The Urban Agenda for the EU moves on with a new dedicated website!


The Urban Agenda for the EU is an integrated and coordinated approach to deal with the urban dimension of EU and national policies and legislation. By focusing on concrete priority themes within dedicated Partnerships, the Urban Agenda seeks to improve the quality of life in urban areas.

The new website will enable users to be informed on the Urban Agenda and to actively contribute and participate in discussions. It allows debate, exchange and consultations on the future policies and priorities with an urban dimension. News, events, consultations and key documents will regularly made available here. To be able to contribute actively and to receive newsletters you need to register.


Background information

In 2016, the Pact of Amsterdam agreed upon by the EU Ministers Responsible for Urban Matters on 30 May 2016 established the Urban Agenda for the EU. Based on the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality, the Urban Agenda focuses on the three pillars of EU policy making and implementation Better regulation, Better funding and Better knowledge.

12 Partnerships have been defined so far. Four Partnerships were launched in 2016 on Inclusion of Migrants and RefugeesAir QualityHousingand Urban Poverty. Four others started their work in February 2017on Circular EconomyDigital TransitionUrban Mobility and Jobs and Skills in the Local Economy. Four more will be launched before summer 2017on Energy TransitionClimate AdaptationInnovative and Responsible Public Procurement and Sustainable Use of Land and Nature-Based Solutions.

Each Partnership involves on a voluntary and equal basis cities, Member States, the Commission and stakeholders such as NGOs or businesses. Together they work on developing and implementing concrete actions to successfully tackle challenges of cities and to contribute to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

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