Joint organiser: Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (MITMA)
The 2020 New Leipzig Charter reiterates the core message of its predecessor, the 2007 Leipzig Charter on Sustainable European Cities: to move past the silo mentality and towards an ‘integrated approach’ in urban policies. This powerful concept has come a long way since 2007, entering mainstream EU policymaking. Nevertheless, its implementation at different levels of urban governance has presented challenges.
This Policy Lab was designed to support the ongoing collaboration of the Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (MITMA) with Spanish cities to develop and trial Local Action Plans within the framework of the Spanish Urban Agenda. The event explored pioneering examples of the integrated approach in urban policies, on various scales within Spanish and wider European contexts. The cases presented spanned the local, national and EU level, facilitating expert exchanges on context-specific policies and programmes, identifying both bottlenecks and opportunities for further uptake and experimentation post-pandemic.
Exploring the urban impacts of COVID-19 in EUKN member countries, rethinking approaches to urban space, and focusing on urban health as a holistic concept interwoven with everyday life.Read more
Exploring drivers of, and possible solutions to, the accelerating phenomenon of depopulation affecting small towns and cities in rural Europe.Read more
Investigating the JRC’s potential role in supporting urban policy-making over the next ten years, within the framework for sustainable urban development proposed by the New Leipzig Charter.Read more