Urban Development Network - seminar

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The Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy has organized an Urban Development Network – seminar 3rd June 2015 in Brussels.

The Urban Development Network is a newly created network targeted towards those urban authorities implementing integrated sustainable urban development strategies funded via Article 7 of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
In this seminar, the Commission offered its expertise and support with regard to some of the key areas, such as the design of an integrated urban strategy, the creation of appropriate selection criteria for projects, the setting up of Integrated Territorial Instruments (ITI) and urban Financial Instruments.

It has been a successful first opportunity to discuss and exchange on these issues with the European Commission and other urban authorities from throughout the EU.

We strongly recommend that you take time to read the ERDF Article 7 Guidance - Final Version which has recently been finalised and seeks to address the key questions that have been emerging from urban authorities, managing authorities and Member States. It provides the Commission view on issues including project selection, audit requirements, possible content of urban strategies and arrangements between urban authorities and managing authorities.
Other important guidelines are the ones on Integrated Territorial Investment (ITI) and Community Led Local Development (CLLD): CLLD Guidance for Member States and Programme Authorities and CLLD Guidance for Local Actors.
All guidelines are also available in our Legislation and Guidance section in all EU languages.

For those who have not yet filled in the survey we kindly invite you to do so as it helps us in better identifying your needs and making the UDN seminars in the future as useful as possible for you. Survey.

We invite you to leave your messages, questions etc at our UDN mailbox: REGIO-UDN@ec.europa.eu. Please use this mailbox as well to leave contact details of others that in your view need to be involved in future UDN activities.


  • Who: Article 7 urban authorities (confirmed and potential), relevant MAs
  • When: 3rd June 2015, 09h30-16h00
  • Where: Atelier des Tanneurs – rue des Tanneurs, Brussels
  • More Information: Conference Secretariat: udn@iservice-europa.eu 

The programme, the invites, further information and the link to the registration will follow early May on this website.

We look forward to seeing you in Brussels.

Urban Development Network

Urban Development Network