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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Cities concentrate population, economic output, trade and commerce, cultural and social life.
Projections see future growth, both economic and population, to happen in cities.
Cities are central to many EU policies that directly impact on citizens' life.
In view of this importance of the urban dimension, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Commission department on Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) are organising this launch event for the Community of Practice on Cities (CoP CITIES) on 5 October 2018.
The CoP-CITIES is an initiative of the European Commission, open to cities and networks of cities, international and intergovernmental organisations and research bodies. It builds on and brings together ongoing work and expertise on cities by the Commission.
CoP CITIES will address specific challenges and features of cities and urban systems, such as
The CoP-CITIES offers an open platform for the exchange of knowledge on urban issues in order to support:
The CoP-CITIES complements and further expands the policy reach of the Knowledge Centre for Territorial Policies (KC-TP) on two themes of high relevance for urban development, namely:
For further information on the CoP Cities, please email JRC-KCTP@ec.europa.eu