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Working in partnership with the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University, Leeds City Council is a member of the largest European city network, Eurocities.


The network provides an opportunity to work collaboratively with 190 cities from 39 countries on key urban challenges relating to transport, economic development, health, climate and much more.


Leeds is currently chair of the working group on Children and Young People which brings together cities from across Europe to share ideas and best practice on how to help improve the lives and outcomes of children living in our cities.

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OECD Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth 

Leeds’ ambition is to have a strong economy, within a compassionate city. This is being delivered through the inclusive growth strategy which seeks to ensure that the benefits of prosperity reach all our communities and citizens.


Leeds is not the only city taking this approach. The Champion Mayors Initiative brings together a coalition of global city leaders, including the Mayors of Paris, New York and Tokyo, who have committed to tackling inequalities and promoting more inclusive economic growth in cities.

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Intercultural Cities

Home to over 160 different nationalities, Leeds is one of the most diverse cities in the UK. We’re proud of our rich cultural diversity and see multi-culturalism as a key strength. To support the city’s work around diversity, Leeds joined the Intercultural Cities Network which is coordinated by the Council of Europe.


The network supports local authorities worldwide in reviewing their policies through an intercultural lens and encouraging cities to develop comprehensive intercultural strategies to help them manage diversity positively.