Posts Tagged ‘Cohesion Policy’

Towards metropolitan collaboration in urban areas

After attending the Urban Futures Global Conference (UFGC) and the European Metropolitan Authorities (EMA) meeting, Iván Tosics reports cooperation at metropolitan level is key for the development of urban areas. Residents inside and outside the city are not generally interested in where the city border lies and how various services are organised. However, despite its “invisibility”, the […]

By Ivan Tosics, on October 10th, 2019 at 15:53

European Cities play a key role for economic recovery, Interview with Andrea Cozzolino

For the first time in recent years, the European Parliament is calling for more attention to be given to the urban centres in the next financial period, guaranteeing adequate investments and the new approach already in the planning stage at National and regional level. Simone d’Antonio for Cittalia-ANCI, URBACT National Dissemination Point for Italy, interviewed […]

By Segolene Pruvot, on February 5th, 2013 at 19:34

Call for evidence – More Jobs, Better Cities

Europe needs a return to economic growth. To achieve our goal we need more economically successful cities as well as more, and better, jobs for their citizens. Why? Because well over a quarter (29%) of Europeans live in cities of more than 100,000 people and over two thirds ( 67%) live in cities and towns […]

By URBACT, on May 14th, 2012 at 11:02

The European urban fabric in the 21st century – Interesting discussions

Some 300 people came together in Copenhagen on 22-23 March at the Fifth European Summit of Regions and Cities. The Summit titled as “The European urban fabric in the 21st century” was organized by the Committee of the Regions (COR), partly for politicians (mayors and presidents of regions from EU countries), partly for leading architects, […]

By URBACT, on March 29th, 2012 at 14:24

What can we take away from the Cohesion forum?

The Cohesion Forum was held in Brussels from 31 January to 1 February 2011. It was organized by the European Commission and the main goal was closure the public consultation launched last November on the future, post-2013 Cohesion Policy. A number of European policy makers, ministers, regional presidents and heads of operational programmes participated in […]

By URBACT, on February 17th, 2011 at 13:34

“Behind the Front Door” – outreaching social support in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands there is one form of outreaching social support that has increasingly been applied in the past few years. It is generally addressed as the ‘behind the front door’ method. Professionals using this method actively and directly approach marginalised people to find and help them with their most important problems. This new method has been widely applied in the Dutch ‘neighbourhood approach’.

By URBACT, on May 27th, 2010 at 15:55

The Untapped potential of cultural heritage – a Catalyst for Sustainable Urban Development and an Internationally Competitive Europe

URBACT has its HERO.  A clever name for an ambitious URBACT Project which  has published a strategy paper entitled “The Untapped potential of cultural heritage – a Catalyst for Sustainable Urban Development and an Internationally Competitive Europe”. The document makes the case for a strong urban dimension as part of EU Cohesion Policy with a […]

By URBACT, on February 23rd, 2010 at 12:57

Debate on the future of cohesion policy: distributive vs allocative policy?

Whithin the framework of the current debate on the future of the European Cohesion policy it is important to look at the goals that cohesion policy should pursue to meet the challenges of the 21st century. One of the difficult policy issues is whether relatively richer regions should be eligible for expenditure from the Structural […]

By URBACT, on January 13th, 2010 at 16:10

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