In the framework of URB-AL Programme, the Commission launched two new initiatives:
The Documentation Centre of the URB-AL Programme (CDPU) The purpose of CDPU is to compile and disseminate accumulated URB-AL know-how, in particular methods of “best practice”. The initiative is managed by a consortium composed of the Ayuntamiento de Málaga and the Municipalidad de Valparaíso.
Observatory for EU-LA Local Decentralised Cooperation. The Observatory for local decentralised cooperation has as its main objective to compile and disseminate information on decentralised cooperation. The initiative was set up and is currently coordinated by a consortium composed of the Diputación de Barcelona and the Intendencia Municipal de Montevideo.
The purpose of these two new bodies is to diffuse the many good practices which have emerged from the programme as well as to ensure the durability of results achieved.