Organised as part of the French EU Council Presidency 2022 with the French National Agency for Territorial Cohesion (ANCT).
The Territorial Agenda 2030, endorsed by Ministers responsible for spatial planning, territorial development and cohesion in December 2020, promotes territorial cohesion by providing an action-oriented framework aimed at rebalancing territorial dynamics and ensuring a future for all places and people.
Similarly, acknowledging today’s global challenges as complex and intertwined, the Ljubljana Agreement emphasises the need for integrated responses and specifically invites Trio presidencies to provide exchange platforms for urban and territorial policymakers. With this Policy Lab, the current French Council Presidency honoured the invitation.
The event provided a platform to discuss and formulate the 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.
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. The events explored how to create just cities in a green, productive, and digital manner.Read more
The EUKN Director, Martin Grisel, describes cities' and policies' potential responses to the phenomenon of shrinking cities.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