UDN webinars #1. STRATEGY. Co-creating robust urban development strategies



The 03 November 2020 from 10:00 until 12:00

A key requirement for the success of European Regional Development Fund is ensuring that individual investments are part of a long-term strategy. Urban strategies can be seen as roadmaps aimed at triggering a desired change. Building them requires collective planning and tailor-made, realistic visions. This webinar will discuss how to set up robust strategies, working in a multi-level governance system, bridging the gap between the Cohesion Policy dimension and the local policy level.

The UDN webinars provides insights from policy makers and expert guest speakers on how to tackle the main challenges policy-makers face when designing and implementing sustainable urban development strategies as supported by Cohesion Policy.

The webinars are based on the findings of the Handbook of Sustainable Urban Development Strategies published by the Joint Research Centre in collaboration with DG REGIO.

Following the structure of the Handbook, the UDN webinars will be composed of six sessions, each one focusing on one of the building blocks of the EU integrated approach to urban development, namely: strategic dimension, territorial focus, governance, cross-sectoral integration, funding and finance and monitoring