cooperation

Close cooperation between cities, regions, national governments and the EU institutions is essential in order to address the most important challenges facing Europe in the 21st century


We work with all levels of government to ensure cities’ interests are taken into account when EU policies affecting local and regional governments are developed.

We work closely with the main EU institutions and advisory bodies, including the European Parliament's urban intergroup.

We sit on the Urban Development Group (UDG) which unites national ministries in charge of urban affairs and we have established close links on urban matters with a number of member states which have held EU presidencies.

We maintain close links with other networks representing regional and local authorities, and together we push for a strengthening of multilevel governance when developing and implementing EU policies.

Priorities: 

Promoting city involvement in policy making and implementation:

  • reinforcing our position as a partner of the EU institutions and national governments by fostering a ‘territorial dialogue’ covering relevant policy issues 

  • engaging with the EU on the development of innovative processes, tools and instruments designed to enhance governance in Europe, such as the open method of coordination and territorial pacts

  • encouraging research designed to improve citizens' quality of life and support sustainable urban development

Promoting international networking and cooperation among cities:

  • promoting international networking and cooperation among EU cities and cities in neighbouring countries, carried out through a number of working groups that report directly to our executive committee (ExCom)

  • our cooperation platform, one of our main networking events, meets annually and is open to all of our members, providing an ideal opportunity for developing exchanges and partnerships.


chair

Karin Wanngard
Stockholm
Mayor of Stockholm

members

Aarhus  Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropole  Almere  Amaroussion  Amiens Metropole  Amsterdam  Angers Loire Metropole  Antwerp  Athens  Banja Luka  Barcelona  Belfast  Belgrade  Bergen  Berlin  Besiktas  Beyoglu  Bialystok  Bilbao  Birmingham  Bologna  Bonn  Bordeaux  BrabantStad  Braga  Bratislava  Bremen  Brighton & Hove  Bristol  Brno  Brussels  Brussels Capital Region  Burgas  Bydgoszcz  Cardiff  Chemnitz  Cluj-Napoca  Cologne  Constanta  Copenhagen  Derry-Strabane  Donostia-San Sebastian  Dortmund  Dresden  Dusseldorf  Edinburgh  Eindhoven  Espoo  Essen  EUROCITIES Brussels Office  Florence  Frankfurt  Fuenlabrada  Gaziantep  Gdansk  Geneva  Genoa  Ghent  Gijon  Glasgow  Gothenburg  Grand Nancy  Grenoble Alpes Metropole  Hagen  Hamburg  Helsinki  Heraklion  IBM  Istanbul  Izmir  Kapsch TrafficCom AB  Karlsruhe  Karlstad  Katowice  Kharkiv  Kiel  Klaipeda  Konya  Kortrijk  Kungsbacka  Kyiv  Lausanne  Leeds  Leipzig  Linkoping  Lisbon  Lisburn and Castlereagh   Liverpool  Ljubljana  Lodz  London  Lublin  Luxembourg  Lviv  Lyon  Madrid  Malaga  Malmo  Manchester  Mannheim  Metropole Europeenne de Lille  Milan  Munich  Munster  Murcia  Nacka  Nantes  Netwerkstad Twente  Newcastle-Gateshead  Nice Cote d Azur  Nicosia  Nilufer  Novi Sad  Nuremberg  Odessa  Oslo  Osmangazi  Oulu  Palermo  Paris  Pendik  Pesaro  Pilsen  Pisa  Porto  Poznan  Prague  Preston  Rennes Metropole  Reykjavik  Riga  Rijeka  Rome  Rotterdam  Rzeszow  Sarajevo  Seville  Sheffield  Skopje  Sofia  Solna  St Etienne  Stockholm  Strasbourg  Stuttgart  Sunderland  Tallinn  Tampere  Tbilisi  Terrassa Metropolitan Area  The Hague  Thessaloniki  Timisoara  Tirana  Toulouse  Tours  Turin  Turkish Cypriot community of Nicosia  Turku  Umea  Uppsala  Utrecht  Valladolid  Vantaa  Varna  Venice  Vienna  Vilnius  Warsaw  Wolverhampton  Wroclaw  Yerevan  Zagreb  Zaragoza  Zurich