From 1 January to 30 June 2014, Greece holds the six-month rotating Presidency of the European Union. The Hellenic Presidency assumed its role during a significantly transitional phase of the EU, characterised by strong economic, political and social change. During the course of the Presidency, 71 pieces of legislation were concluded. Prioritisation was given to issues that would have most impact on the average European citizen: further integration of the EU and the Eurozone; growth – jobs – cohesion; and migration – borders – mobility and maritime policy.
In cooperation with the Greek Presidency of the Council of the EU and the DGs responsible for Urban Development and Territorial Cohesion, the EUKN conduced a research "The Inclusive City: Approaches to combat urban poverty and social exclusion in Europe" in order to deliver a policy brief on the socio-economic and spatial dimensions of urban poverty. The research paper looks at successful strategies to combat urban poverty and social exclusion. It promotes an inclusive city providing policy recommendations on spatial and urban aspects of inclusiveness, taking into account a multi-level governance perspective. Read more.