- Upcoming relevant events: https://europa.eu/regions-and-cities/programme/sessions/1498_en
- Follow the European Network for Rural Development (ENRD): https://enrd.ec.europa.eu/
- ENRD & Smart Villages: https://enrd.ec.europa.eu/enrd-thematic-work/smart-and-competitive-rural-areas/smart-villages_en
- Smart Villages Network: https://www.smart-village-network.eu/
How can urban-rural partnerships promote Europe’s green transition and territorial agenda?
Please mark your calendars for a joint meeting of the URBAN and RUMRA Intergroups on urban-rural partnerships: How can urban-rural partnerships promote Europe’s green transition and territorial agenda?
The event will take place on Thursday 23 June 14:00-16:00 in person in the European Parliament (JAN 6Q1).
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I hope you will be able to join us!
Developing urban-rural partnerships is crucial to achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal. As Europe looks to generate an equitable post-Covid19 recovery, developing an urban-rural continuum is an unique opportunity to achieve a more balanced development across the territories of the EU. Over the past years, the European Commission has increasingly focused on the theme of ‘territorially balanced development’, and put forward an EU Rural Vision 2040 that brings both new challenges and new opportunities for urban-rural cooperation. More recently, the Commission published its 8th Cohesion Report which provides additional recommendations to strengthen urban-rural cooperation in cohesion policy.
This event will be an opportunity to present the implications of these two new initiatives and discuss how the European Parliament can promote strong urban-rural cooperation. We will invite European municipalities and stakeholders to present evidence on how they are mobilising innovative governance and financial frameworks to go beyond past differences and divides to connect urban and rural areas. These concrete examples will provide an illustration of how the EU and national governments can support and facilitate cooperation.