+++NEW DATE: 15 DECEMBER 2021+++ EUKN Policy Lab for Germany and the Netherlands: The New Leipzig Charter and its Relevance for Cities

Image: Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) within the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBR) / EINSATEAM, Berlin

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 will take place in 15 December 2021 (postponed from 5 October), 14:00-17:00 CET.

The EUKN Policy Lab will explore the relevance of the New Leipzig Charter for cities. The discussion will focus on how German and Dutch cities deal with possible dilemmas related to two elements in the Charter: urban governance to ensure the common good and digitalisation. These aspects are more relevant than ever before considering global challenges like climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Policy Lab 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

  • Discussing the various elements of the New Leipzig Charter and how they become manifest in local approaches to ensuring the common good and digitalisation in the wake of the corona pandemic

  • Allowing an exchange and peer learning of cities and citizens, with a special focus on German-Dutch city partnerships and networks