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URBACT is working closely EU wide organisations and European Territorial Cooperation Programmes and look for synergies and common actions to answer in complementary way to the needs of cities and their local stakeholders[1].

In particularly the capitalisation and communication activities of URBACT offer opportunities of common work.

Since 2000, the four interregional cooperation programmes of the European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) goal—Espon, Interact, Interreg IVC and URBACT—have been in charge of different aspects of improving the quality and the efficiency of EU urban and regional Policy. Their common pan-European geographical scope and increasing maturity of operations have been gradually explored. More and more complementarities have been showcased in an increasing number of activities and events, such as for instance at the Open Days. Additionally, their know-how and committed staff have worked together on a number of concrete activities, in particular for a framework for joint capitalisation and dissemination activities with the following actions:

  • Bilateral cooperation events (Open Days, thematic events, etc.);
     
  • Joint capitalisation and dissemination activities (development and promotion of European indicators, tools, data and methods, proven good practices);
     
  • Joint exhibitions, workshops, information/awareness-raising actions concerning territorial development.

In addition with URBACT III, the creation of National URBACT Points is planned in most of the member and partner states of the programme as an enhanced version of the National Dissemination Points operating in URBACT II.

They will be in charge of communicating on URBACT activities and results, support cooperation between local, regional, national and EU levels, and embed URBACT results in policies and practices (transfer of good practice).

They will act as national platforms for dialogue, exchange and learning on sustainable urban development, involving the different levels of governance concerned (national, regional, local). They will offer added opportunities for exchange and cooperation with EU wide organisations, city networks, local organisations in a framework which combines national and European perspectives. 


[1] Among them: Committee of the Regions (CoR), Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), Eurocities, Energy Cities, Eurotowns, CECODAHS, ICLEI, Association of Architects and urban planners, EUKN, Healthy Cities, Mission opérationnelle transfrontalière (MOT), Cities for Mobility, Polis, Espon, JPI Urban Europe, European Environmental Agency, European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN), Interact, Interreg IVC, Cooperation Network of European Mid-Size Towns and Cities, EURA, AESOP Planning EU, International Urban Food Network (IUFN).

 

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