Bucharest Declaration

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    Elisa Abrantes
    18 June 2019 - updated 2 weeks ago
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2019

This is the final version of the Bucharest Declaration that was endorsed at the Informal Meeting of EU Ministers Responsible for Urban Matters, hosted by the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU on 13-14 June 2019 in Bucharest.

Three years passed since the Urban Agenda for the EU began its implementation process and the upcoming revision of the Leipzig Charter for Sustainable European Cities and of the Territorial Agenda 2020 of the European Union has started. Therefore, it is a favorable moment to reflect on the opportunities and challenges faced, as well as the overall state of urban and regional development policies.

As such, the Bucharest Declaration is meant to serve as the bridge between the Pact of Amsterdam, endorsed during the 2016 Dutch Presidency, and the Territorial Agenda of the European Union and Leipzig Charter to be revised during the 2020 German Presidency.