EUKN Policy Lab for Germany and the Netherlands: The New Leipzig Charter and its Relevance for Cities

The EUKN Policy Lab for Germany and the Netherlands is organised in close cooperation with the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and is expected to take place on 9 September 2021, 12:30 - 16:00 CEST.

The event has three main objectives:

  • Exploring ‘sustainable urban development’ for and with cities as called for and supported by the New Leipzig Charter and the Urban Agenda for the EU;
  • Understanding the reading and expectations of German and Dutch cities vis-à-vis the New Leipzig Charter;
  • Allowing an exchange and peer learning of cities from all over Europe, with a special focus on German-Dutch city partnerships and networks. 

In this Policy Lab, the New Leipzig Charter, its relevance for cities and its key elements will be the core subject of discussion. Besides local approaches to the just, green, and productive city dimension, the spatial city dimensions of neighbourhood, local authority and functional area as well as key principles of good urban governance will be examined. Moreover, this event will shed light on strengthening urban governance to ensure the common good, fostering adequate policies and funding for cities and the implementation of diverse elements of the New Leipzig Charter in cities in Germany, the Netherlands and in other countries.

More information on this Policy Lab, including its agenda, will be available on this page soon.