UDN goes to Osijek to kick off discussions on future urban investments in Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania

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How to plan and implement successful investments in the cities and their surroundings, achieving maximum impact on the territory in terms of economic development, sustainability and social inclusion. This is the leitmotif of the international workshop ‘Sustainable investment in sustainable urban development. Preparing for the future in Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania’ taking place on12 and 13 September 2019 in the Croatian city of Osijek. The event, part of the Urban Development Network, is organised by the Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional Policy (DG REGIO), in close cooperation with the Croatian Ministry of Regional Development and EU funds, the City of Osijek and the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture of the University of Osijek. The Minister for Regional Development and EU Funds of Republic of Croatia, Marko Pavić, the Deputy Mayor of Osijek, Žana Gamoš, and Director in DG REGIO Vittoria Alliata di Villafranca will open the workshop on 12 September at 09.30 at the premises of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture of the University of Osijek.

The one and a half day event will bring together representatives of the national and local authorities from Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania, as well as policy makers and experts from across the EU. The workshop will provide participants the opportunity to take stock of achievements and discuss common challenges, opportunities and concrete solutions on sustainable urban development. It will also be a platform for exchanging ideas and good practices in view of the preparation for the next generation of urban strategies in 2021-2027 Cohesion Policy. There will be plenary and panel sessions, including case studies from the three Member States and from abroad.