The EUKN, European Urban Knowledge Network, is the only independent Member State driven network in the field of urban policy, research and practice. As a network of national governments, EU Member States and knowledge institutes, the EUKN is deeply involved in EU policy-making.
With more than ten years of experience in the urban field, the EUKN is more than just a knowledge institute. The EUKN is a top-level influencer, and a connector between a multitude of urban networks. As a strategic knowledge partner, we benefit our members in the form of tailor made services, expert analysis, research assistance, and specific practical assistance such as Policy Labs and webinars. Easy access to a rich e-library containing selected documents on shared standards, EU policies, best practices and up-to-date research is available to all urban leaders, practitioners and policy-makers.
The EUKN’s expanding network comprises of 1/3 of the European Union, currently consisting of Belgium, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Since our beginning in 2004 under the auspices of the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, the EUKN has led the way in the investigation and dissemination of topical knowledge and the advancement of today’s European urban policy and practice.
The EUKN holds a proven reputation on the European and world stages, building on involvement in projects like Habitat III’s New Urban Agenda and the Urban Agenda for the EU. A unique advantage to our members is our close association with EU, national and regional governmental authorities. The EUKN also continuously supports the Presidencies of the European Union. By responding to the knowledge demands of our members, we connect urban stakeholders to good policy, practice and research. Together as a network we are working towards the EU2020 initiative by the continuous mediation and promotion of smart, sustainable and inclusive European cities.