The new urban Agenda focuses on citizens

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Monday May 30, the Forum of the Committee of the Regions about the European Urban Agenda was held in Amsterdam.

The CAAC was represented at the Forum by its Secretary General, Tamara Guirao. Since its establishment, the Atlantic network has been defending the urban dimension of European policies, stating that any common strategy of urban development should share knowledge beforehand.

Subsequently, four sessions of workshops on the following themes were held: Smart and innovative cities, green cities, inclusive cities and functional urban areas and urban-rural linkages.

The Forum was held in parallel to the informal meeting of ministers, who adopted the Pact of Amsterdam. In the final debate, in which were involved high level participants of this meeting, measures to take in order to implement the European Urban Agenda were reported.

Iñigo de la Serna, Mayor of Santander and Vice President of the CAAC, said that “Thanks to the Urban Agenda, all municipalities – from the smaller one to the larger metropolises – will have better representation in the European legislation. I am proud that this new agenda establishes the multilevel governance that many mayors have fought”.

If you want more information about the Forum, click here.

And here you can follow the conversation on Twitter about the European Urban Agenda.