mayors Summit twenty mayors from fourteen different European countries discussed and agreed a document setting out the Principles which make cities and local communities liberal, and the actions that a Liberal Mayor should take. They also shared best practices on social mobility. Social mobility is focused on how reforms can increase upwards mobility both in terms of job status and in terms of income. European countries have much in common but also significant differences in their approach to social mobility. This second Liberal Mayors Summit during the ALDE Party Congress offered a real opportunity to share how liberal mayors can create equal opportunities for all.
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2015

ALDE-CoR Launch of Mayors Network Budapest

First Liberal Mayors meeting takes place in Budapest

Responding to a growing demand to hear the voice of liberal mayors on matters of European relevance, the President of the ALDE Group in the European Committee of the Regions, Bas Verkerk, Mayor of Delft, convened a meeting of mayors during the ALDE Party Congress in Budapest to discuss migration, refugees and integration. The positive response from many liberal mayors to this initiative, including from those who could not attend, revealed a clear demand amongst the mayors themselves for this kind of initiative. President Verkerk therefore announced that this meeting would also mark the launch of a new Liberal Mayors Network, and a plan for future action was agreed.