Policy Lab for Germany on Urban Transformation Pathways in European Cities

On May 13-14 May 2019, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building, and Community and the EUKN organise a Policy Lab on the topic of Urban Transformation Pathways in European Cities. The Policy Lab will be conducted in close cooperation with adelphi and Urban Catalysts.

The Policy Lab is aimed to broaden the scope of the discussion on the local implications and the relevance of European and global agendas for cities. Both the global agendas, like the Agenda 2030 and New Urban Agenda, and the Urban Agenda for the EU will enable cities to become safer, more resilient and more sustainable.

The two-day workshop will involve the perspective of European cities engaged in the field of sustainable urban development - synthesising insights from two projects: Possibilities and Strategies of the German EU Council Presidency 2020 and Global Urban Transformation commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building, and Community. 

In order to account for the diversity of local challenges and approaches to urban development in European cities, five cities have been invited to join the workshop and to share their experiences with urban transformation processes in the context of European and global agendas.

The EUKN Policy Lab will be held in Berlin. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in peer-to-peer learning with other leading European cities and will receive feedback and valuable insights from urban professionals on their urban transformation pathways. In addition, cities will be updated on current EU policy processes and their relevance to them.

The EUKN will publish a detailed report and background papers after the Policy Lab.