Consultation on “The urban dimension of EU policies”

29.7.2014

Dear all,

We would like to kindly inform you that the European Commission just published Communication on EU Urban Agenda. It follows a growing number of calls for more involvement of cities in the design of EU policies and a greater coherence in the way Europe’s institutions tackle urban challenges.

The Commission’s Communication “The Urban Dimension of EU Policies” describes the situation of cities across the EU and urban policies in the Member States as well as the global dimension of urbanisation. It stresses that an EU Urban Agenda should reflect the EU’s overall objectives and must also complement national policies in the Member States.

http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/newsroom/detail.cfm?LAN=en&id=1572&lang=en

Link to public consultation:

http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/consultation/urb_agenda/index_en.cfm

If you need more information please contact this functional mailbox and we will deal with your request.

We as well want to inform you on the Urban Development Network (UDN) conference. Taking place on the of 9 October 2014 at the EGG conference centre in Brussels. The UDN conference will take place in the context of the OPEN DAYS week, during which there will be a number of workshops addressing urban issues. The Urban Development Network is set out in the ERDF regulation for the Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 and will involve the urban authorities throughout the EU implementing integrated urban strategies in line with ERDF Article 7 and those implementing Innovative Urban Actions in line with Article 8. However, as programming for 2014-2020 is not yet complete, we will open the conference to a much wider audience.