Jan Olbrycht nominated to MEP Awards 2017. Success of the URBAN Intergroup!
Jan Olbrycht, President of the URBAN Intergroup, has been nominated for the MEP Awards 2017.
“I consider that this nomination is not only linked to my work as President of the URBAN Intergroup but is a recognition of our common achievements in strengthening urban areas in Europe!” commented Jan Olbrycht, after he was nominated by The Parliament Magazine for the MEP Awards 2017 in the category Regional Development. “I would like to share with you my proud and gratitude for our common work in the framework of the URBAN Intergroup!”, he added.
The Parliament Magazine writes: “As President of the URBAN Intergroup, this is a testimony to the years of work conducted by Jan Olbrycht in the recognition of cities for the EU’s development. Furthermore, he underlined the need for partnerships in all levels of governance, between European, national, regional and local authorities and other stakeholders.”
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Presentation of Eurostat publication – meeting in Strasbourg on January 19th
During the last meeting, which took place at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Thursday January 19th, members and partners of the URBAN Intergroup had the possibility to learn more about Eurostat’s publication “Urban Europe – statistics on cities, towns and suburbs”.
During their in-depth presentation, Gunter Schafer, Head of Unit, and Teodóra Brandmüller, Statistical Officer from Eurostat, underlined that this flagship publication on cities is not a “regular” Eurostat’s publication. The policy relevance of having statistics on cities linked to the growing attention given to EU Urban Agenda reinforces the role of this report to enable policy makers to take appropriate policy choices on urban areas in Europe.
Eurostat’s statistics presented in the report cover about 900 cities and towns in Europe, based on 70 indicators on demography, social and economical aspects, environment, travel, transport and culture. However, data collection on cities is made on a voluntary basis (there is no legal basis for data collection or methodological details).