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EUKN Urban Review: Integration of Migrants and Refugees in Cities

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Janne van Eerten on… the Partnership on Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees in EU Cities

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EUKN Urban Review: Shrinking Cities, Towards Urban Resilience

Urban Voices

Martin Grisel on… the opportunities of shrinking cities on a road toward urban resilience

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Announcing the Art of Just-City-Making Policy Lab Series

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    EUKN Urban Review: Integration of Migrants and Refugees in Cities

    Read more about the integration of migrants and refugees in cities in our April Urban Review

    Urban Voices

    Janne van Eerten on… the Partnership on Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees in EU Cities

    Janne van Eerten, one the coordinators of the Urban Partnership on the Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees, describes the aim of the partnership and its application in the context of the war in Ukraine

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    EUKN Urban Review: Shrinking Cities, Towards Urban Resilience

    The topic of shrinking cities and urban resilience leads our March Urban Review.

    Urban Voices

    Martin Grisel on… the opportunities of shrinking cities on a road toward urban resilience

    The EUKN Director, Martin Grisel, describes cities' and policies' potential responses to the phenomenon of shrinking cities.

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    Announcing the Art of Just-City-Making Policy Lab Series

    In April and May 2022 the EUKN along with the French EU Presidency will organise three online Policy Labs on the theme of Just-City-Making in a Green, Digital and Productive manner.

  • About the EUKN

    Uniting European and global stakeholders to create the just, green, productive and digitised cities of the future.

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    EUKN members

    With a strong track record as a valued partner for our members, we support European national governments to achieve sustainable urban development.

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    Support for EU Presidencies

    We provide comprehensive expertise during our members’ EU Council Presidencies, facilitating milestone events in European urban policy.

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    Policy Labs

    Our primary activity for our members, driving collaborative, tailored and practical knowledge exchange on high-priority urban development topics.

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    About EUKN Members

    About EUKN Members

    With a strong track record as a valued partner for our members, the EUKN is deeply involved in European urban policy-making. As a platform for vital knowledge exchange on urban themes, the EUKN supports national governments in contributing to the economic, environmental and social success of Europe. We do this by working at the nexus of urban policy, research and practice, collaborating with an extensive network of urban development specialists.

    Austria

    EUKN member from 2005-2018, and since 2021

    Belgium

    Belgium’s urban policy is based on the principles of the New Leipzig Charter and on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It aims to reinforce the exchange of best practices in Belgium and abroad by financing research and meetings on urban topics.

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    Bulgaria

    Croatia

    Cyprus

    EUKN member since 2008

    Czech Republic

    Czechia’s National Urban Policy constitutes an integral part of their regional development policy. Guided by its Principles of Urban Policy framework document and the Regional Development Strategy, Czechia aims for a polycentric, inclusive, and equity-orientated urban development.

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    Denmark

    Estonia

    Finland

    EUKN member since 2005

    France

    The French National Urban Policy, the Politique de la ville (City Policy), is specifically targeting deprived areas faced with socio-economic difficulties, so-called priority districts. It is characterised by a multi-partnership approach in the form of city contacts that are signed by the State, inter-municipality bodies and the concerned municipalities.

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    EUKN member since 2004

    Germany

    Germany’s National Urban Development Policy is a joint initiative of the federal, state and the local level. Its main strategic basis is the 2007 Leipzig Charter on sustainable European cities, which champions the notion of integrated urban development. The successor document, the 2020 New Leipzig Charter, emphasises the transformative power of cities for the common good.

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    Greece

    Hungary

    Ireland

    Italy

    Latvia

    Lithuania

    Luxembourg

    Malta

    EUKN member since 2005

    Netherlands

    The ‘Dutch Approach’ to urban development is a combination of fostering self-reliance and caring for the vulnerable, alongside striving for economic growth. While urban development is part of a broader policy, the National Strategy on Spatial Planning and the Environment (‘NOVI’) is the long-term vision on the future development of the country’s living environment. Its place-based approach strives to integrate urban, regional and rural policy.

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    EUKN member since 2019

    Poland

    Poland’s National Urban Policy is a strategic implementation tool that addresses cities directly. It aims to strengthen urban areas’ capacity to develop sustainably, create jobs and improve citizens’ quality of life. Emphasising place-based approaches, its main focus areas include spatial development, public participation, transport and urban mobility, energy efficiency, and adaptation to climate change.

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    Portugal

    Romania

    Slovakia

    EUKN member since 2020

    Slovenia

    The principles and objectives of a National Urban Policy are integrated into Slovenia’s national Spatial Development Strategy. The Strategy strives for a balance between competitiveness and cohesion, with cities playing particular roles as they contribute to polycentric development and higher competitiveness of a national territory, while providing fair access to jobs and services, public infrastructure and mobility services.

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    EUKN member from 2004-2014, and since 2019

    Spain

    Three levels of government are involved in the design and implementation of urban policies in Spain: the central government, the Autonomous Regions (Comunidades Autónomas), and local administrations. In February 2019, a new National Urban Policy was approved: the Spanish Urban Agenda.

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    Sweden

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