Next meeting in Strasbourg on Eurostat publication
We are very please to invite you to the next meeting of the URBAN Intergroup which will take place on Thursday January 19th from 10.00 to 11.30 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg in room LOW N 3.1.
The main point of the meeting will be the presentation of Eurostat publication “Urban Europe – statistics on cities, towns and suburbs” by Gunter Schafer, Head of Unit, Eurostat and Teodóra Brandmüller, Statistical Officer, Eurostat.
Registration: If you need an access badge to enter the European Parliament, please send the information needed for accreditation (family name, first name, date of birth, nationality, type of ID document, ID document number) by Tuesday, January 17th at the latest to zwgfs2nsyjwlwtzuEjzwtufwq3jzwtuf3jz
Urban Innovative Actions – meeting in Brussels on January 10th
Last Tuesday, an extraordinary meeting of the URBAN Intergroup took place at the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss the state of play of the Urban Innovative Actions (UIA). Jan Olbrycht, President of the URBAN Intergroup, opened this extraordinary meeting by reminding participants the origins of this initiative during the preparation of the European Regional Development Fund regulation for 2014-2020. Jean Pierre Legrand, Project Director from the Hauts-de-France region – an “Entrusted Entity” to directly manage the UIA Initiative – underlined long experience of this French Region in management of different European programmes.He explained how the European Commission in partnership with the region lead this initiative granted of €372 Mln.
Judith Torokne Rozsa, Head of Urban Unit at the European Commission, thanked the Hauts-de-France region and the UIA Secretariat based in Lille for an excellent cooperation with the EU executive. She stressed that it is still too early to see if big expectations regarding the UIA are met. Moreover, she pointed out that after the first UIA call, some problems with geographical coverage of the initiative can be seen.