In 2016, the Pact of Amsterdam established the Urban Agenda for the EU and a new way of working amongst the European Commission, the Member States, EU cities and other stakeholders when it comes to urban affairs. This is how 14 thematic partnerships were set up and came up with 14 action plans focusing on better regulation, better funding, and better knowledge on different topics.
Following the Ljubljana Agreement in November 2021, two more partnerships were formed in 2022 on Greening Cities and Sustainable Tourism. More recently a call for partners for two new partnerships on Food and Cities of Equality has been published.
New Urban Agenda partnerships
The partnership on “Food” shall contribute to a better EU policy, funding and knowledge regarding local food chains and food resilience.
The partnership on “Cities of Equality” will contribute to a better EU policy, funding and knowledge when it comes to equal opportunities for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation (LGBTIQA+), religion and belief, race and ethnic origin (including country of origin), or socio-economic status.
Cities, Regions, Member States, Partner States, national city umbrella organisations, and other stakeholders are invited to apply for these two partnerships by 29 September 2023.
For more information about the eligible applicants, the selection process and criteria, as well as the responsibilities for each category of partner please click on the links below.