Urban Agenda for the EU – Multi-level governance in action

Urban Agenda for the EU – Multi-level governance in action


This brochure emphasises the role of the Urban Agenda for the EU in supporting innovative and good governance and in implementing the New Urban Agenda (NUA), as well as the diversity and variety of actions and achievements so far. The update includes references to the New Leipzig Charter, to the Ljubljana Agreement, the review of the UAEU’s contribution to the NUA, as well as answers of UAEU cities to COVID-19. It also includes contributions from the series of articles published in 2021, and other relevant EU projects and initiatives supported by Cohesion Policy.

The reader will be guided through a variety of ‘action stories’ and examples of actions divided by the different thematic Partnerships and working in a more integrated way to address cross-cutting issues and support better regulation, better funding and better knowledge. The brochure also looks at the multiple EU programmes and initiatives addressing sustainable urban development.


Inter-Governmental Organizations




Local Govts & decentralization

Strategy & Planning

Urban Governance and Legal Frameworks

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

New Urban Agenda Commitments

Building urban governance structures to establish a supportive framework
Planning and Managing Urban Spatial Development

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