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Urban Issues at stake

Under the series of themes in the menu, you will find an inventory of various programmes and initiatives which have an urban dimension (some of which funded by the European Commission). A link to the relevant web addresses on Europa or beyond is provided under each entry. In addition, some recommended links are provided to European associations or research consortia.

Urban dimension of cohesion policy

Urban development

Cities symbolise the twofold challenge currently facing the European Union: how to improve competitiveness while meeting social, cultural and environmental demands.

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Leipzig charter and Toledo Declaration

EU Regional Policy: Stay informed