To tackle complex urban problems, strategies must integrate different policy dimensions. But achieving such integration can be challenging. This webinar will give you some hints on how to adopt a cross-sectoral approach to urban strategies, overcoming the silo structure, which often characterises public organisations. Among the questions discussed in the webinar will be: how to make different departments and offices work together, and how to create an enabling environment for integration at all levels, dealing with different funding priorities and frameworks.
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.