The Urban Mobility Partnership, established in 2017 within the framework of the Urban Agenda for the EU, has issued a political recommendation paper regarding the involvement of municipalities, cities and regions in the multi-annual financial planning.
The detailed recommendations are:
- National policy priorities should be identified based on a comprehensive partnership dialogue with cities and regions. It is also crucial to ensure an integrated planning approach with the rural level.
- Urban and regional authorities should be directly involved in selecting the thematic priorities and the instruments to implement the support to sustainable territorial development.
- The European code of conduct on the partnership principle should be integrated in the regulatory framework of cohesion policy. An ex-ante conditionality on the full application of the partnership principle should be introduced with the fulfilment of which being a condition to the adoption of each operational programme.
This recommendation may not reflect the official positions of individual members of the Partnership.