On 24 June, the meeting of the Directors General for Urban Matters (DGUM) was held in Paris as the last meeting under the French EU Council Presidency.
Reuniting representatives of all EU Member States, the European Commission, and relevant stakeholders, this meeting represented an important milestone in the framework of intergovernmental cooperation on urban matters and for the new phase of the Urban Agenda for the EU (UAEU).
The French Presidency contributed greatly to the agenda of the day, presenting the outputs of its programme to steer the discussion on just-city-making, strengthened urban-territorial linkages, and, together with the European Commission, on the two new UAEU partnerships on Greening Cities and Sustainable Tourism.
The French Presidency urban programme was developed and implemented in strong cooperation with the EUKN, long-standing partner of EU Council Presidencies. Together, we organised a number of activities, the main ones being:
This Policy Lab series consisted of three events: Just-Green, Just-Digital and Just-Productive City-Making. Building on the four dimensions of the New Leipzig Charter, the French EU Presidency.Read more
The event provided a platform to discuss and formulate most adequate questions to be addressed by Directors General for urban and territorial matters, for them to seize the potential of strengthened urban-territorial linkages.Read more
Sabrina Abdi, from the French National Agency for the cohesion of Territories, presents the French Council Presidency programme on urban matters, including the role of the just dimension of cities.Read more