The European Urban Knowledge Network European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EUKN EGTC) offers strategic knowledge support and networking opportunities to its members. Operating at the interface between urban research, policy and practice, we capitalise on our long track record working at a high political level in European and national urban policy.

Before joining the EUKN EGTC, prospective members should ensure they have sufficient political and financial support to join the network. Once this is secure, preparing membership is a two-phase process that begins with candidate membership. This allows our collaboration to begin while the longer procedure to formalise full membership is underway. For countries that would like to work with us without actually joining our network, alternative forms of collaboration are available. Get in touch with us at to find out more.

We welcome national and regional EU governments to join our network as members, as well as EU neighbour countries to join us as associate members. We also work with partner institutes and networks on diverse research projects, both within Europe and worldwide.  

We’re a small team but eager to grow! To find out more about job openings and how to apply, keep an eye on the Secretariat page.



We’re always on the lookout for young talent to join our team and contribute fresh perspectives. To find out more about open positions, keep an eye on the Secretariat page. Spontaneous applications are also welcome! Send us a brief email explaining your motivation to work with us and with your CV attached to


The EUKN consists of an Assembly, a Director and a Secretariat. The Assembly is the EUKN’s decision-making body, and is composed of representatives from the European national governments responsible for urban development. The Director represents the EUKN and manages its overall operations, with the Secretariat taking charge of the network’s day-to-day business.



EGTC stands for European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation. It’s the first European cooperation structure with a legal personality defined by European law. Established in 2006, it facilitates and promotes territorial cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation. The European Committee of the Regions has a specific consultative role in territorial cooperation and supports EGTCs via the EGTC Platform.

Based around a current theme in urban policy, the EUKN Urban Review presents an expert ‘Urban Voices’ interview and the latest related publications as well as providing an update on EUKN activities. Sign up to receive the newsletter.

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If you are an urban policy representative from a Member State that is not yet part of our network, we would be delighted to welcome you as an EUKN member. EU neighbour countries are welcome to join us as associate members. We also work with partner institutes and networks on diverse research projects, both within Europe and worldwide.

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