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.
What makes a city liberal?
The summit also led participants to come to a list of principles of what makes a city liberal. These principles include among other things freedom & responsibilities, free enterprise, Inclusiveness and trust, empowerment and emancipation, opportunity and social mobility, livability, knowledge and culture, positive action, optimism and openness to the world. The full list of principles with more information can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
The Liberal Mayors Summit at the ALDE Party Congress in Warsaw, Poland included the liberal Mayors of the cities of Prague, Mechelen, Blankenberge, Rae municipality, Saint-Omer, Drancy, Dresden, Limerick, Carlow, Klaipeda, Chisinau, Trbovjle, Valdemoro, Sala, Eastleigh Borough and The Hague.
The Liberal Mayors Summit and Network was created in 2015, responding to a growing demand to hear the voices of liberal mayors on matters of European relevance.
Download the principles document in all EU languages:
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