Expert or political meeting
Directors General Meeting on Urban Matters / Urban Agenda and Joint DGUM / DGTC-Seminar
Directors General Meeting on Urban Matters / Urban Agenda and Joint DGUM / DGTC-Seminar “Strengthening Soft Territorial Policy Approaches under the post 2020 European Framework for the Territorial and Urban Agenda”
The programme starts on 12 September with an evening event.
With a view to a continuous evolution of the Urban Agenda for the EU, the Directors General for Urban Development will take preparatory steps for the envisaged Ministerial Meeting on Urban Development in spring 2019. Assessment and validation of new cooperation themes and new urban implementation Partnerships for the Urban Agenda for the EU beyond 2018 from both the perspective of European Territorial Cohesion as well as from a research perspective will be amongst the most important objectives of this meeting.
The preceding day is organised in the format of a seminar together with the Directors General for Territorial Cohesion. It is dedicated to the discussion on Soft Territorial Policy Approaches under the post 2020 European Framework for the Territorial and Urban Agenda. The seminar is embedded into the ongoing intergovernmental discourse on the post 2020 landscape of urban development (Urban Agenda) and European territorial policies (Territorial Agenda). The objectives of the event are to:
- highlight the importance of soft policy approaches and mechanisms such as European and transnational implementation partnerships;
- develop visible key factors for successful territorial co-operation;
- bridge territorial and urban discourses on territorial governance and to
- bring in the knowledge, experience and perspectives of countries and institutions invited.
The Directors General are called upon as key policy makers and experts in urban / territorial development as well as in territorial governance. The seminar format will allow for interactive exchange and discussion as well as political guidance on the way forward.