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TypeNetwork of cities
Region served
140 member cities
Official language
Anna König Jerlmyr
Secretary general
Anna Lisa Boni

Eurocities is a network of large cities in Europe, established following a 1986 to further economic, political and social development in its member cities.

Today, Eurocities includes local governments of over 140 of Europe's major cities from 39 countries,[1] which between them comprise 130 million people.

The Eurocities secretariat is based in Brussels, Belgium. The Brussels office carries out policy, projects, human resources, finance, administration and communications work.

Activities and Strategy[edit]

Current Activities

Eurocities has five key areas that it focusses its work on:[2][3]

  • Cities as drivers of quality jobs and sustainable growth
  • Inclusive, diverse and creative cities
  • Green, free-flowing and healthy cities
  • Smarter cities
  • Urban innovation and governance in cities

Perspective for the post-2015

Moving to the 21st century, Eurocities has supported the need to strengthen a European urban model, in contrast to sprawling US metropolises and megacities in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

The former Mayor of Ghent and former president of Eurocities (2016–18), Daniel Termont, declared that "healing Europe’s populist divisions depends on its cities" and their ability to enhance social cohesion and facilitate integration.[4]

The Mayor of Stockholm, current President of EUROCITIES (since November 2018), stated that during her mandate she will focus on providing new tools and services to member cities, so as to ensure that cities can better cooperate with EU institution. A stronger cities' involvement in the EU political debate, she argued, will help EU Institutions regain the trust of the citizens by providing better results.[5]

Membership criteria[edit]

Membership of Eurocities is open to any European city with a population of 250,000 or more. Cities within the European Union become full members, and other European cities become associate members. Local authorities of smaller cities, and organisations not eligible to become full or associate members, can become associated partners. Companies and businesses are allowed to become associated business partners.[6]



Full and associate members
City State Mayor/Leader Population Membership
Aarhus  Denmark Jacob Bundsgaard 335,684 Full member
Aix-Marseille-Provence[a]  France Jean Montagnac 1,886,842 Full member
Amsterdam  Netherlands Femke Halsema 862,965 Full member
Antwerp  Belgium Bart De Wever 517,042 Full member
Athens  Greece Giorgos Kaminis 664,046 Full member
Banja Luka  Bosnia and Herzegovina Igor Radojičić 150,997 Associate member
Barcelona  Spain Ada Colau 1,604,555 Full member
Belfast  United Kingdom Brian Kingston 532,928 Full member
Belgrade  Serbia Zoran Radojičić 1,166,763 Associate member
Bergen  Norway Marte Mjøs Persen 278,121 Full member
Berlin  Germany Michael Müller 3,431,675 Full member
Białystok  Poland Tadeusz Truskolaski 295,459 Full member
Bilbao  Spain Juan María Aburto 345,141 Full member
Birmingham  United Kingdom Ian Ward 1,141,816 Full member
Bologna  Italy Virginio Merola 389,009 Full member
Bonn  Germany Ashok-Alexander Sridharan 327,258 Full member
Bordeaux  France Alain Juppé 246,586 Full member
Braga  Portugal Ricardo Rio 181,494 Full member
Bratislava  Slovakia Matúš Vallo 421,801 Full member
Brighton and Hove  United Kingdom Warren Morgan 290,885 Full member
Bristol  United Kingdom Marvin Rees 463,377 Full member
Brno  Czech Republic Markéta Vaňková 377,028 Full member
Brussels  Belgium Philippe Close 178,552 Full member
Brussels Capital Region  Belgium Rudi Vervoort 1,191,604 Full member
Budapest  Hungary István Tarlós 1,759,407 Full member
Burgas  Bulgaria Dimitar Nikolov 211,033 Full member
Bydgoszcz  Poland Rafał Bruski 358,614 Full member
Cardiff  United Kingdom Huw Thomas 364,248 Full member
Chemnitz  Germany Barbara Ludwig 247,237 Full member
Cluj-Napoca  Romania Emil Boc 324,576 Full member
Cologne  Germany Henriette Reker 1,085,664 Full member
Constanța  Romania Decebal Făgădău 283,872 Full member
Copenhagen  Denmark Frank Jensen 606,057 Full member
Dortmund  Germany Ullrich Sierau 587,010 Full member
Dresden  Germany Dirk Hilbert 554,649 Full member
Dublin  Ireland Mícheál Mac Donncha 553,165 Full member
Düsseldorf  Germany Thomas Geisel 619,294 Full member
Edinburgh  United Kingdom Frank Ross 518,500 Full member
Eindhoven  Netherlands John Jorritsma 231,642 Full member
Espoo  Finland Jukka Mäkelä 281,886 Full member
Essen  Germany Thomas Kufen 583,109 Full member
Florence  Italy Dario Nardella 383,083 Full member
Frankfurt  Germany Peter Feldmann 746,878 Full member
Gaziantep  Turkey Fatma Şahin 1,556,381 Associate member
Gdansk  Poland Aleksandra Dulkiewicz 464,254 Full member
Genoa  Italy Marco Bucci 580,097 Full member
Ghent  Belgium Mathias De Clercq 262,219 Full member
Gijon  Spain Carmen Moriyón 271,843 Full member
Glasgow  United Kingdom Susan Aitken 621,020 Full member
Gothenburg  Sweden Ann-Sofie Hermansson 572,779 Full member
Grand Nancy[b]  France André Rossinot 260,665 Full member
Grenoble-Alpes Métropole  France Christophe Ferrari 451,752 Full member
Hamburg  Germany Peter Tschentscher 1,822,445 Full member
Helsinki  Finland Jan Vapaavuori 648,650 Full member
Istanbul  Turkey Ekrem Imamoglu 15,519,267 Associate member
Izmir  Turkey Tunç Soyer 4,367,251 Associate member
Karlsruhe  Germany Frank Mentrup 311,919 Full member
Katowice  Poland Marcin Krupa 297,197 Full member
Kharkiv  Ukraine Hennadiy Kernes 1,439,036 Associate member
Kiel  Germany Ulf Kämpfer 247,441 Full member
Konya  Turkey Ugur Ibrahim Altay 2,161,303 Associate member
Kyiv  Ukraine Vitali Klitschko 2,900,920 Associate member
Leeds  United Kingdom Graham Latty 784,800 Full member
Leipzig  Germany Burkhard Jung 581,980 Full member
Lisbon  Portugal Fernando Medina 505,526 Full member
Liverpool  United Kingdom Joe Anderson 491,500 Full member
Ljubljana  Slovenia Zoran Janković 290,010 Full member
Lodz  Poland Hanna Zdanowska 687,702 Full member
London  United Kingdom Sadiq Khan 9,126,366 Full member
Lublin  Poland Krzysztof Żuk 349,103 Full member
Luxembourg  Luxembourg Lydie Polfer 107,247 Full member
Lviv  Ukraine Andriy Sadovyi 727,968 Associate member
Lyon  France Gérard Collomb 513,275 Full member
Madrid  Spain Manuela Carmena 3,223,334 Full member
Malaga  Spain Francisco De La Torre Prados 571,026 Full member
Malmo  Sweden Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh 312,012 Full member
Manchester  United Kingdom Richard Leese 545,500 Full member
Mannheim  Germany Peter Kurz 307,997 Full member
Métropole Européenne de Lille  France Damien Castelain 1,154,103 Full member
Milan  Italy Giuseppe Sala 1,372,810 Full member
Munich  Germany Dieter Reiter 1,456,039 Full member
Munster (Germany)  Germany Markus Lewe 311,846 Full member
Murcia  Spain José Ballesta Germán 447,182 Full member
Nantes  France Johanna Rolland 303,382 Full member
Newcastle-Gateshead  United Kingdom Nick Forbes 480,400 Full member
Nice  France Christian Estrosi 343,895 Full member
Nicosia  Cyprus Constantinos Yiorkadjis 181,234 Full member
Nottingham  United Kingdom Jon Collins 321,500 Full member
Novi Sad  Serbia Miloš Vučević 250,439 Associate member
Nuremberg  Germany Ulrich Maly 515,201 Full member
Odessa  Ukraine Gennadiy Trukhanov 1,016,515 Associate member
Oslo  Norway Marianne Borgen 673,469 Full member
Oulu  Finland Päivi Laajala 202,753 Full member
Palermo  Italy Leoluca Orlando 676,118 Full member
Paris  France Anne Hidalgo 2,140,526 Full member
Pilsen  Czech Republic Martin Baxa 306,000 Full member
Porto  Portugal Rui Moreira 302,472 Full member
Poznan  Poland Jacek Jaśkowiak 537,643 Full member
Prague  Czech Republic Zdeněk Hřib 1,301,132 Full member
Rennes Métropole  France Emmanuel Couet 444,723 Full member
Reykjavik  Iceland Dagur Bergþóruson Eggertsson 128,830 Full member
Riga  Latvia Nils Ušakovs 615 369 Full member
Rome  Italy Virginia Raggi 2,872,800 Full member
Rotterdam  Netherlands Ahmed Aboutaleb 1,015,215 Full member
Rzeszow  Poland Tadeusz Ferenc 189 662 Full member
Sarajevo  Bosnia and Herzegovina Abdulah Skaka 275,524 Associate member
Seville  Spain Juan Espadas 703,021 Full member
Sheffield  United Kingdom Magid Magid 577,800 Full member
Skopje  North Macedonia Petre Šilegov 544,086 Associate member
Sofia  Bulgaria Yordanka Fandakova 1,238,438 Full member
Saint-Étienne Métropole  France Gaël Perdriau 408,685 Full member
Stockholm  Sweden Anna König Jelmyr 960,031 Full member
Strasbourg  France Roland Ries 279,284 Full member
Stuttgart  Germany Fritz Kuhn 632,743 Full member
Sunderland  United Kingdom Tim Hakim 280,600 Full member
Tallinn  Estonia Taavi Aas 439,919 Full member
Tampere  Finland Lauri Lyly 234,441 Full member
Tbilisi  Georgia Kakha Kaladze 1,158,700 Associate member
Terrassa Metropolitan Area  Spain Alfredo Vega 410,000 Full member
The Hague  Netherlands Pauline Krikke 527,748 Full member
Thessaloniki  Greece Yiannis Boutaris 325,182 Full member
Timișoara  Romania Nicolae Robu 319,279 Full member
Tirana  Albania Erion Veliaj 557,422 Associate member
Toulouse  France Jean-Luc Moudenc 479,638 Full member
Turin  Italy Chiara Appendino 878,074 Full member
Turku  Finland Minna Arve 190,935 Full member
Uppsala  Sweden Marlene Burwick 210,000 Full member
Utrecht  Netherlands Jan van Zanen 345,080 Full member
Valladolid  Spain Oscar Puente 299,715 Full member
Vantaa  Finland Ritva Viljanen 226,160 Full member
Varna  Bulgaria Ivan Portnih 335,854 Full member
Venice  Italy Luigi Brugnaro 260,897 Full member
Verona  Italy Federico Sboarina 258,108 Full member
Vienna  Austria Michael Ludwig 1,899,055 Full member
Vilnius  Lithuania Remigijus Šimašius 536,631 Full member
Warsaw  Poland Rafał Trzaskowski 1,764,615 Full member
Wroclaw  Poland Jacek Sutryk 639,258 Full member
Yerevan  Armenia Hayk Marutyan 1,075,800 Associate member
Zagreb  Croatia Milan Bandić 802,588 Full member
Zaragoza  Spain Pedro Santisteve 666,880 Full member
Zurich   Switzerland Corine Mauch 409,241 Associate member
Associated partners
City State Mayor/Leader Population
Acharnes  Greece Sotiris Douros 106,943
Almere  Netherlands Franc Weerwind 202,764
Amiens[c]  France Alain Gest 178,915
Amarousio  Greece Giοrgos Patoulis 80,000
Arezzo  Italy Alessandro Ghinelli 99,000
Beşiktaş  Turkey Rıza Akpolat 185,447
Beylikdüzü  Turkey Mehmet Murat Çalık 314,670
Beyoğlu  Turkey Haydar Ali Yıldız 254,000
Bremen  Germany Carsten Sieling 527,900
Brest Metropole  France François Cuillandre 210,000
Cesena  Italy Paolo Lucchi 95,909
Derry-Strabane  United Kingdom John Boyle 148,000
Donostia-San Sebastian  Spain Eneko Goia Laso 180,000
Fuenlabrada  Spain Manuel Robles Delgado 198,000
Grand Reims  France Catherine Vautrin 298,000
Groningen  Netherlands Peter den Oudsten 200,000
Guimaraes  Portugal Domingos Bragança 158,124
Haarlem  Netherlands Jos Wienen 157,000
Hagen  Germany Erik O. Schulz 201,700
Heraklion  Greece Vasilis Labrinos 150,000
Kadikoy  Turkey Şerdil Dara Odabaşı 458.638
Karlstad  Sweden Per-Samuel Nisser 87,000
Klaipeda  Lithuania Vytautas Grubliauskas
Kortrijk  Belgium Vincent Van Quickenborne 75,000
Kungsbacka  Sweden Hans Forsberg 80,000
Lausanne   Switzerland Grégoire Junod 140,000
Leeuwarden  Netherlands Ferd Crone 108,768
Leuven  Belgium Mohamed Ridouani 100,000
Linkoping  Sweden Lars Vikinge 159,000
Lisburn and Castlereagh  United Kingdom Tim Morrow 135,000
Mezitli  Turkey Neşet Tarhan 180,000
Nacka  Sweden Mats Gerdau 100,000
Netwerkstad Twente  Netherlands 320,000
Osmangazi  Turkey Mustafa Dündar 750,000
Ostend  Belgium Bart Tommelein 71,921
Pendik  Turkey Ahmet Cin 625,797
Pesaro  Italy Matteo Ricci 94,813
Preston  United Kingdom Cllr Matthew Brown 130,000
Rijeka  Croatia Vojko Obersnel 142,500
Serdivan  Turkey Yusuf Alemdar 90,680
Sipoo  Finland Mikael Grannas 19,235
Solna  Sweden Pehr Granfalk 80,000
Saint-Nazaire  France Joël-Guy Batteux 115,000
Stavanger  Norway Christine Sagen Helgø 126,469
Turkish Cypriot community of Nicosia  Cyprus Mehmet Harmanci 313,000
Umea  Sweden Anders Agren
Wolverhampton  United Kingdom Phil Page 236,400



  1. ^ a b "Members list".
  2. ^ "Europe 2020 – Priorities – European Commission".
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