City Deals are theme-centred partnerships between frontrunners in the public and private sector. Ministries, local and regional governments and businesses work together on an equal footing to experiment and develop solutions. The goal of a City Deal is to drive innovation in urban development and social issues.
The essay ‘Learning to Institutionalise’ provides insight into learning in networks. The main focus is on the networks in which the national government participates as a partner with local parties. Working in these networks has become an accepted way of working, although this is still a considerable learning task for the government.
Discussing experiences with setting up and facilitating governmental support structures for the EU Cities Mission through a set of eight dilemmas. The dilemmas pertained to elements such as national commitment, legislative room to experiment, and coordination with the ecosystem.Read more
Exploring the various ways Dutch and German cities deal with dilemmas related to two core elements in the New Leipzig Charter: urban governance to ensure the common good and digitalisation.Read more
An official side event of the 2020 European Week of Regions and Cities, fostering action-orientated exchange on Urban Agenda for the EU Partnerships with relevant institutions and stakeholders.Read more