Posts Tagged ‘European cooperation’

The Challenge of Urban Agenda for Europe: another view from Amsterdam

Something promising or unsurprising, according to your opinion, has happened at the end of last month for urban policies in Europe. The 30th of May, the EU Ministers Responsible for Urban Matters held an Informal Meeting in Amsterdam to sign a shared document known as the  Pact of Amsterdam. This  document launches a common agenda [...]

By Laura Colini, on June 28th, 2016 at 11:51

‘Migrant crisis’: Two worlds apart seeking cohesion between the national and local levels

Credit photos: Gordon Welters/UNHCR, “How will Germany house all its refugees?”, irinnews.org How can social innovation help in today’s Europe, which is welcoming people from Africa and the Middle East, fleeing war and poverty? How can social innovation reduce the fear of the unknown in central and east European countries, who do not have a [...]

By Peter Wolkowinski, on May 2nd, 2016 at 12:31

Best Of URBACT Blog 2013

The URBACT Blog is a space for several contributors to share experiences on and insights in the diversity of issues they encounter in and around their activities in URBACT. Here is a selection of articles which we particularly enjoyed reading in 2013: Change and social Innovation, Shrinking Cities, Soft Mobility, Urban Struggles, Stakeholder’s involvement. There [...]

By Eddy Adams, on January 21st, 2014 at 19:46

URBACT projects: Building on past experiences

URBACT enables European cities to work together in projects to share and capitalise on experience. It enables the development of solutions to urban challenges that other cities can then adapt to their own context. It also has the role of analysing and capitalising on learning. And when we speak of learning, it is both the [...]

By URBACT, on November 3rd, 2011 at 16:13

A statement of Bernd Mielke, Managing Authority of the RegGov partner city of Duisburg

Managing authorities play a prominent role in implementing integrated urban development. This approach requires close cooperation between cities, communities, Managing authorities and other project partners. URBACT RegGov project focuses on how to make this relationship as fruitful and efficient as possible. As RegGov received a Fast Track Label, there is a regular exchange with the [...]

By URBACT, on April 16th, 2010 at 14:40

A new kind of European cooperation: macro-regional strategies?

On 17 and 18 September, European Commissioner Paweł Samecki attended a ministerial conference in Stockholm, Sweden on the European Union’s strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. This strategy, which is a first at European level, is set to be adopted officially by the Member States at the end of October. The 27 ministers discussed the [...]

By URBACT, on October 14th, 2009 at 15:26