Focus Area

Multi-level governance

The future of Europe depends on the success of its cities. Local authorities are responsible for the implementation of more than 70% of EU rules, but to make the EU fit for purpose we must strengthen our tools for working together. Only with the proper involvement of cities in the decision-making process, can the EU deliver a green and inclusive transformation. The Urban Agenda has been successful in elevating the role of cities on specific urban policy challenges. The 14 partnerships have brought together different levels of government, but there remains significant room for improvement, especially on the goal of achieving ‘better regulation’ and better involving member states in some of the partnerships. Read more on:


Pietro Reviglio Policy Officer on governance


  • NetZeroCities will support European cities to drastically and rapidly cut their greenhouse gas emissions through systemic and transformative actions to achieve climate neutrality.

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  • Urban Transitions Mission Centre

  • CLEVERFOOD brings together a variety of actors, from youngsters to farmers, investors, researchers, and government officials, to collaborate for fairer, healthier, and more sustainable food practices.

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  • A swift transition to zero-emissions and climate-resilient transport systems requires that passenger and freight transport are no longer addressed separately and in isolation from one another. MOVE21 will tackle policies, infrastructure (physical and digital), vehicles, and energy in an integrated...

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Policy and advocacy