Discussion on the outcome of the assessment study of the Urban Agenda for the EU

Location: Archive Hall, Alfandega
Date: Fri, January 31
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Since the Urban Agenda for the EU has been formally established (Pact of Amsterdam, 2016) a lot has been achieved.

Fourteen partnerships have been set-up around different urban issues, a ‘One-stop-shop for cities’ web portal has been created (helping cities to find all relevant EU programs/ initiatives supporting urban development - from Cohesion Policy to Horizon 2020), contributing to the New Urban Agenda and the SDGs, a brochure was published on the Urban Agenda for the EU “multi-level governance in action” etc

Three years after the Pact of Amsterdam, the European Commission (DG REGIO) conducted an Assessment Study on the Urban Agenda for the EU (UAEU).

The outcomes of this assessment study will be presented at this workshop. The final report is available here. 

The presentation will be followed by feedback from the audience and a discussion on the following questions:

  1. How could the impact of actions be improved?
  2. How could the outreach and engagement of stakeholders beyond the Partnerships be improved?
  3. Should the future Urban Agenda for the EU be thematic or holistic/integrated?

The objective of this assessment study is to holistically assess the implementation and performance of UAEU and explore possible ways to improve the UAEU in view of its future implementation.

A stakeholder consultation has been part of this assessment (which closed end of June 2019).

The assessment of the UAEU has been announced in the European Commission report to the Council on the Urban Agenda for the EU (2017)

https://ec.europa.eu/futurium/en/urban-agenda

Report from the European Commission to the Council on the Urban Agenda for the EU 

Pact of Amsterdam establishing the Urban Agenda for the EU (May 2016)

New urban Agenda: http://habitat3.org/wp-content/uploads/NUA-English.pdf


Programme

Moderation: Marek Teplanský, Head of Unit, DDG.03 Inclusive Growth, Urban and Territorial Development, DG Regional and Urban policy

9:00

Introduction

Marek Teplanský, Head of Unit, DDG.03 Inclusive Growth, Urban and Territorial Development, DG Regional and Urban policy

9:10

Presentation on the outcomes of the assessment study of the Urban Agenda for the EU

Martin Kuehnemund, Head of European Evaluation at IPSOS (Head of the study team)

09:40

Discussion on the outcomes of the assessment study of the Urban Agenda for the EU

Feedback from the audience and Q+A

1. How could the impact of actions be improved?
2. How could the outreach and engagement of stakeholders beyond the Partnerships be improved?
3. Should the future Urban Agenda for the EU be thematic or holistic/integrated?

10:15

Concluding remarks

Marek Teplanský, Head of Unit, DDG.03 Inclusive Growth, Urban and Territorial Development, DG Regional and Urban policy

Parallel Workshop

Archive Hall