A seminar on the need for and priorities of a greater urban dimension to EU policy
EUROCITIES and CEMR are jointly hosting a seminar in Brussels on 17 February 2014 that will give local governments a chance to join the debate about creating a European urban agenda. The event will focus on the merits of developing such an agenda, what its objectives would be, and the impact it would have on local authorities. It is part of the European Commission’s conference ‘Cities of Tomorrow – Investing in Europe’ taking place over 17-18 February.
In the first session of the seminar, European Commissioner for Regional and Urban Policy, Johannes Hahn, will present his ideas for a European urban agenda. The CEMR and EUROCITIES presidents will then provide their views on the purpose, objectives and added value of such an agenda. Active discussions, including on the role of cities in delivering an urban agenda, will continue with other city networks and the audience.
The second session will invite local politicians to present a few strengths and challenges of their cities. Based on practical experiences, they will make the link to EU policies and programmes, outlining what cities need from the EU to ensure successful delivery of policies on the ground. The session will focus on an integrated approach to policy implementation managed by cities on the ground.
For more information on the Commission’s event ‘Cities of Tomorrow – Investing in Europe’, click here.