working groups for cooperation

Each forum is able to set up a certain number of working groups and task forces focusing on specific policy issues. Each working group has a specific objective, scope and mandate for example preparing a position paper on a particular topic or managing activities such as a European project or campaign.

Each working group consists of individuals, nominated by member cities, who are considered as having relevant knowledge and expertise. Each working group is chaired by a member city, which is also responsible for reporting back to the relevant forum on the results achieved.

A task force can be set up to address issues with a more limited scope. The task force is a temporary group that has a specific mandate, scope, timeframe and strategic purpose.

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Cohesion policy and structural funds

This working group coordinates our lobbying towards the EU institutions and member states on EU cohesion policy and structural funds, working to ensure a sufficient urban focus in regulatory frameworks and...

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Creative citizenship

Creative citizenship working group looks at how cities and citizens can co-create solutions to adress local challenges. It explores how this co-creation process drives innovation, reinforces local democracy...

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European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and enlargement

This working group works to develop and strengthen links with partner cities in European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) countries

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The EUROCITIES working group food aims to become a “creative hub” for sharing information, ideas, best practices and experimenting innovative solutions related to urban food.

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Integrated urban development

This working group works to improve integrated urban development, planning and governance through peer review exchanges

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Metropolitan areas

This working group focuses on the city in relation to its surroundings and the governance of functional urban areas

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public services and public procurement

The WG members aim to ensuring all citizens are provided with access to high-quality services, which are efficient, reliable and affordable, and which contribute to the shared values of solidarity, social...

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Urban Agenda for the EU

One of the key outputs of the Dutch EU presidency is the Pact of Amsterdam, establishing the EU Urban Agenda. The Pact comprises the rationale, objectives, operational framework and themes of the EU Urban...