Strategies and policies
The European Commission's public procurement strategy is rethinking the entire approach to purchasing, professionalising public buyers, cutting red-tape, and capitalising on the benefits of the digital revolution so that public administrations can be made more efficient, more effective, and more citizen and business-friendly. This includes policies aimed at creating a more innovative, green and socially-inclusive economy.
The partnership of the Urban Agenda for the EU on innovative and responsible public procurement has as objective to address social and environmental objectives.
Urban data and studies
Funding opportunities and advice
Programmes and funding opportunities
For more information and other funding opportunities, please visit our dedicated funding page.
Advice and technical assistance
Urbis is a new dedicated urban investment advisory platform within the European Investment Advisory Hub. It is set up to provide advisory support to urban authorities to facilitate, accelerate and unlock urban investment projects, programmes and platforms.
JASPERS is the 'Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European Regions', free of charge for local authorities and promotors, which advices cities and regions on strategic planning in a wide range of sectors. It supports the preparation of projects in areas benefiting from EU funds so they meet all the necessary standards.